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Vail Veterans Program unites caregivers of injured combat vets
May 14, 2019

VAIL — Imagine walking into a room with two dozen best friends whom you’ve just met. That’s life this week for a Vail Veterans Program Caregivers Reunion — all caregivers for combat veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Just as heroic as those soldiers are the people who take care of them. Their… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program celebrates 15 years of helping heroes
March 18, 2019

VAIL — An Army Special Forces unit is skiing down Vail Mountain when its members cross paths with a Vail Veterans Program crew. Both groups stop, happily acknowledge each other and their gear. Handshakes and introductions all around, most punctuated with: “Thank you for your service.” “Thank you for yours.” In that instant is the… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program’s Family Week reminds us that we’re all in this together

VAIL — Jess and Tina Walton’s two sons were among dozens of kids bouncing around the Larkspur restaurant Thursday morning, anxious for their last day skiing on Vail Mountain with the Vail Veterans Program. Eight-year-old Chase Walton strolled past his dad and gave him a loving punch in the shoulder … because they’re guys who… Read more »

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Vail Veterans Program unites caregivers of injured combat vets

May 14, 2019

VAIL — Imagine walking into a room with two dozen best friends whom you’ve just met. That’s life this week for a Vail Veterans Program Caregivers Reunion — all caregivers for combat veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Just as heroic as those soldiers are the people who take care of them. Their… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program celebrates 15 years of helping heroes

March 18, 2019

VAIL — An Army Special Forces unit is skiing down Vail Mountain when its members cross paths with a Vail Veterans Program crew. Both groups stop, happily acknowledge each other and their gear. Handshakes and introductions all around, most punctuated with: “Thank you for your service.” “Thank you for yours.” In that instant is the… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program’s Family Week reminds us that we’re all in this together

March 18, 2019

VAIL — Jess and Tina Walton’s two sons were among dozens of kids bouncing around the Larkspur restaurant Thursday morning, anxious for their last day skiing on Vail Mountain with the Vail Veterans Program. Eight-year-old Chase Walton strolled past his dad and gave him a loving punch in the shoulder … because they’re guys who… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program helps heroic caregivers learn they’re not alone

January 8, 2019

  VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the women at this week’s Vail Veterans Program’s caregivers conference were best friends before they even met. Twenty-eight women are in town — all caregivers for combat veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Just as heroic as those soldiers are the people who… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program’s Path to Success teaches vets that success is no secret

January 8, 2019

  VAIL — Everyone wants to be successful. Not everyone knows how. The Vail Veterans Program’s Path to Success program sets heroes on … well, the path to success. It’s part of Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute. David, for example, is an injured Iraq War vet. He found himself on his couch fiddling with… Read more »

Hosting heroes: Vail Veterans Program welcomes wounded military vets for 5-day golf outing

August 27, 2018

  VAIL – For wounded U.S. military veterans — and their families — tours of duty last a lifetime. Years outside of the military are spent adjusting to society, building confidence and getting used to a new normal after catastrophic injuries. The Vail Veterans Program uses the freedom of the Rocky Mountains along with rehabilitative… Read more »

Making memories, sharing adventures: Vail Veterans Program hosting summer family session this week

July 31, 2018

VAIL — High-tech and low-touch is not a great way to live. “Go outside, unplug and play,” said Kim Elliott, a recreation therapist with the Navy Medical Center in San Diego. Elliott is one of dozens of people in town this week for the Vail Veterans Program’s summer session. This one focuses on families, because… Read more »

Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program utilizes the healing power of the mountains (video)

March 21, 2018

VAIL – Can mountains heal people? The Vail Veterans Program believes they can. That’s why they bring military injured and their families to the Vail Valley for adaptive skiing and snowboarding programs in the winter and a multitude of activities in the summer. This week, over 30 wounded veterans and their family members were invited… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program names Lindsay Humphreys its new executive director

February 13, 2018

  VAIL — Lindsay Humphreys will follow a legend, and the legend will help her along. Humphreys is the Vail Veterans Program’s new executive director. Group founder Cheryl Jensen is handing over the reins; Humphreys’ first day was Monday, Feb. 12. Jensen is sticking around as board chair. Humphreys previously served on the program’s board… Read more »

Making miracles: Vail Veterans Program is ‘what was missing after Vietnam’

February 1, 2018

VAIL — Dr. Sean McDougal’s entire life did not flash before his eyes as he stood at the top of Golden Peak, but the last year did.   McDougal was a paraplegic last July. He has followed his own best advice, “Physician, heal thyself,” and was improving but was still in a wheelchair in early… Read more »