Veterans Service




The Trempealeau County Veterans Office provides assistance to U.S. military veterans and their families in filing claims and obtaining state and federal benefits.


The Highground Veterans Retreat
July 7-9, 2017

Healing the Mind,
Body & Spirit of a Warrior

Many veterans are looking for solutions to issues such as PTSD, that are making it difficult for them to achieve the quality of life and relationships that they seek. The goal of The Highground Veterans Retreat is to offer new ideas, workshops and information to veterans in an atmosphere of camaraderie, peace, relaxation and a bit of fun. The Highground is working with long-standing successful local programs including: Trinity Equestrian; The Heartbeat Center (Healing through Art & Literacy / Journaling); The Vet Center counseling; Augie Stark Photography; All Seasons Sports & Archery, LLC; Henry Smith Woodcarving and Franciscan Retreat leaders Fr. Conrad Targonski (22 yrs service with US Navy and US Marine Corp. including 7th Marine Regiment as supervisory chaplain in Operation Phantom Fury, Fallujah, Iraq 2004-2005.; currently chaplain at Viterbo University) Rev. Dr. Bill Reese (Chair of Religious Studies /Philosophy Dept at Viterbo University; Bill is a decorated Vietnam War veteran); and Major Greg Masiello, PhD. (ten-year specialist with assisting combat veterans with reintegration into civilian life).

photo Veterans will be introduced to many things that they can continue in their lives AFTER the Veterans Retreat to help realize the goals of peace and fulfillment that they may be lacking presently. They will leave the Retreat with actual items related to the workshops and new-found camaraderie from friendships formed with other veterans during the Retreat.

In addition to workshops and presentations there will be time for veterans to relax at the Highground and at the Wisconsin Adventures on Wheels lodge (just North of The Highground - N9839 Sterling Road, Willard), entertainment and great food!

If you would like more information on attending
The Highground Veterans Retreat and/or to register, please contact:
The Highground
W7031 Ridge Rd
Neillsville WI 54437


Room 108
36245 Main Street
P.O. Box 67
Whitehall, WI 54773

(715) 538-2311
(715) 538-1841


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Major Holidays

Travis Ludvigson
Extension 218

Daun Hembd
Veterans Service Tech
Extension 217