5317 Fruitville Road, Suite 316 Sarasota, FL 34232 | 941.444.9458

All entries filed under “(uncategorized)”

Reporting From The Frontlines

https://artsci.washington.edu/news/2017-11/reporting-frontlines

Ask UW alumna Alex Quade to describe a memorable moment from her journalism career, and she will quickly rattle off half a dozen. There was the time a Green Beret gunner needed her to help feed more ammunition into his 50-caliber machine gun during a firefight. Or the time she filmed a special combat engineer dismantling a car bomb two feet away. Or the many times she comforted wounded soldiers. The list goes on and on. 

Alex Quade on a tank in Afghanistan

Alex Quade in Afghanistan, while embedded with Air Force Special Operations.

Quade (BA, Communication, Speech Communication, Political Science, 1992) is a freelance war reporter who covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions. She is the only reporter, male or female, who has embedded long-term with these elite secretive units. Quade spends months at a time in the field, using a hand-held video camera and notepad to capture stories about combat, including the personal stories of Special Forces on the front lines.

“My goal is simple: to make the inaccessible feel relevant to the American people,” she says. “I tell the human stories behind the hardware, combat stories from the heart. I want to bring the audience along for the ride, to share the human experience, not strategy nor politics. I want to make people pay attention and shake them out of indifference.”

Before donning combat gear in far-flung places like Iraq and Afghanistan, Quade worked more traditional journalism jobs. She started as a White House Press Office intern, then worked as a producer and reporter for Fox News and CNN. But combat reporting was always her goal.  She embedded with an elite unit in 1998 and never looked back.

Alex Quade in vehicle embedded with Green Berets in Diyala Province, Iraq.

Alex Quade in a vehicle while embedded with Green Berets in Diyala Province, Iraq.

“I was mostly concerned with not messing up, getting the story, doing what I’m supposed to do,” she recalls of her first time working in a combat setting. “Just like the soldiers I cover, I’d done everything I could to prepare. At that point, it was just ‘game on’ and laser focus on the job ahead.”

That laser focus has helped Quade gain the trust of Special Ops leadership who rarely welcome journalists into their world. “They operate in secret, and it’s high stakes,” says Quade. “What they do has life-and-death repercussions, so they’re not going to let just anyone in. I must prove myself every time: by my candor, courage, integrity, and most importantly, by getting the story right and not being a burden to the teams I’m with.”

Quade has accomplished that brilliantly according to those who have worked with her. Senior Weapons Sergeant James A. Baker, retired Green Beret of the 10th Special Forces Group, recalls that Quade blended in and became part of the A-team when she embedded with his Operational Detachment. “She’s like us,” he says, offering the ultimate compliment. “If there’s another step to take, she’s going to take it and go as far as she can. Not everybody can do that. It’s just who she is. If it can be done, she can do it.”

 
 

I tell...combat stories from the heart. ...I want to make people pay attention and shake them out of indifference.

 
 

Quade admits that she’s at her best in extreme situations and chaos. But, she clarifies, that’s different than being a thrill seeker. She does not risk her safety for an adrenaline rush but rather to capture truths that cannot be shared any other way. That’s also why she prefers to freelance rather than work for an established news organization, despite the financial instability and personal risk. Freelancing allows her to spend more time overseas following a story where it leads. 

Alex Quade headshot

"The Special Operators never leave anyone behind, and that’s how I feel about their stories," says Alex Quade.

“The truth of these soldiers’ lives cannot truly be shared from a TV studio in New York City, or from the occasional anchorperson dropping in,” Quade says. “Freelancing allows me the opportunity to spend more time going out on more missions with the Special Operators, learning firsthand about them and witnessing what they do, so I can responsibly do justice to their stories and answer the questions of their families and the American public.”

Quade’s stories have run the gamut from profiles of Green Berets, to coverage of a fighter jet shot down in Iraq, to the first broadcast interview of the SEAL Team 6 member who shot Osama bin Laden. Her reports air on major TV news outlets and have been published in The New York Times, CNN.com, Military.com, and other publications. She has produced more than a dozen special series and documentaries including Danger Close, released earlier this year. 

Admirers of Quade’s work include former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who praises her "first-hand portrayals of graphic combat operations," and Major General (Retired) Mike Repass, former Commanding General of U.S. Army Special Forces, who describes Quade as “the real deal.” Repass notes that Quade has spent more time with Special Forces operators than any other reporter. “Alex nails the essence of sacrifice found in America's Special Forces operators and their families,” he says. “She…is uniquely qualified to tell their intensely-lived, extraordinary stories.”

