#5 - Justin Podomnik (Yinzer)

  • Branch Of Service- Air Force (20 years of service)
  • Retired or Discharged- Retired
  • Highest Rank Held- MSgt
  • Military Job- Aircraft Armament
  • Hockey Position- Center/Left Wing
  • Started Playing Hockey- 1990
  • Joined the Tampa Warriors- 2018

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

Overall I’d say being in great shape.

What has drawn you to the Warrior program?

Here are some things that attracted me to the Warrior program. I love playing hockey, I enjoy helping others, and I enjoy being around other veterans that understand where you’re coming from since they been through similar situations in life.

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

This program has been a stress reliever for me since my transition from military and civilian life.

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

The most fulfilling part of being a part of this program is watching it grow and get better from the day I joined it.

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

I encourage all veterans that have played hockey in the past to reach out and find your Warriors team in your area of where you live. We aren’t the only team in the United States.