This past February, Rogers Earl Jr. (YE chairman), Chris Reynolds (YE Officers Council), and Bill Erfort (YE staff liaison, ASA) went to Crested Butte, Colo., to visit and volunteer with Operation Rise & Conquerand the Adaptive Sports Center. After seeing the program first-hand, Earl Jr. said: “During our visit, we were able to see the programs and facilities, qualified and friendly staff, and most importantly, the participating military. Volunteering with the veterans and experiencing how this program positively affects their confidence and morale further backs up our support.” 

Over the course of roughly three days of programming, the Young Execswere able to assist a group of U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps veterans participate in snow-based activities including skiing, snowboarding and a day of ice climbing (pictured above). For more information about Operation Rise & Conquer, please visit