Alex Quade hanging from helicopter with Air Force Spec Ops PJ, covering CSAR (Combat Search And Rescue).

Alex Quade hanging from a helicopter with Air Force Special Operations PJ (pararescuemen) while covering combat search and rescue.

For her tenacity and extraordinary reporting, Quade has been honored with numerous awards, including two national Edward R Murrow Awards and a Congressional Medal of Honor Society award for excellence in journalism. "My awards belong to the people in my stories, who had the courage to allow me in, to share their stories so we can learn from them," Quade says.

Now Quade is tackling another challenge: writing a book that offers her behind-the-scenes perspective of secret missions and the "Quiet Professionals" of the Special Forces. Tentatively titled Danger Close (the same as her latest film), the book is slated for publication in 2018. She hopes the book, like her other work, will shed light on the realities of secretive units in combat and its aftermath.

“Witnessing the atrocities of humanity and the suffering of others hurts. The anguish, tragedy, and conflict can be heartbreaking,” she says. “I report the good, the bad, and the ugly. I write and report because I must. The Special Operators never leave anyone behind, and that’s how I feel about their stories. Their stories should all come home too, so that the truth is not left behind.”


Harley-Davidson Becomes a GreenZone Hero Sponsor

https://www.hdforums.com/articles/harley-davidson-greenzone-hero/ Harley-Davidson has signed on as the exclusive motorcycle sponsor of GreenZone Hero, which identifies businesses committed to being veteran-friendly. As a lifetime sponsor of GreenZone Hero, Harley-Davidson will be listed on the GreenZone Hero “Founders” page, and each Harley dealership across the country will have... More »


GreenZone Hero: A Cause-Related Movement Improving Business For Companies That Recognize Veterans

"GreenZone Hero: We’re Not Just Another One of Those (Whatever That Means)" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/greenzone-hero-were-just-another-one-those-whatever-means-krotec/ We all know that conveying the proper message about our companies is everything to finding success in business. Proper messaging is critical for our survival. GreenZone Hero is finding out that in the military/veteran... More »


Harley-Davidson Becomes a Lifetime Sponsor as a Veteran-Friendly GreenZone Hero

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14885843.htm Harley-Davidson Becomes a Lifetime Sponsor as a Veteran-Friendly GreenZone Hero   GreenZone Hero designates Harley-Davidson Motor Company as one of 50 “Lifetime Sponsors” in the GreenZone Hero Veteran-Friendly Business Association Movement   GreenZone Hero - The "Veteran Friendly" Business... More »


Heroes Media Group Partners with GreenZone Hero

http://www.heroesmediagroup.com/heroes-media-group-partners-greenzone-hero-straight-outta-combat-radio/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2017   Media Contact: Adam Bird Phone: 202-656-7859 Email: adam@heroesmediagrp.com   PHOENIX 20171106 — Heroes Media GroupTM  announces new partnership with GreenZone Hero. They are joining the HMG Family with their new... More »


STRAIGHT OUTTA COMBAT RADIO IS COMING SOON ON THE HEROES MEDIA GROUP NETWORK

  THE VOICES OF TRANSITIONING COMBAT VETERANS  ~A 1-HR HEAVY DOSE OF AUDIO MEDICINE~ Caution: Side Effects may include increased Patriotism, a rising Love of Country, and/or an escalating General Sense of Well-Being  Welcome to "Straight Outta Combat" Radio. Real people. Authentic conversation.  Proudly AMERICAN.  Unapologetically... More »


A Tribute to Ed "Eagle Man" McGaa

It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of a dear friend of mine, Ed' Eagleman" McGaa.  I met Eagleman over twenty years ago. He taught me about the Native American sweat lodge, Sun Dance, and his Sioux culture. RIP Eagle Man.  His story speaks for itself. Please take the time to listen to what Ed says about Indian veterans and His People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV9ckwNGnzc... More »


Gold Star Family Businesses Are Honored by GreenZone Hero

"GreenZone Hero makes the case every day that we cannot separate the freedom all Americans enjoy from the dedication and service our Veterans display and the sacrifice the families of those who paid the ultimate price,” says Kris Hager. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14479212.htm SARASOTA, FLA. (PRWEB) JULY 03, 2017 As GreenZone Hero enlists industry leaders from various... More »


The Plumbing Place, a Veteran-Friendly GreenZone Hero Business Puts Best Practices Forward to Raise Funds for Marcus Lutrells, Lone Survivor Foundation.

