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RECENT NEWS

Vail Veterans Program hosts 23 wounded military on slopes this week
March 14, 2022

VAIL – From being nervous and overwhelmed to now being inspirational and thankful, that progression exemplifies what Crystal Radice-Dunblazer, a retired Army nurse, experienced with the Vail Veterans Program. Radice-Dunblazer is a below-the-knee amputee and had her amputation done at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She was there for most of 2019 doing… Read more »

VAIL VETERANS PROGRAM BACK ON THE SNOW
January 28, 2022

VAIL – After almost two years, the Vail Veterans Program welcomed 11 veterans and their families back to Vail Mountain this week. The Vail Veterans Program, which was formed in 2004, offers military injured and their families free world-class therapeutic programs designed to build confidence, create lifelong relationships and tap into the freedom the mountains… Read more »

Jen Brown is new director of Vail Veterans Program
January 4, 2022

VAIL – The Vail Veterans Program, a nonprofit organization providing therapeutic and rehabilitative outdoor sports programs for wounded military service members and their families, has named Jen Brown as the organization’s new executive director. Brown is a well-respected community leader in the valley. Prior to joining the Vail Veterans Program, Brown worked as the managing… Read more »

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Vail Veterans Program hosts 23 wounded military on slopes this week

March 14, 2022

VAIL – From being nervous and overwhelmed to now being inspirational and thankful, that progression exemplifies what Crystal Radice-Dunblazer, a retired Army nurse, experienced with the Vail Veterans Program. Radice-Dunblazer is a below-the-knee amputee and had her amputation done at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She was there for most of 2019 doing… Read more »

VAIL VETERANS PROGRAM BACK ON THE SNOW

January 28, 2022

VAIL – After almost two years, the Vail Veterans Program welcomed 11 veterans and their families back to Vail Mountain this week. The Vail Veterans Program, which was formed in 2004, offers military injured and their families free world-class therapeutic programs designed to build confidence, create lifelong relationships and tap into the freedom the mountains… Read more »

Jen Brown is new director of Vail Veterans Program

January 4, 2022

VAIL – The Vail Veterans Program, a nonprofit organization providing therapeutic and rehabilitative outdoor sports programs for wounded military service members and their families, has named Jen Brown as the organization’s new executive director. Brown is a well-respected community leader in the valley. Prior to joining the Vail Veterans Program, Brown worked as the managing… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program welcomes an Israeli group: Israeli, U.S. veterans share a bond

December 16, 2021

VAIL – Those who have been invited to Vail Veterans Program events say those programs have changed their lives. Now that life-changing mountain therapy is reaching out to other veterans from other countries. The program this week has welcomed a group of seven veterans of the Israeli Defense Force. Those veterans are supported by Brothers for… Read more »

Vail Veterans, 10th Mountain Whiskey: A spirited partnership

August 27, 2021

VAIL – Chris Fesmire lost his legs in combat. After active duty in the Marines, he found his purpose in Colorado. Fesmire was wounded in 2004, in Iraq. As he recovered, he was transferred to Walter Reed military hospital in Washington, D.C. On his first day there, in March of 2005, Vail Veterans Program founder… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program takes on a new program to help injured vets

July 28, 2020

VAIL — The Vail Veterans Program isn’t going to let a pandemic stop its work to help our nation’s injured veterans and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to hit home in Eagle County when the veterans left March 6 from the program’s most recent winter program in the Vail Valley. Soon after,… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program dines at Vail Firehouse

May 7, 2020

VAIL — It was the dinner invitation I’ve been waiting to get for a long time. I’ve always heard about the final night of the Vail Veterans Program and the farewell dinner hosted at the Vail Firehouse. The stories of camaraderie, the changes from day one until the last night of the program and the… Read more »

Wounded Veterans visiting Vail get a taste of adventure while sharing stories

March 13, 2020

VAIL — If you asked central casting to send you overachievers, you’d get back any number of participants from the Vail Veterans Program. Dan Berschinski and Steve Snell, for instance. All that’s good, they say, but shared experiences and values are better — to be around people who understand what your life was like before,… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program hosts four dozen injured military veterans and their families

February 3, 2020

VAIL — Yes, Vail is a place on the map, but for the four dozen people in town this week for the Vail Veterans Program winter family session, Vail is a place in their hearts. Among them, the Damon Johnson clan is in town from San Antonio. The Schumacher crew is in from San Diego…. Read more »

Vail Veterans Program, Human Performance Institute helps vets embrace life after the military

January 13, 2020

VAIL — Changing your life is not complicated — it’s just work. And what’s true now about you does not have to be true forever, not if you don’t want it to be. That’s the message Chris Diaz delivered to a Vail Veterans Program group in town for a three-day session with the Johnson &… Read more »