PTS is an anxiety disorder that can develop after a terrifying event in which the person was physically harmed or felt threatened. Symptoms can range from flashbacks to problem drinking and beyond.

The natural setting of Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo mountains is the perfect location to bring couples to a place where healing in nature is optimal. The Veteran couples experience Native American hand washing ceremony and storytelling of the warrior culture. These retreats are only possible with the help from our generous donors and grant funding.

These retreats are only possible with the help from our generous donors and grant funding. View Case Statement

NVWHC 10 Year Reunion Picnic


We are celebrating 10 years of service! All past retreat participants, their families, and retreat staff, past and present are invited to join us for a day of reunion fun, fellowship! Come see old friends and make some new ones. Enjoy activities like family competition games, chuck wagon style catering and more!


Registration costs $25 per family. Please contact Janice Podell at 575-377-5236 or email hidden; JavaScript is required to sign up! Please RSVP No Later Than 20 July.


Come check in with us at the NVWHC office, adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (58 Ash Mountain Loop) on Friday August 2 from 4-7pm. We will issue you bracelets that will get you discounts throughout the town.
Picnic is on Saturday August 3, 2019 from 9:00AM- 4:00PM


Angel Fire Resort is offering a discount on your stay by click HERE.  If you would like a condo, please call Central Reservations at 800-633-7463.

The Retreat at Angel Fire is offering a 10% discount. Click HERE.

For tent camping, Enchanted Circle Campgounds is offering a discount. Contact them HERE.

It has been said that Angel Fire is “named for the fiery afternoon light splashed on alpine peaks”. The legend behind the name is that the Moache Utes used to gather to renew their ancestral ties with the Great Spirit, and during one of these autumnal celebrations, during the 1780s, three young braves returned to camp from a hunting trip and told of a strange glow at the tip of a peak called Agua Fria. The Utes were a little unsettled as they gazed at this mysterious splash of orange and red flickering in the northern sky. Then the awed silence was broken when one of the elders exclaimed, “it is an omen -the fire of the gods- blessing our annual celebration.” Thereafter, whenever that rosy glow was seen it was called “fire of the gods”. When Franciscan friars were trying to spread their influence, Agua Fria’s “fire of the gods” became known as “the place of the fire of the angels”. Kit Carson said that he too had seen the angel fire at dawn and at dusk, especially in the fall and winter months. He said it was because of the sunlight hitting the icy frost on the branches of the trees.

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Military Winterfest

Join us Feb. 6-10, 2020 for five days of snow-filled fun, live entertainment, savory food & exclusive military discounts. This will be a winter celebration of our military serving now and in the past. Enjoy the hospitality and excitement at 8,500 feet in Moreno Valley, surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountains.

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