#50 - Andrew States

  • Branch Of Service- Navy (8 years of service)
  • Retired or Discharged- Honorable Discharge
  • Highest Rank Held- E-5
  • Military Job- Aviation Ordnanceman
  • Hockey Position- Winger / Defense
  • Started Playing Hockey- 2017
  • Joined the Tampa Warriors- 2018

What are some of your hockey accomplishments this season? Overall?

Winning the championship with one of my teams and being promoted to captain for the Tuesday team.

What has drawn you to the Warrior program?

The camaraderie of fellow veterans and the chance to give back through our various volunteer programs

How has it helped you transition between military and civilian life?

I started playing many years after transitioning but just being around fellow veterans always brings a smile to my face.

What is the most fulfilling part of being a Tampa Warrior?

The chance to honor my fellow veterans here ad abroad by playing my hardest every chance I get as well as being someone future service members can look up to.

What advice do you have for other veterans? Or veterans interested in the program?

Do it, fill out the contact form and get involved. It's great being out there on the ice with everyone in this program and a great way to exercise. Even if you've never played before, we'll h