A VetCV Top Patriot Teaming Partner!
As part of our work to bring the resources Veterans and their families need, VetCV is proud to support and partner with AHERO, a non-profit that serves America's Veterans by providing fellowship and mentoring opportunities through recreational activities. AHERO provides a supportive environment enabling Veterans to continue the healing process, so they can focus on their future and reconcile the traumatic events of their past in a healthy and constructive environment.
VetCV CEO, Niels Andersen and LtCol. Dave Glassman first met in 2007 as part of Congressman Jeff Miller's leadership team spearheading the first Emerald Coast Honor Flight to fly World War II veterans living in Northwest Florida to Washington, DC to visit the World War II memorial. They immediately recognized that they share a common mission and over the years, have supported each other in a number of initiatives supporting Veterans and their families. Please join us and AHERO in their mission to help heal our Veterans, hearts and minds through camaraderie, esprit de corps and memorable experiences.
AHERO (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors) connects Veterans with patriotic members of local communities by organizing outdoor events and social activities. Their goal is to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service by:
The AHERO team understands the challenges today's war Veterans face in reengaging the civilian world. AHERO has no paid staff members and we keep our overhead and administrative costs to between 2%-6% of funds raised on an annual basis.
AHERO was conceived and founded by Major Lee Stuckey, U.S. Marine Corps. Maj. Stuckey has served three combat tours in Iraq. Maj. Stuckey has been awarded the Purple Heart (for wounds received in Iraq), Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a "V" device for Actions of Valor during combat, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and other military ribbons/medals for outstanding service.
Lee's brain injury, coupled with the emotional trauma of several combat deployments, led him to the edge of suicide. Lee was tired of dealing with the nightmares and stress and put a gun to his head. As he was pulling the trigger, his cell phone rang and displayed the word "Mom." He immediately dropped the pistol and realized he needed help. As a Marine Corps Officer, Lee realized that if he was struggling with psychological issues, thousands of Veterans must be silently suffering in similar ways. Lee began to visit Walter Reed Hospital and other military hospitals across the country and connected with the servicemen and women that he met at these facilities. He was deeply affected by the severity of the physical and emotional injuries that so many servicemen and women had endured. Approximately 22 Veterans a day die by suicide. Lee's new mission was to lower these numbers by sharing his story and reaching as many Veterans as possible, before it was too late.
TeamVetCV fully supports the ongoing fundraising needs of this important non-profit Patriot Teaming Partner, please consider Donating Today and signing up for their semi-annual magazine!
AHERO Founder & CEO
Lieutenant Colonel, USMC Ret.
Chief Operating Officer - Titan FC