ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (October 2, 2019) – A retirement reception was held for Ginger Annas, Alexander County Veterans Service Officer, on Thursday, September 26. County officials, coworkers, family, friends, and veterans attended the reception to express appreciation for her eight years of dedicated service to the county.
Ronnie Reese, Vice Chairman of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, presented a plaque to Annas on behalf of commissioners to recognize her contributions to the community.
A graduate of Davis Hospital School of Nursing, Annas worked for many years in medical case management and as an OB-GYN staff nurse. After joining the Army Reserves in 1982, she then transferred to the North Carolina Air National Guard in 1985 where she served as a flight nurse. She served her country in Afghanistan in 2002 for Operation Enduring Freedom and again in 2003 in Qatar. She became the Alexander County Veterans Service Officer in 2011 after retiring from the military in 2010 with 28 years of commissioned service.
Annas is currently a member of VFW Post 5466, Alexander Legion Post 170, DAV Chapter 84, and the Alexander County Veterans Committee. She was the first female member of the VFW and American Legion in Alexander County and is the first female to be elected commander of the local VFW. She is also a life member of the North Carolina National Guard Association.
Alexander County Government expresses its appreciation to Ginger Annas for her service to the county and its veterans.