01 Oct '13, 6am

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Related Stars and Stripes' veterans page WASHINGTON — Tristan Williamson has been out of the military for five years, but he’s back in a platoon. This time, the Navy veteran is fighting hunger, not the enemy. Williamson’s platoon — 20-plus veterans, already at work on community gardens in San Diego — is among the first of what Mission Continues officials hope will be dozens of neighborhood outreach groups led by veterans. The nonprofit group launched its new service platoons initiative this week. Officials have dubbed it a veterans’ report-for-duty call, with veterans trained in charitable work leading chapters in 30 cities. It’s an extension of the group’s existing goal of engaging veterans through community service, often in areas with limited military presence and even less knowledge of the challenges troops face returning to civilian life. The idea of second service fo...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/volunteer-veteran-platoons...

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