Forward Assists Veteran Exchange Programme Takes Giant Step Forward
At the end of 2014 Forward Assist CEO Tony Wright travelled back to Arkansas and Texas to make plans for the 2015 Veterans Exchange between the UK and USA. Earlier in the year Forward Assist had facilitated an Exchange visit from Veterans from Arkansas and Texas. Accompanying Tony on the trip and, at his own expense, was Dave Anderson MP and his wife. As a result of our fantastic partnership with Starbucks in the UK we were able to link up with Starbucks representatives in the State of Arkansas and consolidate the new link with Mayor Vernon Dollar and the newly established Veterans Worldwide Assistance Programme (VWAP) with whom we now partner. The Veterans Exchange Project was the 'Brain Child' of CEO Tony Wright following his Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Funded Research trip in 2011.To date two reciprocal exchanges have taken place and the third taking Veterans from the UK to Arkansas & Texas is planned for late 2015.