Veterans Action Leadership Project

Veterans Action Leadership Project Veterans Action Leadership Project is a nonprofit organization working to create a supportive veterans community through outdoor adventure recreation.
The Veterans Action Leadership Program is the flagship program of the Call to Duty Foundation. The Call to Duty Foundation was rooted in efforts to establish a far reaching collegiate support system for veterans at Idaho State University in 2008 and 2009. Call to Duty was established as a charitable foundation in Yavapai County, Arizona in July 2009. The Foundation became an incorporated charitable non-profit entity (attaining its 501c3 status) in February 2010. Renowned mountaineer and outdoor educator Thomas Whittaker has been acting as the non-profit's executive director since its outset. The Action Leadership Project will primarily utilize an outdoor recreation model known as Common Adventure. The Common Adventure model was developed at universities in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s and 1980s by Gary O. Grimm and Ronald Watters. Currently similar programs operate on more than 30 college campuses nationwide and serve as the primary model for the majority of informal social outing clubs throughout the United States. Tom Whittaker’s pioneering Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoors Group (C.W. HOG) serves as the primary delivery model for the ALP. The C.W. HOG has a thirty year record of success at Idaho State University. The program combines formal traditional guided outdoor recreation, a resource center for participants, and facilitation of common adventure experiences.

The Action Leadership Project (ALP) engages veterans, their families and friends in a supportive social environment filled with the pleasures, excitement, and experiences of a wide array of outdoor activities. Additionally, the ALP aims to support former US servicemen and women in their transition from military to civilian life by helping them develop positive mechanisms for recovering from combat related trauma. The ALP will incorporate a common adventure style of outdoor recreation that empowers participants to take collaborative ownership of their experience through communal leadership. The common adventure experience will be supplemented with guided trips, workshops, and clinics aimed at helping participants build recreational outdoors skills.

Mission: To provide returning United States Military Veterans with potent and effective transitional programs and services that actively contributes to their social and professional fulfillment, success, and productivity as they reengage in the civilian society they fought to protect.

Here is a shotgun shooting event for military members, free of charge.
10/08/2013
Mighty Military 2013

Here is a shotgun shooting event for military members, free of charge.

The purpose of this event is to bring together both military and civilian shooters throughout our community for a sporting clay target shooting tournament. It is a blast and truly helps our organization raise funds to continue in our mission of supporting active Arizona military, their families, and...

Here is an organization worth checking out, it is nice to have organizations with a more regional/local focus.
10/08/2013
azmam.org

Here is an organization worth checking out, it is nice to have organizations with a more regional/local focus.

Military Assistance Mission

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and the VA continues to battle the epidemic of veteran suicides that is taking so ...
09/18/2013
Veterans Crisis Line | Hotline, Online Chat & Text

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and the VA continues to battle the epidemic of veteran suicides that is taking so many of our warriors who are suffering, many as a direct result of their military experiences.

As a small organization, all we can do here at V-ALP is offer veterans and their families an opportunity to connect with each other, share their experiences using outdoor recreation as a means of making those connections.

If you are a veteran who simply needs someone to talk to, or is in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also connect via the internet. http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1) or chat online 24/7/365.

I can relate to this article a little, as a student veteran who struggles myself.  Fortunately, being a grad student cut...
07/18/2013
From war zone to campus, veterans adjust to civilian life with sense of duty

I can relate to this article a little, as a student veteran who struggles myself. Fortunately, being a grad student cuts down quite a bit on the "people drama".

Veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan increasingly are turning to higher education as they leave the military and confront an economy still rebounding from recession. They’re often older than other students, and frequently have spouses and children. They’re not interested in party...

07/02/2013

Today we learned three of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were military veterans. Jesse Steed, Travis Turbyfill, and Billy Warnicke all served our country faithfully in the United States Marine Corps. That service was not enough, and all of them continued their selfless service in the community of Prescott. Semper Fidelis, Marines! That you were.....

07/01/2013

We at the Veterans Action Leadership Project stand with our fellow Arizonans following the unfathomable tragedy that happened earlier today with the loss of 19 of Prescott's finest, the Granite Mountain Hot Shots. These fine citizens gave their lives in the defense of our communities, battling to save the towns of Yarnell and Peeples Valley.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those fallen firefighters, and to the firefighters who carry on in the face of such loss.

Check out this stud, Army veteran and amputee epitomizing what perseverance is all about!
06/27/2013
Army Veteran Steve Miller Aims for Adventure TEAM Challenge

Check out this stud, Army veteran and amputee epitomizing what perseverance is all about!

Despite losing a leg due to injuries sustained while serving in Vietnam 40 years ago, 64-year-old Army veteran Steve Miller is training to compete in the inclusive Adventure TEAM Challenge from World T.E.A.M. Sports in western Colorado this September 13-15.

