A Marine Way of Life

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In February 2012, Mrs. Hanible was chosen to represent the state of Illinois at a dinner by the White house honoring Iraq veterans. If you remember, this is the very same Marine that was featured in Newsweek Magazine in 2012 for their “Heroes Edition” and later during their “Urge to Serve” panel for the Newsweek Heroes Summit hosted in Washington, DC which spotlighted her efforts in and out of uniform.

Her organization Operation Heroes Connect has been awarded The Black Celebrity Giving’s 2013 Rising Star Award and the Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2013 Mrs. Hanible founded Finding Your Vision Expo, a female empowerment expo that assists women find their purpose. The expo provides a forum for female entrepreneurs to become educated in the world of business and help empower them to step out on their own. This year Finding Your Vision Expo held its first ever expo hosted by celebrity, Grammy nominated R&B singer Syleena Johnson.