A white-haired man with a guitar walks into a conference room at Fort Campbell, Tennessee and greets a group of assembled veterans. He's five minutes early, but they're already clearly settled in, waiting for him.
We are off to Warrior Outreach Ranch on Friday for our 6th annual songwriting retreat for the Ft. Benning, GA military community. If you are in the Columbus area, come by on Saturday night about 6:00 and hear 10+ brand new songs and the stories behind them. 6530 GA Hwy. 219, Fortson, GA.
Van Booth, an Operation Song alumnus, is "Walking For Life" across America to raise awareness of veterans’ issues. Pictured here at Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe, CA, named for Tom Regan, father of OpSong Founder Bob Regan. Walk on, rock on! www.operationsong.org
On a cloudy Saturday morning in February, participants in the Little Rock chapter of Operation Song's winter retreat gather for breakfast before getting down to the business of storytelling and songwriting.
“I thought I was strong, but felt powerless,”
Senator Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and, sadly, also a sexual assault survivor. April is Military Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Operation Song will be hosting our 6th annual retreat for survivors of MST. Please consider making a donation to help us continue this important work. (donate button below.)
Tears, laughter, and smiles. Another wonderful retreat with Gold Star Kids this past weekend. Thanks to A Soldier's Child, all the kids who shared their stories and to our huge-hearted Operation Song writers. www.operationsong.org
New Music Monday song is "Medevac," written with Marty Gillahan in our Alvin C York program. Click on the link to learn a little bit about the life of a helicopter crew chief/door gunner flying Medevac missions in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan.
This week’s OperationSong is “Medevac.” A song written with helicopter crew chief Marty Gillahan, who served in a Dust Off (Medevac) unit in Afghanistan.
HEAR THE FULL SONG AT: https://soundcloud.com/operationsong-tm/medevac
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: operationsong.org
Operation Song is partnered with VA Voluntary Service. Their mission is to empower Veterans, active duty military, and their families to tell their stories though the process of songwriting. Their songwriting programs and retreats create an opportunity to transform service-related issues, injuries and illnesses into a structured, musical outlet as an enhancement of traditional therapy and/or treatment.