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The Mission Continues

The Promise of the New Year for Military Veterans

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 01.08.2017 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

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 ki...

Missing the Mark With Our Veterans

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 11.06.2016 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

Free lunches, discounted dinners, box seats at sporting events - these are now common items many veterans receive as a "thank you" for their service.

Band of Brothers Who Don't Kill

Sara Davidson | Posted 10.30.2016 | Books
Sara Davidson

Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors, presents in his game-changing book, Charlie Mike, which is military speak for "Continue the mission." He asserts that this generation of vets is a huge, untapped resource for aiding and improving our country

9/11: Building a Legacy of Service

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

For those of us old enough to remember where we were on 9/11, our lives will forever be separated into the time before the Twin Towers fell, and the time after.

Our Mission Continues: Can Service on the Home Front Help Female Veterans Reintegrate to Civilian Life?

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Women
Mary Beth Bruggeman

ince joining The Mission Continues this past March, I've re-found the sense of purpose I so valued while in the military. I'm part of a team that accepts and honors me for all of my characteristics. I'm able to lead again, and the feeling of pride and inclusiveness that I had when I stood on that field in my Marine Corps uniform after the Naval Academy graduation has been restored.

Amanda Terkel

Survey: Women Say They Don't Feel 'Respected And Valued' As Veterans | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women are still struggling to gain respect for their military service and be taken seriously as veterans, according to a new survey rele...

"Why Do I Serve? Because When You Become a Marine, It's a Lifetime Decision

Rich Polt | Posted 11.06.2014 | Miami
Rich Polt

If you've ever read my posts on Huffington Post Impact, you know I like to tell stories about inspiring individuals who are driven by a sense of purpo...

"Why Do I Serve? Because Serving My Country Is Part of Serving Humanity"

Rich Polt | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Rich Polt

Indeed, Jeff's time abroad was rife with new experiences, but it also buttressed many of the values that he already held dear.

"Why Do I Serve? Because This is My Home and These are My People."

Rich Polt | Posted 01.06.2015 | DC
Rich Polt

Marine Corps veteran Tina Thomas is 34-years-old, but she'll be the first to say that she looks young for her age. Tina's youthful countenance, combined with her positive disposition and high energy are infectious.

22 Veteran Suicides a Day: How We Got Here

Shad Meshad | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Working with veterans before and during the transition when there's time to intervene, would reduce the number of crisis calls that end in tragedy. Don't we owe it to these men and women?

7 Surefire Ways to Be Successful After the Military

Mike Liguori | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Mike Liguori

Life after the military can be challenging, so to help you get started, here are seven ways to help you become successful after the military.

David Wood

Veterans Find New Resources -- At Home | David Wood | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- After decades of often frustrating reliance on the massive Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are increasingly turning homeward. ...

To Boldly Serve... How Star Trek Aligned With Post-9/11 Vets

J. J. Abrams | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
J. J. Abrams

When we began work on Star Trek Into Darkness, we realized it would be released in May 2013, a moment when our nation would have the opportunity and responsibility to make sure we help these post-9/11 veterans transition back to jobs, higher education, or ongoing careers of service.

Revealed: Jon Stewart and General Petraeus's Secret Connection

Kaj Larsen | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Kaj Larsen

Two men, with a penchant for disruptive ideas are partnering with an innovative non-profit to run a new kind of socially innovative campaign. We are certainly not in Kansas anymore.

This Veterans Day, Their Mission Continues Coast to Coast

Eric Greitens | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Eric Greitens

Overcoming misconceptions about veterans will take time, and it will take all of us. This Veterans Day, as Americans come together to thank our veterans for their service abroad, The Mission Continues are challenging Americans to go one step further.

Veterans Respected, But Misunderstood

J. J. Abrams | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
J. J. Abrams

Respected for their service and applauded for their sacrifice when they return home, today's veterans are also, in some important ways, deeply misunderstood by the people they fight for.

And the 2012 Recipient of the Charles Bronfman Prize Is...

Kimberly Butler | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Kimberly Butler

I am very excited to announce that Eric Greitens, founder and CEO of The Mission Continues, which challenges post-9/11 veterans to build lives of purpose is the 2012 recipient of The Charles Bronfman Prize.

St. Louis Hosts First Parade For Returning Iraq War Soldiers

Maryland Heights Patch | Posted 01.30.2012 | Good News

Grassroots organizers and The Mission Continues collaborated on a parade welcoming home troops from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Swarms of people...

Why Returning Military Members Must Be Challenged To Lead

Chris Marvin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Yellow ribbons and rounds of applause at airports demonstrate how grateful our country is for the sacrifices that a small portion of our population has made. But, today, do American's feel truly connected to the military?

David Wood

Post-9/11 Wounded Veteran Finds 'Giving Back' Is Path To Healing | David Wood | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

Real Support for Military Families and Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There's a lot happening which provides real support for military veterans and their families. Lots more needs to be done, but things are getting better. Here's a sampling of ways we can all help.

The Mission Continues: Challenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, The Mission Continues is a genuinely big deal, it challenges veterans to continue their service to their country by serving in their neighborhoo...

The Mission Continues (via Case Foundation)

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The deal is to support veterans and service to the country in ongoing ways that matter. As highlighted by the Case Foundation last week, the Mission ...