Our joint mission to combat unemployment and ptsd

Military personnel bring with them an intrinsic understanding of how loyalty adds to team proficiency and builds trust in a work environment.

This is but one of the valuable traits our service men and women bring to the workforce...

The Appalachian Trail is an often treacherous test of endurance that is completed by only 25 percent of those who attempt it.

Our heroes began their journey at the trail's northern point at Mount Katahdin, Maine and plan to complete about 20 miles a day with an estimated completion in mid-November.

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HikingHeroes deeply appreciates the interest and financial support of the corporate community. Through your support and our heroes' dedication to succeed, we bring hope to those who stand to benefit from our joint mission.

We have received a tremendous amount of interest and following from our individual community as well. We want thank you for contributions and your ongoing interest in following the daily adventures of our heroes.

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Who we are and what we're about

  • Learn what we hope to accomplish together during this joint mission.

    Appalachian Trail Hike is the first of several missions and is an inspiring journey across 2,200 miles and 14 states to shine a spotlight on important issues facing our service men and women today. Together we aim to make a impactful difference through example.

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    Meet our heroes - Sergeant First Class Eric Bourquin and Captain Sean Niquette.

    These courageous men will overcome physical and emotional injuries sustained in service to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, while searching for new opportunities to improve their lives and those of their families. Learn more about who they are today.

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    Where on the trail are Eric and Kevin? Follow them now though Mission Control.

    Through online media and social integration, you can follow our heroes every step of the way in their daily progress and adventures. From the people they meet along the way to the challenges they experience, we'll be there with them to share their jouney.

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  • Discover the many valuable benefits behind a military-trained job candidate.

    From leadership to teamwork to integrity, hiring managers building a corporate culture of increased productivity and strong motivation would be wise to consider military candidates not only for their hard skills, but for the soft skills they bring to business.

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    For service men and women with PTSD, every day can be a profound struggle.

    According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 to 18 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans may have post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The struggles that accompany the disorder pose tremendous challenges for veterans and their families.

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    Find out fun and interesting facts about the Appalachian Trail.

    There's plenty of experience and lot's to learn about the challenges our heroes will face on the trail. We'll keep you up to speed daily on new information and resources including videos, articles, news and links that are specifically relevant to our mission.

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