No one wades a stream without getting wet and no one comes back from war unchanged.  This is a toughening process for some people – a self-awareness generation engine.  The efforts of our troops may produce internal struggles, but those efforts also produce tested, accomplished people.

Sometimes, people need a hand in slowing the internal disquiet and conflict that combat, deployment, military sexual trauma, or other abnormal situations produce.  No one is better prepared to speak with a Veteran about her experiences than another Veteran, a peer.

With the peer-to-peer network, veterans go through a training course that teaches them how to facilitate groups of veterans. Once trained, they are tasked with going out into their local communities and creating peer groups. Because members of the group set the rules, no two peer groups are the same.

Check out the map on the "Locate Meetings" tab to find peer meetings near you. The "P2P Resources" tab contains other peer-related resources. The "Contacts" tab is an index of MVPN volunteers that you can search by county, city, or volunteer name. The "Coordinator Map" tab contains the MVPN's map of MVPN volunteer coordinators and the regions they serve.

Click the "MVPN Activity Records" banner below to view the quarterly MVPN reports (aka: The V-VET reports).

Source: By Rose L. Thayer Fort Hood Herald 18 August 2011 Nearly 100 1st Cavalry Division children will be going to school with a brand new backpack, courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens football team.
Source:By Amanda Kim Stairrett Killeen Daily Herald
Please spread the word to Veterans who could benefit from a Thanksgiving Dinner Meal!
Source: Rebecca Rose Killeen Daily Herald 28 Aug 2011
Having trouble adjusting to civilian life? Having trouble relating to civilians or family? Feel like you don't belong? Or ... do you just want to enjoy the company of other Veterans?

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The map below is managed by the Military Veteran Peer Network. It displays the location and contact information for the regional coordinators for the Military Veteran Peer Network's regional coordinators.