@veterans_expeditions (#VetEx) is a military veteran led, chartered non-profit based out of Colorado. In short, it affords United States military veterans the opportunity to join its tight community on trips and expeditions throughout the US. #OspreyPacks is proud to support their work to provide veterans with opportunities to engage with other veterans in the outdoors. "In recognition of September 11th, #VetEx presented a unique and challenging mission to the group. The theme was simple: go into the mountains and suffer with your peers. To press ourselves against our boundaries, to exceed our comfort zone, to thrash our bodies against a vast landscape—and all for what? Because we honor our fallen with pain. We pay tribute to them with the sacrifice of ourselves, in a death march contrived of pure physical exertion and torment, even if only for a day…At #VetEx, all we do is #military #veteran #outdoors. This is just one of over 50 trips this year with over 700 vets outside building lasting community. We noticed a trend happening at Vet Ex almost immediately after we started in 2010: military veterans were meeting on our trips, making friends, and scheming plans for their personal outdoor goals outside of VetEx. This was when we first realized the strong community that was being created on our trips."