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