Reason #4 to Support Reverse Boot Camp

When it comes to the concept of Reverse Boot Camp, I have a unique perspective on military transition . . . I did it twice. I first did it as a non-combat Veteran in 2000. Within a year, I had moved back into my parent’s house, and I was unemployed. I had no idea what …

Reason #3 to Support Reverse Bootcamp

When I first considered joining the Army, the marketing slogan was  “Be All You Can Be.” I remember the jingle going through my head during the commercials of college football games, convincing me to “get an edge on life, in the Ar-r-r-my!” Remember those commercials back in the 1980’s? Do you think the Army could …

Reason #2 to Support Reverse Bootcamp

We can’t afford Reverse Boot Camp. The government would never do it, it would cost too much. I had the opportunity to work in the Pentagon for two years. Through that experience, I learned the primacy of the almighty dollar. There are hundreds of great “ideas” in DC, but without money, they are just that …

Reason #1 to Support Reverse Boot Camp

Seriously? We Could Have Created This Program 72 Years Ago? The President of the United States said we needed to implement a Reverse Boot Camp . . . in 1944 . . . towards the end of World War II. Shocking, right? Well he didn’t call it a “Reverse Boot Camp,” but here is the copy …

In Her Words: How Veterans Can Stay Out of Crisis

Amanda Goodlin was ignored. She was told to call 9-1-1. She felt alone but knew if she could just get to the right help, she’d be ok. She turned to Stop Soldier Suicide and found hope. “Thank you so much for your time Ms. Amber [case worker for Stop Soldier Suicide]! You are amazing and your …

What Do Fuel Pumps & Suicide Prevention Have In Common?

On the surface, the short answer to this question is nothing. Zero. Precision machining and manufacturing has absolutely nothing to do with addressing the problem of military-related suicide. However, the quality of any organization is measured in the character and spirit of their people. On that level, precision machining has a lot to do with the …

Hope for Veterans

We are in the business of providing hope for veterans, and this week we got a big boost. I received a letter in the mail several days ago, and both the picture and the message were priceless. It was different than most because I could hear the familiar sound of change shifting inside the letter. …

Declare Your Independence Today

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine Independence Day for Our Nation Today, we celebrate. We recognize something never before seen in the history of the world. A nation founded on the notion that each of us is born free. We secured the unalienable …

The War Within – Complete Series

Why We Won’t Talk to You “He wouldn’t open up. I tried . . . I tried so hard it hurt. Now, he is gone forever. If he would’ve just talked to me, I could have helped him . . .” Suicide survivors are left behind in a haze of shock and disbelief. In the …

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