The Plumbing Place of Sarasota, Florida is a GreenZone Hero member distinguished with 5 of the patented GreenZone Hero Medals. GreenZone Hero awards five unique patented-medals that help Veterans recognize businesses as a Green Zone Hero Member. Each medal has a unique meaning including one for Veteran Special Pricing, Veteran-Owned or Managed businesses, Businesses that Employ Veterans, Businesses... More »


Veteran Friendly Museums

Veteran Friendly Museums Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Museums that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Museum and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Golf Courses

Veteran Friendly Golf Courses Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Golf Courses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Golf Course and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Military Friendly Radio Talk Show Hosts

Military Friendly Radio Talk Show Hosts Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Military Friendly Radio Talk Show Hosts that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Military Friendly Radio Talk Show and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and... More »


Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Palmetto

Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Palmetto has many advantages. For local businesses that support military causes, it creates the opportunity to brand building and enhancing business to the next level. GreenZone Hero is a Palmetto area based community that advertises local businesses in one of the most effective ways through its online directory. It is important for your business when... More »


Veteran Friendly Radio Talk Show Hosts

Veteran Friendly Radio Talk Show Hosts Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Radio Talk Show Hosts that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Radio Talk Show and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Mortgage Companies

Veteran Friendly Mortgage Companies Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Mortgage Companies that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Mortgage Company and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Holmes Beach

Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Holmes Beach has many advantages. For local businesses that support military causes, it creates the opportunity to brand building and enhancing business to the next level. GreenZone Hero is a Holmes Beach area based community that advertises local businesses in one of the most effective ways through its online directory. It is important for your business... More »


Veteran Friendly Musicians

Veteran Friendly Musicians Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Musicians that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing yourself as a Veteran Friendly Musician and posting your personal profile, you will be potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Marketing Companies

Veteran Friendly Marketing Companies Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Marketing Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Marketing Company and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and... More »


Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Bradenton Beach

Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Bradenton Beach has many advantages. For local businesses that support military causes, it creates the opportunity to brand building and enhancing business to the next level. GreenZone Hero is a Bradenton Beach area based community that advertises local businesses in one of the most effective ways through its online directory. It is important for your... More »


Veteran Friendly Magazine Publishers

Veteran Friendly Magazine Publishers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Magazine Publishing Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Magazine Publishing Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions... More »


Veteran Friendly Auto Dealers

Veteran Friendly Auto Dealers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Auto Dealer Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Auto Dealer Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Motivational Speakers

Veteran Friendly Motivational Speakers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Motivational Speaker Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Motivational Speaker Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions... More »


Veteran Friendly Fairs and Expos

Veteran Friendly Fairs and Expos Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Fairs and Expos that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Fair or Expo and posting your location’s profile, your fair or expo is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Ski Shops

Veteran Friendly Ski Shops Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Ski Shop Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Ski Shop Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Campgrounds

Veteran Friendly Campgrounds Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Campground Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Campground Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Nonprofits

Veteran Friendly Nonprofits Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Nonprofits that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Nonprofits and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Bradenton

Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Bradenton has many advantages. For local businesses that support military causes, it creates the opportunity to brand building and enhancing business to the next level. GreenZone Hero is a Bradenton area based community that advertises local businesses in one of the most effective ways through its online directory. It is important for your business when... More »


Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Longboat Key

Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Longboat Key has many advantages. For local businesses that support military causes, it creates the opportunity to brand building and enhancing business to the next level. GreenZone Hero is a Longboat Key area based community that advertises local businesses in one of the most effective ways through its online directory. It is important for your business... More »


Veteran Friendly Bus Companies

Veteran Friendly Bus Companies Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Bus Company Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Bus Company Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Television Stations

Veteran Friendly Television Stations Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Television Station Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Television Station Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions... More »


Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Anna Maria

Advertising Your Military Friendly Business in Anna Maria has many advantages. For local businesses that support military causes, it creates the opportunity to brand building and enhancing business to the next level. GreenZone Hero is a Anna Maria area based community that advertises local businesses in one of the most effective ways through its online directory. It is important for your business when... More »


Veteran Friendly Credit Card Processing

Veteran Friendly Credit Card Processing Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Credit Card Processing Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Credit Card Processing Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans,... More »


Veteran Affairs in Englewood

Veteran Affairs in Englewood area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great country... More »


Veteran Friendly Moving Companies

Veteran Friendly Moving Companies Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Moving Company Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Moving Company Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers... More »


Veteran Friendly Churches

Veteran Friendly Churches Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Churches that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Church and posting your its profile, your Church is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching... More »


Veteran Affairs in Nokomis

Veteran Affairs in Nokomis area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great country... More »


Veteran Affairs in Osprey

Veteran Affairs in Osprey area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great country... More »


Veteran Affairs in Venice

Veteran Affairs in Venice area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great country... More »


Veteran Friendly Florists

Veteran Friendly Florists Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Florist Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Florist Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Gun Shops

