Deploy With a Team of Veterans and Build a Stronger Community


Application to Serve at Operation Watts Is Worth It launches in February 2018

Why Watts?

The success of a Mass Deployment is only as great as the force driving it. For Operation Watts Is Worth It, we will select 85 veterans from across the country to help lead this mission. Throughout one week of high-octane volunteerism, these veteran leaders will give their all as they take on tough community challenges in the Watts area. It’s not for the faint of heart but the experience shared and the impact made is invaluable.

We invite interested veterans to accept this challenge and apply to serve with us. Application will be open in early 2018.

What is A Mass Deployment?

A Mass Deployment mobilizes veterans from across the country alongside local partners and volunteers in a single city over the course of a week-long project. We select cities with a need for revitalization and the potential for sustainable growth, ensuring our efforts and resources have a visible impact within the communities we serve. Our purpose: To seed future operations, veteran leaders and motivate more volunteers to embrace new roles of service in their community.

Our first mass deployment took place in Detroit in 2016. Our second mass deployment took place in Atlanta’s Westside in 2017.

Mass Deployment 2017: Operation Westside Surge

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In June of 2017, The Mission Continues deployed more than 70 veteran volunteers to Atlanta’s Westside for a week-long service mission to tackle some of the community’s toughest challenges. The Westside district includes the neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill. Using their skills, leadership and experience, our volunteers worked alongside families and community partners to deliver a week of impact across the Westside.

Mass Deployment 2016: Operation Motown Muster

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Operation Motown Muster took place from June 23 – 30, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Over the course of the week, a team of 72 veterans served alongside local volunteers at four locations across the city: Central High School, Priest Elementary School, the Osborn Neighborhood and Recovery Park. This team concentrated their efforts to help revitalize neighborhoods, parks and schools. Each day, the team deployed and executed a variety of high-impact missions including construction, landscaping, painting, and public arts projects.

Operation Motown Muster’s week of service is complete, but our long-term investment into the city of Detroit has only just begun. The veterans of the local service platoon are already hard at work, maintaining the projects created during the mass deployment, fostering relationships with our local community partners and setting the stage for future projects.

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