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RECENT NEWS

Cheryl Jensen made the Vail Veterans Program the ‘gold standard’; now she’s shifting gears
November 1, 2017

VAIL — There might not be a Vail Veterans Program if not for Heath Calhoun. It was 2004 and the Vail Veterans Program was so new it didn’t have a name. Like anything else, the work and serendipity began long before the actual start date. Capt. Dave Rozelle was in Vail with some congressmen in… Read more »

Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program offers caregivers retreat
September 27, 2017

VAIL – Since 2004, the Vail Veterans Program has provided rehabilitative sports and recreational activities to help build confidence and provide a sense of freedom to United States military members who have suffered catastrophic injuries while serving our country. The program has evolved and now includes a caregivers retreat to help those taking care of… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program’s summer golf a little about golf, a lot about life
August 29, 2017

WOLCOTT — Alex DeVilling hits golf balls so far he should file a flight plan. DeVilling is a long-drive professional and was one of the golf experts helping this week’s Vail Veterans Program summer golf group at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club in Wolcott. He spent much of his morning teaching the guys how… Read more »

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Cheryl Jensen made the Vail Veterans Program the ‘gold standard’; now she’s shifting gears

November 1, 2017

VAIL — There might not be a Vail Veterans Program if not for Heath Calhoun. It was 2004 and the Vail Veterans Program was so new it didn’t have a name. Like anything else, the work and serendipity began long before the actual start date. Capt. Dave Rozelle was in Vail with some congressmen in… Read more »

Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program offers caregivers retreat

September 27, 2017

VAIL – Since 2004, the Vail Veterans Program has provided rehabilitative sports and recreational activities to help build confidence and provide a sense of freedom to United States military members who have suffered catastrophic injuries while serving our country. The program has evolved and now includes a caregivers retreat to help those taking care of… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program’s summer golf a little about golf, a lot about life

August 29, 2017

WOLCOTT — Alex DeVilling hits golf balls so far he should file a flight plan. DeVilling is a long-drive professional and was one of the golf experts helping this week’s Vail Veterans Program summer golf group at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club in Wolcott. He spent much of his morning teaching the guys how… Read more »

Service dog Sgt. Maximus Charger and his veteran owner’s bond can’t be broken

July 27, 2017

VAIL — Injured paratrooper Philipe Herrera and his three-legged service dog understand each other. “We bonded right away. We’re both a little broken,” Philipe said, smiling. Herrera and his family — wife Christie and children Alyssa, Hannah and Joshua — are in town for the Vail Veterans Program summer family session. “Programs like this are… Read more »

Heroes having fun: Vail Veterans Program hosts injured vets, families

July 27, 2017

  VAIL — Briana Irwin’s smile was as bright as the Colorado sky as she careened down a zipline. The Irwin clan is in Vail as part of this week’s Vail Veterans Program group. Twelve-year-old Briana flashed a smile as she admitted she was hesitant about ziplining. It’s OK to be apprehensive, even scared, said an amputee… Read more »

Vail Daily | Vail Veterans Program brings another group of heroes to town

March 14, 2017

  VAIL — Vail Fire Chief Mark Novak grinned as he looked around at the organized chaos in his West Vail fire station. Every piece of gear was in the driveway, including the trucks. On the empty floor a couple hundred people milled around, talking, laughing, enjoying themselves and each other. The firefighters were hosting… Read more »

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 »