Thirteen years ago, today, I was training in Australia.  Little did I know that in less than 30 days I would be part of the first Marines to set foot in Afghanistan. 

Today, we reflect on the lives of those affected by the horrific events of September 11, 2001. 

But we must also remember the millions who have served, and the thousands who lost their lives, in defense of our nation since that day. #NeverForget

Thirteen years ago, today, I was training in Australia. Little did I know that in less than 30 days I would be part of the first Marines to set foot in Afghanistan.

Today, we reflect on the lives of those affected by the horrific events of September 11, 2001.

But we must also remember the millions who have served, and the thousands who lost their lives, in defense of our nation since that day. #NeverForget

Enjoying another great day at the office. #DTLA (at United Way of Greater Los Angeles)

Enjoying another great day at the office. #DTLA (at United Way of Greater Los Angeles)

#LACF  (at Los Angeles County Fair)

#LACF (at Los Angeles County Fair)

Stephanie turned 9 this week and today I surprised her with a little in-class celebration! #BirthdayGirl #TGIF

Stephanie turned 9 this week and today I surprised her with a little in-class celebration! #BirthdayGirl #TGIF

Homefront Los Angeles: Opening Our City’s Arms to Our Veterans forum #LAMayor #United4Vets (at Getty House Mayor’s Mansion)

Homefront Los Angeles: Opening Our City’s Arms to Our Veterans forum #LAMayor #United4Vets (at Getty House Mayor’s Mansion)

Gave away hundreds of toys, and signed up dozens to team Homeless Heroes for #HomeWalk.  The Annual #LaborDay Picnic was a success! #LALabor #United4Vets (at Banning Park)

Gave away hundreds of toys, and signed up dozens to team Homeless Heroes for #HomeWalk. The Annual #LaborDay Picnic was a success! #LALabor #United4Vets (at Banning Park)

Guess who made it to #MadeInAmerica! #DaddysGirl

Guess who made it to #MadeInAmerica! #DaddysGirl

The wait to watch @imaginedragons play live at #MadeInAmerica last night was well worth it. Looking forward to day 2! (at Grand Park)

The wait to watch @imaginedragons play live at #MadeInAmerica last night was well worth it. Looking forward to day 2! (at Grand Park)

Night 1 #MadeInAmerica

Night 1 #MadeInAmerica

Only in LA @thenewclassic #MadeInAmerica #United4LA

Only in LA @thenewclassic #MadeInAmerica #United4LA