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American Warrior Association
The AWA supports our military, veterans and first responders volunteering within their communities to promote the values of our founder’s principals. We provide them with the critical community resources they need to continue their unselfish service to others. This body of work and continued service to their communities geometrically progresses goodness throughout society.

Our Urban Explorers Program - Urban Explorers provides warriors that have been through an AWA program a unique opportunity to continue their service by mentoring at-risk youth in America’s underserved communities.

This program brings urban youth to the Rocky Mountains each summer to teach them outdoorsman skills and mentor the next generation in the values of freedom and love for one’s nation. We believe that Urban Explorers will establish impactful relationships and have a lasting positive affect on not only our nation’s warrior class, but also the next generation of leaders. 

The American Warrior Association is passionate about investing in the youth of America as they will become the leaders of tomorrow. We understand the importance of capturing their hearts and minds at a young age and instilling American values in our next generation.

Free Burma Rangers
The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, and Sudan. Working in conjunction with local ethnic pro-democracy groups, FBR trains, supplies, and later coordinates with what become highly mobile multipurpose relief teams. After training these teams provide critical emergency medical care, shelter, food, clothing and human rights documentation in their home regions.

In addition to relief and reporting, other results of the teams’ actions are the development of leadership capacity, civil society and the strengthening of inter-ethnic unity. The teams are to avoid contact with the Burma Army or other attacking forces and operate under the protection of the ethnic resistance armies. However, they cannot run away if the people they are helping cannot escape the attacks. Men and women of many ethnic groups and religions are part of FBR.

Freedom's Ring USA
Join Freedom's Ring and our military spouse led mission to make America an even more extraordinary country by doing extraordinary acts for others in our communities. 

Guardian Group
Guardian Group is a “Team of Teams,” comprised of former special operations military, law enforcement and intelligence community professionals, working to disrupt sex trafficking in the United States. The offensive team utilizes the skills and expertise of these elite veterans to act as a force multiplier for law enforcement nationwide, while reinvesting in our nation’s veterans.

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) - Career Corps Volunteer Program
Career Corps serves as a stepping stone for military spouse and veteran job seekers. The program provides current work experience, training to develop transitional skills, recent industry experience to fill gaps in their experience and grow professionally. 

With unemployment in the United States remaining at high levels, competition for available positions is fierce. Due to the high levels of unemployment the market is saturated with skilled workers for employers to choose from, each posting often has hundreds of applicants. Making it difficult for those within the military and veteran communities without direct or recent industry experience to find and secure employment. The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) set the bar in the creation of Career Corps. Career Corps takes the typical volunteer program to the next level by providing current work experience, advanced skill training, professional development, networking, and mentorship while assisting each CC member with employment readiness and placement. 

More Perfect Union
MPU is a nationwide movement to strengthen our communities and heal our country by creating meaningful connections through service and leadership.

MPU forms local chapters to bring people together through service, civics, and leadership. We are training and inspiring the next generation of leaders to serve their communities.

When we create stronger communities, we create a stronger nation. We’re working to create a More Perfect Union.

Operation Military Family - The Disaster Medicine Project
The Disaster Medicine Project (DMP) is a specialized OMF program devoted to improving readiness, information sharing, and community engagement in disaster situations at all levels.

We currently offer on-site “Stop the Bleed”, Incident Command, and Mass Casualty Triage as entry-level training basics of Disaster Response.

We are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, builders, businessmen, educators, law enforcement, construction workers, chaplains, emergency managers, paramedics, attorneys, fire commissioners, city councilmen, retired Military, firefighters, cyber/software engineers, HAMs, CERT & Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, public information officers, college/HS students who live and work here; citizen-volunteers all.

QMissions (Auburn, WA)
​QMissions exists to create a platform for veterans to live out the calling God has put on their lives. We help create infrastructure so they can focus on the mission at hand. We provide administrative support, funding packages, and mentoring programs to help emerging veterans ministries.

Semper Fi Sports
The mission of Semper Fi Sports is to help veterans transition through youth sports. We also assist student athletes with physical and financial help needed to achieve the next level in their perspective sports.

How we hope to do this is to find a SAFE place to exercise and teach veterans how to transition and establish relationships through youth sports.

Services we are trying to provide is transportation to and from faculty and appointments because some veterans have a hard time driving. We will teach them how to be coaches, umpires and referees. The youth programs are key to helping them find which sport they are the best fit for and also help with the transitioning phases.

Our vision is to have a faculty for veterans able and disable to come workout and seek information, while introducing them to student athletes and helping one another with life lessons.

Veterans sacrificed their time, safety and sanity to serve with the military, but face numerous challenges when they return home – one of which is a lack of understanding among civilians about their serving abroad. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning to the private sector as the U.S. downsizes its armed forces, so here are some top numbers to help better know the ones who served.

Soldiers for Wildlife (Sparkill, NY and Limpopo, South Africa)
We are a wildlife and biodiversity conservation organization working to save some of Southern Africa's most endangered wildlife by providing training and support for wildlife rangers, empowering local communities, and supporting our local partners and their conservation projects and initiatives.  

The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

United States Veterans Corps
We are a corps of military and first responder veterans performing "Hands On" community service with a mission/deployment attitude.

Vets on Mission
Vets on Mission is a Christian non-profit ministry focused on helping those who’ve been exposed to combat trauma. Oftentimes, veterans feel hopeless and as if they have no purpose in life. But God created us on purpose and we all have a purpose through serving Him. Vets on Mission leads short term mission trips throughout the year, where we work together to help communities in developing nations. Veterans were called overseas to engage the enemy in hostile environments; by going on a mission trip, our veterans go overseas to build up welcoming areas.

During our mission trip we cover topics important to veterans and their support helping them develop growth in their ability to cope and heal from trauma. VOM is a 501(3)c headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with operations and partnerships in Brazil, India, and Mozambique.

Veterans Serving Our Communities (Chicago, IL)
VSOC is a nonprofit organization providing mentoring programs for middle and high-school students at risk, building engagement around community and law enforcement relations, education on gun violence and trauma prevention, reading and financial literacy, health & wellness, and increasing socioeconomic opportunities.

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Once a Warrior
How one veteran found a new mission closer to home
Author: Jake Wood (Cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon)
Copyright @ 2020
​From Marine sniper Jake Wood, a riveting memoir of leading over 100,000 veterans to a life of renewed service, volunteering to battle, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, pandemics, and civil wars, and inspiring onlookers as their unique military training saved lives and rebuilt our country.

When Jake Wood arrived in the States after two grueling tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he watched his unit lose more men to suicide than to enemy hands overseas. Reeling, Jake looked for a way to direct their restlessness towards a new mission--and put their formidable skills to good use. When an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Jake had his answer. He convinced several fellow veterans to join him on a ragtag mission to provide desperately needed aid. Despite the high stakes, they were able to untangle complex problems quickly and keep calm under pressure.

In this raw, adrenaline-filled narrative, Jake recounts, how, over the past 10 years, he's built the disaster response organization Team Rubicon, and seen the work provide a lifeline back to purpose for the heroes among us. Not only do these intrepid volunteers race against the clock to aid communities after Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19, and hundreds of other disasters; they also fight for something just as important--each other.

Once a Warrior provides a soaring look at what our veterans are capable of--and what might become of America's next greatest generation.