OCB provides a workshop, general safe haven, & comradery filled stomping ground for Veterans suffering from PTSD / TBI / and/or depression. This workshop includes trained individuals skilled in various areas of hands-on therapy to help remind Veterans that there is more to life than settling for the monotonous black hole of depression, isolation, and self-medication that often comes with being a disabled Veteran. Once a Veteran completes any project or piece of art, it is theirs to keep or donate to another Veteran or family member of their choosing at no cost to the Veteran.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:

  • to provide instruction on various aspects of customizing a motorcycle to persons with  PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.

  • to provide facilities, equipment, trained individuals, safe environment, and family        atmosphere for participants to engage in an escape or distraction from the effects of  suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.

  • to provide opportunities for participants to engage in recreational, team building, self-  worth, satisfaction of accomplishing something they thought they never could by        building something from nothing.

  • to be a “big brother” of sorts to these participants.

  • to prevent and lower suicide rates and prevent homelessness amongst veterans suffering from PTSD and or TBI.

  • to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote PTSD and/or  TBI and/or depression, Veteran themed.

There are some amazing things in life that can truly put anyone on the path to finding that happiness again. Here at OCB we would love nothing more than to show you how to obtain that happiness through creative projects in a likeminded Veteran family atmosphere. Heroes that have completed the program have the opportunity to share what they have learned with others just starting the program. Sharing these newly obtained skills combined with a restored comradery that truly gives a sense of security and brotherhood are some of the most fulfilling things that truly heal the mind and soul.

On behalf of all of us here at Charlie Bravo, we thank you for your time and consideration. No one gets left behind.


Jason Zaideman

Executive Director / Hot Rod Guru / Veteran Mentor
Founder / US Army Engineer Vet / Bike Builder
Operation Charlie Bravo

EST 2015

Specific Purpose


All of our programs are entirely free to Veterans. 

Jason Zaideman

#missionfirst  #hotrodtherapy


It all started in this little shed in Cedar Lake, Indiana...




To lower the suicide rate and prevent homelessness by providing therapeutic, hands-on, in-person programs for Veterans suffering from PTSD / TBI / and/or depression. 

mission statement 

O p e r a t i o n   CHARLIE  BRAVO

Formerly known as Operation Combat Bikesaver.