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For Veterans

Below are resources we recommend. If you are a veteran in an emergency, please call 911. If a veteran you know is feeling like hurting him or herself or is suicidal, please consider calling the Veterans Crisis Line.

Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, free and confidential mental health resource for veterans, and their families and friends, who are in crisis or emotional distress. Call and Press 1. Any veteran can use this service.

TTY Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-799-4889. Veterans who are deaf/hard of hearing can connect with the Veterans Crisis Line through this TTY number, or through the Veterans Chat or Text options.

Veterans Text – Text 838255. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line through text 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This confidential and free service is available to any veteran.

Veterans Chat. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line through online chat. This free and confidential service is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Go to this website, review the terms of service and click the button to begin: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx

IAVA Rapid Response Referral Program. The RRRP is a one-on-one case management and referral program. Veterans can contact RRRP for free and confidential assistance with assistance for disability claims, education benefits, mental health resources, financial assistance, legal assistance, employment, housing and other public benefits. To connect with a staff member at IAVA RRRP, call 1-855-91-RAPID (1-855-917-2743).

Expedition Team

Jeffery Amos


U.S. Army, Wyoming

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Victor Hyser


U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Illinois

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Guadalupe Hernandez


U.S. Marine Corps, Texas

Guadalupe Hernandez served in the Marine Corps from as a Marine Security Guard ...
Andrew McDaniels


U.S. Navy Reserves, Texas

Andrew McDaniel joined the U.S. Navy Reserves to become a medical officer. It ...
Brian Hughes


U.S. Army, Colorado

Brian Hughes enlisted in the Army in 1991 as an infantryman. During his time in ...
Jeffrey Hanselman


U.S. Air Force, Iowa

Jeffrey Hanselman worked in the Air Force as an environmental support special...
Jesse Luera


U.S. Army, Texas

Jesse Eugene Luera enlisted in the Army as a combat medic and later, as a ...
Brian Williams


U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves, Texas

Over the past 20 years, Brian Williams has served as a combat engineer in the ...