Sergeant Amanda Ostendorf
Sergeant Amanda Ostendorf grew up in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, with a mother that served in the military. Upon graduating from Coon Rapids High School, she joined the Army as a means to get her life in order prior to attending college. Amanda served on active duty from 2003 – 2010 with deployments to Germany from 2004 – 2006 and Camp Bucca, Iraq in 2008-2009. In 2010, she joined the Minnesota Army National Guard and served as a combat medic until 2014. Amanda was grateful to receive a grant from MMAF as it allowed her to help pay for books and tuition outside of her G.I. Bill.