To prevent suicide by leading & empowering veterans to choose life and become examples of success in their community
For every veteran and volunteer associated with Operation Shockwave to be known as a trustworthy, loyal and dedicated member of their community who inspires hope by the way they live and overcome their struggles
Operation Shockwave hit the ground running in September of 2017. We operate out of the East Valley Veteran's Education Center in Tempe, AZ and provides services to ALL military service members and veterans in the Maricopa and Pinal Counties of Arizona.
Created out of the passion to assist our nation's warriors and the youth of our community with becoming successful in all aspects of life, including: Faith, Family and Personal Development. The epidemic of suicide among our veterans and youth has found itself on the forefront of many movements, but the country is still scrambling to find a way to effectively combat the issue.
Operation Shockwave is led by Andrew Jones. Andrew is a member of the AZ Veteran's Hall of Fame and a Marine Corps combat veteran who understands the tactics used on the battlefield and finds ways to utilize those same tactics to achieve victory in the battles we face with life. PTSD, depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, rage, addiction, etc are all referred to as the enemy; and there is no reason this enemy cannot be defeated by using the same tactics and strategies that allows our warriors to be victorious on the battlefield.
Our programs are designed to bring the familiarity of military culture, and traditions to veterans and a sense of self-worth and personal development to the youth in our community, so they may be successful in the battles they fight in everyday life. Participants in the programs of Operation Shockwave are guided to rediscover their identity, find a mission, become proficient with various therapeutic modalities, know who their active support is, and to understand the enemy attacking their mind.
We will stay strong, stay motivated and we will move ALWAYS FORWARD, NEVER BACK!
If you are interested in learning about our Volunteer Opportunities, whether you are a veteran or civilian, please contact Andrew Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org