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Freedom Alliance

Rating: 4.95 stars   174 reviews 11,614

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22570 Markey Ct Ste 240 Dulles VA 20166 USA

Mission:

Freedom Alliance is an educational and charitable organization whose mission is to advance the American Heritage of freedom by honoring and encouranging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States, and promoting a strong national defense. We carry out our mission THROUGH FOUR PROGRAMS-PUBLIC POLICY, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, SCHOLARSHIP FUND, AND MILITARY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Mission based trips like this, based upon serving God with the camaraderie of fellow Marines feeds the heart, soul, and mind!

I had not heard of Freedom Alliance before the Trip to Githioro, Kenya, but now it is top on the list! I served 8 year the Marines as a combat engineer, with two tours to Iraq. It had been 10 years since I had contacted my former squad leader from my first deployment, but when he has made a post about a Veterans/christian Missions trip to Kenya, I felt as though I fit the bill so I jumped at the opportunity. When God answers a prayer, He does so in a Big way. In mine I asked Him to open up doors of opportunity to witness and serve others. and wanted most of all the opportunity help missionaries doing God's work. So, this trip got thrown in my lap just three short weeks prior to departure, fully paid for.....I'd say it was answered!

The trip was extraordinary! Being able to take a step back into a third world nation, and doing so with fellow Marines brought with it the memories of our deployments, a chance to reminisce over all the hard times and laugh about all the great times. Even though I had some hard moments in combat and brief bouts of post deployment jitters, i never had to deal with severe PTSD, injuries, or mental burden when I return...many other did.
This type of trip though was a first of it's kind, because it's main focus was serving others (the missionaries) and above all serving God by sharing our faith and devotion to Jesus Christ in our christian walk. This trip was perfect in that it combined veterans with varying levels of experience in their christian faith and military background. This benefits everyone, especially those veterans less versed in this area, and gave opportunities to witness to those members, and both people benefit. I firmly believe that due to so many physical and mental hardships resulting from combat following war, there is only one treatment and that is a relationship built upon Christ Jesus. It is He and that faith and community of friends that you build through mission work and a local church that will without a doubt mend all the frustrations and hurt, it works time and again. Alcohol, cigarettes, pain meds, depression meds, and the like only cover up the issues doing nothing help.

Freedom Alliance though has a long history in organizing trips to help veterans work through their issues through hunting, fishing, excursions, and now missions trips. The most beneficial trips are those made up of smaller groups, 3 - 8 people, because it allows more one on one sharing and stronger relationships, and Freedom Alliance facilitates these types of groups.

From the bottom of my heart I thank this organization and what they do! This experience will never be forgotten for the rest of my life, and forged several brand new friendships, and there's not better feeling.

God Bless,

Paul VanSant
Former Ssgt. 1371 Combat Engineer 4th CEB Cco.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to thank Island View resorts, Vonnie and all those who participated in allowing veterans this amazing opportunity. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I will always cherish my time in Alaska.

V/R
Ben Westra

 
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What a great trip fishing with other veterans in Sitka, Ak. The volunteers, lodge staff, fishing guides, and a great group of veterans provided a much needed break from stress!

 
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Hi, my name is Aaron Kim, I was invited to go to Sitka, Alaska last week may 13-17th with freedom alliance. It was a blast and very memorable. Had four great friends inour group,three from my old company, and one made durning the trip Ben Westra. There were more veterans on the trip but were in different groups but we were all able to get together at the Elk Longe for dinner and also got together with Vonnie and had a great dinner as well. Thank you Island view for the hospitality and taking care of us on our stay there, the lodge was awesome and the view was beautiful all around. The staff,captain, deck hands were amazing and took great care of all of us. Guch, Todd and Reid,Antonio were Awesome helping us all reeling in and teaching us the ropes on fishing. Thank you guys so much for the great experience!
Alicia and Amy thank you guys.
Also thank you guys for the awesome Sitka freedom alliance beanies and ESS sun glasses.

Aaron. K

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had an absolute outstanding time. The guys from big blue charters were the best . I loved meeting everyone and connecting with the other soldiers and veterans who were on the trip. Thanks for making this trip possible
Roll Tide

 
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Vonnie, Mike, Linda, EJ, and the rest of the folks that helped make this trip so great, thank you. You really made us all feel very special. Truly and experience of a lifetime.

 
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I truly had no idea about this awesome charity. Freedom Alliance was able to treat myself and a few others to an amazing fishing trip. First time ever being on a yacht and deep sea fishing. The fishing was cut a little short due to weather but I will remember this trip forever. I want to thank Pepper for the awesome pictures, Tunaskin for the free gear, Bill from Squidnation, and also Chris and Jesse for taking us out on BI-OP-SEA. Thank you Freedom Alliance for everything.

 
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I want to sincerely express my gratitude and thanks to Freedom Alliance, Bill Pino of Squidnation, and the Bi-op-sea Sport-fishing crew for this fun trip. I cannot tell you how much this meant to me as my first time ever Mahi Fishing. Thank you all so much for your kindness and memories that will last a lifetime!

 
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After serving in the Marine Corps for 17 years, multiple deployments and being wounded in Afgaistan, I'm retiring this month. I got hooked up with Freedom Alliance and they wanted to show their support to a few service members. I was able to go out sport fishing in the Outer Banks NC for some Mahi Mahi. This trip was a dream come true. Myself and the few other Marines were lucky enough to have the time of our lives. it's was great to be out with such amazing people that truly care. It was a very well needed break from my fight with PTSD, stress, anxiety, and other symptoms I suffer from daily. During this trip with these guys the only problem I had was my face hurting from smiling too much. Thank you again for all your support! FISH ON!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Freedom Alliance and the Cyprus Creek hunting lodge went above and beyond what I expected from this trip. It was a relief to be around other veterans and active duty wounded warriors in a fun and competitive environment. Even if I didn't shoot a pig, win a shooting match or catch a fish, I still had fun and was grateful for the time I spent in the woods relaxing. The staff of lodge and as well as the volunteers that aided the lodge and the group were outstanding. The rifle range and high class marksman that helped us zero our weapons were impressive. The rooms and accommodations were amazing. Danny, the lodge owner, personally took us out on our last hunt. Last but not least, Londa will be a legendary name for all that attended and anyone who ever has the pleasure of enjoying one of her meals that she prepares. I'm dying for some of her desert right now. I would recommend this to other vets I run in to at the VA or around the community.

 
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