This student veteran is showing the kind of initiative that is typical within our veteran community around the U.S.A. an...
06/03/2013
Bike America: Student Veterans Ride For Education

This student veteran is showing the kind of initiative that is typical within our veteran community around the U.S.A. and indicates the spirit of activity and adventure that V-ALP works to cultivate!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-America-Student-Veterans-Ride-For-Education/431510006930184?fref=ts

Bike America is a cross county bike ride led by Kiersten Downs to raise funds for Student Veterans of America.
To learn more or donate, visit www.bikingusa.net

The Blue Star Families Museum Initiative worked with museums nationwide to provide free admission to active duty militar...
05/31/2013
Blue Star Museums Initiative

The Blue Star Families Museum Initiative worked with museums nationwide to provide free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2013. Local museums supporting this initiative are Sharlot Hall Museum, Phippen Museum, and the Smoki Museum. You can access the entire list state-by-state by visiting the National Endowment for the Arts website, here is a link to the list of participating Arizona museums.

http://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index2012.php?st=AZ#list

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their fam...

04/30/2013

Here's some more numbers to show you all how much fun the Veterans Recreation Expo was. Our great volunteers were able to take 50 kayakers out on the water, sent 50 brave participants rappelling down the rock wall, and 12 participants enjoyed the guided hiking tour.

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System posted some great pictures from the Veterans Recreation Expo. The event was a...
04/30/2013

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System posted some great pictures from the Veterans Recreation Expo. The event was a tremendous success with well over 350 registered participants and more than 70 registered volunteers! Thank you to everyone that came out to make the VRE such a great day!

04/27/2013

Today is the big day! Come on out to Watson Lake Park for the Veterans Recreation Expo. Hiking, kayaking, and rappelling from 10 AM until 5 PM. Lunch from 11:30-1. Come out and enjoy this great day with your family.

Bethany's Gait is a non-profit that provides Equine Therapy for military, veterans, and their families.  Based in Southe...
04/24/2013
Welcome to Bethany's Gait!

Bethany's Gait is a non-profit that provides Equine Therapy for military, veterans, and their families. Based in Southern California, they recently opened a facility in Williamson Valley, Arizona! We are excited to have Bethany's Gait participating on Saturday.
http://www.bethanysgait.org/#

04/22/2013

The big week is here! The Veterans Recreation Expo is this Saturday at Watson Lake Park from 10 AM - 5 PM. We hope to see you there.

We're still looking for volunteers for the event. For more information, email Daniel at [email protected]

The Veterans Recreation Expo is coming up and we still need some volunteers!If you can help out on April 27th, please em...
04/18/2013

The Veterans Recreation Expo is coming up and we still need some volunteers!

If you can help out on April 27th, please email Daniel Jacobs at [email protected].

04/17/2013
http://www.vetsalp.org/blog/

A new blog post is up at vetsalp.org talking about what we've done to prepare for the Veterans Recreation Expo. It's almost here, folks! We hope to see you and your family out there.

Once again, a local business owner is showing us more ways to assist our veterans.  Melissa Fields at Northern Arizona B...
04/08/2013
Northern Arizona Brain Integration, LLC

Once again, a local business owner is showing us more ways to assist our veterans. Melissa Fields at Northern Arizona Brain Integration is participating in the Veterans Recreation Expo. Brain integration is being used to treat PTSD with some very positive results! Glad to have you on board, Melissa!

Providing respectful comprehensive educational and parenting support services.

04/08/2013
Veterans Recreation Expo 2013

The official video is finally here! The Veterans Recreation Expo is shaping up to be a tremendous success. Please share this video to help spread the word!

Veterans Recreation Expo Presented by: Veterans Action Leadership Project Saturday, April 27th 2013, 10 AM-5 PM Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ Admission is F...

The Natural Healing Garden on hand to provide free chair massages at the Veterans Recreation Expo!  Of course, this loca...
04/06/2013
Prescott Massage Therapy

The Natural Healing Garden on hand to provide free chair massages at the Veterans Recreation Expo! Of course, this local business offers discounted rates for veterans, check 'em out!

www.NaturalHealingGarden.com

The Natural Healing Garden is Prescott's Premiere Therapeutic Wellness Center specializing in providing therapeutic relief in the form of Deep tissue massage therapy, Myotherapy, Neuromuscular therapy, Myofascial Release, Reiki,Stretching,and overall Awareness Therapy from professional, licensed and...

04/03/2013

More exciting news for the Veterans Recreation Expo. Crossfit Overthrow of Prescott is going to be offering crossfit demonstrations! We're really excited about it.

