Maritime operations are the Coast Guard’s bread and butter but taking care of shipmates, families and fellow veterans remains a high priority throughout the service. In the seventh video of this year’s top 10 competition, Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Woitt discusses his role in an organization dedicated to helping injured military veterans recover through the use of sports.
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One man has dedicated himself to helping disabled veterans. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Woitt, a food service specialist stationed at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Florida, has volunteered in promoting and coordinating numerous events through the VetSports program. This initiative is nationwide non-profit, whose goal is to use sports as a tool to re-integrate injured military members and veterans into society, as well as help redirect their focus from despair to camaraderie.