Work has begun on our first Forward Operating Base! This first Operating Base is in honor of SSgt Courtney Rush.  All donations made to our mission will go directly to funding this operation until the project is complete.






FOB RUSH Floor Plan

SSgt Courtney Rush was a 2003 graduate of Aledo high school. Following graduation she enlisted in the United States Air Force in June 2003 just 3 days after graduation. She completed her basic training at Lack-land Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. She then completed technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas and Little Rock Arkansas Air Force Base, Arkansas.

She was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, where she was a crew chief on C1 30s.. She deployed to Kuwait for OIF. She returned and was stationed at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina where she deployed to Qatar during OEF. Her most recent position was quality control, specializing as maintenance crew chief for C17 aircraft, a position she was chosen to do by her superiors out of nearly 1500 Air-men as a result of her dedication and love for the Air Force.

On her last deployment in Qatar she was involved in transporting the caskets of fallen members that were killed in action. This was emotionally trying but a remarkably high honor duty she took very seriously.

Courtney received many honors and awards during her brief time in the Air Force. She unfortunately took her own life and died by a gunshot wound to her head on January 3, 2012, only 7 months after returning from Qatar. She was 27 years old. Courtney was not a heavy drinker, but her blood alcohol level was .357, which is lethal in itself. She should have called. Please…call someone.


Our Construction Partners

“Brian is doing something no other place on the planet is doing. He is building home-front Forward Operating Bases so our fellow veterans and warriors can “get it together” for a life worth living. “

– AnnaMaria Bliven

Our Facility Partners

Third Day Coffee Seguin

Third Day Coffee Seguina is a Veteran Owned Company. We will do our best to support VOC’S as we move forward. When you place your order mention ProjectDiehard. The more you order the lower our price, so you are helping two Veteran organizations and getting a great cup of coffee. 

Be sure to mention Code PDH22 at checkout!

ATVs and More

ATVs and More is an authorized powersports dealership serving the Salem, Illinois area. They are proud to carry a large selection of new and pre-owned inventory. When you are ready to invest in a new motorsports vehicle, their friendly and knowledgeable staff are prepared to make sure your experience is outstanding, from assisting while you’re making your choice to ongoing maintenance and customization. ATVs and More, values the opportunity to create a long-term relationship with our customers, and they do that by giving their customers the best customer service available.

Maxwell Soaps

Maxwell’s Soaps
believes that having access to soap and water is a basic human right. 
To stay healthy, you must prevent the spread of disease and illness, and to do this, everyone needs access to soap and water. We call this common-sense public health.  Maxwell Soaps decided to start a company that pushes for the America we want to live in, the America where no one is so poor they can’t get clean.  So for every bar of soap we sell, Maxwell’s Soaps will give a bar of soap to the homeless and folks who need it!

Supply Solutions

Supply Solutions’ mission is to provide relevant solutions to the supply & equipment needs of our customers with the highest quality products and service. We will strive to deliver more than our customer expects; to do business on a mutually profitable basis and in an honest manner. Our Employees and our Communities are vital to our success. We will support both with investments and resources necessary for them to prosper. We are proud to join PDH in bringing hope to veterans


We hope your business will consider becoming one of our corporate patrons. For information on how to become a corporate patron, please email


Our mission is to give our veterans the help they need. Join the mission to prevent veteran suicide. Contact us today!

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