The only thing nearer and dearer to our hearts than the Second Amendment Freedoms of our customers are the lives of our military.
From selfless sacrifice and service, to body- and mind-crippling injuries received in the line of duty, the men and women of our United States Armed Forces work tirelessly to ensure that all Americans can continue to enjoy the freedoms we often take advantage of every day.
And while each branch of service provides it’s vets with training to re-integrate back into the family unit, there really isn’t any training to help with assimilation into the grind of the daily 9-5.
As Fighting Sheep Dog’s owner and United States Marine says, “the civilian uniform never quite fits”.
As a result, we at Fighting Sheep Dog have founded “AdapteDD-214”, a 501(c) (application approval pending) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting soldiers, Marines, airmen, and sailors returning from deployment/active duty in their transition to civilian workforce.
Veterans who qualify to work in the program will work side-by-side with FSD employees and management to learn their choice of:
- Resume updating
- Interviewing Skills
- Working with civilians
- Mental Health counseling
- Stress Management
- Handling emotional conflict
- Filing for benefits/working with the VA for claims
- Financial Services
- Getting out of possible existing debt
- Job finding skills (using our program and beyond)
- Where to find the job that’s right for you
- Getting the interview
- Going through the application process
- Retail management
- Inventory management
- Customer Service
- Class Instructor
- Lathe work
- Mill work
- Shop management
- 3D printing
- Parts design
- And more!
Consideration is given in both our machine shop and the retail store to accommodate any and all lasting adversities our veterans may have endured during their deployment.
Once they’ve completed the program, AdapteDD-214 with work with each veteran for job placement (if they choose) and will continue to stay in contact with us to ensure that not only are they a good fit for their new employer, but that the employer is indeed a good fit for them as well.
AdapteDD-214 is still in the infancy stage of development and we appreciate any and all donations! 100% of all t-shirt sales at Fighting Sheep Dog will also go towards AdapteDD-214 as well.
We’ll bring you more information as we have it. Stay tuned to this page for more details as they are available!
Thank you in advance, FSD Family! And Semper Fi!