Victoria's commitment to the military,community, and family are second to none. She volunteers at the USO of Jacksonville-NC and serves on the board of director's, volunteers and serves on the board of director's for the Onslow Caregivers-Home healthcare and Hospice, volunteers and has held multiple board member positions for the SNCO Wives Club New River Air Station, and serves on the Staff NCO Advisory Board for the New River Air Station. If that wasn't enough she works full-time as a Real Estate Broker and is one of the areas top producers.
Although many people look at Victoria as a leader, role model, friend, and confidant; she couldn't have gotten to where she is today without a few struggles of her own. In 2008, Victoria moved to Jacksonville, NC. with her husband Gysgt. Robbie Bourg and 9 month old son,Tristan. After being here less than six months her husband was deployed to Iraq. Although it was her first deployment since they had been married, she was determined to focus on her job in emergency medicine and taking care of her family. On Thanksgiving weekend, 3 weeks from her husbands unit returning from deployment, her life would take a turn for the worse. Victoria,Tristan, and her mother that was here visiting, were hit head on by two marines having a speed competition. Victoria and her mother sustained major injuries and were in the hospital for a week. Due to the accident, Victoria was unable to go back to the job that she had spent a majority of here life training for.
I believe that her life altering accident was a blessing in disguise. It takes a strong individual to rise from the ashes. She unselfishly gives all she has to make others lives as rewarding as possible. She shows us that we can all have struggles and become better for them. People like Victoria,makes me proud to be a military spouse.
I am a Full-Time Military Wife, Mother, and a Real Estate Broker. I volunteer at the USO of Jacksonville-NC, for the Onslow Caregivers-Home Healthcare and Hospice, and for the SNCO Wives Club on New River Air Station.
As an Advisory Board Member for the USO of Jacksonville-NC. I serve as a goodwill ambassador for the military community, identify and develope financial resources to implement USO programs, ensure the success and viability of USO program and services, help plan and budget proposed programs, and attend official USO sponsored events on and off DoD installations, and help obtain Corporate Sponsorships for USO fundraisers.
I am a Board Member for Onslow Caregivers. I am currently the Silent Auction Chairperson and Marine Corps Volunteer Coordinator. I am responsible for finding sponsors to donate items for our auction, training volunteers how to work the auction, get the Marine Corps volunteers signed up for volunteer shifts, and sending out volunteer appreciation letters to Commanding Officers whose marines have helped throughout the festival. Over the last 10 years we have raised over $450,000.
I have held several Board Member positions for the SNCO Wives Club New River Air Station, and SNCO Advisory Board Member-New River Air Station. I have been the Mardi Gras Chairperson for the past 3 years. We have raised around $25,000 in the past several years for our charities and scholarships for military dependents.
I also work Full-time as a Real Estate Agent. In 2011 and 2012, I sold over 5+ million dollars in Real Estate. I rarely advertise, as 95% of my business is by referrals from past clients. I personally donate $250.00 from every home buyer closing. In 2012, I donated just over $5,000 to the Museum of the Marine, OSC MCAS New River, SNCO Wives Club MCAS New River, and Onslow Caregivers.
I also work closely with an area home builder that in the past 2 years has donated over $800,000 to multiple Military Organizations in the Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, and Cherry Point areas. $15,000 of that has been donated to the USO of Jacksonville-NC since October 2012.
My goal is to help other military spouses get involved in Community Service. I want to help them understand the aspects of fundraising, networking, and the importance of supporting other organizations.
I am from Ft.Wayne, Ind. I am the last of 5 children. Before meeting my husband in Pensacola,Florida, I was a traveler at several Medical facilities specializing in Interventional Radiology, Neuro Vascular Intervention, and Cardiovascular Intervention.
Spend time with my five year old son and my husband, volunteering for several local non-profit organizations, and to promote the importance of military spouse involvement.
My military family HMLA 269-Gunrunners, Peyton Manning, UFC Fighter Jon Fitch, Jack Black, Prince, Ellen Degeneres, Traveling and playing Bingo.
Being told I can't do something. If you don't stand up for something then it will never happen. Never be a follower. Dare to be a trend setter, a go-getter, a leader, a think outside the box kind of individual. No one will ever accuse you of following the same path as someone else.
I would love to inspire other military spouses to become involved in Volunteering, not just for the military. I want to show military spouses that volunteering can be rewarding but it can also open doors to other aspects of their lives. You will meet the most amazing people, volunteering can lead to paid positions, and your giving back to the community in which you live. I want to show people that being part of something bigger than yourself is energizing, empowering, and makes you feel like you make a difference in other peoples lives.
I actually would not go back in time. I would not change a thing about my life. All my blessings, challenges,and hardships have molded me into the person I am today. Although my life is not perfect, I am truly blessed to have some of the most supportive family, friends, and collueges a person could ask for. You should love your life and what you've been given, because it is not accidental.
I feel that there is a divide amongst spouses where rank is involved. We should all support each other, not just the spouses of our husbands rank. I attend all events on base regardless if I am a part of that group. As a USO Advisory Board Member, a military spouse, or just a citizen of our community; it is my responsibility as a human being to support a group that raises funds for scholarship recipients, charitable organizations, and for community awareness. It is also very important to note that if you've ever been married to a service member....You will always be a military spouse, whether your 20 or 75.