Kristin Downey


It was two years ago I noticed there wasn’t any solid communication with veterans about their benefit opportunities. I think back to my brother-in-law who is a disabled vet, injured during service, and he was continually denied benefits. He was forty-two years old, and it seemed to be that his application kept falling through the cracks, but 12 years? Unacceptable.​

I realized just how big of an issue this was for veterans not getting resources and senior veterans, feeling forgotten, not being educated on all the benefits available to them. ​

Military Movement came together organically as I recognized there is a much-needed initiative to help coordinate government and community outreach efforts for the veteran community of SWFL. ​

I’m taking root in Southwest Florida and have a vision to go nationwide. There are roughly 90,000 local veterans, not including our seasonal friends, in Collier & Lee Counties requesting communication solutions addressing challenges veterans and families are up against. 

When you hear Military Movement, think “A Crusade to Connect.” This crusade effectively increases awareness of both government benefits and community resources and is intended to support, unite and give back to our country's heroes.​

The challenge requires MM to be inquisitive and innovative and we are committed to the delivery of a better solution for reaching veterans of today, yesterday, and tomorrow. ​

For us, you paid the price. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. ​

United we stand,

Kristin Downey


Founder, Military Movement, Naples, FL

Founder, Military Movement, Naples, FL

Sarah Blanchette, u.s. air force