Stronger Together

The HeartSupportVets Mission
Our Mission

The primary mission of HeartSupportVets is to build a community of trusted Battle Buddies and Online Resources that will combat the hidden wounds of war

and transition through Triage, Healing and Purpose.

What is Triage, Healing and Purpose?


What do we mean by this? We will work to help the individual understand their injuries. This is where the individual must

have trust in our mission!


How do we promote healing? We do this by building a community that listens, stays connected and is transparent. As well as

a comprehensive library of resources


What is purpose? Purpose creates meaning, offers a sense of direction and helps guide our paths, behavior and our goals

when applied to our lives. This is critical, as many Veterans lose their sense of purpose once transitioning from the military.

No one individuals’ purpose will be the same, but the key is to have them find their own purpose.

Owner Profile

CSM (R) Don McAlister

Donald “Mac” McAlister, a retired Airborne Infantry Command Sergeant Major with over two decades of dedicated service to his beloved United States Army. He served on multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan where he honorably led his troops into battle. While deployed to Iraq in the 2003 invasion, Mac was severely wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device. He ultimately recovered from his injuries and continued to serve and deploy until he retired in 2017. His fourth deployment to the Taliban-infested  Arghandab River Valley, Kandahar It would be his most harrowing of all, where his unit sustained catastrophic losses while establishing themselves as the commanding presence in the area. Since retiring “Mac” continues to stay involved in the Veteran community, devoting most of his time to serving others. Mac is currently Operations Manager for HeartSupportVets.