American300 Public Affairs - 9/8/14
Minot Air Force Base, ND- When Jen Housholder, was very young she faced abusive trauma that no child let alone women or man should ever have to deal with. After boxing up the bad and pushing it behind her, she moved on in life and eventually graduated from college and LSU’s ROTC program.
Being the third vehicle in the response element, Harris watched as his driver followed standard operating procedures, there was no way his vehicles tires were leaving marks created by the vehicle in front of them. The reason was all around them, the route was littered with holes from previous IED explosions.
Without warning Harris’ team was blown up, the result of someone flipping a switch, crossing some wires or dialing into a triggering device from a mobile phone.
With the effects of 700 plus pounds of explosive ordinance evident all around him, Harris was stuck inside his vehicle… burning alive.
Chief Warrant Officer Housholder and Staff Sergeant Harris, great American's with amazing families and friends all faced the same uphill battle: Overcome through healing and adaptation or allow our country to loose two more great Service Members to: depression, PTSD and potentially suicide.
After walking and running around Air Force Global Strike Command's Minot Air Force Base for a week, it was evident to all who met the two and American300's founder Robi Powers, that post-traumatic growth and true teamwork had won out in the end.
American300 provides resiliency programming in support of the Department of Defense Service Branches on a monthly basis all over the world. The nonprofit is a 501c3 NGO/AVO. No federal endorsement of nonprofit or sponsors is intended or implied - American300.org
For more information on Minot Air Force Base go to: www.minot.af.mil