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9/11 And Why it Still Matters

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have had a lasting impact on our country’s affairs at home and abroad. For many in the New York City and Washington, D.C. area, as well as those who were called to serve in the following years, the change is absolute: absence of particular friends, family, or coworkers reminds us every day about the sacrifices that have been made. 

Out of this suffering and sacrifice, there is reason to hope: a sense of community and a

Introducing T’Liza Kiel, Director of Alumni Engagement

By T’Liza Kiel, staff

Hey there! My name is T’Liza Kiel and I am overjoyed for the journey to come as the Director of Alumni Engagement!

As an alumnus myself, I look forward to the challenge ahead. The Mission Continues has done an outstanding job at engaging veterans, service members, their families, and supporters in collaborative community efforts. Each program implemented through The Mission Continues has made a great impact on the individual lives of participants and the people they were able to …

We Have a Solution, and Need Your Support

As a young first lieutenant, I led a company of Marines into Iraq in March 2003. Our mission was to prepare a hasty airfield that would supply fuel and ammunition to the Marines in the thick of the fighting. It was the culmination of years of education and relentless training, and everything I had prepared for up to that moment in my life.  

Years later, the time came to transition off of active duty. On that final day as an active duty Marine, …

This Grand Experiment: A Farewell from Spencer Kympton

By Spencer Kympton

We all endure transitions in our lives – changes in home, family, health, age, profession, and capital are part of the human experience. I’m no stranger to change, but I’ve not found comfort in how to mark change with words. Today is my last as President of The Mission Continues. As I hand over the privilege of leadership to my colleague and friend, Mary Beth Bruggeman, how do I properly convey what this organization means to me, and the countless …

The Miami Service Platoon Rescues a Reef

While Miami’s 1st Service Platoon has been dedicated to environmental conservation and stewardship, most of it has been done on land. They wanted to branch out to water-based efforts as well. They didn’t have to look far. Given how integral the water is to life in Florida and the ecosystem of South Florida, they decided to help in one of the places it’s needed most: dying coral reefs. 

Coral reefs are the bedrock of life for many species of sea life, and are …

Operation El Morro

We wrapped up an incredible week in Puerto Rico for our two-day long service project, Operation El Morro: Independence Restoration on July 2nd-3rd.

The week started with a partnership gathering co-hosted with the National Parks Conservation Association. We wanted to bring together all current partners and our veteran leaders in Puerto Rico to celebrate our collective impact and discuss future projects. 

Lead a Service Revolution with the Service Leadership Corps

By Matt Landis, Service Leadership Corps advisor

It’s not controversial at this point to say that our nation is undergoing transformation, and the fight to define the path we take is having an enormous impact in every community around the country. 

In our best moments as a nation, we’ve tapped military veterans as central players in those transformations, leaders at every level, from national strategy to community service. The time is here for another cohort of military leaders to enter the arena, to …