Their Responsibility Continues

December 29, 2014

Military recruits earn it on their first day of boot camp: responsibility. In the military, every man and woman understands their contribution to the security and success of their unit and of their country. The responsibility for serving others is an expectation from day one.

Serving alongside J.J. Abrams and His Crew

December 19, 2014

Last week, Mission Continues Fellows from the Los Angeles area reported for duty alongside J.J. Abrams and his team at Bad Robot. Together they prepped nearly 1,000 care packages for military families across the country – complete with a calendar, key chain, deck of cards and Bad Robot magnifying glass – courtesy of Bad Robot.

Honoring the Fallen with Wreaths Across America

December 12, 2014

Each year, Wreaths Across America remembers and honors the fallen by placing wreaths at individual headstones and monuments nationwide. In one afternoon alone last year, more than 143,000 wreaths were placed throughout Arlington National Cemetery. The annual tradition will continue this Saturday with wreath laying ceremonies nationwide.…

Veterans Coming Home

December 10, 2014

For many veterans, the transition is filled with complicated and confusing challenges. Veterans Coming Home, a new initiative led by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, believes these are challenges every American should help overcome. Working with community-based partners like The Mission Continues, many local stations are recognizing veterans for their service, sharing their stories, opportunities and challenges, and increasing the number of veterans connecting with local resources to support their successful transition to civilian life.

Meet Yvette Pino, US Army

Achieving our Mission with a Little LUV from Southwest

December 2, 2014

The Mission Continues is celebrating #GivingTuesday with a special shout-out to Southwest Airlines in gratitude of their support. We could do our best to describe how big of an impact Southwest has had on our mission to empower veterans, but we wouldn’t do it justice. Instead, we’ll leave it to U.S. Air Force veteran and Mission Continues Fellow Justin Rigdon to explain:

Over the past couple of months, I have been provided the opportunity to travel to two separate events

Veterans: Do Something More

November 24, 2014
Mike Liguori

When you signed a piece of paper to join the armed forces, you knew there would be pain, countless hours of lost sleep, and a possible deployment to an unknown land against an unknown enemy. You wore a uniform that signified more than nametapes. You know that your life was on the line at all times and you embraced it. Because your country, and the core values and beliefs that it was built on coarse through your veins. …

It Feels Like Family

November 22, 2014
James Pinckney

My decision to leave my active duty family didn’t come lightly. I joined the Marine Corps at 17 and was in boot camp two weeks after my high school graduation. The Marine Corps has been all I’ve know my adult life. The friends, leadership styles and experiences have shaped me into the man and the father I am today.

#TBT: Washington, D.C. 1st Platoon Serves Alongside First Family

November 20, 2014

 Photo from Joining Forces, November 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. 1st Platoon launched during the late summer months of 2013 with a mission to eradicate child hunger and improve nutrition for youth in the greater D.C. community. That same year, in November, they were called to lead a special service event with the First Family during the Thanksgiving holiday.…