Warriors2US provides a recreational working camp for those who need occasional camaraderie, which helps to minimize stress and environmental conflict issues.
Being a Warrior is not something you do. Being a Warrior is Who You ARE. Warriors are proud to serve and do not consider themselves Heroes. Combat and First Responder events create horrific and traumatic experiences. The level of impact varies from one person to another. The aftermath and effects of being a Warrior – First in, Last out – changes every human involved. The US military trains our Warriors to do everything except: How to Separate and Discharge from the Service. From Basic Training to the end of service, every day, hour, and minute are dictated and predictable. There is little to no training on how to re-engage with disconnected family members, spouses, and friends. Warriors2US is hoping to bridge the adjustment gap.
Guests will come to camp with established Warrior objectives that are discussed and agreed to during registration. Warriors2US (Soldiers, LEOs, Firefighters, EMT/EMS and ER staff) struggle to forget all they've done and seen at times. The premise of their mindset is that “without gripping a sword they cannot protect US yet while gripping the sword they cannot embrace US.” Therefore, it is critical that our Warriors disconnect from their normal life and loved ones in order to be “In Services.” The separation and impact of trauma, combat or perceived moral transgression can have a long-lasting effect both emotionally and physically. These effects result in poor mental and physical health and strained family relationships. For those who are wounded in action there is typically a greater disconnect from their family and friends at the same time they are unexpectedly separated from their military brothers and sisters.
Warriors2US is also honored to work with local equestrian facilities who offer free equine assisted psychotherapy. The local Equine Assisted Psychotherapy organization is interested in working along with us to show us their methods, which involves working with horses. There have been studies showing up to 80% improvement for people suffering the effects of PTS trauma. For now, these sessions will be scheduled for specific dates so they are not offered all the time.
Warriors2US is looking to find a Veteran or LEO to developing a K-9 and Service dog training program on site. This could be their own business but the hope is that we are co-located so our guests can be encouraged to participate in canine care during their visits. Treating the effects of trauma is never easy. In military culture, the challenge is even greater. K-9 service dogs have substantially helped many Warriors get through day-to-day challenges. The special demands placed on our service members and their families can lead to sometimes-tragic consequences: trauma, divorce, drug and alcohol addiction, and job loss can lead to PTS, depression, and suicide. Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMS staff struggle with PTS and suicide as well. These unique challenges and traumas deserve our most effective healing. K-9 therapy will be a welcomed addition to the facility to support our Warriors.
Meet the Team
Founder and President
Donna Nasr has been in the marketing and business development industry since 1998. Since 2004, Ms. Nasr has managed multi-million/billion dollar bid and proposal efforts within the Federal Government contracting arena. Most of these contract efforts involve simulation training services for our United States Military. Ms. Nasr manages proposal teams made up of Business Executives, Finance Managers, Engineers, Veterans, FBI Agents, US Border Patrol Agents, US Marshals, and First Responders as subject matter experts on these bid and proposal efforts. Throughout her career, a common thread of conversation remains the same. Our Veterans and First Responders need a means to get away and need occasional camaraderie in order to minimize day-to-day stress and environmental conflict issues. Building Warriors2US Foundation is an effort to Answer the Call and give back to those who Serve and Protect US.
Director of Veteran Affairs
Dominic Brezo is in the United States Navy Reserves as a Seabee. Mr. Brezo was deployed to Japan, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Mr. Brezo will be connecting with various In Service and retired veteran communities to expand awareness of our Warriors2US services. When not on active duty, Mr. Brezo is the President of his successful excavating equipment rental business called N5 Equipment Rental. He also has a T-shirt production company out of his home. Mr. Brezo also works with a local excavation company as a heavy machine operator.
Call to reserve a spot at the Warriors2US camp for a weekend to up to a week