Veteran Friendly Gun Shops Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Gun Shop Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Gun Shop Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Banks

Veteran Friendly Banks Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Banking Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Banking Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Airlines

Veteran Friendly Airlines Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Airline Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Airlines Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Affairs in Siesta Key

Veteran Affairs in Siesta Key area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great... More »


Veteran Friendly Charter Fisherman

Veteran Friendly Charter Fisherman Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Charter Fisherman Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Charter Fisherman Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers... More »


Veteran Friendly Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance Services

Veteran Friendly Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance Services Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance Service Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance Services Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is... More »


Veteran Affairs in Sarasota

Veteran Affairs in Sarasota area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great country... More »


Veteran Affairs in Palmetto

Veteran Affairs in Palmetto area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great country... More »


Veteran Friendly Kundalini Yoga

Veteran Friendly Kundalini Yoga Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Kundalini Yoga Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Kundalini Yoga Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and... More »


Veteran Friendly Meditation Therapy

Veteran Friendly Meditation Therapy Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Meditation Therapy Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Meditation Therapy Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of... More »


Veteran Affairs in Holmes Beach

Veteran Affairs in Holmes Beach area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great... More »


Veteran Affairs in Bradenton Beach

Veteran Affairs in Bradenton Beach area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great... More »


Veteran Affairs in Bradenton

Veteran Affairs in Bradenton area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great country... More »


Veteran Affairs in Longboat Key

Veteran Affairs in Longboat Key area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great... More »


Veteran Affairs in Anna Maria

Veteran Affairs in Anna Maria area and support is our number one cause. GreenZone Hero is more than just a full-spectrum service provider for our Veterans. We use our leadership and community involvement to advance the causes and charities of our Veterans. With our proactive partnerships and relationships with local foundations and charities we can expand services to our Vets all across this great... More »


Military-Owned Businesses in Sarasota

Military-Owned Businesses in Sarasota Military Owned Businesses in Sarasota are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hard... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Englewood

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Englewood Veteran Owned Businesses in Englewood are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork... More »


Military-Owned Businesses in Holmes Beach

Military-Owned Businesses in Holmes Beach Military Owned Businesses in Holmes Beach are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline,... More »


Military-Owned Businesses in Nokomis

Military-Owned Businesses in Nokomis Military Owned Businesses in Nokomis are on the rise. Research from the National Military Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a military-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hard... More »


Military Friendly Osprey Businesses

  Military Friendly Osprey Businesses When searching for Military Friendly Osprey Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community... More »


Military Friendly Flooring

Military Friendly Flooring Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Military Friendly Flooring Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Military Friendly Flooring Businesses and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Flooring

Veteran Friendly Flooring Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Flooring Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Flooring Businesses and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Exterminators

Veteran Friendly Exterminators Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Exterminators that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Exterminator Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Pest Control

Veteran Pest Control Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Pest Control Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Pest Control Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Yoga Studios

Veteran Friendly Yoga Studios Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Yoga Studio that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Yoga Studios and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly CBD Oils

Veteran Friendly CBD Oils Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly CBD Oil Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly CBD Oil Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Nokomis

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Nokomis Veteran Owned Businesses in Nokomis are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork... More »


Veteran Friendly Amusement Parks

Veteran Friendly Amusement Parks Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Amusement Park Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Amusement Park Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Osprey

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Osprey Veteran Owned Businesses in Osprey are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork and... More »


Veteran Friendly Gold Star Businesses

Veteran Friendly Gold Star Businesses Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Gold Star  Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Gold Star Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and... More »


Veteran Friendly Motorcycles

Veteran Friendly Motorcycles Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Motorcycle Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Motorcycle Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Bookstores

Veteran Friendly Bookstores Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Bookstore Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Bookstore Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Coffee Shops

Veteran Friendly Coffee Shops Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Coffee Shop Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Coffee Shop Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agents

Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agents Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agent Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agent Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Venice

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Venice Veteran Owned Businesses in Venice are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork and... More »


Veteran Friendly Digital Aerial Drone Photography

Veteran Friendly Digital Aerial Drone Photography Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Digital Aerial Drone Photography Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Digital Aerial Drone Photography Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the... More »


Veteran Friendly Home Health Care Services

Veteran Friendly Home Health Care Services Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Home Health Care Service Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Home Health Care Service Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million... More »


Veteran Friendly Concessionaires and Vendors

Veteran Friendly Concessionaires and Vendors Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Concessionaires and Vendor Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Concessionaires and Vendor Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Siesta Key

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Siesta Key Veteran Owned Businesses in Siesta Key are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork... More »


Veteran Friendly Yoga Studios

Veteran Friendly Yoga Studios Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Yoga Studio Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Yoga Studio Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Sarasota

