In Gear Career is able to provide our services because of wonderful Military Spouses who understand what it means to serve. Many people contribute to our collective success, but this month we would like to recognize Laura Burt for her work editing the content for our website. She graciously offered to read and proof the articles on our website for errors. Ensuring our material is error free helps establish our credibility and communicate more effectively. She spent a considerable amount of time helping us and we can’t thank her enough.
Laura has been an Army wife for almost 11 years. Along the way she earned a Bachelors in English and a Certificate in Editing, and really enjoys volunteering to produce quality written materials for military service organizations. Her passions often combine in incredible ways: her previous job was as a writer and editor for the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Command, creating Letters of Condolence for families of Fallen Soldiers. Every day was emotionally challenging but immensely rewarding, and her team of researchers and writers were dedicated to honoring the memory of each Soldier’s life by providing families with this one simple–but deeply meaningful–letter. In her spare time, she assisted Wounded Warriors from Ft. Knox by facilitating hippotherapy (horseback) treatment at a local stable. Now, she serves the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community by providing access control to the installation. Interacting with Soldiers, Airmen, Reserve, Retirees, and Family members every day reminds her of the incredible community we in the Armed Forces share. She is proud and blessed to be included in this extended family.