Manny played a major role in supporting NASA’s Space Shuttle missions.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FL – Military Transformation by Montel, a show airing on Lifetime Channel and Military Network, will provide a new home for the Maney family in Melbourne during its next season.
The show is hosted by television personality and veteran Montel Williams who has served our country for 22 years in both the Marine Corps and the Navy.
Montell’s Military Makeover recruits local designers, contractors, landscapers, and other home improvement professionals and sponsors to help transform the homes and lives of veterans and their families.
“Military Makeover is honored to introduce the Manny family as recipients of this season’s makeover. With the help of our generous partners, see the beautiful home transformation we create for this deserving family. We are looking forward to it,” said Community’s Janice Vongelmino. Relationship Manager for Military Mods with Montell.
“Our next season, our 33rd, is tentatively scheduled for December 1-11, and we travel to Melbourne to renovate the home of veteran U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Brent Manny. to go.
The house is located at 160 Woodside Drive, Melbourne.
Growing up in a close-knit military family, it was no surprise that Staff Sergeant Brent Manny wanted to serve. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescue in his 1994 and has been deployed numerous times early in his military career.
In 1998, a serious parachuting accident left him with serious injuries, including a fracture of his lower spine. But after major surgery and his year of physical therapy, Brent made a miraculous recovery and was able to continue working as a pararescue instructor.
Manny served 12 years and was deployed to many countries including Saudi Arabia, Africa and South Korea for Operation Southern Watch.
Throughout his various military careers, Manny played a major role in supporting NASA space shuttle missions from transatlantic abort landing sites in Morocco and Gambia.
Manny has proudly achieved various accolades throughout his career, including the USAF Commendation Medal, USAF Merit Medal, US Navy Merit Medal, US Army Merit Medal, and USAF Civil Service Medal.
Today, Money struggles with the aftereffects of his service, dealing with constant back pain, PTSD, and survivor guilt.
Manny and his wife Trudy have been married for 15 years. They have two boys together, and the family currently resides in the city of Melbourne, Florida.
Trudie was unfortunately diagnosed with progressive juvenile Parkinson’s disease in 2007, and her deteriorating health has become a major challenge for the entire family.
In 2020, she was diagnosed with early onset dementia and needs Brent to be her daily caregiver. The house has significant meaning to her family and was chosen by Trudy as where she would like to spend her later years.
“Each member of the Manny family has gone through its own trials and tribulations, but still finds the joy of success in everyday life.