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Honoring Our Veterans

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

This month, we celebrated Veterans Day and we would like to honor some of our team members who served in our military!

David Hechavarria

David qualified and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1983 at the age of 22. His dream was to serve and to see the world, and he spent the following 10 years doing so. As an enlisted airman of the U.S. Air Force, he was tasked with protecting, handling, storing, transporting, arming and disarming non-nuclear munitions. His first duty station was the Panama Canal Zone in Central America, where he made lifelong friends and continues to keep in touch with them to this day. It was there he began participating competitively in sports teams like rugby, soccer, softball, darts and billiards. Playing competitive sports brought the opportunity to board ships travelling to New Zealand, England, Australia, South Africa and more.

In Panama, he got married, had his first daughter and eventually moved to Spain where he lived near his wife's family. He earned his first achievement medal in Spain by assisting in the recovery of a downed Air Force jet with two airmen and explosives. Having travelled and lived in around 17 countries, he began longing for home. After 10 years, he left the Air Force and moved back to Florida where he began working and eventually discovered SurvTech. He is now a part of the Survey department in our Tampa headquarters and has been a part of our team for the past year.

"I am looking forward to continuing to grow with the company. I want to thank Stacy, Dave and Brent for giving me the opportunity to continue my dreams here at SurvTech."

Corey Myllenbeck

Corey joined the U.S. Air Force on July 20th, 2010 and served for 6 years. His goal was to both make a name for himself and serve his country. During his time in the states, he was stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho, but was deployed to Afghanistan a number of times. In 2016, he returned home and moved to Tampa, Florida where he was hired as a hydrologic technician at USGS, but during the government shutdown he began looking elsewhere for work and eventually discovered SurvTech Solutions. In 2018, he began working at SurvTech as a hydrographic surveyor. He eventually transitioned to our Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) department, one of SurvTech's fastest growing departments that specializes in subsurface utility location, designation and mapping. After two years, Corey returned home to Idaho, becoming SurvTech's first division manager to provide SUE services in Boise and the surrounding area.

Corey Myllenbeck serving our country

"The military has a strong belief that service comes before self and over the years that has stuck with me, no matter what."

Sean Townsend

Sean enlisted in the Army in 2009 and served for a year. It was his childhood dream to serve in the Military and the majority of his time serving was spent in Georgia. During that year, his MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) had been over-recruited and his group was honorably discharged. Although he wasn't prepared for this, it challenged him to find a new course to follow. He began involving himself in fundraising for the Wounded Warrior Project. It was his mission to help provide veterans with the resources they both need and deserve. In 2018, Sean discovered SurvTech and was hired in the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) department and now works as an Instrument Operator in our Survey department.

"The military taught me to be ready to adapt and overcome any adversities and circumstances that arise."



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