A brief bout of hard luck that followed Sandy Blair's service in the Air Force had a silver lining — it formed the groundwork for her nonprofit, Operation WEBS.

Blair’s nonprofit provides housing for homeless women veterans, including tiny homes. Its formation was years in the making and a result of Blair’s struggle following an unanticipated medically-related discharge from the Air Force.

Although Blair said she sometimes believes her struggle was minuscule compared to what other veterans experience coming home from war, it gave her the insight to see what she believes is a common problem for many re-entering the civilian world.