Charlie Mike, Inc. is a new nonprofit organization for US military veterans, launched on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2022.
The mission of Charlie Mike is to save the lives of those still carrying the unseen wounds of combat, one veteran at a time.
Charlie Mike isn’t a person – it’s a common military phrase that means “continue mission,” or “continue the mission.” The military uses a phonetic alphabet to designate letters that ensure communication is clear. A is Alpha, B is Bravo, C is Charlie, and so on. Charlie Mike, is the phonetic phrase for C-M, which means Continue the Mission. It can also mean “don’t quit,” or “we aren’t done yet.”
Charlie Mike was created by a small group of modern, post 9/11 veterans and veteran supporters, who know the realities of war, and the realities of returning to civilian life. We understand the mental and physical tolls, the challenges, and the struggles. We understand what veterans want and need in order to cope with these life challenges. Our work will create a new community, a new forum, and new programs to help former war fighters integrate back into “normal” life after military service.
Charlie Mike will save lives through a multi-faceted approach to help each veteran “continue the mission,” to never quit, and to address their daily challenges. This approach is based on three pillars that focus on creating stability for each veteran we serve. Stability is the key, regardless of the problems or medical needs. Once stability is achieved, the healing can begin. With healing, progress is made as the core issues are addressed and resolved. Too often the approach masks or addresses symptoms only, not the root causes of the struggles.
The three foundational pillars of Charlie Mike are universal yet tailored to each veteran, designed to address the challenges they face. This is not a “one size fits all” approach. Each persons’ experience is quite different, even if similar challenges or needs are exhibited. These pillars are designed to address three key areas affecting veterans today: PTSD and TBI, suicide, and sexual assault.
Our vision is to help Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors help one another “Continue the Mission of Life,” in whatever form that may be. We believe that by standing together at home, just as we stood together during war time, we will help each other succeed in getting back home, back to our spouses, back to our families, back to work, back to school, back to service, and back to life.
Please visit our Programs page, to learn more.
All of our programs and services are made through charitable donations and giving, and are offered at no cost to military veterans. All our programs are free to veterans who have registered on our site, and who have been validated through ID.me.
Yes. Charlie Mike is a registered corporation in the state of North Carolina, and registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization.
We are located in Liberty, North Carolina. Our ranch and headquarters are located about one hour west of Raleigh, North Carolina.
To sign up for Charlie Mike programs and services, veterans must have their military service validated through our verification partner, ID.me. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds. Click here to register.
To volunteer, please fill out the contact form here on our website, or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
100% of your donation goes to supporting veterans. Through generous donations, most of our administrative costs are covered. The balance of our donations fund our support operations, and all our efforts to make our programs and services available.
Simply fill out the online donation form, and select the option for monthly donations. Thank you for being a regular contributor to our mission.
Yes, Charlie Mike does accept gift in kind donations. For questions and additional information, please email Donor Services.
Yes, all donations to Charlie Mike are tax deductible. Online donations automatically generate an email receipt that you can use for your tax records.
Typically our system generates email receipts and acknowledgements within about an hour. If you do not receive an email after making an online donation, please email Donor Services.
Always! We gladly accept donations specific to certain programs, expendable items like dog food or horse feed, supplies, and other items that are necessary for the operations and maintenance of our programs. We are grateful for all kinds of support and donations. You can also Shop for Donations.