Veterans of Foreign Wars Marion C. Cranefield Post 1318 of Madison, Wis. Service Officer Report Post Membership Meeting July 5, 2021

Service Officer launches inclusivity campaign through the Madison College Social Media Marketing and Mastering Mindfulness Course. The project seeks $50,000 to fund an interactive social media mindfulness campaign to examine the lasting mental health effects of Post-Pandemic Stress Disorder through virtual bootcamp.

Post Service Officer Topic of Discussion

The University of Wisconsin works with the Veterans Administration to develop inclusivity campaigns on campus for corporate and health communication class projects.

The Veteran Administration funds mindfulness campaigns to help veterans recover from the pandemic.

Mindfulness campaigns created through undergraduate research provide access to  mental health grants through the VA to the University of Wisconsin to conduct corporate conflict resolution research.

Student veterans can elect to use campus services. Social media platforms offer the means to conduct case studies, which connect with those in crisis, but only if the individual owns smart technology and has access to a device.

The ongoing dilemma amongst homeless and rural veterans is having adequate access to virtual resources. The Post Service Officer can help veterans reintegrating into the workforce obtain free decommissioned devices from corporations like Amazon.

By hosting bootcamps and workshop blogs to connect with those in crisis as an online virtual office through WordPress, a Service Officer can work with individuals indirectly, which increases the chance of success during times of suicidal ideation.

Bootcamps help Posts connect with the veteran community like a watchtower in combat.

The Operation: GreenScape Mindfulness Bootcamp Class Project

Operation: GreenScape Mindfulness strategies provide direct access to VA programs, chaplains and links to locate resources. The social media crowdsourcing campaign works with the Wisconsin Capitol Police as a guardian angel mission.

The bootcamp equips those who are displaced with a decommissioned smart phone to access apps in times of crisis.

Smart devices in free WIFI zones allow those in crisis direct access to strategy apps. Having access to downloaded apps reduces the risk of homelessness and suicide. Apps save lives.

  • The Veterans Administration offers the Mindfulness Coach app to enhance daily routines.
  • During times of crisis, the VA offers quick access to resources through the PTSD Coach app that can help with rhythmic breathing and strategies to cope in the moment.
  • Outpost 422 offers at-risk veterans a place to find their way out with a directory of Service Officer, Chaplain and social media services.
  • The sole purpose of Operation: Greenspace seeks to catch those in crisis with a social media safety net when trouble arrives.
  • The group is in the 501 c 3 planning stages and hopes to launch in September.

The Operation: Greenspace Mindfulness Bootcamp class project works virtually as an interactive campaign through mobile marketing to raise mental health inclusivity.

Operation: Greenspace launched through the Madison College Center for Entrepreneurship’s Mastering Mindfulness Course. The course material offers strategies to create campaigns centered around suicide and relapse prevention.

The Solution Offered by Madison College

Madison College continues to encourage students to take The Mastering Mindfulness Course, which offers four classes as a part of a series.

Each week, the student reflects upon new mindfulness techniques that focus on personal strengths, forgiveness, listening and intuitive skills, to include an abundance of skill building exercises.

Veterans who are eligible for the Wisconsin G.I. Bill can take advantage of free college classes to expound upon the services received by the VA.

Mindfulness processes lingering grief—the byproduct of moral injury.

Mindfulness funding connects those who mourn with an opportunity for mental health wellness by using veteran grants to fund campaigns. The Veterans Administration provides weekly virtual services centering patients around mindfulness, which can be offered through private care employee assistance programs.

Operation: Greenspace Mindfulness Programs seek to connect with corporate social responsibility philanthropy grants to develop campaigns at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater by screening homeless veterans in Dane County.

The project launches in September to collect funding for mobile marketing ad campaigns and outreach at state and national conventions.

The sole purpose of the class project seeks to understand the needs of those displaced and to return at-risk veterans to their military mindset by starting over and reintegrating through virtual mindfulness bootcamps.

Mental health funding reaches over $1.8 Billion per year for mental health trials through the Veterans Administration.

The William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital’s trial offers yoga and meditation classes encouraging veterans to join. Mindfulness combats the aftershock of readjustment into civilian life and offers the necessary skills to survive waves of becoming overwhelmed.

Veterans receive help with managing anxiety and depression through meditation and self-reflection to stay grounded in the moment.

What about everyone else? Help has arrived at Operation: Greenspace Mindfulness Bootcamps by providing VA literature to all who are in need.

