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  • Balance is Key to Resiliency

    Col John Blocher recently underwent brain surgery to correct an inner ear issue and had to learn to walk a straight line again. Despite that and a number of challenges throughout his Air Force career, Blocher says he couldn’t be happier because of balance in his life with his family and work, and the spiritual and physical aspects of his life.
  • Air Force Widow vows to share her PTSD story, bring awareness to invisible wounds

    Air Force veteran Stacey Pavenski, 46, of Palm Bay, Florida, has post traumatic stress disorder, but she didn’t get it from serving in combat. It came from her husband’s combat struggles that drove him to take his own life in their bedroom, Sept. 18, 2017, while she was in the kitchen. He was 45. That fateful day has led her on a journey to bring
  • Veterans build resiliency through equine assisted therapy

    A 2014 press release from The Department of Veteran’s Affairs determined that at least twenty veterans die each day from suicide. Multiple programs have begun reaching out to the veteran population in order to bring this high number down and provide our nation’s veterans with the help they need. One such program is based right here in Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center.
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