Nex-Tech Calls on Rural Veterans to Apply for No Barriers Warriors Program

April 1, 2024

Hays, Kan, 4-1-2024 —


  • Targeted at Veterans with disabilities
  • Organized by CoBank and No Barriers USA 
  • Veterans who indicate a referral by Nex-Tech will be given selection preference. 
  • Applications are accepted through June 15th, 2024 
  • In-person expeditions to be held in July and August 2024
  • Expeditions to take place at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

In keeping with our mission of supporting our communities, we are excited to invite all rural veterans with disabilities within the Nex-Tech service footprint to apply to this year’s No Barriers program. The No Barriers Program is a transformative experience that helps participants to overcome challenges, create new relationships, and experience new possibilities. According to the organizers, the 2024 Warriors program is designed to help veterans with disabilities achieve belonging, identity, and purpose. The experience comprises a blend of online learning modules, meetups, and an expedition in the Colorado wilderness. Experienced staff and expedition leaders will guide participants through a series of physically and mentally challenging activities. These may include rafting, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, and more. Throughout the experience, veterans will reflect on their past, recognize their present, and explore future possibilities.

Learn more about the program and to fill out an application:

When filling out the application, in response to the question: “Is there anything else you’d like us to know when considering you for selection?”
Please, indicate that you were referred to apply by Rural Telephone/Nex-Tech and that you reside within our service footprint.

The program is sponsored by CoBank, which provides financial services to rural and agricultural cooperatives, like Nex-Tech, across the United States. For over 7 years, CoBank has partnered with No Barriers to bring rural veterans with disabilities to the Rocky Mountains.

Direct questions to Sherry Johnson at CoBank:

Sherry Johnson
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
6340 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
O: 303-740-6518
M: 720-941-0905