American Soldier Network 2015 Year in Review

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/healinghappens

American Soldier Network Now on eBay

American-soldier-network-healing-happensHello everyone!

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)

 

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

 

9th Annual Holiday SWAG Bags 4 R Heroes

Less than 4 1/2 months until #Christmas so its time to rev up for our 9th annual #SWAGbagsForOurCombatWounded #Ourtreach #DONATEnow get your #Employer involved THANK YOU! #Share!

NEEDS: Hand Made Holiday cards from School Children #500 cards

500 Music DC’s / 500 Movie DVDs / 500 Itunes gift cards / 500 Decks of Playing Cards / 500 Stress Balls / 500 small hand games / 500 puzzle books / 500 Holiday Candies (no peanuts) / Other novelties 500 count / 500 Starbucks Gift Cards /  Men’s & Women’s small shower gels, lotions, etc. 500 count / We welcome other logo’d items from corporate sponsors. Please inquire

Angels Within Inc. DBA American Soldier Network (EIN# 33-0713731) is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

SWAG Bags Holiday

The Face of PTSD

American soldier network founder Annie Nelson and heroes NCO Air Force (Ret) Justin Jordan and  USMC Chris Carlisle raising awareness for soldier suicide and PTSD. #NotOneMore

 

22+ Suicides A Day, at least 1 ACTIVE Duty a day, that’s OVER 8,000 heroes a year we are losing!

healing_happens_badgeThis is Not getting better. 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 PTSD, 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

Resilience: The Annie Nelson Story

Resilience: The Annie Nelson Story

Resilience-Book-cover-Annie-NelsonAnnie Nelson endured tremendous personal challenges for years, sustaining multiple head trauma, PTSD, and culminating in her biggest challenge – facing intricate and risky surgery for a rare brain tumor. Through it all, Annie maintained a positive attitude, rooted in her strong faith. With passion fueled by her own life experience, Annie now dedicates her life to supporting U.S. Veterans and their families.

Get YOUR Signed Copy Now 

Portions of the books proceeds go to American Soldier Network

“After sustaining ongoing personal tragedies and loss, culminating in a brain tumor diagnosis, AnnieNelson turned her attention to supporting the military as vigorously as she fought to be healthy. She selflessly has dedicated her time and efforts to support our troops, with a passion that is evident – Annietruly walks the walk in helping the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom each day.Annie‘s story of overcoming tremendous life obstacles with courage, rooted in her deep faith, is an inspirational story vested in ‘resilience’ that will touch your heart. She is a true American hero.”

 

-Excerpt from Foreword written by‪ KevinSorbo‬
Kevin Sorbo

Internationally-renowned actor and author

“Annie is one of those precious and few individuals who in the face of significant personal pain and hardship still finds the time to devote countless hours of their time and energy to support others in need. Her devotion to our wounded warriors is exemplary, and I’m proud to be her supporter and her friend.”

Joe Mantegna

Tony-Award winning actor and Spokesperson for the National Army Museum

“Annie Nelson’s remarkable story of overcoming multiple head trauma, PTSD, and a life-threatening brain tumor, and transforming her adversity into the opportunity to support our veterans and their families, embodies the spirit of my Open Hearts Foundation, for which she won the first-ever ‘Open Heart Patriot Award’ in 2012. In her memoir, Annie exemplifies how facing life struggles with faith and courage truly can make a difference to others.”

Jane Seymour

Award-winning actress, artist, and philanthropist

“Annie Nelson has done about as much as one lovely lady could possibly do to support and truly care about the welfare of our nations veterans. Her book not only reflects her passion but a true outlook at what all of us should say. God bless these people that put their lives on the line as well as their health so that we may maintain a way of life. May God bless our veterans as much as he blesses our country’s future.”

John Paul DeJoria

Co-Founder, Paul Mitchell Hair Care Co-Founder, Patron Tequila & Spirits

American Soldier Network 2015 Year in Review

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American Soldier Network Now on eBay

Hello everyone! 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...

9th Annual Holiday SWAG Bags 4 R Heroes

Less than 4 1/2 months until #Christmas so its time to rev up for our 9th annual #SWAGbagsForOurCombatWounded #Ourtreach #DONATEnow get your #Employer involved THANK YOU! #Share! NEEDS: Hand Made Holiday cards from School Children #500 cards 500 Music DC’s / 500...

The Face of PTSD

American soldier network founder Annie Nelson and heroes NCO Air Force (Ret) Justin Jordan and  USMC Chris Carlisle raising awareness for soldier suicide and PTSD. #NotOneMore   22+ Suicides A Day, at least 1 ACTIVE Duty a day, that’s OVER 8,000 heroes a...

ASN Gold Star Family Reunion Day

A “Gold Star Family Reunion Day” we hosted over 18 families of our fallen to a day of train rides, pony rides, a visit to the zoo, lunch, games fellowship and Healing! We would like to thank all those who helped make this day possible: Berkshire Hathaway...

Freedom Fest Motorcycle Ride and Music Festival

  Freedom Fest Motorcycle Ride and Music Festival When: August 22, 2015 Where: Castle Rock Colorado All Proceeds to American Soldier Network Get Tickets & Info http://www.freedomfestconcert.com/ Come meet national hero #NavyCross #Marine Jeremiah Workman at...

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...

A Day of Gratitude

By G. A. Volb Fort Irwin Public Affairs In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve, “A Day of Gratitude” was observed Nov. 25 honoring local Gold Star Families, first responders and Soldiers. The day...