b'Warrior Canine Connectionhttps://warriorcanineconnection.org/MissionWarrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other.1. Provide Service Members and Veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) the opportunity to be part of a critical military-support mission helping fellowWounded Warriors.2. Offer a safe, effective, and inexpensive non-pharmaceuticaltherapeutic intervention for the treatment of PTSD.3. Provide highly skilled service dogs that will provide yearsof mobility and social support to Veterans with disabilities.4. Strengthen the bonds and relieve stress in military on either ends of the barn were added in the mid-1970s to families. accommodate newly developed mechanical systems that eliminated the need for manual milking of cows. In its hay WCC Healing Quarters day, the dairy farm supported nearly 900 head of cattle.In partnership with Montgomery County, the State ofThe farm will now have a new, but equally important, Maryland, and countless individual and corporate supporters,purpose as a tranquil, safe, healing environment for Veterans WCC is creating a premier center where Veterans andand their families.Military Family Members can come to heal from the visibleExpanding Services to Wounded Veterans andand invisible wounds of war. The new Warrior CanineMilitary FamiliesConnection Healing Quarters facility will provide space forOn May 28, 2014, State of Maryland officials approved a the organizations unique Mission Based Trauma Recoverylong-term lease on 80-acres of parkland on the grounds of (MBTR) program, as well as critical facilities needed toSeneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, Maryland.breed, train and partner future service dogs. This site will not only accommodate WCCs long-term In order to realize its vision of expanding programs toneeds, but is consistent with Maryland Department of tens of thousands of additional Veterans in need, WCC hasNatural Resources commitment to support the physical embarked on an ambitious campaign to build these and psychological well-being of American servicemen and much-needed facilities for puppies, service dogs in training,women injured in service to our country.the Warriors who train them and Veteran clients who willIn 2015, WCC broke ground on this comprehensive work with their service dogs in advance of placement. Healing Quarters facility. Located 30 minutes from Walter History of the Schaeffer Road Farm Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), the site In 1938 a dairy barn was added to the Schaeffer Road Farmhas the potential to:to provide milk for soldiers stationed in the Washington, D.C.Increase WCCs ability to serve thousands more recoveringarea during World War II. Schaeffer Farm was just one of Veterans and their familiesover 430 dairy barns in the Montgomery County area.Provide facilities necessary to expand the breedingThe completion of the Metropolitan Branch of the B & Oprogram, thereby increasing the number of dogs available Railroad was a large contributor to the thriving local dairy for new therapeutic service dog training program sites and industry in Montgomery County. The new rail transportation service dog placementsallowed fresh milk to be shipped into the city on a daily Expand opportunities for Veterans who wish to pursue milk train.careers in service dog trainingThe large barn was modified a number of times throughoutProvide critical training facilities for wounded Warriorsthe years as dairy farming technology improved. Small additionsreceiving service dogs28 Military Appreciation Resource Magazine Aberdeen Proving Ground'