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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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2019 was The Station’s strongest year. It truly was spectacular. As we began 2020 our calendar looked like spilled crayons, with colors for programs, partnerships, donor visits, and even a special Community Homecoming Weekend at Base Camp Jimmy. We were excited. Then March arrived. And everything changed. As uncertainty and chaos set in, one thing remained steadfast – our team. As you will see in the following pages, The Station has amazing people who embody the values of service, perseverance, kindness, patience, and above all – hope. They never quit. Never. So when things got tough (like they always do), our team remained tough, got creative, and rallied. Around the mission. Around each other. And around the simple idea of helping others. In less than a month, they were operating over a dozen programs – built in-house and accessible anywhere. While nothing replaces Base Camp Jimmy or Montana, our team delivered content exceeding anything I expected. Despite the obstacles of the pandemic, they showed up and delivered with an abundance of love and hope. They did this because they believe. Because they care. Our team highlights community that cares through action, shared values, and a mission that transcends any individual. The opportunity to work with such special people is overwhelming. This team is much like the one we serve and the one that raised me – the quiet professionals. They seek no attention, navigate crises with grace and integrity, and care for each other like family – because they are. And because of this team, The Station is even better than last year. And stronger than we ever expected.

KEVIN STACY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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REMOTE

LEARNING

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

BEFORE THE GLOBAL LOCKDOWN

The Station anticipated rolling out new

Early in 2020 The Station successfully

alumni aftercare experiences in 2020.

hosted four in-person programs for our

We were fortunate to host two of the

SOF community. In January we began

four aftercare retreats in February and

with our Spouse Performance Program

March – just before lockdown started.

(SPP) – which featured alumni as mentors

The first, our new ice climbing adventure,

– to support the growth and longevity of

supported 10 service members as they

this high-demand program.

tapped into resilience, perseverance,

Next, The Station hosted our first 2020

and awe in the backcountry of MT.

TrAC program, helping service members

The second, held in March, offered the

dive deep with a curriculum designed

opportunity to support a Gold Star field

to increase self-awareness and explore

trip to Boston with court side seats at

new techniques addressing stress and

the Boston Celtics game.

energy management.

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REMOTE

LEARNING


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REMOTE

LEARNING

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EXPANDING REMOTE CAPABILITIES

REMOTE

LEARNING

OVERCOMING 2020 CHALLENGES

In January, Jamie Dockiewicz, leader of our outreach and aftercare support efforts, began to focus on developing virtual programs. By March, we began supplementing our in-person programs with online support. We now have more ways to help alumni incorporate The Station’s tools into their daily lives: from enhancing friendships; to accomplishing personal goals; to increasing awareness of virtues. A goal setting course providing group discussions and one-on-one consultations that help participants create new habits and build self discipline throughout all aspects of life.

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REMOTE

LEARNING

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EXPANDING REMOTE CAPABILITIES

CONTINUED

FULLY REMOTE FAMILY PROGRAMS

In April, The Station planned on presenting a four day seminar to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) families. Canceling this seminar was not even an option. Rather than waiting to support the AFSOC Community in-person in 2021, we developed and implemented our first virtual family program. With the resounding success and a The Power of Friendship features the science-based research of relationship expert, Dr. John Gottman and his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. The principles discussed ensure The Station supports the ever-evolving needs within the SOF Community.

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continued partnership with AFSOC, The Station will host two virtual family programs in 2021.


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LEARNING

The Power of Gentleness helps service members and spouses maintain

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T H E PO W E R O F G E NTL E N E SS

a strong connection with those parts of themselves that were necessarily sacrificed for the sake of the mission. Its purpose is to reconnect to self and family through improved self-awareness and maintain a positive outlook with a gentle attitude toward self and others. Tap into courage, let go of resentment, strive to be present and explore how pursuing gentleness strengthens and improves the quality of your life and relationships. Join The Station Foundation for an eight week virtual workshop to explore the impact of The Power of Gentleness.

An exploration of the 24 character strengths we all embody. Participants learn how self-awareness improves quality of life, strengthens relationships, shifts mind to a positive outlook, and develops a gentle approach to life.

