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David Wagoner "Wags" - Battle Dawgs Director
Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran. Born and raised in North Vernon, Indiana. Enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1980. During 20+ years serving in the Air Force as an F-15 integrated avionics technician Wag was stationed at Eglin AFB Florida, Kadena AB Okinawa Japan, Langley AFB Virginia, and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska where he retired in 2001. Wag was on the first personnel flight into Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield/ Desert Storm. Wag completed four more deployments to the middle east, two at King Abdulaziz Air Base and two at Prince Sultan AB Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Southern Watch no fly zone over Iraq.
After retiring from the Air Force, Wag took a job with the Federal Aviation Administration working alongside some of the countries brightest military veterans. After traveling the state of Alaska for 15 years, Wag has an immense knowledge of the state for travel and logistics.
Wag is married to Sonya, also a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran of 20 years. They have been married for 34 years, have two awesome boys, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and two perfect grandchildren. They both support numerous veteran assistance and scholarship programs. They also enjoy fishing & camping (Wag Camp), Florida Gators football, Indiana Hoosiers basketball, and spending time with their extended adopted military family and friends.
Wag says: Never pass up the opportunity to thank a veteran! Old, young, in uniform, out of uniform, on the street, in an airport, in a restaurant, or just passing by … just extend your hand and say: “Thank You For Your Service!” It may start a new friendship! It will brighten the day! It will make you feel good! It will create a smile! It will let those know that you really care!
David Wagoner, Director