MILITARY FAMILIES — HIT THE SLOPES FEBRUARY 18 THROUGH 22 WHEN ‘WINTERFEST’ COMES TO ANGEL FIRE RESORT! THIS 2ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF OUR MILITARY SHOWCASES 5 DAYS OF SNOW-FILLED FUN, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS! VETERANS, FAMILIES OF FALLEN HEROS, ACTIVE DUTY AND THEIR FAMILIES CAN ENJOY SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, S’MORE PARTIES, INTER-SERVICE RACES AND MUCH MORE.Read more
The 2016 Spring Retreats have been scheduled for the following dates:
May 1-8, 2016
May 22-29, 2016
June 22-29, 2016
All Retreats are a total of seven (7) days. All attendees must commit to the full seven (7) days.
All lodging, meals and meetings are paid by National Veterans Wellness and Healing. Transportation to and from the Retreats is the responsibility of the attendees.
ANGEL FIRE— A $1.4 million contract from the New Mexico Department of Human Services will enable the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center plans to bring 90 New Mexico veteran couples a year to Angel Fire for PTSD recovery programs the next four years. The department is providing the center $350,000-a-year to carry out the program.
“It feels great for our veterans,” said Chuck Howe, the center’s president, said Wednesday (Oct. 16).
“We are so pleased,” said State Rep. Bob Wooley, District 66, who helped the center procure $350,000 in funding during this year’s legislative session. The $350,000 the center received for the contract this year must be spent by June 30,2015.
Join us for one of our benefit golf tournaments this summer to assist us with funding additional retreats in 2014 & 2015. Angel Fire Country Club – July 19, 2014 or Taos Country Club – August 9, 2014.
We have had funding challenges and now must work extra hard for our Veteran and Military Families as we currently have a large “wait list” of couples who need our help! Grant funding has not kept up with the demand nor have private donations. We honor all that have provided help in the past for their gifts. Thanks to all of you, we have helped hundreds of couples, but thousands are returning home and need our help. Please consider providing a couple with the tools they need during one of our retreats. You will not be sorry!
At our first National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center retreat in 2011 (April 2011) we were fortunate to have Part 2 Pictures, a documentary film company attend the retreat and film one of our participating couples in their journey through the retreat. This was hosted by Lisa Ling of the Our America television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network
This program continues to air on OWN Network and on the Military Channel.
Seven Steps to Hell and Back is the story of a combat veteran’s Death Wish journey and how he struggled to survive in a civilian world. Author Frank E Wiggins, with Etta Cavalier (a former retreat participant), goes back in time to the Cold War while he was stationed in Germany during 1958 to 1959. To this day, Frank is still reliving the trauma that climaxed with his seventh mission involving clearing mine fields between the east and west German borders.
Candace Green has commented on the book, “Frank Wiggins has done an excellent job of describing PTS and what it can do to a person! After reading this book, I feel as if I know him. His conversations with his son lead us into the family system where PTS is held, opening up the cocoon. Stunning! It really brings it home to all of us. No more secrets and shame that hold the “IT” of PTS in place.”
Frank Wiggins has designated $1 from the sale of each book that is purchased through the book’s website. To find out more about this fascinating veteran, and to purchase the book, go to: www.sevenstepstohell.com/angelfire.