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Travis Burns

Member, Board of Directors

Travis Burns is an author, peer support and veteran advocate who focuses on military-specific moral conflict and veteran suicide. Now based in Phoenix, Arizona, Travis enlisted in the US Army Infantry in 1987, serving in the Korean Demilitarized Zone and in the Gulf War.  His civilian career included operations and sales in the transportation and rental equipment industries. 

From 2014-2018, Travis volunteered with Operation Freedom Bird, a nonprofit that takes combat veterans on annual Healing Journeys to Washington, D.C. Since 2015 Travis has volunteered with the Phoenix VA Hospital Mental Health Advocacy Council. He also served on the working group for Be Connected, the Arizona pilot program for the Clay Hunt Act. Travis completed both ASIST and peer support training through Be Connected, along with Resource Navigator Training through the Arizona Coalition for Military Families. 

Travis is currently Chair of the Phoenix VA Hospital Veterans Family Advisory Council, (VFAC), Communications Director for Unified Arizona Veterans, (UAV), and on the Board of NAMI Arizona as Military/Veteran Advisor.

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