The Mission Continues In The Media

Veterans Find Their Niche — and Run With It

USA Today

A soldier, a sailor and a Marine. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan might have left Rachel Gutierrez, Joe Femenia and Mervin Roxas embittered or even suicidal as they have countless other veterans.[...]

For Veteran Volunteers, Story is Part of the Work

The Military Times

Jules Toraya rattled off his life story as quickly as he could: a desire for public service, five years in the Army, environmental work for the last four, and now a new fellowship [...]

Veterans at Home, on a Mission of Compassion

The New York Times

Rachel Gutierrez was an army sergeant in Iraq, but back home in Phoenix she leads a platoon. At 2:30 in the morning last Oct. 18, members of the 1st Platoon Phoenix [...]

Veterans Find New Opportunities At Home

Huffington Post

After decades of often frustrating reliance on the massive Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are increasingly turning homeward. Innovative new programs are springing up [...]

Volunteerism Helps Vets Heal Scars of War

Orlando Sentinel

When he came home from Iraq in 2004, Cpl. Lloyd Duran should have felt like a hero. Instead, he felt lost.”In the Marines, I had led a platoon. I had a lot of responsibility,” said Duran [...]

Volunteer veteran platoons to take on public service nationwide

Stars and Stripes

Tristan Williamson has been out of the military for five years, but he’s back in a platoon. This time, the Navy veteran is fighting hunger, not the enemy. [...]

Can Service Save Us?


There was absolutely no way Ian Smith was suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. He was sure of it. He was O.K. He was living with his girlfriend in a suburb [...]

Volunteer service gives vets a second purpose

CBS News

The transition back home for veterans who serve overseas is rarely easy. It helps when they still have a purpose.A former Navy SEAL, Eric Greitens understood that. A suicide truck bomb [...]

Eric Greitens, Former Navy SEAL, on Helping Military Veterans

The Daily Beast

There were three central reasons why I decided to enlist in the Navy SEALs. One was I had spent time doing humanitarian work overseas in Bosnia with people who had survived the ethnic [...]

To Ease Veterans’ Return to Civilian Life, Program Offers Purpose

Los Angeles Times

The Mission Continues gives military veterans six-month assignments at nonprofits that serve their community. It means they can continue fighting for something — just in a different way. [...]

On the Front Line of Our Communities


In 2007, while serving as a Navy SEAL in Iraq, my team was hit by a suicide truck bomb. As I made my way through the debris of our barracks, ears ringing, choking on chlorine gas [...]

Bumper-Sticker Patriotism Is No Way to Honor Our Veterans

Huffington Post

I was 18 when President Carter rattled America’s saber. The Soviets had just invaded Afghanistan, and Carter wanted to show the Russians that we weren’t kidding around so he re-instituted [...]