A Warrior Heals And Gives Back – Reed’s Story

One of the most striking things about Reed’s story is that it is completely authentic. He has had some low lows and high highs but he also shared about the moments of uncertainty and doubt as he figured it all out. If you told Reed Hastey that when he became a Combat Engineer in the …

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A Warriors Story: From Suicidal to Restoring Hope

     Justin Howell is no stranger to tragedy.  From a young age, he witnessed his sisters’ abuse and shortly after was abused himself.  Despite losing his innocence at such a young age, he had the heart of a survivor.  He became a well-liked boy through his humor and ability to make others laugh and he …

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Chad’s Story: A Warrior’s Fight, A Warrior’s Destiny

As we move into a series of stories of actual Warriors that have gone through our programs we are revisiting the stories of our founders.  The Bible says:  Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. (Hebrews 13:7)  So let’s …

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Awareness As A Solution

  On April 10,2003 I, along with the rest of First Battalion Fifth Marines, rolled into northern Baghdad securing Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace located on the banks of the Tigris River. One of the possessions that I value the most in this life is a picture of my platoon taken just days after the palace …

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Fight Club Warriors – Restored Lives

FIGHT CLUB FOR MEN: THE QUEST FOR AUTHENTIC MANHOOD We give you an inside look at how our program restores the lives of our Warriors and Veterans.  Our six-day Resiliency and Combat Trauma Reintegration program utilizes a unique non-clinical methodology that is successful in equipping Warriors to face and recover from the rigors associated with …

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Taking Ground

  As I consider the work of Mighty Oaks, a vivid picture from my past comes to mind. In 2003 during the push of American forces into Iraq from Kuwait, there was no infrastructure, no bases or outposts and a logistics train that was being assembled as we moved forward. Everywhere we went until we …

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Veterans Day – Who We’ve Become

  Every year, it seems, Veterans Day takes on a different meaning.  When I was young it was a day to give thanks to the many men and women who have stood to serve our country by protecting the American way of life.  This would bring up images of assaults on machine gun swept beaches …

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240th Marine Corps Birthday

    On November 10th 1775, “America’s 911 Force” in readiness, the United States Marine Corps, was born in Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Every year, we as Marines, celebrate the birth of our Corps in respect to the war-fighting organization and legacy of the many generations before us. The Marine Corps is rich in history …

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Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs Update

For the second year in a row Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs had the opportunity to participate in the Kingdom Bound Conference held in Darien Lake New York outside of Buffalo. This annual conference boasts nearly 75,000 attendees over the four days of the conference and features a full schedule of Christian bands, speakers and authors.  …

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Our Common Enemy – Part 2

In the beginning of my marriage to my wife Geneice my anger and rage was the weapon I used to deal with anything that was threatening or uncomfortable in my life. This was the biggest part of my foundation that God needed to rebuild. But my anger and rage was very familiar and comfortable to …

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