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Dec. 13 Groundbreaking for Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson

Building Homes for Heroes broke ground on the site of the future home for U.S. Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson in Santa Rose Beach on Dec. 13.

Dozens of supporters, including representatives from Advance Auto Parts and the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, were on hand on the bright, sunny day to join in the festivities. Twenty members from Captain Nelson's former unit at the Hurlburt Field Air Force Base also attended the ceremony to show their support.

Building Homes for Heroes gifts its 100th home!

December 8, 2016 was a milestone day in the history of Building Homes for Heroes -- the nonprofit organization gifted its 100th home to Army Staff Sergeant Sharon Clark in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Volunteers and supporters congregated in the afternoon to decorate the home for the holidays, and the house was gifted to Staff Sergeant Clark in a ceremony later in the day.

Staff Sergeant welcomed home in LaPlace!

Army Staff Sergeant Juanika Cann, who served more than 20 years in the military, received a mortgage-free home courtesy of Building Homes for Heroes and Chase Bank on Friday, Dec. 2 in LaPlace, Louisiana.

Staff Sergeant Cann, an Iraq War veteran and single mother of four, endured many life-threatening and horrifying experiences throughout her two decades of service, including exposure to machine gun fire while serving overseas. She has suffered through many physical and psychological wounds, including spine and ankle injuries, and severe PTSD.

Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Kauffroath

Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Kauffroath joined the military to gain new experiences, and because he wanted to serve with his best friend, who also enlisted.

Lance Corporal Kauffroath was near his command post at a forward operating base in Iraq when he heard loud explosions in late August of 2004. He initially thought it was an artillery shooting, but soon discovered it was an enemy mortar attack.