ABOUT CAMP ALLIANCE

The Heart of the Mission

The Reserve Component service members, along with their spouses, children, mothers, fathers and loved ones are part of a proud time honored corps of individuals.  They all have sacrificed to protect the citizens of the United States by serving both abroad and at home.  However, the service they perform and the sacrifices they endure do not come without a price.  In 2012 suicides trended upwards and for the first time in over a decade more military service members lost their lives to suicide than to combat casualties, with many of the deaths occurring in the Reserve Component.  Suicide in not the only alarming increase.  There has been a dramatic rise in domestic violence and other violent crimes occurring when service men and women return to civilian life after combat tours.  This increase in violent crime has prompted some communities along with the legal system to create Veterans Courts to handle the unique nature of this growing case load.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), marital discourse and divorce along with alcoholism and substance abuse just scratch the surface of challenges faced by every Reserve Component Commander. Each weekend drill, each deployment train-up and certainly each post-deployment reintegration requires Commanders to monitor the health and the quality of life of his subordinates to ensure their safety. All of this added to their military responsibility to reset, train and prepare to deploy again with shrinking budgets and government resources.  Placing a label, such as “at risk” on these heroes is a disservice to their character.  To the Marine who still hears the whizzing bullet ringing in his ear when he closes his eyes; to the parents who are so proud of their daughter, because after a six month recovery she reenlisted and now serves as a recruiter in the Army National Guard; to the wife who rocks a newborn as her husband who has not yet seen his first baby girl serves in Afghanistan.  For these proud families “at risk” is a way of life. Forgotten in all the pride and glory is:  Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. This does not make someone invincible; it just makes them and their family a member of the United States Armed Forces.

Simple & Effective

The premise is simple, yet very effective.  Engage Reserve Component Commanders and leadership, empowering them by providing increased resources and support from the American people (individuals, businesses, and organizations) via a nonprofit organization designed specifically to increase Unit mission readiness by increasing family readiness.

Who Drives the Vision and Mission

The Guard and Reserve force, along with the service-family, is the best ambassador and driving force of the mission. Camp Alliance is an institution of the people, for the people, and will always strive beyond mediocrity.

Funding Breakdown

  • Military Units 50%
    • Full Spectrum Deployment support
      • Training
      • Education
    • Family Days
    • Special Unit events
    • Outreach
    • Unit Requests
  • Education 25%
    • Public & Military publications
    • Research
    • Education marketing
  • Collaborating Programs 15%
    • Partnerships that improve the Quality of Life for Reserve Families
    • Funds support successful military programs already in existence
    • Grantor to community based military programs
  • Administration 10%