ViacomCBS Veterans Network members worked to raise over half a thousand dollars this October, to support Arts in the Armed Forces. AITAF is a non-profit with a mission “to use the powerful shared experience of the arts to start conversations between military and civilian, service member and family member, the world of the arts and the world of practical action.”
While there are more than forty-five thousand veteran service organizations and nonprofits, very few of them work in ways that organically nurture the emotional and intellectual health of our veteran and military community. AITAF focuses on using “the shared experience of art and/or military training to encourage an exchange of ideas across ranks, and between service members and artists.” They “value the diversity of the military and artistic communities by honoring both their differences and shared human experience" and “aim to foster resiliency, boost morale, and build community.”
The staff here at ViacomCBS Veterans Network is proud to support Art in the Armed Forces, and their mission. We wish them continued success in their work.