The War in Ukraine is the Fight of Our Time. Ukraine’s Fight is America’s Fight.

We American veterans have a strong understanding, connection, interest and capacity to support Ukraine. We stand ready to guide, communicate and unleash that collective power.

Veterans for Ukraine
- The AVU Mission

Support victory for Ukraine

We have experience moving public opinion and getting things done in Washington.

We stand ready to guide, communicate and unleash that power.

Veterans for Ukraine
AVU is focused on two objectives:
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Driving public support for Ukraine.

2

Protecting continued US government funding for the war.

American veterans strongly support Ukraine.

A July poll of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) members revealed Post-9/11 veterans overwhelmingly support Ukraine.

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AVU Action Timeline

Launch - May
AVU will commemorate our creation with a national conference of American veterans in support of Ukraine in May, in Washington, DC. VIP friends and supporters of Ukraine are scheduled to attend.
AVU VIP Trip to Ukraine - Summer
The first trip, designed to create a regular battle rhythm of high-profile support visits to Ukraine, led by Medal of Honor Recipients, retired General and Admirals, celebrity American veterans and other powerful allies. These leaders will visit the front lines, deliver resources and messages of support, meet with high ranking senior Ukrainian officials, who will then return to the US to walk the halls of Congress to meet with legislators and engage in a media tour to encourage support for Ukraine.
NATO Summit - July
The NATO Summit in Washington DC will provide a unique opportunity to reach world leaders and drive influence at scale. Combined with unique access to politicians and media figures this is a prime opportunity to deliver on the promise of the AVU organization and network.

The AVU Founding Team

Carrol Bonnie
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Founder and President of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), TAPS Ukraine, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient. A retired USAFR Major and also the surviving spouse of an Army Officer, Bonnie has TAPS programs operating now on the ground across Ukraine. 
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Paul Rieckhoff
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Founder and Vice Chairman of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), President of Righteous Media, Host of Independent Americans, National Security and Political Analyst for MSNBC and NewsNation, US Army Veteran. Paul has been an outspoken supporter of Ukraine in the American media from the start.
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Adrian Bonenberger
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Author, Reporter and Editor for Military.com and others, Founding Member of Yale University Veterans Association, US Army Veteran. Adrians’s wife, Iryna Solomko, is a correspondent for Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service.
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Bottom line:

We American veterans are ready to fight for Ukraine. And America.

We are ready to lead. Like Zelenskyy, we just need ammunition.

American veterans are fighting for Ukraine. And for America. AVU is the veteran-led air campaign in America to support the ground campaign in Ukraine.

American veterans are sending a powerful and lasting message to America, Ukraine and the world: it’s one team, one fight. We know how to lead. Like Zelenskyy, we just need ammunition. And we need you. Join us.

Slava Ukraini!

Wall of Honor

American Veterans Killed in Action in Ukraine

Joseph Cancel
Joseph Cancel
US Army
Grady Kurpasi
Grady Kurpasi
USMC
Stephen Zabielski
Stephen Zabielski
US Army
Brian Young
Brian Young
US Army
Luke Lucyszyn
Luke Lucyszyn
US Police
Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones
US Army
Paul Lee Kim
Paul Lee Kim
US Army
Skyler James Greggs
Skyler James Greggs
No Known Background
Timothy Griffin
Timothy Griffin
No Known Background
Trent Davis
Trent Davis
US Army
Clayton Hightower
Clayton Hightower
US Army
Dane Partridge
Dane Partridge
No Known Background
Daniel W Swift
Daniel W. Swift
US Navy
Andrew Peters
Andrew Peters
US Army
Steven Keith Munroe
Steven Keith Munroe
No Known
Christopher James
Campbell
Christopher James
Campbell
US Army
Edward Wilton
Edward Wilton
US Army
Cooper Andrews
Cooper Andrews
USMC
Nathan Michael
Keener
Nathan Michael
Keener
US Army
Bradley Jarema
Bradley Jarema
No Known Background
Nicholas Maimer
Nicholas Maimer
US Army
Uliana Julia Voytovich
Neilsen
Uliana Julia Voytovich
Neilsen
No Military Background
Mikhail Yavorsky
Mikhail Yavorsky
No Known Background
Ian Frank Tortorici
Ian Frank Tortorici
USMC
Derek Thien Tran
Derek Thien Tran
US Army
Andrew Irvin Webber
Andrew Irvin Webber
USMC
Lance Allen Lawrence
Lance Allen Lawrence
No Known Background
Jeffrey Judd Jones
Jeffrey Judd Jones
No Known Background
Jericho Skye
Magallon
Jericho Skye
Magallon
US Army
Dalton J Medlin
Dalton J. Medlin
No Known Background
David Lee Cote
David Lee Cote
No Known Background
Alex Brandon Coburn
Alex Brandon Coburn
No Known Background
David Baturin
David Baturin
No Known Background
Joel David Beal
Joel David Beal
USMC
Chase K Gaia
Chase K Gaia
No Known Background
Eric Vargas
Eric Vargas
No Known Background
Thomas Gray Harris
Thomas Gray Harris
USMC
Brendon Bowersox
Brendon Bowersox
US Army
Seth Patrick Bryan
Seth Patrick Bryan
No Known Background
Ethan Hertweck
Ethan Hertweck
USMC
James Lambert
James Lambert
No Known Background
Cedric Charles Hamm
Cedric Charles Hamm
No Known Background

Honor the Fallen

31000Soldiers Killed

10,600Civilians Killed

545Children Killed