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Who is VAN?


VAN’s mission is to “Restore Connection” within the veteran community. VAN engages the civilian and local business community, corporations, and other non-profit organizations to support free veteran events, event tickets to local venues, adventure opportunities, and resources. 

At VAN, we are all about FUN!

VAN Signature Events are held annually and designed to engage the military and first-responder communities. These events raise money for VAN programs and non-profit partner missions while providing an enjoyable experience for the community. 

VAN Veteran Free Events are held annually and provide unique opportunities for veterans and their families to experience exciting new adventures like Equine Therapy, Kayaking, Snorkeling, and private Beach Days, all for FREE!

VAN Adventures are exclusive opportunities for a veteran and their family or friends. Each year, VAN creates local and statewide adventures for qualifying veterans. Do you know a veteran who has always wanted to do something but didn’t have the means to do it? VAN Adventures might be the answer. Our 2024 packages include Deep Sea Fishing for 4, Hunting, Shooting, and Fishing adventures for up to 6, Tiki Boat Adventures for up to 6, and much more. 

VAN is Elevating the Veteran Experience in Tampa Bay!

VAN is currently looking for Brand Ambassadors and Volunteers for various committees within the organization. Are you a great event planner? Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Do you love Veterans? 

Visit to find our VAN Volunteers tab under ‘About VAN.’ 

For additional information on how to become a VAN Business Partner, VAN Volunteer, or Veteran Member, reach out today at


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