Episode 3: Sacrifices and Second Chances: A Veteran’s Tale of Recovery and Renewal with Scott West

The Sheep Dog Nation Podcast, Episode 3 is Out Now!

Hosted by SDIA founder and CEO, Lance Nutt, this episode features US Army Veteran Scott West.

Watch and listen as this warrior shares his story.

ABOUT THE “SHEEP DOG NATION PODCAST”Exclusively created for Veterans and First Responders, join us each month for candid conversations, expert insights, and heartfelt narratives, offering a safe and supportive space for these heroes to connect, share, and find solace.

Subscribe today to celebrate their indomitable spirit and honor their unwavering commitment.


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Episode 2 of The Sheep Dog Nation Podcast is Out Now!

Episode #2 of The Sheep Dog Nation Podcast “Beyond the Battlefield" is out now!

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Hosted by SDIA founder and CEO, Lance Nutt, this episode features US Army Colonel Edwin Larkin and Sergeant Major Michael Welsh.

Ed Larkin has built a career of achievement and consistent contribution by embracing the concept that any obstacle is a chance to learn and drive positive change. The architect of a career that has woven through time zones and high-stakes environments, he has skillfully blended his resourcefulness, problem-solving expertise, and collaborative approach into a steady leadership style that has guided a broad range of operations through times of growth and transformation.

Ed graduated from North Adams State College in 1986 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant in October 1991. He currently serves as the Assistant Chief of Staff/Senior Guard Advisor U.S. ArmyCentral. Over the course of his career, he has served...

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Our Nation’s Heroes are Struggling with Traumatic Stress

Nearly 30% of our nation’s “Sheep Dogs” (Veterans and First Responders) struggle with traumatic stress.

But there is HOPE, HEALING and POWER for each of them through Posttraumtic Growth training.Boulder Crest Foundation, creators of the Warrior PATHH training we facilitate, has released another compelling video depicting the healing and power in Warrior PATHH and Struggle Well training. Watch the trailer below, or click here to view the entire video. (View the first video, “On Duty” here.)


Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is PROUD to partner with this amazing organization as well as the Avalon Action Alliance. To be part of the positive life change that results from Warrior PATHH training is an honor and privilege.

If you are or know of a Veteran or First Responder who could benefit from this training, click the button below and we will...

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Premiering on 9/11/23 at Noon CT – Sheep Dog Nation Podcast Episode 1

Introducing the "Sheep Dog Nation Podcast," exclusively for veterans and first responders. Join us for candid conversations, expert insights, and heartfelt narratives, offering a safe and supportive space for these heroes to connect, share, and find solace. Subscribe today on YouTube to celebrate their indomitable spirit and honor their unwavering commitment.

Together, we are stronger.

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the 911 terrorist attacks, and though we are long passed that initial devastation and recovery, many of the men and women who served at Ground Zero are still fighting.

Since those planes crashed and the World Trade Center buildings fell, an alarming number of first responders have been diagnosed with illnesses and cancers or have died because of exposure to toxins from the burning jet fuel, asbestos, chemicals and other materials at Ground Zero; it has been reported that the pH level in the air contaminants was equal to Drano. More than 8,600 firefighters answered the call to rescue...

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Kilimanjaro: Climb for a Cause 2023

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is honored to be part of Sam's Furniture's Kilimanjaro Climb for a Cause.The "Kili Climb for a Cause" climbing team, sponsored by Sam’s Furniture in Springdale, Arkansas, includes owner and veteran Joe Donaldson, and ten fellow Veterans - two of which are Purple Heart recipients.

The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast.

The morning of July 27 the Kili Climb team stepped off on the Marangu Route and five days later summited!

Day One: The Sheep Dog Climbers completed their first day of climbing and staged at their first camp -...

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Heroes Ranch Training Facility Grand Opening – July 13, 2023

What an incredible way to celebrate SDIA’s 13th Anniversary on July 13 than by hosting the Grand Opening, ribbon cutting and building dedications for our brand new Heroes Ranch Training Facility (HRTF)!

The day started out stormy, but by 10am had turned into a beautiful day. The event began with an invocation given by Neighborhood Church Pastor Joe Liles, followed by a stirring rendition of our national anthem sung by Greg Pearson.

SDIA Chief Operating Officer Mike Miller then introduced our founder & CEO, Lance Nutt. He spoke about the vision and mission of SDIA, and thanked those who have helped this facility become a reality. Guest speakers took the podium and shared what being part of the SDIA mission means to them and their organizations. We heard from Brian Rohauer of Senator John Boozman’s office, Piper Brintnall of Veterans United Foundation, Tracy Dufault of Walmart, and Josh Goldberg of...

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VFW Magazine Story: “Helping is Healing”

August 2023. Written by Kenneth Heard

View this story and the entire VFW Magazine at https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events/vfw-magazine, then click on the August 2023 magazine cover and navigate to page 18 to begin reading the "Helping is Healing" story. A PDF of it appears below.

'Helping is Healing' August 2023 VFW magazineDownload ...

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McDonald County News video: “National Non-Profit Opens New Facility in Jane for Veterans & First Responders”

Text from https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/local-news/mcdonald-county-news/natl-non-profit-opens-new-facility-in-jane-for-veterans-first-responders-more/amp/

JANE, Mo. — A non-profit organization that focuses on the mental health recovery of veterans and first responders is expanding their reach into southwest Missouri.

A large pair of scissors helped cut the ribbon in Jane Thursday, as the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance non-profit organization had its grand opening for its new Heroes Ranch Training Facility.

It sits on more than 50 acres of land and provides veterans and first responders, or “sheepdogs,” struggling with mental health issues like anxiety and depression an opportunity to be amongst those who understand what they are going through while having some fun.

“The focus here with our outdoor adventure program is again, everything outdoors from canoeing the local Elk River, to razor-riding, camping, hiking, fishing, cave exploring, you name it,” said SGTMAJ Lance Nutt, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Founder and CEO.

“Sometimes we forget what it is like for post-traumatic stress or anxiety and stress along the line of duty that these men and...

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