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Warrior Expeditions is a veteran nonprofit outdoor therapy program that helps veterans transition from their wartime experiences through long-distance outdoor expeditions.
Historically, military units would experience a lengthy journey home after fighting a campaign abroad. During this journey home, warriors would process and come to terms with their wartime experiences. In today’s age of modern transportation, military personnel can find themselves home within a few days of serving in a combat zone.
Since 2001, over 2.5 million veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but many of them have never transitioned from their experiences. The Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that over 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In 2012, after returning home from three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps veteran Sean Gobin hiked all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Recognizing the therapeutic effects of long-distance hiking, Sean founded Warrior Expeditions.
Veterans Assistance Grant
The Grand County Veterans Service Office is privileged to announce that it has available for distribution, grant funds available to Veterans in need of financial assistance.
These grant funds are made available from the State of Colorado by the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs (CBVA). This VAG grant is in place to assist local Veterans in need, within the strict guidelines set by the CBVA. Veterans must produce a DD 214 (that is not Dis-Honorable).
If you are a Veteran in need, please contact Duane Dailey, Grand/Summit County Veteran Service Officer. Call 970-509- 9024 or come to the VSO office in the Grand County Administration Building between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (Please call ahead). Remember your DD 214.