“The Operation Healing Forces, thanks The Land of the Free Foundation for all their
assistance to further our mission.”
Jim Zuba Operation Healing Forces Staff
The mission of Operation Healing Forces (OHF) is to serve the needs of our active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their spouses by starting or continuing the process of mentally, physically and emotionally healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life.
Through therapeutic retreats, our purpose is to enable these war-torn men and women to break
through the silence to openly discuss their battlefield and personal hardships. A safe,
protected environment allows our participants to let their guard down and share. Realizing they
are not alone, participants discover it is appropriate — and not a stigma — to seek help,
support, and guidance when needed from fellow SOF professionals and their families.
The retreat environment combined with peer-to-peer counseling and recreational therapies enable sincere bonding between couples, with other spouses going through similar hardships, and among fellow SOF service members.