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Sarasota Veteran Owned Businesses in Sarasota are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork... More »


Veteran Friendly Sweatbands, Wristbands, Headbands, Sportbands

Veteran Friendly Sweatbands, Wristbands, Headbands, Sportbands Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Sweatband, Wristband, Headband, and Sportband Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Sweatband, Wristband, Headband, and Sportband Business and posting your company’s profile,... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Palmetto

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Palmetto Veteran Owned Businesses in Palmetto are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Holmes Beach

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Holmes Beach Veteran Owned Businesses in Holmes Beach are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline,... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Bradenton Beach

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Bradenton Beach Veteran Owned Businesses in Bradenton Beach are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline,... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Bradenton

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Bradenton Veteran Owned Businesses in Bradenton are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Longboat Key

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Longboat Key Veteran Owned Businesses in Longboat Key are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline,... More »


Veteran-Owned Businesses in Anna Maria

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Anna Maria Veteran Owned Businesses in Anna Maria are on the rise. Research from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) shows that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to do business with a veteran-owned business. This is due to trust and respect for those who serve our country. Veterans have been trained and understand the importance of discipline, hardwork... More »


Veteran Friendly Pet Grooming

Veteran Friendly Pet Grooming Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Pet Grooming Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Pet Grooming Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Personal Fitness Trainers

Veteran Friendly Personal Fitness Trainers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Personal Fitness Trainers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Personal Fitness Trainers and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of... More »


News Release - GreenZone Hero and Four Pillars Collaborate for Veterans

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Cheri Christiansen: cheri.fourpillars@gmail.com Tel: 941.373.3955 John Krotec: Jkrotec59@gmail.com Tel: 941.400-7333 GreenZone Hero and Four Pillars Collaborate for Veterans 30 Days of Honor & Gratitude, the Science of Kundalini Yoga, and Helping Heroes Heal Sarasota, FL – Two... More »


Veteran Friendly Opticians

Veteran Friendly Opticians Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Opticians that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Opticians and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Carpenters

Veteran Friendly Carpenters Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Carpenters that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Carpenters and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Cafes

Veteran Friendly Cafes Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Cafes that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Cafes and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching... More »


Veteran Friendly Bars and Grills

Veteran Friendly Bars and Grills Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Bars and Grills that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Bar and Grill and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Child Care

Veteran Friendly Child Care Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Child Care Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Child Care Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Animal Hospitals

Veteran Friendly Animal Hospitals Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Animal Hospitals that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Animal Hospital and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Pet Stores

Veteran Friendly Pet Stores Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Pet Stores that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Pet Store and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


GreenZone Hero on News 10 WTSP Tampa, Florida

http://www.wtsp.com/mb/news/local/sarasotacounty/sarasota-veteran-starts-veteran-friendly-business-network/305145063 Sarasota, Florida -- Many businesses honor veterans but few are recognized for it. A Sarasota vet has launched an online site where you can find businesses that give back to those who've served our country, they’re called Green Zone Hero. Air Force Veteran John Richardson appreciates... More »


Veteran Friendly Lakewood Ranch Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Lakewood Ranch Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Lakewood Ranch Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory... More »


Veteran Friendly Palmetto Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Palmetto Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Palmetto Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community... More »


Veteran Friendly Ellenton Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Ellenton Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Ellenton Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community... More »


Veteran Friendly Vamo Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Vamo Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Vamo Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community of local... More »


Veteran Friendly South Venice Businesses

  Veteran Friendly South Venice Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly South Venice Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and... More »


Veteran Friendly Venice Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Venice Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Venice Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community of... More »


Veteran Friendly Nokomis Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Nokomis Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Nokomis Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community... More »


Veteran Friendly Osprey Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Osprey Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Osprey Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community... More »


Veteran Friendly Longboat Key Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Longboat Key Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Longboat Key Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and... More »


Veteran Friendly Siesta Key Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Siesta Key Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Siesta Key Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community... More »


Veteran Friendly Bradenton Businesses

  Veteran Friendly Bradenton Businesses When searching for Veteran Friendly Bradenton Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community... More »


Veteran Friendly Businesses Sarasota

Veteran Friendly Businesses Sarasota When searching for Veteran Friendly Businesses in Sarasota, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community of local... More »


Veteran Friendly Gyms

Veteran Friendly Gyms  When searching for Veteran Friendly Gyms, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community of local Veteran Friendly Gyms who... More »


Veteran Friendly Plumbers

Veteran Friendly Plumbers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Plumbers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Plumbing Services and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


