Rise Broadband’s 3rd Annual “No Barriers Warriors
Rocky Mountain Veteran Expedition” Names Twelve Participants
Program Helps Wounded Vets Build Skills to Continue to Serve
DENVER – July 31, 2017 – Rise Broadband, the country’s largest fixed wireless broadband service provider, and No Barriers Warriors have selected 12 wounded veterans for its all-expenses-paid Rocky Mountain Veteran Expedition; helping veterans address personal challenges and eliminate obstacles as they rejoin families and communities.
Selected from nominations by Rise Broadband customers and the general public, co-ed vets and four experienced guides will convene in Rise’s home state of Colorado from September 23 to 30 for this 3rd annual mountain training.
The week includes a 20-mile wilderness trek, strenuous climb, summit attempt, community service project and more; all designed to push team members physically and mentally while learning how to better face adversity, stretch goals and lead/serve others.
“We are very proud to be actively involved in our third No Barriers Expedition because many of our employees and customers have served and protected our country through military service, said Jack Koo, Rise Broadband’s president and chief executive officer. “We are honored to give back to these 12 vets and their families by providing support as they rejoin their communities.”
The Expedition Participants:
Bradley Bartlett – U.S. Army (TX) Timothy Hilgner – U.S. Army (CO)
Waco Blakley – U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps (OK)
Jonathan Hoeser – U.S. Army (NE)
Marshall Davis – U.S. Army (ID) Harvey Kraft – U.S. Air Force (CO)
Cynthia Douglas-Ybarra – U.S. Army (NE)
Stephen Joseph Otero – U.S. Air Force (CO)
Shanon Hampton – U.S. Air Force (NV)
Jason Pike – U.S. Army (TX)
Amy Hess – U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army (IL)
Peter Thompson – U.S. Army (IN)
“Our 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Veteran Expedition had an incredible response and another
record number of nominations, said Dave Shurna, Executive Director of No Barriers USA. “The
selected individuals represent a very deserving field of candidates and we look forward to
working closely with them over our eight days while introducing them to the No Barriers Life!”
The team members now begin individual training to prepare for the challenges ahead and will
meet in Denver on September 23.
About Rise Broadband
Rise Broadband is the largest fixed wireless service provider in the US; offering affordable high-speed internet, digital phone and DIRECTV services across 16 states. Rise Broadband’s parent
company, JAB Wireless, Inc., was established in 2005 and now serves nearly 200,000 residential
and business accounts in rural and suburban areas of the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and
Southwest regions. The company, headquartered in Englewood, CO (metro Denver), has earned
an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Additional information is available at
www.RiseBroadband.com or by calling (844) 411-7473.
About No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers Warriors is a program of No Barriers USA, a non-profit organization serving
veterans with disabilities, students and families as well as survivors of the fallen to break through
barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their best to the world. Learn more at
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