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WVWR Morning Coffee Conversations

WVWR Morning Coffee Conversations

Good morning! Welcome to WVWR Morning Coffee and Conversations!   This is a new feature of our Retreat that we will be rolling out in the next few weeks.  Winter is fast approaching which in some areas will lead to even more isolation for our veterans, so we are...

Halloween Morale Treats for Airmen at Maxwell-Gunter AFB

Halloween Morale Treats for Airmen at Maxwell-Gunter AFB

Halloween Morale Buckets are ready for distribution!  Whirlwind Veterans and Warrior Retreat is super excited to partner with the First Sergeants Council at Maxwell-Gunter to take care of our airmen in the dorms! Thank you to everyone who donated baskets and...

Dedicated in Honor/Memory of ???

Dedicated in Honor/Memory of ???

The building is complete!!! PLEASE VOTE!!! This building will be dedicated in honor of a military member that has honorably served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marines (the person can be alive are deceased, but they MUST have...

Dedicated Service

Dedicated Service

Senior Master Sgt. Jerrod Kester had his phone, wallet and ID stolen when a thief broke into his truck. It didn't stop him from keeping a promise to be in Texas the next day volunteering with the Wounded Warrior Project. (Source: Wounded Warrior Project) By John...

Meet our Founder!

Meet our Founder!

Jerrod W. Kester currently serves as the Security Forces Chief Enlisted Manager at 107th Attack Wing New York Air National Guard and as the Founder of Whirlwind Veterans and Warrior Retreat. He is a native of Eden, New York, and attended Eden High School before...

The History of Agricultural Therapy and the Benefits!

The History of Agricultural Therapy and the Benefits!

Natual Farmer Newspaper: by Jack Kittredge Army Air Corps personnel from all areas of operation needed a regime of restful activity during World War II. The Corps’ convalescent hospital in Pawling, New York, in cooperation with the Red Cross, used animal-assisted...

Veterans Day 2020 – Mail Call!

Veterans Day 2020 – Mail Call!

Veterans Day (11 November 20) is fast approaching, and Whirlwind Veterans and Warrior Retreat would like honor all our veterans, but especially those in nursing/assisted living facilities.  COVID-19 has left these veterans more isolated than ever before, and we want...

WVWR and Wreaths Across America!

WVWR and Wreaths Across America!

t's FINALLY here! Time to kick-off our Wreaths Across America Fundraiser to honor our fallen military members on Saturday, December 19,2020! The last few months have been pretty stressful for all of us but this is an opportunity to do something GREAT for those...

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Virtual Appreciation Concert! 2

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Virtual Appreciation Concert! 2

It's NEVER too late to Welcome Home our Vietnam Veterans, and show them how much we love and appreciate the sacrifices they have made for our freedom! We must never forget their dedication to serving their country, even when their country didn't serve them!  On...

Tons of Activities taking place at WVWR

We are always excited to aid our veterans in living their best life!  We are building, providing therapy, and focusing our attention on developing a Retreat that will provide exceptional services for our veterans.  They served us, now let's serve them!

WVWR Supporting 4-H Kids

WVWR Supporting 4-H Kids

Whirlwind Veterans and Warrior Retreat believe in giving back to our community and assisting the youth in accomplishing their mission. Due to COVID-19 Madeline Gabel with 4-H had to sell her pig on an online auction, and Whirlwind Veterans and Warrior Retreat were...

Thank you to WNY Heroes for being one of our Silver Sponsors

Thank you to WNY Heroes for being one of our Silver Sponsors

Silver Star Sponsor - $5,000  Sponsor will receive a premier table at the WVWR event.Sponsor will receive 3 exclusive Facebook and Twitter posts. Sponsor logo will be included in all WVWR e-blasts, with a link to the organization’s website. Sponsor logo will...