Posted on Sep 23, 2015
SN Alex Tufail
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I talk to a lot of people on a daily basis, and one question that always comes to my mind is how much time (does the person I'm talking to) spend outside? By outside I mean out in a natural surrounding and engaging away from technology and away from distractions. What if we were to design a program where Veterans could spend time outside and engaging with nature. Giving them a chance to get out of their own heads, and into the real world. To get people off the computer screens, and away from the cell phone. I spend sooooooooo much time on my computer so whenever I have a chance to get outside and climb, I take it. What if Veteran organizations got in touch with Adventure Travel companies and guide companies to take Veterans outside and get them engaged in activities that release stress, and anxiety. Activities that allow them to engage with other Veterans and individuals who are like minded. I wish I could take my company to the next level and get Veterans who hurt and spend too much time indoors; outside and active.
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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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You seem to be very smart. I'm sure that you could come up with a great way to implement such a program to benefit veterans as well as yourself.
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i have a really good idea, but as with everything in life it comes down to financing and funding. I don't have the capital to get this off the ground.
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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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There are several programs out there designed to help veterans open businesses. Maj Gen Cecil Richardson is a good start to contact.
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CSM Michael J. Uhlig
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Getting some "fresh air" is always good, doing something productive and having a purpose, a meaning helps the person have a sense of accomplishment. You are definitely going in the right direction SN Alex Tufail!
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SSgt Alex Robinson
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great post SN Alex Tufail
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