Nomad Albatros jumped into Second Life on 12 November 2007, right after Veterans Day. His soon-to-be friends Hondo, Cowboy and Asdzaa had just been interviewed by Draxtor Despres for a Veterans Day news feature in Second Life. By the end of the month, he found these three founding members of the Veterans Center. Soon after that, Gwill Brickworks found the fledgling veterans center and joined the team.
In his day to day life, Nomad is a U.S. Navy veteran and incoming Commander for his local VFW Post. Nomad entered Second Life to see whether he could launch a virtual VFW, and his new friends gladly provided him space at the original Veterans Center.
Recently, Nomad was interviewed for the May 2009 issue of Signal Magazine about the impact of the virtual world where former service members share experiences and support.
Nomad is a valuable member of the U.S. Military Veteran group owner/management team. His multiple talents include photoshop, DJing, fundraising, VA benefits advice, and events organization. He serves on the VFW New York State Legislative Committee and in addition somehow manages to work full time as a network operations technician for Lightower Fiber Network.