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Military Families and Veterans Initiative

In the News

Inside Nova: April 4, 2012
Military kids take to great outdoors at Prince William Forest Park

90.5 Essential Public Radio: April 12, 2012
New Evidence Shows Being Active Outdoors Benefits Veterans

Daily Kos: April 16, 2012
Celebrating the Military Child Outdoors

Coloradoan: April 13, 2012
In brief: YMCA welcomes veterans initiative

ENews Park Forest: March 30, 2012
Celebration Of The Military Child Outdoors

Corpus Christi Times: February 12, 2012
Combat Marine Outdoors program offers fresh perspective for Marines

Springs Military Life: February 2012
Sierra Club Gives back to veterans

Seattle Weekly: February 15, 2012
Sierra Club and Soldiers Join Forces for a Not So Odd Couple Retreat

Denver Post: February 16, 2012
Soldiers, Air Force personnel get free Colorado outing

Elevation Outdoors: February 16, 2012
What's Your Excuse?

Kitsap Sun: February 18, 2012
Introducing vets to the great outdoors

Salt Lake City Tribune January 30, 2012
New Sierra Club program working with Utah groups to get military families outdoors

NewsRoom America: January 26, 2012
Sierra Club, U-M to study links between outdoor experience, veterans' mental health

January 2012
U-M, Sierra Club to study links between outdoor experience, veterans' mental health:

LA Talk Radio's Hill and Dale Show: December 2011
Sierra Club staffer Stacy Bare talks with LA Talk Radio's Hill and Dale Show.

Sierra Magazine: November/December 2011
Seeking Higher Ground: In the mountains of Idaho, a group of injured war vets seek relief from wounds—some obvious, some invisible.

Citizen Times: November 2011
Mountains a healing haven for veterans

NW Times: November 2011
Help a veteran get outside, get stress release

National Wildlife Federation: September 2011
"I Would Be Dead" Without The Colorado Flatirons: Great Outdoors as Lifeline

Bangor Daily News: April 2011
Conference call with Biden's wife promises change

News-Press.com: April 2011
Paying attention to home planet

April 2011: Michael Brune's Blog
Opening a Different World

April 2011: News & Observer
Joining Forces kicks off at Lejeune

April 2011: Examiner.com
Jill Biden and Michelle Obama Joining Forces with Military Communities

April 2011: 10 News WTSP.com
Michelle Obama, Jill Biden: "Joining Forces" for military families

April 2011: 10 News WTSP.com
Michelle Obama, Jill Biden: "Joining Forces" for military families

April 2011: USA Today
Michelle Obama, Jill Biden join forces for military families

April 2011: Sierra Club Press Release
Sierra Club Joins First Lady Michelle Obama in Supporting Military Families Through New Outdoors Initiative

April 2011: YMCA Press Release
YMCA of the USA Receives $500,000 Grant from The Sierra Club Foundation to Send Military Kids and Families to Camp

April 2011: Statements
Remarks by the President, the Vice President, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden at Launch of "Joining Forces" Initiative

April 2011: PR NEWS WIRE
YMCA of the USA Receives $500,000 Grant from the Sierra Club Foundation to Send Military Kids and Families to Camp

April 2011: WTVA.com
Camp for children of military troops

April 2011: The White House
President Obama, Vice President Biden, First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Launch National "Joining Forces" Initiative to Support America's Military Families

April 2011: Sierra Magazine
Everyone who goes to war comes home transformed. Two young veterans write about adventures that helped them figure out what changed.

April 2011: United We Serve
Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

August 2010: Kitsap Sun
Learning and Laughter for Stennis Kids at Summer Camp

July 2010: CNN
Summer Camp for Military Kids: Operation Purple Helps Deal with Deployment

July 2010: The Spokesman-Review
Deployed for fun

July 2010: News Telegram
Operation Summer Fun

Junction City Daily Union: June 2010
Local Armed Services YMCA gets Camp Grant

WTVA - NBC Tupelo/Columbus: June 2010
Summer Camp Supports Military Children

The Manchester Enterprise: June 2010
Operation Purple offers children of military families added help

Cumberland Times-News: May 2010
Outward Bound Helping Vets

Veteran Journal: May 2010
Getting Back to Basics

Air Force News: March 2010
Free Adventure Travel for Veterans

Sierra Magazine: March/April 2010
Private Places: Veterans Reflect on War and Mountains

MetroKids: January 2010
Camps Address Kids' Emotional Needs

Air Force News Today: January 2010
Retreats help Servicemembers and Families Reconnect

The Beacon: January 2010
Outward Bound Offering Free Wilderness Trips for Vets

Vanguard: Winter 2009/2010
Charting a Course toward Readjustment (pg. 16-17)

Pike County Press: November 2009
PEEC Hosts Operation Purple Family Retreat

Prairie Soldier: October 2009
Army Guard Sergeant Tackles Oregon's White Water (page 24)

Military Press: September 2009
Outward Bound Offers Wilderness Expeditions for Veterans

PR Newswire: August 2009
Joint Chiefs Chairman Visits Military Children at National Military Family Association's Operation Purple Camp

Daily Herald: July 2009
The unwavering souls at Operation Purple Camp

Montgomery Advertiser: July 2009
Operation Purple entertains, reassures military kids

The Brownwood Bulletin: July 2009
Camp set for children of deployed military

NBC Nightly News: July 2009
Making a Difference: Operation Purple

Citizen Times: July 2009
Wilderness program Outward Bound to help veterans readjust

Fox 28 WSJV South Bend: July 2009
Camp for Service Members Kids

Watertown Daily Times: July 2009
Summer Camp Offers Stress Relief

Newton Daily News: June 2009
ASYMCA to host camps for military children, families

www.army.mil.com: June 2009
YMCA's Camp Erdman Hosts Operation Purple Activities

Armed Forces Press Service: June 2009
President Rolls Up Sleeves to Support Military Kids

Operation Homefront Online: June 2009
Operation Purple - Sierra Club Benefits

The National Guard: June 2009
Outdoor adventure reinvigorates Guard veterans

Quad-Cities Online: May 2009
YMCA Offers FREE Military Kids Camp

The Maryland National Guard: April 2009
Air Guard War Vets Go Outward Bound

American Forces Press Service: April 2009
New 'Operation Purple' Program Offers Family Retreats

The Putnam County News and Recorder: April 2009
Outward Bound Brings Vets to Great Outdoors

Skinny Moose Media: April 2009
OIF/OEF Veterans Dog Sled with Outward Bound

Great Lakes Bulletin: April 2009
Outward Bound Opportunity for Great Lakes Veterans

DVIDS News From the Field: April 2009
The Outdoors: a Chance for Military Families to Find Renewal and Solace

American Forces Press Service: March 2009
'Operation Purple' offers summer fun to military kids

PBS News Hour: July 2008
Children of Deployed Parents go to Special Camp


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