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ADJUST & THRIVE

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UPDATING OUR LiT PROGRAM ADDRESSING CURRENT NEEDS

Early into the pandemic, we recognized a need to refine our Leaders in Training (LiT) program. Personal safety, sheltering at home, virtual schooling, and shifting priorities increased the pressures LiT students It is impossible for the students visit Montana. So, until circumstances allow, LiT students engage via our secure online platform, sharing content that reinforces the importance of virtues, mindfulness, and personal development skills.

felt on a daily basis. The Station responded with a more structured approach to LiT, ensuring our students’ health and wellness.

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ADJUST & THRIVE


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UPDATING OUR LiT PROGRAM

CONTINUED

During this necessary pause of Gold Star programs at Base Camp Jimmy, The Station’s shift in engagement reflects our commitment to keep everyone safe. LiT students now gather virtually for game nights and pizza parties in a Monthly LiTFit calendars provide simple, meaningful opportunities to improve study skills, connect with family, and implement health and wellness practices.

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casual atmosphere where they can check in, relax, laugh together, and maintain important relationships.


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G. R. I. T.

ANNUAL REPORT 2020 GO THE DISTANCE

REDO IF NECESSARY

IGNORE GIVING UP

TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT

G.R.I.T.=GUTS+RESILIENCE+INITIATIVE+TENACITY Perseverance is finishing what you’ve started despite opposition or obstacles.

Following through on a goal to completion requires courage. Sometimes we encounter challenges and setbacks that make us question our investment in time and energy.

Perhaps you commit to completing a project you have been putting off or invest more hours into practicing a new skill.

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G.R.I.T.= GUTS+RESILIENCE+INITIATIVE+TENACITY Perseverance is finishing what you’ve started despite opposition or obstacles. Perhaps you commit to completing a project you have been putting off or invest more hours into practicing a new skill.

Following through on a goal to completion requires courage. Sometimes we encounter challenges and setbacks that make us question our investment in time and energy.

Self doubt can creep in, and the motivation to follow through hangs in the balance. Is it worth it? Should it be this hard? Am I capable? In times like these, it is important to resist the urge to give up. There will be times when an original plan needs to be reworked. Take a mental reset and tap into critical thinking. How can I view this differently? What action do I need to take to work through this challenge? What resources can I tap into to help me accomplish what I have started?

LiT Essentials is The Station's monthly update for Gold Star Asking questions, reaching out positivereinforce self talk, LiT students. We use it to convey importantfor guidance, updates, and grit are all great tools to help you be successful. the instruction they have received about character, values, and growing lead lives of meaning and a life of purpose. CourageoustoCommunication Communicating effectively with others takes courage. Here are a few helpful tips Please and thank you go a long way – whether you are typing or talking – take the time to express your appreciation Speak clearly and confidently Maintain eye contact Eliminate distractions (phone) Respond promptly (reply to texts, phone calls, emails within 24 hrs)

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Is it worth it? Should it be this hard? Am I capable? In times like these, it is important to resist the urge to give up. There will be times when an original plan needs to be reworked.

Asking questions, reaching out for guidance, positive self talk, and grit are all great tools to help you be successful.

Courageous Communication

GO THE DISTANCE

ADJUST

Take a mental reset and tap into critical thinking. How can I view this differently? What action do I need to take to work through this challenge? What resources can I tap into to help me accomplish what I have started?

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Self doubt can creep in, and the motivation to follow through hangs in the balance.

"It is no t the stre the body ngth of that co unts, but the streng th of the spirit." – J.R .R.

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"It is no t the stre the body ngth of that co unts, but the streng th of the spirit."

Communicating effectively with others takes courage. Here are a few helpful tips Please and thank you go a long way – whether you are typing or talking – take the time to express your appreciation

GRIT – J.R .R.

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Speak clearly and confidently Maintain eye contact

Eliminate distractions (phone)

Respond promptly (reply to texts, phone calls, emails within 24 hrs)

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LiT Essentials is meant to be read on an electronic device, so it is designed in a long, single page format that can be scrolled through easily. The left side shows the top half, while the right side shows the bottom half.

