Warrior’s Return

About Warrior’s Return

Every veteran who has been in a season of crisis and is now moving towards positive change and Post Traumatic Growth deserves a fresh start and a second chance to reconnect with the warrior within. While serving, being a warrior means engaging in physical battle, training for war, and ensuring the safety and well-being of your fellow service members.

Once our service is over, a new type of battle begins; it is a battle in the heart and the soul of veterans and their families. The warrior must now use trauma they have suffered as a source of strength and fuel to live their best life in the civilian world. The sense of Ethos found in service must be rekindled and utilized to move forward.

Our 5-week course supports veteran as they design and pursue a better future. A future that they choose. The Warrior’s Return is not a program, it is a course of study to learn how to drop labels such as “broken”, “damaged”, and not be anchored to diagnoses such as PTSD. We are so much more than that, and embarking on the Warrior’s Return is to acknowledge our role as leaders in our families, churches, and communities, and forgive ourselves for whatever our role may have been in past traumatic events.
Post Traumatic Growth is a powerful force which improves our families, our communities, and ourselves.

My Experience with ETS :  They are exactly what they claim to be.  A truly value based and value driven organization, helping veterans recover from wounding.  Enabling veterans to pick up and move forward with their lives.   This means healing, forgiving ourselves and others, and getting active and contributing to the society around us.

I found the experience well worth the effort, and it has given me the hope to do better and get stronger.   The complete acceptance alone is worth it.  What appeared to be just a 5 week course was in fact deeply emotional for me.   If you need healing and a new start – this is the way to start your journey.

James Schmit – Cohort IV Graduate

Warriors Return Provides:

The resources necessary to help improve veterans’ lives, find purpose, establish stability, and strengthen community in pursuit towards their best future.

Opportunity for those who have been incarcerated, experienced mental health challenges, struggled with sobriety, or those who have experienced homelessness.

An opportunity to build character, commit to positive change, keep agreements, and become the best version of themselves.

*Warriors Return is looking for Veterans with honest intentions to get their lives right and bring back honor to their brotherhood and sisterhood.

Upcoming Dates:

January 9, 2024 – February 9, 2024 (FULL)

March 26, 2024 – April 26, 2024 (OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS)

June 11, 2024 – July 12, 2024

August 27, 2024 – September 27, 2024

November 12, 2024 – December 13, 2024

Interested in learning more?

Email jon@everythirdsaturday.org for details.


First, it puts the veteran, and their spouse or loved ones, in the driver’s seat. Every participant in the program designs and follows a path of their own design, and Every Third Saturday provides the support, resources, and accountability.

Second, spouses and loved ones are not only included in the program, but can participate on their own individual path. So often, spouses and loved ones have a minimal role in the veteran’s treatment and suffer in their own way. Caring for a veteran who is struggling can be just as tough as being a veteran who is struggling, and our program wants to pay the proper care and attention to them as well.