31Heroes Project:The Ruck To Remember:The Sound of Freedom

31Heroes Project: The Ruck To Remember: The Sound of Freedom (Some Thoughts~August 8th) This past Sunday morning was a bright, warm, and sticky morning as my comrades and I literally limped into Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. My instruments recorded we had traveled some 81,722 steps, around 35.7 miles in 783 minutes, roughly 13.05 hours throughout the night of August 6th and... More »


Veteran Friendly Electricians

Veteran Friendly Electricians Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Electricians that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Electrical services and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Diners

Veteran Friendly Diners Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Diners that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Diner and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching... More »


Veteran Friendly Insurance Agencies Business

Veteran Friendly Insurance Agencies Business When searching for Veteran Friendly Insurance Agencies Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and... More »


Veteran Friendly Vape Shops

Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Vape Shops that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Vape Shop and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching for a Veteran... More »


Veteran Friendly Business Networking Organizations

Veteran Friendly Business Networking Organizations Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Business Networking Organizations that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Business Newtworking Organization and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million... More »


Veteran Friendly Real Estate Business

Veteran Friendly Real Estate Business When searching for Veteran Friendly Real Estate Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community of... More »


31 Miles For 31 Heroes~Saturday/Sunday, Aug. 6/7, 2016

  LaVonne Bower (Owner of Oz, Rescue Turned Therapy Dog), Lt. Col. Carrie Horton (Retired), and myself will be walking on August 6-7 in remembrance of the 31 American heroes who lost their lives on the Extortion 17 Mission.  I know we are late in asking, but please help us out with a donation if you can. This is a very worthy cause. 100% of your donations will go to help the families left... More »


Veteran Friendly Bar Business

Veteran Friendly Bar Business When searching for Veteran Friendly Bar Businesses, many Veterans need to know - what type of support is offered.  Americans love, respect, and honor our troops with donations to Veteran charities and foundations. Now, there is a new way for businesses to make a difference in a Veterans' life. GreenZone Hero has created a directory and community of local Veteran... More »


Veteran Friendly Counseling/Life Coaches

Veteran Friendly Counseling/Life Coaches Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Counseling/Life Coaches that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Counseling/Life Coaches and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers... More »


Veteran Friendly Craft Beer Breweries

Veteran Friendly Craft Beer Breweries Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Craft Beer Breweries that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Craft Beer Brewery and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Marinas

Veteran Friendly Marinas Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Marinas that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Marinas and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Bike Shops

Veteran Friendly Bike Shops Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Bike Shops that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Bike Shops Service and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Air Conditioning Service

Veteran Friendly Air Conditioning Service Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Air Conditioning Service that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Air Conditioning Service and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers... More »


GreenZone Hero and Oz Rescue-Turned Therapy Dog are Walking To Support The 31Heroes Project

  LaVonne Bower (Owner of Oz, Rescue Turned Therapy Dog), Col. Carrie Horton, and myself will be walking on August 6-7 in remembrance of the 31 American heroes who lost their lives on the Extortion 17 Mission.  I know we are late in asking, but please help us out with a donation if you can. This is a very worthy cause. 100% of your donations will go to help the families left behind. Thank... More »


Veteran Friendly Massage Therapists

Veteran Friendly Massage Therapists Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Massage Therapists that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Massage Therapist business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and... More »


Veteran Friendly Acupuncturists

Veteran Friendly Acupuncturists Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Acupuncturists that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Acupuncture business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Chiropractors

Veteran Friendly Chiropractors Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Chiropractors that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Chiropractors and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Veterinarians

Veteran Friendly Veterinarians Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Veterinarians that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Veterinarians and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Barber Shops

Veteran Friendly Barber Shops Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Barber Shops that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Barber Shops and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Contractors

Veteran Friendly Contractors Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Contractors that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Contractors and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Insurance Agencies

Veteran Friendly Insurance Agencies Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Insurance Agencies that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Insurance Agencies and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Lawyers

Veteran Friendly Lawyers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Lawyers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Lawyers and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Auto Repair

Veteran Friendly Auto Repair Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Auto Repair businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Auto Repair Shop and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Auto Mechanics

Veteran Friendly Auto Mechanics Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Auto Mechanics that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Auto Mechanics and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Auto Dealers

Veteran Friendly Auto Dealers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Auto Dealers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Auto Dealers and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Restaurants

Veteran Friendly Restaurants Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Restaurants that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Restaurants and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Pubs

Veteran Friendly Pubs Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Pubs that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Pubs and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching... More »


Veteran Friendly Bars

Veteran Friendly Bars Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Bars that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Bars and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching... More »


CrossFit Rife of Virginia Beach Joins the GreenZone Hero Ranks!

