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SERVICES FOR MILITARY VETERANS

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Helping Veterans through our events and activities is a big part of our mission.  Odin's Warrior Tribe is a Virginia non-stock company formed for religious, educational, and charitable purposes and we are an IRS 501c3 recognized charity.  We are a registered charity in the States of Virginia and Maryland are allowed to conduct charitable activities.  

The strategic aim of Odin’s Warrior Tribe and our International Society of Gungnir is to become the World's premier military heathen organization.  Through your generosity we are able to offer special activities and programs to active duty servicemembers and veteran military members.  Our experience is that many veterans miss, and need in civilian life, the camaraderie and warrior spirit of their time in the service.  This approach of welcoming back warrior veterans has been proven effective by ancient tribal cultures and some of these methods are in use by the Veterans Administration.  We as a Tribe can help veterans belong again and reignite their warrior virtues in a positive way through Viking combat, competitive Viking sport activities like Glima and archery as well as other activities fencing, horseback riding, skydiving, and sailing on a Viking ship.  We help warriors reconnect and encourage warrior and success-oriented attitudes. 

 

We seek to support military heathens and veterans through activities that include:

Participation in Viking combat and related competitive activities and games including knattleikr and kubb.  

 

Athletic activities such as historical fencing, archery, Norse and Germanic wrestling to include Glima (Icelandic wrestling), other martial arts, horseback riding, sailing on our 26-foot Viking boat, hiking, and indoor skydiving.  

Skill related workshops that include boatbuilding, wood working, and blacksmithing.

Veterans Book and Film Club.

 

Museum and Battlefield visits.

Supporting military heathen burials, including advice on heathen burial practices and offering heathen rites by fellow military heathens.  Currently, this is limited to the State of Virginia, but it will expand.

Charitable projects for military veterans in a need of a little help, including potentially some small scholarships for trade skills like blacksmithing.

While Odin’s Warrior Tribe members follow the old Viking faith, we serve all active duty and veterans regardless of their faith, ethnic background, race, sexual orientation or any such factors.  We adhere to the Department of Defense EO Policies.

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