Service Officer seeks the help of the Wisconsin State Capitol, The University of Wisconsin, corporate angel investors and the press to connect those in need with smart devices to include a hot spot for all at Lisa Link Peace Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

Phase Two: Meet with Madison Graphics to Create a Mobile Marketing Search Mission

Operation: Greenspace Mindfulness Bootcamps work with Post members to locate resources for use on smartphones.

As a guardian angel mission, the smartphone over watch seeks to locate those who are in distress.

As a community watchtower, the collective body and hard work of the interactive campaign will focus on developing intuitive skills developed in combat to work on transitioning into civilian life or readjusting from long-term periods of unemployment or homelessness.

Respectfully Submitted,


Bradley J. Burt

Veterans of Foreign Wars Marion C. Cranefield Post 1318 Service Officer


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student veteran plans campaign to collect archive to investigate Lieutenant Jerome A. Volk’s crash site

Outpost 422 seeks to assemble a strategic planning committee to launch interactive social media archive campaign.

On Memorial Day of 2021, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1318 Service Officer Bradley Burt announced the campaign to bring home Wisconsin POW MIA through his senior Capstone class project on the Outpost 422 Facebook page.

Burt treats Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by investigating stories about those who are missing-in-action to help their families find closure.

Burt seeks to attend conventions to display archived documents and work with a street team through his social media digital marketing campaign class project starting June 21st at Madison College.

The Sacred Warrior Academic Search Mission 

Burt’s Senate Bill 446 Webhawk News final class project lit the fuse to investigate and reseurrect stories of those still missing from the Korean War conflict.

The Outpost 422 campaign Facebook page seeks historians and documentarians to help investigate Korean War missing-in-action starting with Lieutenant Jerome A. Volk.

Lieutenant Volk’s last known whereabouts:

Lieutenant Jerome Volk returned to duty after flying P-51 Mustangs in World War II. Volk returned to the Korean War conflict to fly the first jets to come out of the previous war. Volk’s P-80 Shooting Star went down after being strafed by enemy artillery fire on November 7, 1951 who remains listed as, “dead while missing.”

We need your help locating lost documents.

Outpost 422 seeks to collect, inspect, and collaborate with the Volk family and The Wisconsin Air National Guard to digitally archive material through blogs as an interactive campaign.

The next phase of the blog-cast mission seeks to wrap the Outpost 422 archive cargo van through Madison Graphics to launch Operation: Greenspace.

The Operation: Greenspace Campaign Brings the Story to Life.

Starting June 15th 2021, the Outpost 422 search mission will seek to assemble recruits for the Operation: Greenspace scavenger hunt to locate footage and documents. Items will be scanned and vetted by the Volk family for publishing purposes.

Once footage receives approval, documentary provided through the Autumn Landmine Productions screening will accredit all footage to rightful owners with rewards for joining the mission.

The social media smart device over watch sends the message we never leave the mission to locate our POW MIA.

The call to our nation’s missing starts by sending your files to


Service Officer recalls UH-60 Blackhawk rotor wash experience while sling loading the M119 Howitzer in the heart of the 10th Mountain winter

One thing separating the 10th Mountain from all other branches is the memories of lake effect snow and blistering cold in the field.

Fort Drum, New York hosts the worst case scenario for the enlisted. The Division notoriously breaks Army physical training regulations who beats down soldiers in their first tour, especially if the warrior reports their frostbite on sick call.

Being a cold weather casualty as a Battalion Command Driver does—not—please the Commander. Not one bit.

The rotor wash is the stare from your Lieutenant Colonel who just downgraded your Army Accommodation Medal to an Army Achievement Medal for your end of service award.

Rotor wash is the worst freezer burn on earth.

Although the YouTube featured helicopter is a Boeing CH-47 Chinook, the rotor washes the ground with ice nails pelting you in the face. You embrace the suck.

The rotor wash from an angry First Sergeant who wants your Dishonorable Discharge on his desk pierces your soul. You hand him a 10th Mountain Band reenlistment instead. The paperwork mysteriously disappears and your re-enlistment window magically vanishes like the cold in Spring.

Rotor wash is the flack you received serving in a war nobody knows existed. You feel deflated. You are the Jaded Patriot.

The Jaded Patriot knows the agony at the Cancer Treatment Center at the Veterans Administration who teeters with Agent Orange language.

The VA Comp and Pen board knows how to play chess. We Jaded Patriots trained cadets at West Point. We play chess the General George Washington way.

The rotor wash is the razor burn of the Jaded Patriot. Rotor wash is civilian transition. The Veterans Crisis Line is the virtual medic. If you are struggling…Please download the PTSD Coach App or dial 1-800-273-8255 Press 1.

The hand of hope is there when the sting of transition guts you empty like the third world you left