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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,...

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Checking in with Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

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...

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What made America Great?

"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...

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"You Killed Me."

“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,...

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“The Third Option” by Jeremy Stalnecker

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...

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Meet Josh Acevedo – Team Leader in Training

Meet Robert Cale – Mighty Oaks Team Leader

By Jamie Warner – 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...

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Meet Robert Cale – Mighty Oaks Team Leader

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...

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Overcoming Anxiety

Meet Program Leader – Bryan Zuppinger

By Jamie Warner – After multiple combat deployments, the loss of several Marines and close friends and the death of his younger brother, Bryan found himself battling depression, anxiety, grief, and anger. A short time ago, Bryan’s life seemed to be going...

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Meet Program Leader – Bryan Zuppinger