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Project RELO May Mission Starting at Camp Grayling, MI

Camp Grayling is the main training facility for the Michigan National Guard and is the largest National Guard training facility in the United States.

Camp Grayling is the main training facility for the Michigan National Guard and is the largest National Guard training facility in the United States.

Grayling, MI – Project RELO, the innovative start-up nonprofit dedicated to creating a deeper collaboration between corporate America and its veterans, is proud to announce that its inaugural mission will begin at Camp Grayling Army National Guard base in northern Michigan.

Come May 2016, Project RELO will lead a cohort of business leaders and transitioning veterans into the depths of Michigan’s national forests for some of the most intensive hands-on leadership training offered anywhere.  Before entering the woods of the Huron National Forest, however, the Project RELO team will visit the massive Army National Guard base at Camp Grayling.

As deputy garrison commander Lieutenant Colonel Brown suggested, "to really know a vet, one must understand where the veteran came from".  And to help make that connection, Michigan's National Guard will host Project RELO and give them hands-on training in some of its many simulators.  High-tech weapons and convoy simulators, as well as vehicle roll-over trainers, will get hands dirty and hearts racing as participants immerse themselves into just a part of what makes a vet, a vet.  

After completing the tour of Camp Grayling's training facilities, Project RELO will take to the trails where participants will see our nation’s experts in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving display their skills in real-time.  It will be here that the character and competence of our veterans is experienced first-hand.  It will be here Project RELO begins to change the mindset of corporate America on the quality of our veterans.

And when the Project RELO operation ends three days later, participating business leaders will honor their pledge and work to place 100 profiled veterans into their professional networks with the goal of connecting them with employment, transition assistance, and more. 

Project RELO will begin it’s first mission on 13 May and return to base midday of the 15th.  Find out more at www.projectrelo.org or email us at info@pojectrelo.org.

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