ETS-SP & Avalon Action Alliance Connect Transitioning Service Members to World-Class TBI & PTS Care

Organizations Bridge Military-to-Civilian Gap, Empower Active Duty, Veterans & Their Families & Assist Those Struggling With Invisible Wounds

The Expiration Term of Service Sponsorship Program (ETS-SP), a national non-profit organization bridging the gap between military and civilian life, has partnered with Avalon Action Alliance, a post-trauma wellness non-profit helping veterans and their families gain control over issues related to mental wellness and brain health.

Annually, nearly 200,000 service members transition into civilian life. Navigating relocation, employment, housing and medical care challenges can be overwhelming and for some new veterans, the transition is more difficult if they struggle with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress symptoms.

“Avalon is on a mission to help every one of our nation’s defenders win the battle against the invisible wounds of service,” said Joe Brennan, Avalon’s CEO. "Joining forces with ETS-SP affords us the opportunity to connect with transitioning service members and offer them an immediate path towards healing so they can thrive as veterans."

Through its growing network of TBI Centers, Avalon Action Alliance combines the best traditional rehabilitation tools with complementary non-clinical interventions to create personalized programs with no out-of-pocket expenses to the veteran.

“There is a common misperception that all veterans struggle with PTSD,” said Brigadier General (ret) Mike Eastman, Onward Ops Executive Director. “While the number is closer to 30%, those that are suffering deserve affordable, effective care. This partnership provides our enrollees and their families with comprehensive care that works.”

Up to a year before their active duty ends, transitioning service members enrolled in the Onward Ops program are connected to a trained sponsor in their destination community to ensure a successful transition into civilian life. They work together on employment, education, family needs and housing while the new veteran accesses benefits and services in their future post-military community.

To give back to transitioning service members and military spouses as a volunteer sponsor, visit Communities can join our network via For news and updates, follow @OnwardOps. For more, watch

About ETS-SP:

The ETS Sponsorship Program, in a public-private partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, supports communities across the country in the successful reception and transition of service members out of the military and into civilian life through Onward Ops, its military transition support program. Connecting transitioning service members to destination communities through a secure, common-data platform augmented by trained volunteer sponsors, it sets conditions for a positive, proactive return to civilian life.

About Avalon Action Alliance:

Avalon Action Alliance exists to design, deploy and amplify life-changing treatment for our nation’s veterans and first responders battling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Substance Abuse (SA). On a mission to help every one of them win this battle, Avalon is a single point of access to a national alliance of leading TBI, PTS and SA programs that change lives. Each path is designed for the individual, with no out-of-pocket expenses.

Source: The ETS Sponsorship Program

About The ETS Sponsorship Program

The ETS Sponsorship Program, a non-profit organization actively partnering with Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), and local communities, supports service members through the transition process from military to civilian life.

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