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ABOUT

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NETVETS GROUP was born out of the nation-wide need for Veteran services and support. Focused primarily on the Veteran we seek to centralize all the great resources already out and available to our Veteran groups. Our centric rings extend to the families and outward to the communities. What was once tough to track down and begin is now readily available in one single spot for the ease of our Veterans. 

Our Board of Directors, support and community is made up of Veterans and proud supporters of our military. Here we bring our experiences and resources fueled by our passion to ensure our Veterans and their families have what they need in our region and share best practices leveraged from around the country.

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OUR TEAM

Our Team makes up a diverse cross section of Veterans and Allies dedicated to advancing Veteran support in the  Northeast Tennessee region. 

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MITCH RICHARDSON
Brig. General USAF (Ret) 

Co-Founder, Chairman

Mitch Richardson graduated from Dobyns-Bennett in 1987 and is also a 1991 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

He held command positions at the squadron, group and wing level in addition to serving in strategic leadership roles at HQ Air Mobility Command and the Pentagon.  He was a command pilot with more than 6,000 military flying hours and logged over 700 combat hours participating in operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Mitch and his wife, Jennifer, returned home to the local area five years ago.  He is passionate about supporting veterans while engaging with the local community.

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TRAVIS FEATHERSTONE

Co-Founder, President

Travis Featherstone was commissioned in 2008 as a graduated of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an Infantry Officer. He served in OIF 10-11 and following his transition from active duty to the civilian life he has remained steadfast in serving on many corporate boards and congressional panels for Veterans. His work in manufacturing industries has always kept him closely connected with the Veterans in the communities he works. He served as the Global Veteran Co-Chair for Eastman Chemical in northeast Tennessee. Through these efforts he has been able to help provide services and support to over 700 Veterans at the company. His outreach in the community has spanned over engagements with middle and high schools, Vietnam Veteran generations and recently a co-founder in a Veteran targeted podcast discussing Veteran strengths and obstacles transitioning from the service.  

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TIM HATCHER

Co-Founder, Director of Operations

Tim is a life-long resident of Kingsport, Tennessee and is a 1987 graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School. He enlisted in the United States Army after graduation. After completing his basic training he trained to become an artillery surveyor in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. While serving in Korea with a lance battallion, he graduated from primary leadership development course. From there he was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division where he was promoted to E5 Seargent and served in Desert Storm. He received multiple achievement and accommodation medals. Tim has worked for the United States Postal Service for 27 years and is owner of a service disabled veteran owned small business since 2008. 

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