Any veteran or non-veteran living in or visiting Virginia Beach needs to patronize CrossFit Rife.  Jason Fernandez, US Navy Veteran and Co-Owner, has joined the GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" online business community. His visionary move will set a high standard for training facilities across America.  It will elevate the status of CrossFit, too- a brand committed to the physical and mental... More »


Veteran Friendly Dentists

Veteran Friendly Dentist Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Dentist that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Dentist and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Doctors

Veteran Friendly Doctors Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Doctors that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Doctors and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Sports Stores

Veteran Friendly Sports Stores Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Sports Stores that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Sports Stores and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies.... More »


Veteran Friendly Clothing Stores

Veteran Friendly Clothing Stores Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Clothing Stores that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Clothing Stores and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Hotels

Veteran Friendly Hotels Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Hotels that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Hotels and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching... More »


Craft Beer Breweries Join The "GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" Business ranks!

Two local beer craft beer breweries in Sarasota, Florida have joined our ranks.  They see the vision. The Big Top Story For years Brewmaster Josh Wilson has been crafting great beers in Sarasota, Florida and for years his friends have been enjoying his art.  It made complete sense to form Big Top Brewing Company to bring those artfully crafted beers to everyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Banks

Veteran Friendly Banks Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Banks that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Banks and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone searching... More »


Veteran Friendly Hardware Stores

Veteran Friendly Hardware Stores Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Hardware Stores that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Hardware Stores and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agents

Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agents Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Real Estate Agents that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Real Estate Agents and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Bakeries

Veteran Friendly Bakeries Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Bakeries that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Bakeries and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically, anyone... More »


Veteran Friendly Hairdressers

Veteran Friendly Hairdressers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Hairdressers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Hairdressers and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Real Estate Brokers

Veteran Friendly Real Estate Brokers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Real Estate Brokers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Real Estate Brokers and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Entertainment Venues

Veteran Friendly Entertainment Venues Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of veteran friendly Entertainment Venues that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Entertainment Venues and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and... More »


The Best Places For Veterans To Work, Learn, and Start A Business!

https://www.freeenterprise.com/the-best-places-for-veterans-to-work-learn-and-start-a-business/ More »


You Can't Fake Being "Veteran-Friendly"

  You Can't Fake Being "Veteran-Friendly" by Liz McLean Happy post-Memorial Day. Thank you for honoring your country, respecting veterans, and returning from the holiday with a decision to take a vested interest in adjusting your company's environment to be "vet-strong." Now get over yourself and figure out what that really means. It's no secret that most companies in... More »


Worthy Veteran Non-Profits-American Dream U.

https://youtu.be/jsR3I2fl2Vo About Us & Our Mission American Dream U is a non-profit dedicated to helping our military get the education and access to resources they need to find their dream job or to start a business of their own. Since beginning American Dream U has always focused on completing the very important mission of career, business & professional development... More »


Worthy Veteran Non-Profits-CWC

  https://combatwoundedcoalition.org/sites/default/files/CombatWoundedCoalition.mp4 Our Mission The Combat Wounded Coalition's mission is to optimize the potential of combat-wounded warriors by mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring our heroes to find individual, unique purpose to create the life they want. Mission objectives are achieved through... More »


JOIN THE GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" Business Community Today!

ENLIST IN THE GZH "Veteran-Friendly" Online Business Community Today! More »


GreenZone Hero "Mindfulness" Members

  Mindfulness Can Ease PTSD Symptoms By Sara Staggs, LICSW, MPH Source: PsychCentral There has been a lot of research in mindfulness meditation in the last decade. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has been shown to be extremely effective in a relatively short period of time.  It has shown to be helpful with anxiety, stress and depression, as well as chronic pain and illness.  Mindfulness... More »


Women Who Died In The War on Terror

Women in the Global War on Terror In-Memoriam Honor Roll Since the Global War on Terror began, 161 servicewomen have died serving our country. To honor the servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice in today's wars, the name and photograph of each fallen servicewoman has also been added to the Memorial Register, guaranteeing that her story has a permanent place in American history. The registrations... More »


Heroes31 Project

Extortion 17 – Remember Our Brothers https://www.31heroes.org/ OUR STORY On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was downed in Afghanistan. In... More »


Just A Common Soldier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEs4ke7cdNQ [gallery ids="2761"] More »


"Mission Next" by Phil Randazzo-Veteran Entrepreneurs-Worth The Read!

Pick up a copy of this worthwhile book from the link below!!! / We’ve identified and interviewed more than 75 veterans who parlayed their military training into civilian success, become business owners and entrepreneurial thought-leaders. In our book, these inspiring individuals share their how their experience in the military helped them to start and grow impressive businesses. www.missionnextbook... More »


GreenZone Hero Honors American "Veteran-Friendly" Businesses That Honor Our Veterans!

