We’ve received a lot of feedback about our analysis of how veterans in West Virginia affected the various races in the state senate last year. Building on that interest, we used a similar model...

StandWatch.org has been working on a project called the Civic Improvement Initiative (CII,) where veterans work with young people and local leaders to promote greater civic involvement.  We want to leverage our veterans’ passion...

Occasionally we undertake a project that’s out of the ordinary, and today’s work falls into that category. Several weeks ago, Al Conaway took the lead on a project to replace a disabled veteran’s wheelchair...

On May 24th, StandWatch held its clinic at the annual Run For the Wall (RFTW) motorcycle rally.  Each year, thousands of bikers start out in Ontario, California with the goal of reaching the Vietnam...

A few weeks ago we told you about a local veteran who needed repairs done to his wheelchair ramp. Pinnacle Solutions out of Huntsville, Alabama generously donated $500 for the materials that we believed...

We held our RP4 expedition yesterday and this morning. Attempted to do a circuit around Dolly Sods wilderness in northeastern West Virginia. The intent was to take some of the younger guys out with...

When StandWatch formed in 2015, we had a serious discussion about how to position ourselves in the nonprofit space.  There are millions of nonprofit organizations out there, and many base their organizational models on...

Well, Rally Point 3 wrapped up today and we had an awesome time. This expedition, we took 19 middle school students out to Beech Fork State Park and put them through a 3-4 mile...

On March 24th, StandWatch.org hosted Rally Point Two (RP2) at the New River Gorge National River, outside of Fayetteville, West Virginia.  RP2 consisted of a 16.2-mile expedition where high school students will be guided on...

What if last year’s political earthquake was actually just a tremor? StandWatch.org’s American Averagist podcast and research series is dedicated to cutting through the fog of today’s media landscape by telling the story of...

In today’s environment, we believe people who support nonprofits want us to efficiently use our resources to provide measurable impact.  Transparency is critical in this environment, and we want to help people evaluate our progress....

We have come a long way.  Over the past year, we’ve raised awareness and money.  We’ve taken care of some veterans, and did a lot to help spread the word about veteran healthcare.  Our...

StandWatch took a group of college students on a hike over Veterans Day weekend. They needed to do a service project and wanted to raise money for us. I agreed, and by most standards...

We’ve spoken often about the need to organize activities that bring veterans and current members of the military together with civilians. When soldiers leave the service, they lose a massive support system. In effect...

In the fall of 1780, things were not looking good for the American Revolution. The British had fought the Continental Army to a stalemate in the north, and rumor had it that there were...

RP2 Is Cancelled and We Are Using the Money to Pay Veterans’ Medical Expenses In a little less than 30 days, StandWatch will be a year old. It’s been an amazing twelve months, and...

One of the scariest moments in life happens when you stand up and realize that you’re all alone. No matter what the hipsters on Madison Avenue say to get us to buy more stuff,...

Is there value in saving a veteran? Aren’t we all just ticking time bombs waiting to explode? Didn’t our service leave us unbearably scarred, bitter, and in chronic need of sympathy and a helping...

After conducting several clinics, and ten months worth of outreach, we’ve come to realize that there is a gaping shortfall in the way veterans service organizations are trying to reach people. As a result,...

After our experience at Run For The Wall, I have been wondering why so many veterans, particularly those who served in Vietnam, are bikers. At first, I believed that the common thread was the...

The clinic we did at Run For The Wall on May 25th was an incredible success. Frankly, it was one of the most rewarding days I have had since leaving the military many, many...

When StandWatch.org set out to solve the problems surrounding veterans’ healthcare, we knew we were taking on a huge task. Each year, billions of dollars are spent trying to fulfill the promises made to...

When we started StandWatch last September, our mission was clear; provide free medical care to veterans who have fallen through cracks in the Veterans Administration healthcare system. We are proud of the progress we’ve...

Communities are brought together when individuals take the first step. When you participate in a StandWatch.org event, your money goes directly to provide experiences for veterans and their families. Sometimes those experiences are free...

A couple months ago, I attended the funeral of a friend’s father. The entire service took place on a mountaintop overlooking a rural valley in West Virginia. As the family sat under a small...

The key to StandWatch’s ultimate success is pretty simple. We have to hold events that are so compelling and fun that they not only generate the revenue we need to care for veterans, but...

We have a problem. It’s a major problem that came up this week and I need to let everyone know what’s happening. Since we started building StandWatch, I have learned many things. What I...

Yesterday was, perhaps, one of the most important days in StandWatch.org‘s short history. I would venture a guess that many people who are interested in attending our 5K may not know that our mission is...

I have been asked why we are calling our 5K a rally point? The answer is pretty simple. When a military unit moves along a route through dangerous territory, a rally point is the...

Building a nonprofit like StandWatch.org is a challenge. There are a variety of critical tasks that have to be taken care of, and at this stage, one of the most important is creating awareness...

StandWatch.org is a West Virginia non-profit corporation established in September 2015. Getting officially recognized as a 501(c)3 can be a lengthy process, and we have submitted IRS Form 1023 on October 16, 2015. Similar paperwork...

Building an organization like StandWatch.org takes time, energy, money, and a core group of people who believe in the cause. Since day one, I have been fortunate in that the morality of our cause...

I almost made a critical error today that I want to share in tonight’s SITREP. After working in start-ups and other business areas for close to two decades, I have been following a standard...