Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. Today’s special focus is on private military veteran support organizations. All of these are in the American Redoubt.
The Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association organizes several sports events each year. Many of them are shooting events in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
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Idaho Horse Therapy provides equine-assisted psychotherapy for veterans with PTSD.
Camp Patriot is located in Montana’s remote Yaak River Valley. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They have “a mission to empower and thank wounded and disabled military veterans of all generations though our outdoor programs.”
The VetsWork GreenCorps program was launched in 2014 as a collaboration between the Umatilla National Forest and Mt. Adams Institute based in Trout Lake, Washington. The goal is to help veterans transition back to civilian life. They do so through workforce development programs, with a focus on firefighting.
And then there is Point Man Ministries, which has a chapter in Spokane, Washington. Their mission statement reads: “To connect the hurting veteran as well as their families and friends with others who have already begun the transition home after war. With Jesus Christ as our focal point it is our desire is to provide spiritual and emotional healing through our existing Outpost and Home Front system.”
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Inland Northwest Honor Flight transports Inland Northwest war veterans to Washington D.C.. (To visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.)
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WyoTech in Laramie offers personalized programs for veterans.