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Vail Daily | Life After Tragedy
September 19, 2016

Editor’s note: This Vail Veterans Program caregivers group preferred to be a quoted as a group, a request the Vail Daily was happy to oblige. That’s why all the quotes are “they said” — because they all did. VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the Adorable Dozen were teary-eyed best friends before… Read more »

Vail Daily | VIDEO: Hitting the links with Vail Veterans Program
August 29, 2016

Golf is a frustratingly addictive sport — just when you think you want to give it up, you hit that perfect shot and you’re hooked again. As challenging as golf is, imagine not having full mobility of your legs because you’re a single or double amputee above or below the knee. Or picture yourself holding… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program welcomes dozens of military families to their summer program
July 25, 2016

VAIL — Vail Veterans Program guests come from different geographic locations, but many from the same sort of place. Elliott Miller cannot speak, but he can laugh and he did when he rolled his four-wheeled mountain bike. Rolled it twice, which made him laugh twice as much. “It lights him up, and it makes me… Read more »

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Vail Daily | Life After Tragedy

September 19, 2016

Editor’s note: This Vail Veterans Program caregivers group preferred to be a quoted as a group, a request the Vail Daily was happy to oblige. That’s why all the quotes are “they said” — because they all did. VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the Adorable Dozen were teary-eyed best friends before… Read more »

Vail Daily | VIDEO: Hitting the links with Vail Veterans Program

August 29, 2016

Golf is a frustratingly addictive sport — just when you think you want to give it up, you hit that perfect shot and you’re hooked again. As challenging as golf is, imagine not having full mobility of your legs because you’re a single or double amputee above or below the knee. Or picture yourself holding… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program welcomes dozens of military families to their summer program

July 25, 2016

VAIL — Vail Veterans Program guests come from different geographic locations, but many from the same sort of place. Elliott Miller cannot speak, but he can laugh and he did when he rolled his four-wheeled mountain bike. Rolled it twice, which made him laugh twice as much. “It lights him up, and it makes me… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Daily highlights Vail Veterans Program winter program

March 16, 2016

VAIL — The heroes are back in town. You hear their laughter before you encounter this Vail Veterans group. Rabbi Joel Newman, of the B’Nai Vail congregation, is a retired Navy chaplain, one of those who gathered up body parts and loaded bleeding, wounded humans onto helicopters that would fly them to help and out… Read more »

Vail Daily | Medal of Honor Recipient and Vail Veterans Program alumnus, William “Kyle” Carpenter, visits Vail, CO

February 2, 2016

VAIL — U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter wasn’t old enough to legally buy beer when he threw himself on a grenade, saving the life of the fellow Marine with him in that rooftop bunker in Afghanistan. Continue reading…

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program welcomes winter group to town

December 12, 2015

VAIL — Lt. Col. Dr. Donald Gajewski laughs and cries at the same time when he talks about his “guys.” Gajewski is in town with dozens of wounded warriors and their families for a Vail Veterans Program session, and found himself at the rim of Blue Sky Basin asking himself how a rookie skier got… Read more »

NBC Today | Vail Veterans get wounded warriors moving in the snow

July 2, 2015

On these Colorado ski slopes, wounded veterans are not only learning a sport they once thought was out of reach, they’re also gaining confidence to rebuild their lives. “The thing about skiing, once I’m up there on the mountain, I’m on equal footing with everybody else,” Col. Gregory Gadson told TODAY during his fourth trip… Read more »

Vail Daily | Wounded warriors hit local links in first Vail Veterans Program golf outing

June 26, 2015

Daniel Gasca, of El Paso, Texas, left, watches Tim Johannsen of Elizabeth chip a ball while golfing with the Vail Veterans Program on Wednesday at Red Sky Golf Club. Gasca and Johannsen were both injured by IEDs while serving in Iraq.  Wounded warriors hit local links in first Vail Veterans Program golf outing. Read the… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program, Heroes Having a Ball in Vail

May 26, 2015

Retired Marine Sgt. Chris Fesmire, left, demonstrates how to turn on his sit-ski to Lance Cpl. Ivan Sears, right, on Sears’ first day skiing during the Vail Veterans Program on Wednesday at Golden Peak. Fesmire, who was a participant in the program four times and is now a self-proclaimed ski bum, joined the program this… Read more »

Corporal Daniel Riley Vail Veterans Program interviews Tv8Vail

April 26, 2015

The lead up to the Vail Veterans Program’s 10th year anniversary, Daniel Riley interviews with TC8Vail.  the Vail Veterans Program offers adaptive skiing and therapy for wounded veterans and their families.