Why We Do It

Mission Statement

 At Support Up our mission is to provide the opportunity for veterans to get into the outdoors and on ventures; from camping to hunting and fishing trips.  

How We Came To Be

As a Marine transitioning from the Marine Corps to a civilian life our founder, found himself constantly missing his comrades and his job. He had trouble finding a way to cope with the sudden change in his life. He then began looking for outlets to cope with these issues. It was through this search that began hunting and turning back to the roots of being in the "field" that the military instilled in him. Upon discovering the therapeutic like feeling that a venture can bring, he immediately felt that he had to share this opportunity with other veterans.

Inside the Action

Check out this short video of our snow goose hunt with a Marine Veteran provided by some former members of the 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment.



Mike Franko/ USMC veteran

  “When I was nominated and offered the opportunity to partake in Support Up Veteran Ventures first venture I was blown away. Up to this point in my life I had never hunted before. As a Marine combat Infantryman I was exposed to patrols, ambushes, sitting and enjoying the good times with a fellow infantryman and other events you just cant recreate. However with SUVV being able to go out with another veteran, crawl through the woods, stalk and set up on some wild Eastern turkeys in Kansas is pretty darn close and an event that I will hold close to my heart forever. All thanks to SUVV I am now hooked to hunting and the outdoors in general.”