Keeli Anderson

Camp Resilient Ambassador

I grew up in a very small town in Northern Nevada and had little to no knowledge of the military until meeting my husband.  We met in 2009 and I moved to Washington state to be with him.

We were married in 2011 and had our son in 2013. I learned very quickly how different military life was. There were hectic training cycles, constant deployments, FRG events, etc. While I have seen and experienced heartache and loss, I have also met some amazing people and the greatest friends.  It was important to me to help out some of the newer spouses and help them out during deployments or other times our husbands were away.  I would host dinner once a week during deployments and was also a key caller for a period of time.  

Upon leaving Ft. Lewis in 2017, I was awarded the Shield of Sparta- Heroine of the Infantry for my contributions to the infantry community.  We PCS’d to Ft. Bragg in fall of 2017.  It was honestly very scary for me, we had been in Washington state for so many years. The thought of leaving my full time job, friends, family and Mt. Rainier was terrifying.  I loved it there, it felt like home to me.  

Arriving here in Moore county I quickly saw how community oriented it was. We enjoy so much about this military community and I am so lucky to call this place home.  We even decided to open up a small business in downtown Southern Pines in the fall of 2019.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling and spending time outdoors. I am honored to help Camp Resilient help our active-duty and veteran military members and their families.