This Expedition provides you with an opportunity to bond with fellow Veterans as you push through a physical and mentally tough trek together in a way that will increase your resiliency, self-confidence, and feeling of wellbeing.
After successfully completing the Unbroken Spirit Pre-Deployment Training Course you will take on a physically and mentally challenging 5-Day Group-based Wilderness Expedition in the pristine mountains of Western North Carolina with approximately 12 other Veterans.
During this phase of training, you will use the wilderness environment as a pathway to healing that encourages you to connect with your existing strengths, put into practice newly developed skills, and bond with your fellow Veterans in nature.
At the end of your expedition you will be inspired and committed to live an UNBROKEN Spirit Life, lead, and serve others.
Michael Valdez and Kevin Maksudovski will lead this Backpacking and Leadership Program. They will provide you the opportunity to experience the UNBROKEN Spirit lifestyle in a safe environment that will continue to transform the way you perceive yourself, challenges and your future.
We do this by creating opportunities for you to grow and stretch boundaries in challenging environments while encouraging you to reflect on your past, recognize your present situation, and explore future possibilities. We are extremely confident that this phase of training will reignite the light that burns deep inside you and propel you forward as a brave explorer.
What: Course 3 – 2024
When: October 15 – 20, 2024
Where: Pisgah National Forest, Asheville, North Carolina
Day 1 – Tuesday, 15 October, 2024
Arrival at the Designated Team Hotel in Asheville, Welcoming, and Field Craft
Day 2 – Wednesday, 16 October, 2024
Day 3 – Thursday, 17 October, 2024
Day 4 – Friday, 18 October, 2024
Day 5 – Saturday, 19 October, 2024
Wilderness Expedition & Celebratory Dinner
Day 6 – Sunday, 20 October, 2024
Graduation and Coin Ceremony