03/29/2013

Thanks to Better Deal Printing for their generous donation of posters for the Veterans Recreation Expo! betterdealprinting.com is a Prescott based, Veteran owned and operated small business that supports the Veteran and Prescott communities.

Veterans Action Leadership Project's cover photo
03/29/2013

Veterans Action Leadership Project's cover photo

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03/27/2013

Our latest partners for the Veterans Recreation Expo include the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Heroes 2 Hired. We will keep everyone posted on who else is participating!

Awesome news today regarding our upcoming Veterans Recreation Expo: we are going to have a free yoga class!  A-Yogi's Ce...
03/26/2013
Yoga for Military and Family Members

Awesome news today regarding our upcoming Veterans Recreation Expo: we are going to have a free yoga class! A-Yogi's Center is a local yoga studio owned by a USMC combat veteran, Barbara McCarthy. Barbara will be conducting a yoga class during the event for FREE (our favorite price). Check out her webpage and learn more about her free yoga for veterans and discounts for veteran family members.

What’s your military connection? A Yogi’s Center offers free classes (one a week) to active duty, reserve and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Regardless of when you served, for how long, or which branch of service you may attend any of the following classes: Tuesday at 6 p.m. or Saturdays. Free c...

03/06/2013

A special thanks goes out to everyone that came out for our video shoot yesterday. A few teaser photos have been posted. Look out for the finished product soon!

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01/21/2013

Today for the MLK Day of Service, V-ALP, along with La Tierra Community School and some Prescott College students did some organizing at the DAV Chapter 16 Thrift Shop. What are you all doing for your day on?

Good to see the military taking proactive steps to help veterans find jobs before they leave service.
01/15/2013
Training Program Aims To Prep Soldiers For Civilian Jobs : NPR

Good to see the military taking proactive steps to help veterans find jobs before they leave service.

Thousands of Minnesota soldiers deployed in Kuwait woke up to a surprise last spring. Just weeks before the end of their tour, a group of corporate recruiters showed up on base. The visit was part of a new strategy to help returning service members find jobs after they've hung up their uniforms.

This story demonstrates what organizations like ours, Team River Runner, WWP, and others are all about!http://www.stripe...
01/11/2013
Calif. veterans with PTSD cast a line for a better life with fly-fishing

This story demonstrates what organizations like ours, Team River Runner, WWP, and others are all about!

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/calif-veterans-with-ptsd-cast-a-line-for-a-better-life-with-fly-fishing-1.201941

Maureen Brown’s eyes dance when she recalls “the beauty” of catching her first rainbow trout. The retired Army nurse will never forget it because, as she reeled in the 24-inch fish two years ago, her exhilaration for a moment broke the mental shackles of her post-traumatic stress disorder.

This burn pit legislation is a long time coming, and should hopefully assist the Department of Veterans Affairs in ident...
01/11/2013
Obama signs Katie's Law, burn pit registry bills

This burn pit legislation is a long time coming, and should hopefully assist the Department of Veterans Affairs in identifying chronic conditions related to burn pit exposure and developing best practices to address these conditions.

The establishment of an open burn pit registry aims to help patients, doctors and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determine to what extent air pollution, caused by open air burn pits, has led to medical diseases among servicemembers.

Look no further than this humble soldier for a definition of what leadership is all about....
01/11/2013
Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor

Look no further than this humble soldier for a definition of what leadership is all about....

Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor in February for his actions as a section leader in Afghanistan in 2009, the fourth living veteran of the war in Afghanistan to receive the award.

01/02/2013

Happy New Year from the Veterans Action Leadership Project! We're looking forward to a great 2013.

12/20/2012

Tomorrow, Daniel and Bobby are meeting with Rhonda and Quentin from WWP to look at possible veteran events in Prescott this spring!

12/13/2012

Happy 376th Birthday to the National Guard!

12/04/2012
Army-Navy Game presented by USAA

The 113th Army-Navy game takes place on Saturday, December 8th in Philadelphia. Not that we take sides here at V-ALP, but since this particular individual on the keyboard right now is an old Soldier.....

Go ARMY, beat Navy!!!

http://armynavygame.com/

Counting down to the greatest rivalry in sports - America's Game will be played in America's Capital on Dec 10, 2011.

12/04/2012
Holiday Mail for Heroes | American Red Cross | Military Support

Correction to an earlier post, here is contact information for injured service members recovering in the national capital region. They could always use a little extra holiday cheer as we approach Christmas.

http://www.redcross.org/support/get-involved/holiday-mail-for-heroes

Supporting Our Military Families with a Taste of Home .Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans.

11/19/2012
http://from.fox6now.com/W0qXCi

Check out this story about a coffee shop in Wisconsin helping Veterans, their families, and their local community.

Address

140 N Granite St
Prescott, AZ
86301

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 09:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(928) 273-0353

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