Joey Schlee, SPC
My name is Specialist Joe Schlee. I was a combat medic in the Army. I decided to enlist in the military because I believe that it is our patriotic duty to give back to our country and our communities. I decided I could best do this by becoming a medic and serving in the army. I was deployed from May 2015 to February 2016 in a small camp north of Kabul. From my time in the army I received the Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Ribbon, NATO Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, Joint Service Achievement Ribbon, and Joint Service Commendation Ribbon. One of the moment’s during my Army career that made me especially proud to serve our country was arriving back to America from Afghanistan. When my unit arrived back on U.S soil there were countless people there to greet us ith welcome home signs as well as coffee and snacks. It really showed me how incredible our country is, and how much the American people support the armed services. Fitness first benefits me by helping me to stay in shape even after leaving the military. They are incredibly supportive of the veteran community, and ship to countless overseas posts allowing military members and veterans such as myself opportunities to maintain a healthy life style.