Travis Mills

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date May 14, 2019); no calls will be taken.  

We discuss the challenges facing veterans and military families, and the support services available, in a state with no active military bases.

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https://travismillsfoundation.org/about-us-1#our-vision

We discuss the challenges facing veterans and military families, and the support services available, in a state with no active military bases.

PORTLAND, Maine - An Army veteran known for his work with fellow combat-injured troops is now one of the owners of a Maine company that provides supplemental insurance.

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (May 29th original air date); no calls will be taken.

The Travis Mills Foundation and Retreat is a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans and their families. We’ll speak with Mills and program director Kelly McGaughey about the work the foundation and retreat does to inspire wounded servicemen, women and their families. They’ll discuss how they help wounded veterans realize they can overcome their physical obstacles and emotional challenges and find purpose by staying the course through their recovery and beyond. We’ll also hear about the 6th annual Miles for Mills 5K.

Travis Mills: Assisting Wounded and Injured Veterans

May 29, 2018
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The Travis Mills Foundation and Retreat is a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans and their families. We’ll speak with Mills and program director Kelly McGaughey about the work the foundation and retreat does to inspire wounded servicemen, women and their families. They’ll discuss how they help wounded veterans realize they can overcome their physical obstacles and emotional challenges and find purpose by staying the course through their recovery and beyond. We’ll also get an update on the 6th annual Miles for Mills 5K on Memorial Day.

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ROME, Maine - An Army veteran who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan and opened a retreat in Maine for other injured veterans says he had an impromptu meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.
 
Travis Mills posted pictures on Facebook on Monday of himself with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
 
Mills says he was meeting with the Republican vice president about his veterans retreat in Rome, Maine, when he got a chance to meet the president as well.
 

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MOUNT VERNON, Maine - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan and went on to start a foundation to help veterans has an announcement: He and his wife are expecting another child.
 
Travis Mills, of Manchester, Maine, made the announcement to TV talk show host Ellen Degeneres this week. He and his wife, Kelsey, already have a daughter. Now they're going to have a baby boy.
 

Outspoken Governor LePage Serves Up Beer for a Good Cause

Mar 28, 2017
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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's governor is now truly a politician you could get a beer with.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage drew a packed room as he served drinks as a celebrity bartender Monday at the Quarry Tap Room in Hallowell. One dollar for every drink sold goes to a foundation to help wounded veterans set up by former soldier Travis Mills, who lost his limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan.

LePage grinned as he leaned against the bar and took customers' orders. LePage says he used to bartend in his college days but is "a little rusty.''

Travis Mills

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Travis Mills is a motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. His New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, was just released in paperback. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds (from Augusta studio)

Guest:  Travis Mills is a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and author of "Tough as They Come."

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There were emotional scenes in Manchester, Maine, this morning, as a critically injured war veteran was presented with a specially adapted, custom-built home. The so-called "Smart Home" - which can be controlled by a hand-held computer - was built with the help of a foundation set up by Hollywood actor Gary Sinise.  

 

MANCHESTER, Maine - A soldier who lost parts of all four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan is moving into a Maine home that's adapted to his needs.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and First Lady Ann LePage joined Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his family on Wednesday to unveil the new specially adapted "Smart Home'' in Manchester.

Mills, a Michigan native, has come a long way from the day he nearly died in April 2012. Mills' wife is from Maine.