PLACES TO BE. STUFF TO DO. PEOPLE WHO GET IT.
THIS IS WHAT WE LOST AND DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT.
LET'S BUILD LIVES WORTH LIVING... TOGETHER.
Support. Accountability. Connection.
Our bond is deeper than most, but we lost a lot of those bonds when we left the service. Community isn't all about sharing war stories or crying in our beer. It's about spending time doing cool stuff and sharing real connection with squared-away people near us who have our back when family, work, kids, and civilians just don't get it.
Isolation kills, cover me.
Opportunities for veterans to get together, connect, & have fun other in ways that have been tough to find since leaving the service;
Familiar local brothers and sisters to lean on when things get tough rather than having to reach out to strangers or struggle alone in isolation;
Intensive training, team building activities, and adventures to assist in building a tight-knit core community of real friends in towns and cities across the US in coordination with local vendors who are dedicated to growing, supporting, & enriching their local veterans’ lives;
Opportunities to use our skills and talents to continue to serve in our own hometown and become part of the solution rather than suffering our common struggle alone.
Eternal Endurance "FOBs" in towns and cities across the country where we are always welcome.
Relaxed atmosphere to watch a movie or a game, maybe play some poker or darts, have cookouts with friends in the evenings and weekends, or get the families together;
Gym/workout facilities to work on physical fitness in a comfortable environment;
A meeting place to get together to go out for a night on the town, hit the beach, or drop a car so everybody has a DD;
Piles of activities and events happening on an ongoing basis that vets and their families can participate in at the FOB or find out about at the FOB and do elsewhere. From fishing charters to hunting trips, run club to book club; every FOB caters to the unique interests and surroundings in its home community.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Team Building, Recreational, & Endurance-based activities for Vets and their families.
A Calendar of Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual gatherings including: Morning PT, run clubs, dinners, hikes, dives, fishing trips, concerts, hunts, golf tournaments, softball, book clubs, basketball, cornhole, tailgates, and whatever other activities YOUR community thinks would be fun.
Multi-day hiking and camping adventures on partner land to tighten local communities;
Survival and “Mash” style games for teams and individuals;
Take or teach a class on something that one member knows and others wanna know;
Access to free or discounted local resources including: Kayaking, surfing, skiing, hiking, bowling, HIIT classes, outfitters/charters, and unlimited others;
Group training and coaching to compete in endurance sports including: Marathon, triathlon, obstacle course, and adventure racing;
Step-down resources for people who have received mental health treatment but need ongoing counseling, friendships, and connection that insurance & the VA don't provide.
Referrals to a vetted network of professionals who GET IT and can give you help if you need it;
Development, funding, and proliferation of unique and specialized interventions to improve mental healthcare (which is done poorly too often) in line with the EERS Mission;
Referrals to trusted outside service providers who can help with needs beyond EERS scope.