Challenge America Military Opportunities (CAMO) will provide a local platform for local organizations to collaborate within their own communities and to educate those seeking services to find them. The initial focus will be on the five states in which over 40% of the nation's military reside: Texas, California, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. In each community, a CAMO Ambassador with an understanding of challenges faced by military members and their families will be recruited and trained to organize, encourage, promote and solidify the connections between existing organizations, volunteers and the military members of the community. Dallas, Texas will be the launch site of the national CAMO initiative. In addition to over 300,000 active duty military, Reserves and National Guard members, there are more than 1.6 million veterans residing in Texas.
Working together, we can ensure that a new generation of veterans will have access to integrate community resources for work, recreation, and the family support they need to resume a "new normal" life.