Our Documentary Short “Vets Helping Vets ~ A Medal of Honor Surprise” is recognized & premiered in the  2017 GI Film Festival DC 5/26/2017

Our Documentary Short “Vets Helping Vets ~ A Medal of Honor Surprise” is recognized & premiered in the 2017 GI Film Festival DC 5/26/2017

ASN and Annie Nelson were thrilled to have our short “Vets Helping Vets A Medal of Honor Surprise” premired at the 2017 GI Film Festival in Washington DC. Such a great day and thrilled our partners Toyota USA could join us for the festivities

Help Us Deliver Some Christmas SWAG (Showing Warriors Americas Gratitude) Bags

Help Us Deliver Some Christmas SWAG (Showing Warriors Americas Gratitude) Bags

Dashing through the halls…the American Soldier Network will be once again delivering Christmas SWAG Bags (Showing Warriors Americas Gratitude) to our combat, ill and injured heroes this Christmas! We can not do it alone! WE NEED YOU, with your donations of IN Kind items, corporate sponsorship donations and funds to fill our bags. Please email us at info@americansoldiernetwork.org if you can be a part of this years SWAG Bags or you can donate now via this site on our donate button.
Thank you for helping us honor and thank our Warriors!

Event: Veterans Day to Remember at the Battleship IOWA Museum

Event: Veterans Day to Remember at the Battleship IOWA Museum

Veterans Day to Remember

On behalf of The American Soldier Network & The Battleship Iowa we would like to cordially invite you to a Veterans Day to Remember “Celebrating The American Spirit” on the LA waterfront. This event will be a day to celebrate our Veterans, Military, a historic Battleship and raise awareness & funds to end Veteran/Military suicide. Every 40 minutes a veteran takes his own life to suicide; we are losing 1 to 3 Active Duty military members to suicide daily. It is long overdue that we all come together to Save our Heroes here on the home front. 
This is also the conclusion of the“Show Your Soul by Donating Your Soles” used shoe drive to support American Soldier Network in their crusade to end veteran/military suicide. The used shoes will go to shoe our impoverished in third world countries, keeping them our of our land fills and the monies raised will go to the #HealingHappens Save our Heroes here on our Home Front campaign. 
The Battleship USS Iowa is a popular Los Angeles museum that provides families a glimpse into the past through a unique (and fun) experience aboard the only battleship museum on the West Coast. We have created a comfortable and relaxed browsing experience and invite your client to bring along a guest, there will be military present, vendor booths, refreshments and a family atmosphere. Along with media coverage.
TIME: 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
Location: The Museum is located at Berth 87 at the Los Angeles World Cruise Port Terminal at the LA Waterfront / Port of Los Angeles.  The Battleship IOWA Museum shares the parking lot with the World Cruise Terminal.

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.

Address is:

http://www.pacificbattleship.com/

Battleship IOWA Museum
250 South Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA  90731

 

The Face of PTS

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!

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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

Or click here to DONATE NOW  Visa/MC/Discover/Amex

Flat Track Racing Salutes the Troops

Flat Track racing is the fastest growing form of motorcycle racing in the world today and we caught up with the best of the best at the Sacramento Mile to salute the troops. 3-time and current Grand National Champion Jared Mees, former 3-time GNC champion Kenny Coolbeth and last years runner up Bryan Smith among others give heartfelt salutes to the troops!

Welcome to American Soldier Network

9/11 affected every American.

…for Annie Nelson, it was a life-changer.

Founder, Annie Nelson

Corporal Jesse Schertz

Having no real knowledge of our troops but a fierce need to do something, she decided to write. And write she did.
Corporal Jesse Schertz, hit by suicide bomber on 12/22/2004, became Annie’s first Pen Pal. The Marine in Iraq and Annie at home shared tears, fears, tragedies and triumphs.
The faith and friendship of two strangers brought together by war has proudly grown into the American Soldier Network.

We all can make a difference…

American Soldier Network