Got Your 6 is a nonprofit campaign that unites veteran-focused nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners. We believe that veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country. See how you can Take Action with Got Your 6!
EMPOWERING VETERANS. STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES.
Join the Got Your 6 community online and help spread the movement. Connect with veterans, civilians, and other Got Your 6 supporters through social media. This is a great way to learn about military life and veteran transitions, engage in discussions, and help bridge the civilian-military divide. They also show that you’re part of a movement to make our communities better and stronger. Join us! #GotYour6
Watch a Video
Knowledge is powerful and it is one of the keys to bridging the civilian-military divide. One of the easiest ways to learn more about veterans, military families, and Got Your 6 is to watch a video. Visit our Youtube channel.
Start a Conversation with a Veteran
Veteran-civilian dialogue is one of the keys to bridging the civilian-military divide. Sometimes civilian’s fear they may say the “wrong things” to veterans. In reality, veterans are just like you – they have stories to tell and experiences to share. Next time you meet a veteran, go beyond saying “thank you for your service,” and have a conversation with him or her. Ask them where they served or ask what they did in the military. Most importantly ask, “What’s next?” If you are a veteran, the next time you tell someone that you served, consider also sharing a story about your service. And as we engage one another we must then engage our communities with these stories and experiences. When people come together, the results can be profound. Start or join conversations with your family, friends, coworkers, and online.
Mentor a Military Child
You have something to offer—you have experience and expertise gained from a lifetime of hard work. You have a lot you could teach someone. And you can do that by becoming a mentor to the child of a military family. A military child, a model of resilience, can benefit from a role model and a friend like you who’s deeply rooted in your community.
To learn more about mentoring a military child, contact the Military Child Education Coalition. If you can’t find a military child in your community, then serve as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
JOIN AN AFFINITY GROUP AT WORK
Learn more about the importance of affinity groups with the VA.
Talk to your Alma Mater
PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL DAYS OF SERVICE
Mentor a Student Veteran
Read a Book
Get started on your reading list and take a pick from any of these recommended books by the New York Times.