The Mission

The B-A-T program is run by the Blinded Veterans Association Operation Peer Support (BVA OPS) members to help get visually impaired veterans of various abilities out to experience the Appalachian Trail. The blinded veterans will complete sections of the trail over time, around specific dates to memorialize great military accomplishments that represent the freedom gained by overcoming our adversaries. The idea is to allow participants the opportunity to overcome their own adversities they face through their injuries and to raise awareness and understanding with the general public and those that may be out there that may have their own challenges.