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Gearing up for Women Veterans Leadership Summit

March 29, 2016


A member of the Los Angeles 1st Platoon breaking down walls for the Stevenson Project.

We are days away from the inaugural Women Veterans Leadership Summit in New Orleans. Soon 50 women leaders from the Mission Continues network will gather to share insights, challenges, and wisdom with other women “in the trenches” of service and business. Today we are taking a closer look at what inspires and drives our peers to be leaders in their communities. For Army veteran and …

Bringing Boombox Home

March 16, 2016
By Michael Liguori

When I was in the Marines, we were taught to have attention to detail. It was a matter of life and death measured in seconds and the more attention we paid to the small things, the more we had a chance to survive. The emphasis on attention to detail also taught me to appreciate the little things like the biweekly paycheck, the honor of serving my country and of course, my prize possession, a Sony Boombox (yes

Keeping an Open Mind

March 7, 2016
By Tonya Cook

I knew there was more to life than what my small town had to offer. I wanted to see things I read about in school books and escape the small town mentality of being trapped as a product of my environment. I thought college could be my way out, but my parents couldn’t afford to send me. So I joined the Navy, and eventually retired with 20 years of Service.

When I separated from the military in …

And The Jefferson Award for Service Goes to…The Young American Soldier

March 4, 2016
By Aaron Scheinberg

In 1972, the American Institute for Public Service created the Jefferson Awards to recognize ordinary people who do extraordinary things for our country. Founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Jefferson Awards have become one of the most prestigious organizations dedicated to celebrating public service. Oprah Winfrey, Cory Booker, Ruth Bader Ginsburg are just some of the past honorees.

This Wednesday evening, The Mission Continues accepted the 2016 Jefferson Award for service. Five Mission Continues veterans were …

5 Reasons Why You Should Report for Duty at Operation Motown Muster

March 2, 2016

Whether you are an alumni or new-comer to The Mission Continues, Operation Motown Muster is quite possibly the coolest thing you could do this summer. For an entire week in June, we are pulling out all the stops to work alongside Detroit communities. This is a one of a kind service opportunity in which you can be one of 75 motivated veterans working as a team to give Detroit a helping hand. We are going to give it all we’ve …

The Promise of the New Year For Military Veterans

February 12, 2016
By Mary Beth Bruggeman

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on The Huffington Post)

The holidays aren’t always pretty in my house. Take the stress and financial pressure that the season brings, and add the excitement of three small kids, holiday and class parties and more calories than is reasonable in a day, and you have a recipe for exhaustion.

But every year in December, I am inspired, like so many other Americans, to reflect on the joys …

Alpha Class 2016 Reports for Duty

February 11, 2016
By Nick Zevely

Alpha Class and volunteers at their service project on Saturday, January 30th.

The Mission Continues welcomed the newest class of Fellows and Service Platoon Leaders to the team with a three-day orientation in Atlanta from January 29 to 31. Orientations are an intense three days of learning, networking and service ensuring Fellows and Service Platoon Leaders are equipped with the resources they need to make an impact in their community.

A Look Back at MLK Day 2016

January 22, 2016

Dozens of teams of community members reported for duty last weekend in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here’s a quick look at a few of the Mission Continues Service Platoons that were in action:

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