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Green Beret Adventure Team And Task Force Dagger Foundation Have Partnered To Raise Funds For Treating TBIs And PTSD

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Two Special Forces soldiers will visit Fort Bragg in October as part of their cross-country trip to raise awareness for traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. The Green Beret Adventure Team, founded by Zach Garner and Adam Smith, is visiting every Special Forces group in the U.S. as part of its 4 month long bicycle trek across the country. Fort Bragg is home to the 3rd Special Forces Group and at one time 7th Special Forces Group.

The team is scheduled to get into Fort Bragg on Oct 14, where a fundraiser will be held at Carolina Ale House to welcome the two. Garner, a former member of 7th Special Forces Group, and Smith, formerly of the 19th/20th Special Forces groups, are now veterans, but their transition to civilian life was difficult. Garner suffered from seizures after being exposed to combat operations and was soon medically discharge from the Army due to a traumatic brain injury. Smith, had problems with the transition to civilian life and at times felt he was losing control.

Garner and Smith have partnered with the non-profit Task Force Dagger Foundation to raise funds that will go toward a holistic approach to healing TBIs and PTSD. The SOF Health Initiatives Program is a Mind, Body, Spirit and Purpose driven program focused on finding the root causes of illness and treating them with Functional Medicine. The SOF Health Initiatives Program offers a full systems, patient-centric approach to medicine and creates an environment conducive to healing and recovery. The SOF Health Initiatives Program also offers a platform to educate and empower health care providers, service members and their families how to repair and maintain themselves

Garner and Smith are currently in Colorado for their event in Colorado Springs. They will be headed to Dallas next, to follow Fort Campbell, Fort Bragg, and then make their final stop at Eglin AFB home of 7th Special Forces Group.

Amy Quinn, is the community outreach for Task Force Dagger and is coordinating the event here at Fort Bragg. If you have any questions please reach out to her amy.quinn@taskforcedagger.org.