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harborin New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people... More »


PPI Technologies Enlists As A GreenZone Hero

PROFILE® Packaging Inc. started in 1996 by Stuart C. Murray, who wanted to sell both machinery and consumables as a “total system” rather than selling just StandUp pouch machinery. A single source machine supply very often did not offer the customer the best solution. This custom approach resulted in a joint venture with Laudenberg of Germany, Nishibe/Altech Packaging Systems of Japan and Cellpack... More »


Brian Bill Foundation: An Organization With A Purposeful Mission!

  [embed]http://www.brianbillfoundation.org/[/embed] Vision We envision a place where families have the opportunity to come together in an environment that supports inner healing and positive growth. Mission The Brian Bill Foundation will establish Brian’s House, a retreat house where families have the space and freedom to connect with nature, forge relationships and... More »


Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Honors Our Missing Heroes

[embed]http://ktla.com/2015/11/10/chick-fil-a-restaurant-honors-veterans-with-missing-man-table/[/embed]   More »


10 Vets 3 Shamans PTSD Healing Peru

https://www.gofundme.com/veteransofthevine Operation Unfolding Flower:  Deploying to the Ayahuascan Theater.  10 Veterans take the trip of a lifetime to Peru with 3 Shipibo Shaman Brothers for a 10-day medicinal plant therapy program to treat their PTSD My name is Ian Benouis.  I am a West Point graduate, former US Army Officer, former Blackhawk helicopter pilot and combat veteran who... More »


Got Medals?

Got Medals? Does your business have medals? GreenZone Hero has developed a unique way for Veterans to quickly recognize Veteran Friendly Businesses. Become a GreenZone Hero member and your business will be listed in q directory designed to help Veterans quickly find what they need. Thousands of Veterans access the directory each day. They can determine what type of service you offer based on these... More »


Veteran Friendly Businesses

Veteran Friendly Businesses GreenZone Hero honors those who have dedicated their lives to serve our country. These brave Veterans and their families move from location to location regularly. It’s our goals to showcase companies and business that are proud of our Veterans and support their causes. It’s also important for Veterans to have a source to easily locate these Veteran Friendly Businesses... More »


GreenZone Hero NonProfit Know-How Knows How To Help YOUR NonProfit with Funding and Success!

NonProfit Know-How has joined the ranks of the GreenZone Hero Directory.  They are ready to serve NonProfits nationwide with locations in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida.  Since 2009, they have been helping NonProfits with the following services: Campaign Management ? Grant research & writing ? Fund raising/Development audits ? Board development ? Campaign planning ? Feasibility studies ? Donor... More »


Elevated Digital Labs Sees The GreenZone Hero Vision!

Elevated Digital Labs of Orlando, Florida has enlisted into the GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" Business ranks!  They offer digital marketing and consulting for the Cannabis, Health, and Sustainability Sectors and are 'true believers' in helping YOUR business get the "right message" out!  Their staff of solid professionals can create compelling stories for your business that will move people to... More »


Dickey's Barbecue Pit is an Official GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" Business

Great News!  Dickey's Barbecue Pit has enlisted as an official GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" Business!  their Texas-Style Barbecue sets a high standard for a great American tradition. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a true American success story. In 1941, Travis Dickey, a World War I veteran, opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. Dickey was a true Texas character blessed with the... More »


GreenZone Hero Supports The 59 Veterans Project

http://59veterans.com/about-the-project/ Join The 59 Veterans Project on an epic journey of education and discovery that will be created by U.S. Veterans training for a new career in 4K ultra high definition and 3D high-definition videography. The result will be a series of half-hour programs featuring each of America’s 59 National Parks. Utilizing state of the art 4K ultra high definition and... More »


Insignia Bank of Sarasota Enlists As A GreenZone Hero!

Insignia Bank of Sarasota has enlisted as a Greenzone Hero!  They are an innovative community bank that supports our veterans!  Stop by one of they branch offices to see what products they have to offer your banking needs! More »


The GECKO's Grill & Pubs Set The Standard For GreenZone Hero Businesses Serving Our Veterans!

This is our policy for Active Military discount every day of the year:  “Active Duty” Military personnel in uniform receive 40% discount.  Also,  “Active Duty” Military personnel who show an ACTIVE ID CARD receive 40% discount (for their items only, not the entire check).” THE GECKO’S STORY Gecko’s Grill & Pub is locally owned and operated and continues to expand Founded... More »


    More »


Free Online Training Resources for Effectively Engaging the Military Community

Internationally accredited project management certifications with courses designed for active duty, transitioning and prior service military.