Serving Veterans


OVET empowers those who ‘put it all on the line’

Operation Victor Echo Tango founders Amy (left) and Chris Wilburn and new fundraising coordinator Annette Wilburn worked Wednesday afternoon to set up for the fourth annual barbecue cook-off being held in Heritage Park Saturday. The bench they're sitting on is a hand-crafted, hexagonal picnic table is part of the grand prize package at the cook-off. Staff photo by Jillian Smith
Operation Victor Echo Tango is the “dream child” of Chris Wilburn, his wife, Amy, and partner in the organization said. The couple started OVET in 2017 as a nonprofit with the mission of providing support to veterans, including financial assistance, housing concerns, job placement, medical issues and connecting them to outside resources. Chris is “an Army brat. He’s the only one of four kids…

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