Each week on “5 Minute Salute,” our host Nick Howland talks to veterans who have successfully transitioned from active duty to the business world. This week, Nick Howland sat down with Maggie Beckerman from K9 Line.

K9Line is a Non-profit organization that pairs Warriors with certified Canine Service Companions to assist them with their specialized needs.

To learn more, visit https://www.k9line.org.

Short Company Description: K9Line is a Non-profit organization that pairs Warriors with certified Canine Service Companions to assist them with their specialized needs. Our Warriors are: Veterans of any era, Contractors who served the United States overseas and Gold Star Families. We rescue dogs from shelters if the Warrior does not have one, or we work with the dog they have to train both the Warrior and the dog. We provide this service at ZERO cost to the Warrior. Our team is a family of volunteers that are typically Warriors themselves.

What Branch of Service where you in and for how long?: Army 7 Years/Gold Star Wife 10 years (since 31 Dec 2010)

What was your job in the military?: Unit Supply Sgt/92Y

Why do you feel it’s important for people to know your business is a Veteran Owned business?: This is an organization targeted to help other Veterans. Our staff is comprised of veterans that just want to give back. Our Slogan is “Vets Helping Vets. You Are Not Alone”

When leaving the service what was your biggest struggle?: Feeling as if I was doing anything affective for our nation. Feeling useless and forgotten. Not having a mission or someone to help.

What resources for veterans did you find that helped you overcome that struggle?: K-9 Line, Inc., VA, Vet Centers, American Legion, Fleet Reserve

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