Checking in with Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

By Meagan Friberg, Originally published in PASO Magazine, April 2017   Since 2011, the staff and volunteers with Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs have witnessed a steady increase of veterans and active duty military personnel making the commitment to attend intensive, peer-based programs in order to face the struggles of military life, combat deployments, and symptoms of …

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What made America Great?

Written by Bill Coate, “Mighty Oaks West Coast Session Facilitator” Retired Marine Colonel               It was the courage and conviction of ordinary men who believed that men could live free and govern themselves.  They so firmly believed, they signed the Declaration of Independence, full-well knowing they were signing their death warrants.  They enshrined the words, …

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“You Killed Me.”

An excerpt from, Mighty Oak Warrior Programs founder, Chad Robichaux’s new book, An Unfair Advantage.  Available on Amazon July 4th!   This was my first gunfight and I watched, in what felt like slow motion, as the slide of my Glock-22 functioned. To this day, I can picture the casings rolling out of the top …

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“The Third Option” by Jeremy Stalnecker

Even though I have experienced many memorable events in my life, one that I will never forget took place on April 1, 2003. As a part of the First Marine Division, our battalion was pushing hard toward Baghdad, Iraq.  We had already, as a part of the invasion force, been involved in several engagements with …

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US Army Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Allen West Endorses An Unfair Advantage

US Army Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Allen West has been a key support for us this year.  He was the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs earlier this year and has followed up with words of encouragement and endorsements for our non-profit ministry.  After reading our founder, Chad Robichaux’s, new book, An …

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Meet Josh Acevedo – Team Leader in Training

A few days after returning home from the Legacy Program, Josh Acevedo just could not shake the nagging feeling growing inside. His stubborn nature had fought it off this long, but no longer. “I was not only stubborn, but I was against helping others and felt that those who were struggling were weak.” But he …

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An Unfair Advantage Foreword by Lt. General “Jerry” Boykin

Founder Chad M. Robichaux’s new book, An Unfair Advantage, releases July 4th. Take a journey with Force Recon Marine and Pro Mixed Martial Arts Champion Fighter, Chad Robichaux, as he shares a glimpse into the life of special operations, competition as a professional fighter, and deep insight into this world’s spiritual battles which we are …

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Meet Robert Cale – Mighty Oaks Team Leader

After multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Robert found himself stepping into the most difficult fight of his career: He was fighting for his life. Robert explains that circumstances and situations he experienced in both Iraq and Afghanistan, injuries sustained during combat operations in Afghanistan, and the loss of friends from combat and suicide drove …

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“A Day To Mourn or Embrace?” A Memorial Day Challenge

By Chad M. Robichaux Force Recon Marine & Afghanistan Veteran Founder & President – Mighty Oaks Foundation Is it “Happy Memorial Day” or do we need to tip-toe around celebrating? Am I supposed to be happy or sad? I know it can be confusing, right? This thought is on the minds of many Americans as …

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Overcoming Anxiety

Written by John Foldberg, Mighty Oaks Aftercare Manager During our last Legacy program, I was teaching one of the classes and felt compelled to tell the men who were attending something that God was teaching me.  I told them how I was struggling with bitterness and anxiety associated with the house we bought in Virginia.  …

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