Our Story

Who are we and where did we come from?

Operation Shockwave was born out of a passion to bring a message of light and hope to a veteran community struggling in the darkness.  

We are led by Marine Corps combat veteran, AZ Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and Best-selling Author of Healing the Warrior Heart, Andrew Jones and Army combat veteran, West Point Class of 2003, CaS Facciponti. Andrew and CaS both experienced the hardships of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and were both injured in explosions and lived through trauma resulting in PTSD.  After struggling with this enemy for several years, both were able to create shifts in their lives and began down a path of healing that brought joy and success into their life.  Suicidal behavior, depression, anxiety, guilt, shame and others are enemies they are all too familiar with and are passionate about empowering other warriors to achieve victory over.  

With the core mission of preventing suicide in the veteran community, Operation Shockwave presses forward in leading and empowering veterans to choose life and become examples of success in our community.  We operate out of a foundational belief that life is beautiful and can be experienced to the fullest, no matter what a person has experienced or done.  If they are willing to make the choice today to move forward, we are here to lead and empower them in the process.  

We firmly believe that military veterans possess a level of leadership and dedication not found in our general society and we want our veterans to rise up as leaders in the community to be an example of what true loyalty, integrity, optimism and a never quit mentality looks like.

We are veterans, but we have a desire to engage in our community in any way we can.  No more separation of veterans and civilians.  We are stronger together, better together and we must come together to encourage one another to live the fullest lives possible.  

We stay strong, we stay motivated and we will always press forward with love in our heart and a fire in our soul. We were not born to be defeated by this day.  

Support Our Mission

If you would like to make a one-time or recurring tax deductible donation to Operation Shockwave and support our mission in the veteran community, you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button. 

EIN#: 82-2910170

501c3 Non-profit in Good Standing