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Intel for Veterans


You made it through one war, only to come home to another.
But just as your training prepared you to serve abroad,
the training below will help you win the war at home.

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Intel for Veterans


You made it through one war, only to come home to another.
But just as your training prepared you to serve abroad,
the training below will help you win the war at home.

If you need help funding treatment or contacting any of our partner organizations please send us an email. We would love To be able to support you on your journey to healing. 

Mission 22 is proud to present the Veterans Rehab Project. In conjunction with Fayetteville Holistic Wellness Center we have created a comprehensive and intensive program for veterans who are suffering from PTS and TBI. 

Fayetville Holistic Wellness Center consists of a unique team of holistic professionals who work together to promote your optimal health through healing and wellness.  Services include:  Physician consultations and follow up visits, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Counseling, Physical Training, and Medical Massage. 

Attention ALL Veterans in need of rehabilitation from combat injuries! Mission 22 in partnership with Fayetteville Hyperbarics Holistic Wellness Centerprovides rehabilitation and recovery options for Veterans through the Veterans Rehab Project. To apply for this program please CONTACT US TODAY.  If you would like to donate to this project please CLICK HERE

 

 

We Defy Foundation

Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training they provide combat veterans suffering from life-disabling injuries and/or PTSD a long term means to overcome their challenges. 

The coaching staff and members of We Defy Foundation are comprised of both military and non-military personnel. They understand how important it is to take care of our returning combat veterans. They are committed to giving them the tools to combat life’s challenges. We Defy has been a huge supporter of Mission 22 and our programs. We are proud to work with them.

If you or someone you know needs help funding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training please contact us today for sponsorship. 

Hyper vigilance is very hard to control. But it can be controlled. My advice, bring your family and friends in on it. Share your fears. And then move to conquer them. I once carried an imaginary rifle through a grocery store aisle when a muffler backfired in the parking lot. My fiancé noticed and actually had a calming, funny reaction to me doing it, because she understood me and my situation. And know this: It might not be the right time to go out in public today and that’s ok, but make a commitment to yourself and get out there when the time is right for you.
— Magnus Johnson
 

 

Mission 22 Sponsored Endobiogeny Program

Full Spectrum Health has developed a personalized, whole person approach to healing veterans. PTS is not in your head and it's not just a brain disorder. It involves physical, mental and emotional interactions. FSH emphasize extensive bloodwork to find whole herbs, diet and lifestyle changes that give you the tools to manage your life. Mission 22 has huge success with the veterans we have put through this program. If you would like to learn more or request treatment please CONTACT US. 

 


 

VALOR’s long-term vision is to be able to provide health clinics, homeless shelters, transition homes and recovery sanctuaries for Veterans in need. Until the organization gets the support and funding it needs to make these dreams come true, Baylis and his team of commitment volunteers, have been reaching out to Veterans to provide shelter, food, supplies and access to healthcare. 

In addition, VALOR has spearheaded the creation of a specialized program to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) called Veterans Unstoppable.  The three-phase program spread over several months is facilitated by Veterans for Veterans to foster healthy life adjustments. To find out more click HERE.


 

For 45 years, NCEFT has been a special place where horses, hope and healing converge and transformation begins. NCEFT is dedicated to helping children, adults and military Veterans reach beyond their boundaries through equine-assisted therapies, education, and research. NCEFT provides clinical hippotherapy, adaptive horseback riding, and Veteran and special-education school programs that measurably rehabilitate a patient’s quality of life.  

NCEFT is a registered 501(c)3 organization (ID 94-2378104), a Bronze Guidestar.org Participant and a Top-Rated GreatNonProfits.org member with a 5-star rating. Visit nceft.org for more information or follow on Facebook 

 

 

Save A Warrior is an innovative, evidence-based program that provides a powerful healing experience for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and First Responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress. To learn  more about their program click HERE.

 

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Save A Warrior has demonstrated an unparalleled success rate and is unlike any other program available. They have innovated a healing process that combines and synthesizes a variety of healing methods from across the spectrum of studies regarding human wellbeing. During a week-long residential experience, we walk Warriors through a number of different processes that have been scientifically proven to heal the brain and increase resilience

 

 

Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) is the first program of its kind to offer therapeutic intervention for Veterans and active-duty military personnel by teaching those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to train service dogs for their comrades with combat-related injuries. PPH is built upon the trusted and time-honored tradition of Warriors helping Warriors

Please contact Mission 22 for support and to connect with PPH

 

 

It doesn’t have to be a veterans group, but seek out something you’re passionate about. Everyone needs purpose and participating in something you love is rewarding. So make it your mission to get back to being you.

There are so many things I would have missed out on if I didn’t force myself to participate. If I hadn’t gone out to the restaurant, I wouldn’t be in an amazing relationship right now. If I didn’t seek out art instruction, I wouldn’t have a company that now does national art projects. And this is coming from a guy who once spent three weeks in his house alone, in bed. It takes time, but you have to push yourself to succeed.
— Magnus Johnson
 

 

Sometimes the best way to help yourself is to help another. So be the backup another vet needs. The simple act of fighting alongside another will remind you that you don’t fight alone, that there’s an army fighting with you, and that you have an ally in the war at home. In the process, you’ll find the support you give another will support you too.

JOIN US on Google Hangouts as we talk with other
vets about the struggles we all face.

 

 

War is work. But victory is worth it. Take each day as it comes, give it your all, and don't waste time beating yourself up over the bad ones. Focus on the next thing that you can do better. Forget the failures and let the positives pile up. There’s health and happiness on the other side. 

