IGY6 or "I Got Your Six" is a ubiquitous term in the military to tell a fellow war fighter, "I am watching your back." Hearing that phrase in the middle of a tumultuous situation gives military members, first responders, and government contractors a sense of comfort knowing that they are not in the fight alone.
Unfortunately, the fight is not always left on the battle field. Our nation's heroes often have to overcome daily struggles: from physical injuries to mental disorders to just needing someone to relate to.
The void that is left in our lives when we complete our service, is the void that The IGY6 Foundation is trying to fill. We will create a community of veterans, first responders, and government contractors, that can come together and have each others "six" because no American that has served this country should continue the fight at home alone.
The IGY6; Foundation
What is the IGY6?
The IGY6; Foundation also known as The I Got Your 6 Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The sole purpose of the IGY6; Foundation is to create unity and a supportive community amongst veterans, active military members, current and former law enforcement officers, firefighters, workers on the frontline in the medical field, and government contractors. By organizing events in which these groups can feel welcome, the IGY6 can create a social environment that emulates the brotherhood and sisterhood of the aforementioned communities.