Like many of her peers, the events of 9/11 re-shaped Candice’s outlook on life. After graduating from Colorado State University – Pueblo, she accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005. Candice earned her naval flight wings in 2008, was designated a F/A-18 Weapon Systems Officer in 2010 and spent the next three
Harmony always had a desire to do something that she felt was meaningful but also wanted to go to college immediately after high school so she joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Education and also receiving her commission as an Officer in the U.S.
Stephanie served in the United States Army for 4.5 years and did two combat tours in Iraq. She moved to Colorado and met a fellow veteran at Community College of Denver. He told her about Veterans Expeditions and she was intrigued but intimidated. She had no prior experience hiking or climbing. Her friend told her
Amy served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Crew Chief). Amy worked on the flight-line in Japan, Iraq and Florida. During her time in the Air Force she enjoyed long walks on the line, engine runs that made her teeth chatter uncontrollably, and eating sandwiches that were
Shanna served in the United States Army and US Army National Guard for 6 years as a Combat Medic. Shanna then served as a civilian nurse for 8 years in Internal Medicine and Family Practice and now works as a Strength Coach for competitive endurance athletes. Ever since Shanna’s first experience climbing with VetEx she