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2020-10-28Dave Ruff is a military veteran and recent graduate of the PhD program in Anthropology (Nautical Archaeology) from Texas A&M University. Dave was working in Croatia on a Roman shipwreck for his dissertation project. Dave is a really great friend and mentor. He is always willing to talk about his life experiences - in and out of the Navy - especially when it comes to money and investments. Dave is a hard-working individual who takes his role as an academic very seriously. I was extremely happy for Dave when I found out that he would be graduating in May 2020. He started in the program at Texas A&M a year or two before I did, but he moved from Texas to North Carolina to be closer to his grandchildren and this pushed him back a little. Dave and I had been planning graduation for a few months. We helped each other check all the final boxes on the graduation checklist and buy robes. We were both really excited for the event. I hadn't seen Dave in about a year, so I was excited to see him in person at the graduation. Graduation in May 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. This email details a conversation between Dave and I. I was serving on the COVID-19 mission with the Texas Army National Guard and used the money I earned from that mission to pay off my house. I thanked him for his money mentorship throughout the years. The email goes on to detail how all of Dave's summer plans for research had been cancelled due to COVID-19, but that being a grad and being locked down had given him time to work out and lose some weight - a goal that we both had, but he fulfilled better than I! I wanted to highlight this email chain, as I feel that it brings humanity to the experience of Veteran PhD students, recent graduates, and researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-17This is my quarantine selfie and story. I am an Indiana Guardsman currently away on active duty orders. The Army has placed a strong emphasis on social distancing, facial coverings, and sanitization just as the civilian world has.
2020-04-17As a United States Air Force Veteran, I have found the COVID-19 quarantine and coping with all of the restrictions quite easy compared to all of the trainings and combat exposure that I have experienced during my 13-year tenure in the United States Air Force. Adjusting to change was, and still is, quite easy for me. The Air Force has prepared me for every possible crisis and I'm extremely grateful for my hard work and commitment serving my country.
2020-05-29Doctors are seeing an increase in death and severe complications from otherwise treatable diseases as people are waiting until it is too late before seeking treatment, out of fear from catching COVID-19.