Dawn Gagnon is a military spouse and has been a Statutory Volunteer with the NH Army National Guard Family Program since 2005 and a family program volunteer since 1997. For their upcoming deployment, she is a “Phone Tree” volunteer for the 3643d Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) Family Readiness Group (FRG). During her husband’s prior deployment (2006-2007), she was a Co-Lead Volunteer for the 3643d SECFOR FRG. Dawn and her team provided monthly activities and disseminated information to the 150+/- families of the deployed soldiers. We hosted fundraising events within our military community to raise funds for a Welcome Home celebration for the soldiers and their families.
Dawn is a Special Ed Paraprofessional with the Hooksett, NH School District but due to her husband’s pending deployment, she has elected to take a leave of absence for the 2010-2011 school year. She is the PTO Treasurer for the Webster Elementary School PTO, the Chair of the Publicity Committee and Co-Chair of the Children’s Ministry Committee at the First Congregational Church in Manchester.
Dawn is married to Major Tony Gagnon, they have three children, Laura,a 17-year-old high school senior; Summer, an 11-year-old 6th grader; and Garrison, an 8-year-old third grader. Their children are all active on multiple travel sports teams, Summer and Laura, soccer and Garrison hockey.