Barbara Stone retired with 40 years of federal service

ST. PETERSBURG — Barbara A. Stone celebrated 40 years of federal service with the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 30. Over 150 family, friends and coworkers attended a ceremony and luncheon at the Bay Pines VA Regional Office.

Stone started her illustrious career June 20, 1976, by serving in the United States Army National Guard.  She held numerous positions at the Bay Pines Veterans Health Administration, ending her career at the VA Regional Office as a certified Veterans Service Representative.

She has had many career highlights during her 40 years career, but the most distinguished one of all was receiving a letter of appreciation from President Barack Obama for her years of service to the Department Of Veterans Affairs.

“To God be the glory” is the motto Stone has always lived by.  She is so thankful and grateful that God truly blessed her throughout her federal career.

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