By now, most of you know that the work our staff does is all about you guys. Every day we come to the office and grind it out trying to make this website even better for the members who visit it. And that motivation remains true every day. But there’s another reason we’re here that’s a little more obvious, in that working-class American sort of way:
We’re here to support our families.
Sure, there are several young guns in the office under the age of 30 who don’t have families yet. The most they have to worry about is what place to go to for bar trivia. So while the work they do here literally supports themselves, for many of them, it comes with the possibility that someday, they’ll have families of their own—Just like the many husbands and wives, fathers and mothers who work here. The effort they put into GovX supports their families, the people who love and rely on them.
In that sense, we’re not that much different from you guys. You took your jobs to support your families as well. It just so happens that your jobs are a lot more badass than ours.
We believe the family is the bedrock of American society. Strong families build healthy communities and shape our nation. Our blog is filled with stories of people who’ve worked to support families. We heard from Florencio, who kisses his wife and daughter goodbye every morning before chasing down drug runners in the Rio Grande border territory. There’s Mark, whose USAF career supported his family and his son, especially through the trying times. One of our staff members wrote about his uncle John, an artilleryman and Vietnam vet who wasted no time in marrying his wife and starting a family after finishing up a tour. We met a Marine named Kevin who put his tech skills to work so his battle buddies in Afghanistan could video chat with their wives at the Marine Corps Ball. And there’s Tanner, an Arizona firefighter who has arguably the most American family photo ever. Their dedication to their particular missions is motivated by a desire to provide for their families, and by performing this work, they contribute to the very fabric of our society. Each family is an important component of what makes our country great, and we must never forget that.
And as people who support our own families, here’s something that we on the GovX staff will never forget either: If you guys didn’t enjoy this site so much, then we wouldn’t have our jobs. There would be no GovX.com without the military, first responders, police officers, and other uniformed professionals who enjoy this site every day. We’re here to support you folks and your families, which is why we work to bring you more brands— brands for your mission, your kids, your home, heck, even your dog. There’s a whole network of brands out there who want to support you as much as we do and our job is to find them.
So thanks for stopping by. Thanks for stepping up and wearing whatever uniform you wear or have worn, in support of your country, community, and your family. Feel free to give a shout-out to the family members in your life whom you’ve worked to support over the years. We’d love to see your comments.