Contractors, Giving Back
Air Pros USA Honors Veterans Across America with New Home Units
Air Pros USA honored 12 Veterans in nine cities through the company’s annual Veterans initiatives and exclusive partnerships. Veterans in Dallas, Texas; LaGrange, Georgia; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Miami, Florida; Fort Myers, Florida; Gainesville, Florida; Mobile, Alabama, and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana were awarded with brand new units and installation, all free of charge.
“A common thread among this year’s recipients was that they help others without hesitating or asking for anything back in return. This is our way of expressing our gratitude for their service,” said Anthony Perera, founder and Chief Growth Officer of Air Pros USA. “These are moments that will stay with our team forever because we get to be a part in making a positive difference.”
The company’s annual Veterans Day Giveaway awarded the following seven Veterans:
Sean and Nicole Verela, a Veteran couple. Sean spent 20 years in the Military and Nicole served for six years.
Raymond Mora, who served for 12 ½ years, ranking as an E-6 Staff Sergeant and was deployed to Germany.
Willie “Jermaine” Payne, who served from 2001-2005 as a Lance Corporal and a Marine Corps Combat Veteran. He has received a Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Alpha Herbert, who served as a Platoon Sergeant in the Marines for 20 years, served in two tours in the Vietnam War, and is a Purple Heart recipient.
Michael Westbrook, who served four years in the Navy and 16 years in the Army.
Robert Leonard, who served with the Air Force for 24 years. Throughout his extensive career, Robert served as a 2nd Lieutenant, Minuteman Combat Crew Commander, and an educator/exchange instructor before retiring as a Major in 2006.
Tom Estep, who served in the United States Army after being drafted in 1966. He is a disabled Veteran who needed an a/c unit after recent, severe hurricane damage.
Through its partnerships with Florida Gators, Miami Dolphins, Air Force Athletics, and Crimson Tide, Air Pros USA awarded free, new units and installation to an additional four Veterans this year:
Melvin Campbell, who served two tours in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Guillermo Oeding, an active-duty military member who currently serves in the United States Army. He has been in service for the past 15 years. Sergeant Oeding has been deployed five times during his years of service; three times to Iraq, one to Afghanistan and another to South America.
Justin Creger, who served in the United States Air Force from 2006-2020 and is the recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with “C” device and the Meritorious Service Medal. He is currently a Master Sergeant and works for the Space Force, where he is a founding member.
Lynn Clarke, who served his country in the Rank E4 Artillery Unit and was wounded in combat while serving in Vietnam.Air Pros USA is thankful to the Veterans of our country and aims at constantly trying to help the Veterans through various initiatives. For more information about the company’s Veterans Day initiatives, visit https://airprosusa.com/Veterans.
About Air Pros USA:
Air Pros USA was founded in South Florida on the promise of integrity, reliability, and putting our customers first. The company has quickly expanded to many metro areas within Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, with more locations expected to be introduced soon. Air Pros USA currently employs more than 700 experienced professionals in more than a dozen metro Service locations including Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Mobile and Spokane. For more information visit www.airprosusa.com.