February 6 & 7: Our annual hosting our Heroes to the Grammy’s Rehearsals always a memorable time for our combat wounded and Active Duty Heroes.
February 11: Hearts 4 Heroes this year were delivered to our US Navy SEAL Teams
February 12: we hosted Valentine Date Night for our Combat Wounded Ill & Injured and their spouses providing comedy night, dinner and desert!
MARCH 11-14: we supported & cheered at the Warrior Trials at Camp Pendleton
MAY: We had a fund raiser at the Irvine Improv with the Veterans of Comedy and TV’s David Koechner
JULY: A Gold Star Family Reunion Day – with a picnic, pony rides, visit to the zoo, games and train ride! “Freedom Fest Concert & Motorcycle Run” in Castle Rock CO over 350 Bikers rode with Paul Teutle Sr of Orange County Choppers, SOA cast members Rusty Coones, Emilio Rivera, MO McCrea through the amazing Colorado roads to the beautiful town of Castlerock to a great day of music, fun and food. Performing were, Great White, Patten and Goff, Ryan White, Mini KIIS, Kip Winger and headliner Lou Gramm the voice of Foreigner!!!
OCTOBER: canned food drive with Montevideo Elementary School PTA, American Soldier Network delivering over 1300 canned foods to our Homeless Veterans
NOVEMBER: 3rd Annual Show your Soul Donate your Soles used shoe drive and Veterans Day party at the USS IOWA Battleship! A Red Carpet Day with celebrities, war fighters of all eras, civilians and thousands and thousands of SHOES!
DECEMBER: American Soldier Network’s 9th Annual Christmas SWAG Bags for our Combat Wounded Ill & Injured – we again delivered over 500 SWAG bags to our combat wounded ill and injured service members for the holidays. Always a highlight of our year! Unfortunately we in our circle lost 18 to suicide this year! That has turned our focus moving forward into 2016 on the development of our #HealingHappens campaign to raise awareness & help for the Veteran/Military Suicide epidemic in our country. Since 1999 we have lost over 200,000 veterans & active duty military to suicide, this must stop! WE NEED YOU to Help us spread the word. Check out www.crowdrise.com/
I am happy to announce the launch of the American Soldier Network campaign on eBay!
Vanity url: www.ebay.com/healinghappens
Link for social: bit.ly/healinghappens
Please help spread the word.
The auction starts TODAY thru Nov 12 👍🏻👊🏻🎶🇺🇸 Guitars signed by
-Colorado Avalanche Scott “the Sherrif” Parker
– Kip Winger (solo)
– Ryan Weaver and his band
– Patten & Goff
– Mini KISS (entire band)
– Jack Russell (Great White)
– Led Zeppelin Experience (entire band)
– Lou Gramm (Voice of Foreigner)
– Paul Teutel Sn. (Orange County Choppers)
– Rusty Coones (Sons of Anarchy)
– Mo Mc Crae (SOA)
– Emilio Rivera (SOA)
Parking is accessible from 1st Street & Harbor Boulevard.
The first hour is free, each additional hour is $2 with a maximum of $16 per day.
American soldier network founder Annie Nelson and heroes NCO Air Force (Ret) Justin Jordan and USMC Chris Carlisle raising awareness for soldier suicide and PTS. #NotOneMore
We lose a veteran roughly EVERY 45 minutes each day to Suicide; at least 1- 3 ACTIVE Duty each day. That’s OVER 8,000 heroes a year we are losing!
22 a day is NOT accurate and it never has been. That number was from a 2011 study done by the VA on veteran suicides, however they only studies 21 of our 50 states and did not include Texas nor California, the two states with the most veterans. Please STOP using the 22 or #22 when referring to veteran/military suicide! This is such a touchy topic we must be accurate when discussing it. Brain health affects every human being. We all have stuff. NO one brain is the same so NO one brain will handle Post Traumatic Stresses of any kind the same. There is no one size fits all cure or treatment.
We at American Soldier Network are dedicated to making a impact nationally on this crisis. This is not only effecting our heroes form Desert Storm on it is tragically taking the lives of our Vietnam veterans as well. It is also taking the lives of the sons/daughters of those who have lost their battles to their demons.
We are launching our efforts to erase the stigma, empower our heroes, challenge ALL Americans to become a part of the Healing process, reminding everyone that we all have stuff, the brain is a powerful machine that must be fine tuned, and NO ONE IS ALONE! We can NOT do this ALONE either. We need YOU! There is not one way to heal, no one place, doctor, facility or process that is a one size fits all for our heroes. That being said, empathy starts here at home and raising awareness to Brain Health, Healing and Empowerment are the pillars of our #HealingHappens campaign.
If you know any people or companies in a position to donate we need everyone’s help and urgency is obviously here….. all monies raised for #HealingHappens will go to Healing our Heroes with PTS, TBI and Suicide Prevention.
Donations are tax deductible
We are a 501c3 charity with ZERO paid staff, so every penny will go to this!!!!
Checks can be sent to American Soldier Network
24000 Alicia Pkwy #17-244
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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