1. What inspired the ADVANCE 7-Day™ Program?
The team that leads Warfighter Advance and instructs our Warfighters at the ADVANCE 7-Day are post-deployment veterans themselves. They have all had the experience of reintegration, and some have also endured the medicalized process and survived. All of them are heartbroken when they see their brothers and sisters deceived and drugged - believing that they have an illness that the drugs will treat and perhaps ultimately cure. The team is heartbroken by the day-in-and-day-out veteran suicides. We are driven to change this scenario, and to lead the way so that every Warfighter has the information, tools, and support they need to successfully reintegrate. We are committed to giving Warfighters the confidence and dignity required to be force multipliers - leading other Warfighters in their communities to successful reintegration.
2. What other services does WARFIGHTER ADVANCE™ offer?
While The ADVANCE 7-Day™is the core program of WA, a range of other services are ready to deploy upon request. Warfighter Advance can provide special sessions on topics including, but not limited to, combat stress with compassion fatigue, issues unique to military chaplains and their assistants, Vietnam veterans, military sexual assault, and trauma recovery without psychiatric medications. If you would like to schedule a program, workshop, or lecture for your group or at your location, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. When are The ADVANCE 7-Day™ programs scheduled?
Programs are scheduled throughout the year. All program dates are published on our website.
4. Who is eligible to attend The ADVANCE 7-Day™ program?
We invite and welcome Warfighters who are struggling with what is typically known as “PTSD,” with or without a formal diagnosis. Other post-deployment “mental illness” labels or problems such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, anger, and mTBI are also considered. All referrals are self-referrals. No paperwork documenting “mental illness” is required or accepted. Warfighters who have been treated by traditional psychiatric methods, as well as Warfighters who have been struggling on their own to reintegrate or deal with their operational traumas are welcomed. We do not limit enrollment to OIF/OEF or any other conflict, operation, or specific set of dates.
5. How much does the ADVANCE 7-Day™ program cost for participating Warfighters?
Warfighter Advance raises 100% of participant costs so that Warfighters can attend FREE OF CHARGE.
6. Where is the program located?
The ADVANCE 7-Day™ Training Ops are held at Lions Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Warfighters from every state attend our program at no cost to the participant.
7. Where can I locate additional information?
Phone: (202) 239-7395
Phone: (202) 239-7395