A Journey of Respect

February 07, 2023

A Journey of Respect

Respect is a fundamental human trait that is essential for building healthy relationships and communities. It involves recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances.

With this blog we launch our Respect Campaign, where we will highlight the stories of individuals who have faced hardship, overcome challenges, and achieved greatness through their hard work and determination. These individuals serve as inspiration for us all, and demonstrate the transformative power of respect in action.

Through their experiences, we can learn valuable lessons about how we can all strive to treat others with kindness, compassion, and respect. Whether you are seeking to overcome your own challenges or looking to make a positive impact in your community, these stories will remind you of the importance of treating others with respect.


Also in Ascend Together Initiative

Project Athena Foundation
Project Athena Foundation

July 01, 2024

"I would have to say that this journey with Project Athena has been the most life-altering experience since my son was born. This adventure and the incredible group of people were the therapy I never knew I needed. It gave me a purpose that I so needed. The 16-week training plan held me accountable and pushed me through mental and physical barriers. It lit a fire under me to do something wonderful for myself and step out of my shell. This experience allowed me to meet the most amazing people that I will be lifelong friends with." - Christy Edwards, 2023 Harbor to Cove.
The National Ranger Association
The National Ranger Association

April 01, 2024

We, as humans, are created to be connected and in relationship with one another. Post-service life can present unique challenges, including a loss of camaraderie, routine, purpose, and identity. The National Ranger Association focuses on cultivating and stewarding relationships to benefit our United States Army Rangers through collaboration with active duty members, civilians, industry, and veterans. They are committed to preserving the rich legacy of Rangers, safeguarding the present, and paving the way for future generations.
Respect Camp: Jon Turner
Respect Camp: Jon Turner

March 29, 2024

Growing older it was clear that being outside and engaged with military culture were two of the greatest influences in my life. My family would often let me wander the wooded area alone at age 6, exploring the environment from multiple lenses - one being that of wonder towards the diverse ecosystem while trying to understand how everything worked, and the other from this pseudo-tactical/ survival perspective, sneaking around and blending into the environment with the intent of becoming a commando, a survivalist, someone who could sustain themselves with what was provided. Fieldcraft has been a part of my life for the entirety of my existence.