Arm yourself with information. Warrior's Return: Restoring the Soul After War is a great place to start.

 

Intel for veterans    |    Intel for families    |    Intel for Communities

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you have effective ideas you’d like to share,
let us know. Email us here or tweet us @mission22.

 

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Intel for Families


Wars are won by families. So just as we’d never send a soldier off without 
raining to win the war, it’s important that you’re trained to help your vet in the transition from soldier to civilian.


 

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Intel for Families


Wars are won by families. So just as we’d never send a soldier off without 
raining to win the war, it’s important that you’re trained to help your vet in the transition from soldier to civilian.


 

Mission 22 Ambassadors is a way for you to get direclty involved with Mission 22 and the fight to end veteran suicide. You can create events, advocate in your community and support your local veterans right at home. Click here to join this amazing movement sweeping America! We look forward to having you on the Mission 22 team!! 

 

 

 

The goal of USA Cares is to help restore financial stability and self-sufficiency by giving “a hand up.” They strive to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering, especially for the combat injured and their families.

USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need. To contact them for assistance go HERE.

 


 

Your community is an asset to you and your veteran. They’ve fought this fight before, know the terrain, and how to win the war. Help your vet find veteran groups in your area, connect with families who face the challenges you face, and learn what organizations offer benefits to military families. Use their intelligence to lead you to success.

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Entire wars have been won by jamming another’s lines of communication. Let your vet talk. You don’t need to have the answers, you just need to make time. Take an interest in them, and you’ll find they’ll continue to fight for you.

 

 

A veteran can’t be the same person in the boardroom that they were on the battleground. And that means creating a new identity. For some, this mission is the hardest yet. Acceptance of the veteran and who they are is paramount.

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USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11

military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.  

 

 

Expectations are front-loaded resentments. Expecting soldiers to be who they were before they went to combat will lead to frustration. Take every day as it comes. And take them as they are.

Everyone, vets and their families, want things to return exactly as they were before deployment. And that just isn’t going to happen, and that’s ok. People naturally grow, evolve and change based on things that happen in their lives and war only accentuates this. You have to move forward—encourage your vet to look over the horizon and all of you should be open to new evolutions.
— Magnus Johnson
 

 

It will seem easier for both the vet and their family to hide what’s hard—to bury the personal battles. But both parties have to be honest about what’s hard, face the enemy together, and never retreat.

Wounded Warrior Project®‎ offers several services to the families of vets here.

 

 

Your vet fought for you. Now you get to fight for him. Pick him up when he is down. Be there when he needs backup. And be at the ready to call in reinforcements. Most importantly, tell your soldier each day how good it is to have him home.

It’s helpful to find a way to laugh at the new realities of living with the effects of war. On days when my memory doesn’t seem to keep up, my wife and I joke about having ‘dust on my record.’
— Tom Spooner
 

 

There will be days where your soldier is out of commission. They’ll hunker down and stay home. Let them. But also let yourself stay the course. Keep your routine. Don’t let co-dependency creep in and take you both out of the fight.

 

If you think you may be in a co-dependent relationship, take this test.

 

INTEL FOR VETERANS    |    INTEL FOR FAMILIES    |    INTEL FOR COMMUNITIES

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you have effective ideas you’d like to share,
let us know. Email us here or tweet us @mission22.

 

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Intel for Communities


War follows our veterans home. And while we enjoy the freedoms they
secured for us, the battle continues for them. Now it’s our turn to fight.

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Intel for Communities


War follows our veterans home. And while we enjoy the freedoms they
secured for us, the battle continues for them. Now it’s our turn to fight.

The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. They redeploy veterans in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. Through the Mission Continues, veterans serve their country in new ways by engaging in our innovative and action-oriented programs. 

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Fellowship Program: A Mission Continues Fellow is a post 9/11 veteran who is selected through an application and interview process. Selected veterans serve 20 hours per week for a nonprofit of their choice within their local communities for six months. During the Fellowship, Fellows will complete a personalized development curriculum with one on one coaching from Mission Continues Staff, and receive a monthly cost of living stipend. 

Service Platoons: Service Platoons are teams of volunteer veterans, service members, and community members that mobilize together to solve a specific challenge in their community. Platoon members volunteer as their time permits and develop their leadership skills while fostering camaraderie with like-minded individuals.

 

 

We’re welcoming home heroes. So start with a thank you. But go a step further. Get to know the man or woman behind the uniform. Forge an alliance. It’s not about you—it’s about the connection the two of you are making. And it doesn’t have to be focused on their service. Your conversation is one of hundreds, maybe thousands of small, kind gestures that, over a lifetime, can make the difference for each veteran.

The uniform is the invite and the barrier, meaning it identifies us as warriors which is great because it begins the conversation, but it can also keep the conversation focused on the military experience which can be awkward for the vet and the civilian. So my advice is once you say “thanks for your service” forget about the uniform and focus on the man or woman and be genuine. Take their lead and go where they want to go with the conversation.
— Magnus Johnson

Not sure what to say to a vet? Check out this TED talk for tips.

 

 

Community is the ultimate weapon in the war against PTSD and veteran suicide. What help is available to veterans where you live? Gather intel and get involved. Until we unite as a community, the casualties in the war at home will only continue to increase.

I can find an enemy in the remote mountains of a far-off country, but I still don’t know where to find help in my own town.
— Tom Spooner