At Premier Law Group, our entire firm is dedicated to serving our clients and helping them recover from their injuries.  But did you know some of our staff has also served in our armed forces. Today we’d like to take a moment to recognize our veterans, Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw and Paralegal Corey Thompson.

Attorney Sunshine Bradshaw getting ready for her first Air Force deployment

 In November 1993, Sunshine entered the United States Air force and completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. After studying to be a Personnel Administrative Specialist, she was sent to Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona, to begin her first deployment. Sunshine then was sent to Maple Flag, Canada, and promoted to E-4 ahead of schedule.

 Canada wasn’t exotic enough, so Sunshine later transferred to Kunsan, Air force Base in South Korea where she trained as a Security Forces Augmentee. She was also a member of the Honor Guard and participated in formal ceremonies as a representative for the United States Air Force.

 “Yes, I got to play with guns, Humvees, and other fun toys. But, I also had to sleep in a defensive fighting position – essentially a structure made out of sand bags,” explained Sunshine.

 After her yearlong tour in Korea, Sunshine relocated to Stuttgart, Germany, and was placed in a Readiness Unit.  While there, she worked on classified documents related to personnel around the European Command. In 1999, she left Germany and headed back Stateside. She was sent to Randolph Air force base then finally to Moody Air Force Base in Georgia where she was honorably discharged in April of 2002.

Paralegal Corey Thompson going through naval training

 On July 3, 2002, Corey Thompson began his naval career at Great Lakes, Illinois, for basic training. He reported to Groton, Connecticut, for submarine school and trained as a Navigation Electronics Technician.

 In October 2003, Corey reported to his first submarine, the USS Olympia (SNN-717) stationed in Pearl Harbor. He completed two Western Pacific deployments spanning over three years. After serving on the USS Olympia, he completed two more Western Pacific deployments on the USS Chicago (SSN-721).

 “My main job was to plan and execute the safe navigation of the submarine as we transited the ocean or conducted submerged missions in support of national defense and the global war on terror,” said Corey.

 We would like to thank our own PLG veteran’s for their dedication, commitment, and service to our country.  We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude towards all members: past, present, or future, of the U.S. Armed Forces that help secure the freedoms we all enjoy.

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