Today, the Mission Continues announced Southwest Airlines as their Official Airline! We couldn’t be more thrilled. Our relationship with this great organization goes back several years when it was just a budding nonprofit and the brain child of CEO Eric Greitens, a Navy SEAL.
Upon his return from Iraq in 2007, Eric visited with wounded Marines at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. Eric discovered without exception, each Marine expressed an unwavering desire to continue serving his country, even if he or she could no longer do so in the military.
The Mission Continues was created with a goal to build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader, and where together we honor the fallen by living their values through service.
We recognized the great work The Mission Continues was doing with returning veterans and realized that their mission would only become more relevant in the years to come. In the past, we’ve sponsored initiatives like The Mission Continues Veterans Day Weekend, as well as fellowships.
We are excited to increase our involvement with this organization. We look forward to continuing our participation with the Annual Leadership Conference in November, and we’re also looking forward to providing opportunities for our Employees to volunteer alongside The Mission Continues Fellows this fall.