Veterans Adventure Group is a non-profit that connects veterans with nature using extreme sports. V.A.G. is grounded in the idea that military service trains personnel to think, act, and live at exceptional levels, strengths that should be upheld in veterans after separation from service. Extreme sports are used to connect veterans to their peers, the outdoors, and their local community, thereby increasing participants’ sense of purpose as catalysts for change in their environment. Free of charge, V.A.G. outfits and trains veterans in small teams for a group mission, such as mountaineering in Washington State, scuba diving in Florida, or running a 100-mile trail race in Alabama. The overarching mission of the organization is to empower veterans to find their next mission in life.