Bourbon + Salt
Bourbon + Salt knows the difficulty Veterans face every day when transitioning back into civilian life after a long, dedicated and tiresome career serving our great Nation. Through art and communication, B+S looks to help Veterans tell their stories. Our personal experiences with military service has given us the ability to provide Veterans who are in need of transitional assistance, job placement or just someone to talk to. Mark currently volunteers much of his time to several Non-Profit Organizations and is proud to help Veterans with the resources he has access to.
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The chronic economic recession in the United States coupled with a military drawdown leaves many of our post-9/11 veterans extremely challenged to find adequate and fulfilling employment in what will soon be a post “War on Terror” period. This dynamic is contrary to the favorable opportunities that the veterans of World War II, the Korean War and event Vietnam enjoyed. Many of the young men and women who selflessly served our nation post-9/11 would greatly benefit from the opportunity to join and excel in the fire rescue service. The fire service affords our post-9/11 military veterans with a natural transition from the military to a similar response oriented profession deeply rooted in the virtues of service and sacrifice. The recession induced staffing cutbacks to metropolitan fire departments have made the entry process for a historically coveted occupation even more competitive. Our nation’s post-9/11 veterans, the U.S. fire service and our American communities would benefit greatly from a strategic campaign that offers veterans increased access to employment opportunities in the fire and rescue service. Currently no such campaign or holistic program exists.
Mark is a current and active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I belong to Post 9741 which covers the Carbon Valley area based in Dacono, Colorado. The VFW is grossly underestimated in terms of services that can be provided to any and all Veterans of any war or peacetime commitment. Our post has unique programs and assistance opportunities that can be used in a multitude of ways. For more information contact our Post here.