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ADJUST

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UPDATING OUR LiT PROGRAM

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R A N D O M A CTS O F K I N D N E S S

b• i • N • g • O Help your brother or sister clean their room.

Say hello to three people today.

Hold the door open for someone.

Make your teacher a thank you card.

Share your toys.

Hug your dad.

Clear the dishwasher

Help make dinner.

Share your cookies at lunch.

Say sorry.

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We have developed many aspects of our LiT program to be handled online, including LiTFit Wellness Calendars and LiT Essentials, our monthly newsletter that keeps LiT students connected to content, routine, and scheduled events

Call your grandmother.

Invite a new friend to play at recess.

Today I: ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________

Read a story to your little sister or brother.

Rake the front lawn.

Walk to school with your sister or brother.

Tell someone a funny joke.

Give your allowance to a charity.

Thank mom for dinner.

Tell someone you love them.

Today I: ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________

Walk the dog.

Set the table.

Hug your mom.

Today I: ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________

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This Random Acts of Kindness Bingo card is an example of the sort of virtual game night event we use to help our students deal with the demands of the necessity of social distancing and missing out on ordinary interaction.

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only individual pursuits of victory.

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How well are the ideas of others respected? How are different approaches to tasks treated? How well do individuals compromise?

But, as we mature and the idea of teamwork evolves, it becomes less about self and more about the group’s performance. For team sports, solid teamwork packs a powerful punch on the athletic field.

A N N U A L R E P O R T When2solid 0teamwork 2 is0present, individual contributions enable the group to accomplish more with added creativity, perspective, and the delegation of tasks.

Teams that are in sync know one another's strengths and weaknesses and can help support each other to ensure victory. Without strong defenders, a lone goalie doesn’t stand nearly the chance of defending a shot by his/her opponent in a break away compared to a goalie with the support of strong defenders.

Teamwork enables us to tap into our individual character strengths and use them to benefit the group at large. We may identify the strengths and lesser strengths of one another and then help fill in the gaps and spaces where our teammates need support.

Goalies rely on the support and skill level of their defenders to reduce the risk of being scored upon.

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How well are the ideas of others respected? How are different approaches to tasks treated? How well do individuals compromise? When solid teamwork is present, individual contributions enable the group to accomplish more with added creativity, perspective, and the delegation of tasks.

Teams that are in sync know one another's strengths and weaknesses and can help support each other to ensure victory. Without strong defenders, a lone goalie doesn’t stand nearly the chance of defending a shot by his/her opponent in a break away compared to a goalie with the support of strong defenders.

Teamwork enables us to tap into our individual character strengths and use them to benefit the group at large. We may identify the strengths and lesser strengths of one another and then help fill in the gaps and spaces where our teammates need support.

Goalies rely on the support and skill level of their defenders to reduce the risk of being scored upon. Players that demonstrate great teamwork on the field are more likely to pass the ball to a teammate who is in a better scoring position than attempting to score themselves; good teammates are willing to forfeit individual glory in the best interest of the team.

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Think of the leaders who have made a powerful impact on your life. What qualities about them do you admire? Spend some time reflecting on the character strengths of those people rather than their personal accomplishments or status to shed light on the virtues that enabled them to achieve their goals.

Strong leaders encourage and motivate others through their attitude, work ethic, and morality. They lead by quiet example rather than by barking orders or making demands. Quality leaders demonstrate fairness in the decisions they make and are not swayed by popular opinion but rather their ethics. Page 2 THE STATION FOUNDATION

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PEOPLE SERVED

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SOF LIVES IMPACTED IN 2020 IN-PERSON PROGRAM

