Chief, USAF (ret)
CMSgt (ret) Dennis Krebs is on the Board of Directors for Healing Paws for Warriors (H4PWS); providing non-profit organizational guidance.
Dennis served 30 years active duty in the United States Air Force as an aircraft armament systems specialist, working both conventional and nuclear weapons systems on fighter aircraft. Later in his career, he served as a wing weapons manager, fighter squadron chief, maintenance group superintendent, and Command Chief Master Sergeant. He was the first permanent party Air Force Command Chief to serve in Iraq, alongside his Army counterparts.
After retiring, Dennis worked over 4 years for a local hospice agency. First, as a volunteer, then hired as a volunteer manager overseeing 265 volunteers, specializing in the 11th Hour Program and the "We Honor Veterans" program for veterans and their families. Later, he joined the Panhandle Warrior Partnership, assisting Veterans with housing, education, jobs and health benefits; serving over 2 years.
Currently, Dennis is very active in the military and civilian communities. He is a national board member on the Air Force Association’s Wounded Airman Program, Okaloosa/Walton Homelessness and Housing Alliance Board member, Chairman of the Okaloosa/Walton Homeless Veteran Stand Down committee, Chairman of the Initiative for Veterans of Okaloosa Walton (IVOW) committee, Air Force Association, Eglin Chapter 365, Executive Board member and Vice-President of Veteran Affairs, Wounded Warrior Project alumni, Eglin Chapter 554, Air Force Sergeants Association Chief liaison, Eglin Chiefs Group member, DAV Chapter Life Member, and is a Fort Walton Beach Homeless “Cold Night Shelter” volunteer.
Dennis spends his “down time” with his wife Chris and their rescue/comfort dog, Margarita, a Treeing Walker Coonhound. He lives his life inspired by a quote from Jackie Robinson,
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”