Your generous, tax-deductible donation to our program provides transportation, food, housing, tools, and safety equipment for disabled veterans and active-duty personnel while they are engaged in important archaeological fieldwork. This work makes a difference in the lives of our participants through a sense of accomplishment, mastery of new skills, peer support, and preservation of historically important structures and artifacts.

You can donate online through Facebook or Snowball, or by check to:

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery

P.O Box 440

Carlisle, PA 17013

Current Fundraisers

Saratoga 2021

In 2019, AVAR veterans conducted the first archaeological fieldwork ever attempted on the site of the Second Battle of Saratoga with supervision and training provided by archaeologists from the Northeast Region Archeology Program. The project was completed in conjunction with the National Park Service and the American Battlefield Trust. In 2021, our vets will continue the methodical metal detector survey under the guidance of Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist (AMDA), but we also aim to excavate.

Goal: $60,000 | Raised: $11,900

Sponsorship Packages

Have a fun idea to help AVAR accomplish its mission/goals for the upcoming dig season that will provide meaningful educational and awe-inspiring outdoor experiences for the veterans? We are always looking for partners to team up with to accomplish the mission. For more information, please email us at

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Sponsor an Event

Sponsoring a special event that benefits AVAR will help draw attention with the media and the community while providing a great opportunity for employees to interact as a team outside of the workplace environment. For more information, please email us at

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery is administered by Operation Nightingale USA, a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

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