DATE

ATTENDEES

Spouse Performance Program

Jan

18

TrAC

Feb 17

PEOPLE SERVED

IN-PERSON PROGRAM

DATE

ATTENDEES

Ice Climbing Clinic

Feb

10

Off-site Gold Star Trip

Mar

1

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TOTAL IN-PERSON

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

DATE

ATTENDEES

LiT Board Presentations

June

10

Mar-June 10

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Chakra Art

Mar

AFSOC – Family Program

Aug

10

Beyond the Mask Men’s Group

Mar-May

8

LiT Prep

Sept

1

Songs of Our Stories

Apr-July

5

Power of Friendship

Sept

14

FB Private Group

Mar-Dec

72

TrAC Virtual Edition

Sept

15

TrAC Huddles

Apr-May

60

Pop-up Discussions

Oct-Nov

30

Flourishing Family

Apr

15

Spouse Performance Program

Sept

18

Book Club

Apr

11

One-on-One

Fall

2

Book Club

May

9

Show and Tell for Kids

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4

Beyond Montana

May

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Consultations

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Soar

Jan

20

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DATE

Gratitude Challenge

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LiTFit (2021)

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PEOPLE SERVED

SOF LIVES IMPACTED IN 2020

IN THEIR OWN WORDS “ I truly enjoyed, and highly recommend The Station book club experience. I gained a lot from the reflection work found in the accompanying workbook. I appreciated the insight and takeaways of other participants and The Station staff. The book club enabled me to revisit many of the valuable tools I learned at The Station. More importantly, it challenged me to evaluate ways to apply those tools to my current life. I look forward to more outreach experiences put together by this capable crew. Seeing friendly faces and tackling elephants... winner-winner!”

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– Amy, SOF spouse

IN THEIR OWN WORDS “ I loved being able to be a part of a book club that spoke of personal items close to heart! It was full of great, heart felt, and eye opening stories that both active duty and retired spouses can relate to.”

– Heather, SOF spouse

IN THEIR OWN WORDS “ Reading the book helped me reflect on and evaluate my personal experiences, while the book club discussion opened my eyes to new opinions, along with reminders of how to practically apply the tools I learned at The Station. What a great way to grow and share…I was able to see familiar faces and meet new Station Sisters at the same time.”

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– Meghan, SOF spouse


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EXPANDING REMOTE CAPABILITIES

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

CONTINUED

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

“ Thank you for creating a space for couples to

“ Exceeded expectations, so grateful for the

reconnect, better understand each other, and put the focus back on their relationship. The Gottman Principles and guide are both fantastic tools and sources of information to help understand the normal human response to stress, conflict, and best practices to help move forward.

time of connecting, learning and making new friendships.”

Thank you so very much for all the time and effort you put in to this course. You guys are truly changing and saving lives.”

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PEOPLE SERVED

IN THEIR OWN WORDS “ The flow of the program was great. We enjoyed how Jamie, Aaron, and Kevin allowed the flow of each week take on a life of its own. I recommend couples read “the magic six hours” as part of the first session. As we talked about dedicating time to each other, most of us didn’t really know where to start. This might be a goal of the class as well. We ask you to find an hour to spend with each other the first week, then two hours the second week, and by the end the goal would be the six hours for the week.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS “ As usual, The Station delivers. Solid content, a very supportive network, and the feeling that this is the right place to progress and learn in human factors post-military. Thank you for helping me realize that I need to stop and breathe. To have the power to change and know that my husband is there to support me through my personal struggles.”

– Participant, Power of Friendship

Thank you for the program, your dedication to helping others, and holding us accountable!!”

– Participants, Power of Friendship

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THE PATH AHEAD

FUTURE PLANS

T H E S T A T I O N F O U N D A T I O N®

C O V I D P R O T O C O L : F O U R P H A S E S O F PA R T I C I PA N T S A F E C O N D U C T

In 2021, The Station is offering full virtual programs to alumni and families

PHASE I

PHASE II

PHASE III

PHASE IV

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Overview This is a four phase process. Phase I deals with administrative tasks prior to travel. Phase II covers safe travel to The Station’s HQ in Montana. Phase III covers on-site procedures at Base Camp Jimmy. Phase IV details your departure from The Station and the fourteen (14) day isolation period following your return home.

Initial programming will be a maximum 50% of previous program numbers: Spouse Performance Program: 5 participants + 2 support TrAC: 5 participants + 2 support

Gold Star: 2 programs of 5 participants each + 1 support

programs. We will conduct 10 in-person programs in 2021, safely adapted to participants’ needs.

