Navigating with My Wingman

Chaplain David Berube is a retired Lt. Colonel with 21 years of service in the United States Air Force and the Massachusetts Air National Guard. In his civilian career, David is a retired Oak Bluffs Police Officer and local church pastor. He began his pastoral career in preaching and assisting at his home church when he was sixteen and has been ordained and endorsed by the American Baptist Churches, USA, since 1987.

Vegas is a three-year-old, world class Service Dog from NEADS, in Princeton, MA. After eighteen months of rigorous training and screening, he teamed with David in April of 2021 to provide grounding tasks that assist David more successfully access the world.

Today, David will share part of his journey with Post-Traumatic Stress, how that dramatically altered his life, how the partnership with Vegas assists him in rediscovering what was lost, and what this blessing story can offer us all as we navigate our own journeys.