Fishing For The Mission 22

Common Ground 22 Connect

The mission of Common Ground 22 Connect is to passionately serve and honor our veterans by harnessing the healing power of nature and fishing. Our goal is to create a robust and compassionate community that uplifts and empowers veterans, providing them with the support they need to thrive. Through our dedicated efforts, we aim to make a profound and enduring impact on the lives of those who have selflessly served our country. Together, we will forge a brighter future for our veterans, ensuring they receive the utmost recognition, comprehensive resources, and life-enriching opportunities they rightfully deserve.

Program Overview

Common Ground 22 Connect is proud to offer a unique and beneficial initiative aimed at supporting the mental health and well-being of our veterans. We believe that fishing charters and other ocean sports provide a peaceful environment where veterans can find relaxation, camaraderie, and emotional healing. Surrounded by like-minded individuals who share similar experiences, our veterans have the opportunity to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of recreational fishing. While we understand that fishing charters alone cannot solve all the challenges our veterans face, they undoubtedly play a vital role in suicide prevention efforts by offering therapeutic recreation and valuable social connections.

We aim to create a space where veterans can find solace and support. We recognize the immense sacrifices our veterans have made in serving our nation with honor and bravery. It is our honor to provide them with an outlet that contributes to their well-being. At Common Ground 22 Connect, we prioritize the mental well-being of our participants. We understand that spending time in nature and engaging in outdoor activities can have a positive impact on mental health. 


By disconnecting from everyday stressors and immersing yourself in the tranquility of the natural environment, you have the opportunity to experience various benefits, such as:

Fishing in serene surroundings can help alleviate stress, promote relaxation, and provide a much-needed break from daily pressures.

Engaging in fishing requires focus and concentration, which can enhance mindfulness and strengthen the connection between your mind and body.

Being in nature and participating in an enjoyable activity like fishing can boost your mood, increase feelings of happiness, and provide a sense of accomplishment.

Our fishing trips foster a supportive and inclusive community, allowing you to connect with fellow veterans who share similar experiences. Building relationships and engaging in conversations can contribute to a sense of belonging and support.

The tranquil setting of fishing trips offers an opportunity for self-reflection, introspection, and personal growth. It can provide a space for you to gain insights, set goals, and find inner peace.

Apply to Join Us!

FFTM22 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in making these charters a success. But most importantly, we express our deepest gratitude to our incredible veterans. Your service has shaped our nation, and we are committed to providing you with the care and resources you deserve. Together, we can create a stronger, more supportive community for those who have given so much.


If you are a veteran interested in experiencing the therapeutic benefits of fishing in a peaceful environment, we invite you to submit an application for a day on the water. Please fill out the form below, and our team will review your application with care.