Homefront Help: The Mission Continues

October 13, 2011
By Rita Boland

Some wounded warriors may no longer be able to serve in war zones, but many still have a strong desire to serve their country. The Mission Continues ensures they have opportunities to do so. It offers several programs that connect veterans and civilians in projects that benefit communities. The Fellowship Program offers post-9/11 wounded and disabled veterans a chance to work with nonprofit organizations, providing tangible goods and services to others. These fellowships usually last 28 weeks, during which participants receive a stipend. The Service Projects Program helps to shape the current generation of veterans into service leaders by bringing them together with civilians and active-duty volunteers in service efforts. The Thought Leadership effort researches how to change the way the nation welcomes home veterans. Information about how to apply for a fellowship, to volunteer, or to join or create a project is available online.

Homefront Help also has a Facebook page where visitors can gather and share information. If you know of a program that is helping service personnel, please submit that information to Rita Boland, SIGNAL's news editor.

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Thank you for highlighting The Mission Continues. The only way we can change how our nation accepts returning veterans and challenges them to continue serving as leaders, is by the continued support of organizations like the AFCEA and publications like SIGNAL.

Our goal is to see every returning veteran serve again as a citizen leader. Many veterans struggle to find purpose at home without the structure, mission and camaraderie of a military unit. By empowering them to serve as civic leaders, their service gives them purpose and strengthens their communities.

I encourage anyone interested in getting involved with the Fellowship or Service Project program to also visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/themissioncontinues
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/missioncontinue

Hi Nicholas,

Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. It is our pleasure and pride to highlight organizations like The Mission Continues, and we appreciate the effort you're making to support our nation's veterans. We also have a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/homefronthelp) through which we can promote future news from your group.

Rita Boland
News Editor, SIGNAL

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