Helping Students Create Hope

By | 2018-04-23T20:35:52+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Expeditions, MainSlider, StandWatch Academy|

The Great Southwest Expedition When we first started planning a week-long student retreat for our academy last year, it seemed like an impossible task.  The amount of money it was going to take to move ten students and three chaperones from [...]

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Gold Star Day at Capitol

By | 2018-04-23T20:36:30+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Article, Expeditions, MainSlider|

One of our 2018 projects is working with leaders from around West Virginia to get a Gold Star Family Memorial built on the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol Complex.  Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, Senator Ryan Weld, President Mitch [...]

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Supporting Veterans Physical Recovery

By | 2018-01-16T15:52:03+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Expeditions, MainSlider, Uncategorized|

There are two bills in the West Virginia State Senate (SB125 and SB123) that propose taxing health club memberships. SB123 further requires revenues from the tax increase to be used to fund veteran projects. Many, many veterans use gyms and CrossFit [...]

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2018 Expeditions for Good Preview

By | 2018-06-04T12:45:15+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Expeditions, MainSlider, StandWatch Academy|

As we have talked about recently, 2018 is going to be a big year for StandWatch.  Our mission is to support as many programs as possible that are either veteran-led, or beneficial to the communities in which veterans live.  To that [...]

StandWatch in 2018.

By | 2018-06-04T12:44:57+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Article, Expeditions, MainSlider, StandWatch Academy|

On December 4th, and StandWatch America held our first annual D37 Legislative Dinner at the Embassy Suites hotel in Charleston, West Virginia .  At this event, veterans, business leaders, and elected officials, from all over the state gathered to talk about the [...]

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Veterans Impact Elections

By | 2018-01-04T21:59:44+00:00 September 12th, 2017|MainSlider| 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 and create new ways for elected officials [...]

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Do We Still Have the Right Stuff?

By | 2018-01-04T21:53:28+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Averagist, Expeditions, MainSlider|

In October 1957, the people of the United States awoke to a sound that shook the country to its foundation.  The Soviet Union had launched a 220-pound sphere into orbit called Sputnik.  It housed a small transmitter that emitted a 20MHz [...]

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Driving Community Change

By | 2017-06-23T17:53:35+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Expeditions, MainSlider|

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 ramp. After a closer inspection he discovered [...]

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