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New Year, New Beginnings

Blog The Patriots Initiative sends warm wishes to all for a great year ahead! With every new year comes a chance for new beginnings. At TPI, we strive to make every year a great year for our active duty military, veterans, and their families. TPI achieves this goal...

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Making a List, and Checking It Twice

Blog It’s the season of giving! While you make lists, and check them twice, don’t forget to add some holiday cheer to someone else’s life. Not everyone can be home for the holidays, and many are missing loved ones who are out defending our freedom. The Patriots...

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Happy Veterans Day!

Blog November 11th marks Veterans Day here in the United States. This is a day honoring military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This day coincides with holidays celebrated in other countries, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. These...

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Semper Fortis

Blog The month of October holds significance for the Navy, with the United States Navy Birthday celebrated on October 13th. This day marks the anniversary of the formation of the Continental Navy during the American Revolution back in 1775. At this time, the navy was...

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Answering The Call

Blog Last October, The Patriots Initiative’s team ‘Young Guns’ hiked from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim, a 25 mile, 6500’ elevation loss and 5500’ elevation gain, all in one day to raise money for TPI’s Directory. They were able to raise more than...

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See Something, Say Something

Blog August is antiterrorism awareness month. This month is designed to raise awareness, not only of threats of terrorism, but also encourage regular vigilance and communication to report potential threats. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious...

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Independence Day: Honoring Freedom

Blog July is always a big month for Americans as we celebrate Independence Day. July 4th, 2018 marked the 242nd birthday of the United States of America. The American Independence Day is a federal holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of...

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June Jubilee

Blog Happy 243rd Birthday to the United States Army. The U.S. Army was founded on June 14th, 1775 when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the colonies for one year. Nearly forty percent of all enlisted military in the United...

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2018 Military Appreciation Month!

Blog May is Military Appreciation Month and all throughout the month, The Patriots Initiative encourages you to thank those who have served, or are currently serving, in the United States Armed Forces. The first week of May we celebrate Public Service Recognition Week...

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Joining and Transitioning Military

Blog Both joining the military and transitioning out of the military come with challenges. When choosing to enlist, you are choosing to make sacrifices for your country that the average citizen does not make. In the United States, joining the Air Force, Army, Coast...

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Vietnam Veterans Day

Blog Last year, an act of Congress honoring Vietnam veterans was signed into law by President Trump. This law declares March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The American flag is to be flown to commemorate the nearly 2.7 million U.S. servicemembers who...

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New Year, Same Resolution

Blog THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Here at TPI, we are always thriving to make a difference in the lives of our active duty military, veterans, and their families. Last year, thanks to donors like you, THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE...

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The Holiday Season – A Time for Giving

Blog The holiday season has finally arrived! For many it is a time of celebration; a time for giving and receiving. While you are doing your holiday shopping this season, THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE wants to remind you of our troops overseas. Whether you personally know...

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Veterans Day – Honoring All Veterans Today and Every Day

Blog Every November 11th we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, whether it be in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard, or Coast Guard. This Veterans Day, The Patriots Initiative would like to thank all those, past and...

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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim – CONQUERED

Blog TPI Team Young Guns when they arrived at the Grand Canyon North Rim!L to R: Jason Sabaugh, Connor Barrett, Greg Hillgren, Grant Warner, Andy Morrow, Ryan Clive-SmithJust shy of hiking for 14 straight hours...THEY DID IT!!!! TPI Team Young Guns - Greg Hillgren,...

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HOT TEMPERATURES – TRAINING FOR THE EXTREME!

Blog Team Young Guns has been very busy stepping up their training, going on numerous training hikes over the past two weeks in order to be fully prepared for THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE’s Grand Canyon ‘Rim to Rim’ (R2R) Challenge Hike benefiting TPI’s Wounded and Fallen...

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Two Nonprofit Organizations Accredited for TPI’s DIRECTORY

Blog THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE is pleased to announce that it has recognized zero8hundred and K9s For Warriors to be added to the TPI Directory as two highly exceptional nonprofit organizations that improve the lives and well-being of our nation’s military service...

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TPI Young Guns Training Hike at Lake Arrowhead, CA

Blog Earlier this month, four members of Team Young Guns – Connor Barrett, Grant Warner, Ryan Clive-Smith, and Gregory Hillgren – went on a training hike at Lake Arrowhead, CA. Lake Arrowhead is just shy of a mile high in elevation at 5,174 feet. To train for the...

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25-Mile Challenge Hike to Support America’s Troops

Blog The Patriots Initiative’s "Young Guns" will be participating in a Grand Canyon 'Rim to Rim' (R2R) Challenge Hike to Support America's Wounded and Fallen Warriors, and Warriors in Transition. The dontations made to this campaign will greatly...

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Military Holidays in August

Blog There are many days in August dedicated to celebrating different branches of the U.S. Military. We're delighted to highlight days of recognition of our warriors and veterans, such as, National Coast Guard Day, Purple Heart Day, National Airborne Day, and...

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The Origins of Independence Day

Blog THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE would like to wish you a Happy Independence Day! Starting back in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, until today, freedom has never been free. We honor all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending...

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The Four Donation Funds of THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE (TPI)

Blog Military Member & Veteran Donation Resources THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE (TPI) is focused on leading efforts to deliver impactful resources to nonprofit service providers who support our nation’s military and their families. One way TPI does this is by...

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Military Appreciation Month

Blog May has been designated as Military Appreciation Month. Let’s remember that every day, we owe our nation’s security and freedom to the members of our Armed Forces, their family members, and loved ones who provide support and share in their sacrifice. Here, we’d...

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Month of the Military Child

Blog April is the Month of the Military Child! This month, take the opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices, and continued resilience. The Patriots Initiative’s Directory represents a comprehensive list of...

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March is TBI Awareness Month

Blog Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has been called the signature wound for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. While the wound is VERY real, it can't be seen and goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed too often. Causing headaches, memory loss, sleeplessness, angry outbursts,...

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Two Military Charities Approved & Added to the TPI Directory

Blog THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE is proud to recognize Paws’itive Teams (specifically the “Emotional Support Dogs for Veterans” and “Service Dogs for Veterans” programs) and Working Wardrobes for a New Start as two of the nation’s finest nonprofit organizations working to...

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TPI Directory Update: Two Military Organizations Join Forces

Blog The Patriots Initiative would like to inform the donor public that Integra Center is modifying its name to Integra Center at VANC, becoming a program of the Veterans Association of North County (VANC). VANC will take up Integra Center’s mission of providing a...

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Marcus Luttrell Navy Seal Speech at Rep Convention

Blog Last night, Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell spoke—and went off script—at the Republican National Convention. He stunned the crowd of thousands with his candor, strength, and urgent message: we must love this country more than we love ourselves. Marcus didn’t sugarcoat...

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July 4th is a time to celebrate America’s independence.

Blog July 4th is a time to celebrate America's independence. We honor the men and women of our military who answer the call and will continue to work hard improve the quality of life for active duty and veteran military families. Donate Volunteer Latest...

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Announcement: Job Fair for Veterans Oct. 27th!

Blog TPI identifies what we consider to be an excellent opportunity for transitioning warriors to find employment opportunities within the private sector. We want to provide warriors with information and the opportunity to connect with The Open Heart for Purple Hearts...

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A veteran’s dream, realized

Blog Congratulations to the Veterans Association of North County for making this veteran's dream a reality! The VANC Resource Center will provide a place for all branches of retired, active, and reserve military personnel and their families to meet and receive needed...

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