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TILLMAN TUESDAY: Weather Enthusiast Forecasts Future Assisting Veterans Through Drone Technology

Pat Tillman Foundation Communications   |   By Jill Walsh, Communications Manager   |   December 6, 2016
John Van Horn is not only a dream chaser as he tried out for the NFL but also a storm chaser, having experience with the Air Force Hurricane Hunters

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 400 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, science, education and the arts. Every “Tillman Tuesday,” we are committed to highlighting the individual impact of a Tillman Scholar, focusing on their success in school, career and community—all thanks to your support. This week we learn more about 2012 Tillman Scholar John Van Horn who attended middle school and high school in the Washington D.C. area before joining the military. John graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree and passion for Meteorology in addition to earning a roster spot on the football team as a punter. With a desire to become an Air Force Hurricane Hunter, John’s interests changed after following a passion with benefiting veterans with drone technology. He recently attending the Inc. 5000 conference in San Antonio this year and this passion for helping wounded service members grew. (more…)

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