"Iter" Tribe, Men's Retreat, June 2019


The warm spring breeze brought change to the rolling green hills of Pennsylvania and into the lives of these eight wounded and disconnected veterans who arrived in Pittsburg searching for answers to some of their life's most profound questions: "What is my purpose in life? What do I stand for now that I am out of the military? Where do I fit in, and am I even worth it?"

These anxious men, from all branches of service, arrived at The Warrior Connection in hopes of getting their lives back on track, both for themselves and also for their families - the wives and children who saw them off into military service and who now anticipated their return home, this time though, in a much different way - a hopeful return to their true self, the men they are DEEP inside.

As this tribe's journey began, it wasn't easy. Several were resistant, even combative. It was difficult, and the retreat itself almost came to a breaking point when the men were most divided. It was a challenge to meld a group like this so quickly while


On graduation day, the "Iter" Tribe - Back row from left to right: Joe, Scott, David, Terry, Lenny, Mark, and Aaron.  Front row from left to right: Rob, Carlos, Erich, and Stark.