Major procedural changes from previous programs: These new conditions provide each guest with their own living area and affords a simple adjustment in the event any guests test positive or show COVID-19 related symptoms These new conditions do not include intermittent support of volunteers who stay on site to help with projects

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The Station, utilizing in-house RT-PCR testing capabilities, will resume in-person programming in 2021. Internal protocols (following strict adherence to CDC guidance) will mitigate the risk. We will reduce the size of in-person programming. Procedures that utilize testing both before and during in-person programming will be followed. 22 12

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the current environment and our

RESTORE: 8x family participants + 1 support

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CONTINUED

AFTERCARE PORTAL

The Station continues to develop our online portal and the curriculum it delivers, including content updates, self-guided activities, and registration for online courses. We encourage alumni to use the portal both for continuing the practices they were introduced to at Base Camp Jimmy and inviting new participants to learn about our approach and methodology prior to becoming involved in any online The Station transitioned the classrooom instruction aspects of our workshops and programs to ZOOM oriented sessions. This kept our vital engagement strong so our SOF Community remained on track to equip themselves for success.

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PORTAL EXAMPLES

Emotion Coaching is designed around Dr. John Gottman’s research-based approach to dealing with emotions. Dr. Gottman helps parents recognize a child’s behavioral expression as an opportunity for connection, rather than a moment to dismiss or belittle their child’s emotions.

Emotion Coaching helps parents and children learn how to grow together and build deep connection, trust, and healthy discipline dynamics.

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BACKED BY STEADFAST SUPPORT

DONOR SUPPORT

VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

The Station Foundation is humbled by our donors’ continued commitment to make our work with the nation’s SOF community possible. Even as we adapted our participant programs to the events of 2020, The Station held our first fully-virtual event – a remote fundraiser – which saw a record number of donors investing in our efforts.

The Station Foundation provides a remote Montana sanctuary where Special Operations Forces, families and Gold Star children recharge, reconnect, and refocus on a virtuous life of meaning and purpose.

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THANK YOU - SOC-F & RTJ

We are grateful for how both the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) and The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club Charitable Foundation (RTJ) adapted to supporting our participants in 2020. SOC-F participated as lead supporter of our first ever virtual gathering, while RTJ continued to provide us with the same generous support they have, year SOC-F’s generosity continued in 2020 through a new virtual fundraising platform, while RTJ adjusted their fundraising efforts to ensure The Station’s success in 2021.

after year. These two foundational partners will help The Station meet our 2021 first quarter goal of a fivefold increase of families supported.

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DONOR SUPPORT

DONOR HIGHLIGHT: THE BURKE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Burke family has been volunteering at Base Camp Jimmy and supporting our programs for years. Hallie, daughter to Steve and Gretchen Burke, developed a keen interest in

do just that. The result was a generous multi-year pledge of support that will serve over

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THE YEAR IN NUMBERS

USE OF FUNDS

FISCAL YEAR 2020

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A CRUCIAL STOP ON THE JOURNEY HOME

Our faithful community of supporters helps ensure The Station is able to provide core services to participating SOF families. We must receive $836,000 in funding to support the following program needs: TRANSPORTATION

FOOD

Travel to Montana is a long day with multiple layovers, followed by the drive into Base Camp Jimmy. Ease travel stress by funding airfare and transportation for our participants.

Being mindful to care for your self and others includes food. Hearty, healthy meals support our busy days and challenging backcountry outings.

FACILITATORS

ACTIVITIES

World class programs require world class facilitators. Support our cutting edge curriculum for diverse demographics with varying needs.

Nature may be free, but providing the right guides for outdoor activities makes them as rewarding and impactful as they can possibly be.

LODGING A separate space for each family as they reconnect and refocus together is a primary need. Establishing new patterns together provides the basis of moving forward as a unit.

JOIN WITH US TODAY Contact Troy Schnack 254.681.3849

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ABOUT THE STATION

THE STATION PROVIDES A REMOTE MONTANA SANCTUARY WHERE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, FAMILIES AND GOLD STAR CHILDREN RECHARGE, RECONNECT, AND REFOCUS ON A VIRTUOUS LIFE OF MEANING AND PURPOSE

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