Lexington company has new mission for veterans: Flying drones
A veteran-owned and operated company is giving back to those who served with drones.
Dynamic Drone Solution founder Dewayne Yarbrough, a retired U.S. Marine, said his company teaches veterans how to fly drones, so they can use the skill for a job to support themselves and their family.
“One thing I saw when I got out of the Marine Corps, and I had to learn how to walk again, and other things with my body, was that businesses were always talking about veteran-friendly this and that, so we saw that the veteran was the only one that didn’t get the actual, not bonus, but, just benefit,” he said.
He wanted to reverse the trend by designing a program that would give back to those who served.
He’s partnering with the Lady Veterans Connect home in Winchester to give veterans, including those actively serving, retired, transitioning and disabled, another opportunity.
“No matter if it’s a female, five [feet] tall, or if it’s a male seven [feet] tall, they would be able to perform the same mission,” Yarbrough said.
Lady Veterans Connect provides housing and other programs to female veterans.
“Restoring their self confidence is the first thing, and then work on financial literacy, job preparation……then we’re working on nutritional classes, yoga, art therapy, and our last program is restoring relationships with family members,” executive director and founder Phyllis Abbott said.