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Loretta Coleman, a 10-year Army and Air Force veteran, now serves veterans as an AmeriCorps member managing day-to-day operations at one of the nation’s only veterans-focused food pantries located in a VA medical center in Chicago.  After AmeriCorps, she plans to become a certified peer support specialist to continue supporting veterans as they make the transition back to civilian life.

"It has been both an honor and a privilege to not only serve as a member of the military, but to continue serving my community through AmeriCorps. It is a great opportunity to be able to help meet the needs of my fellow Veterans and take on the challenge of the AmeriCorps pledge to ‘get things done for America."