When not working as a police officer with the Bristol Police Department, Bob Osborne of Farmington, CT, spends time giving back to the community through participation in several charitable organizations. One group Bob Osborne supports is the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps military veterans and service people who have incurred physical, mental, or emotional injuries. This support extends far past Farmington, CT, and helps former soldiers all across the country.
Project Odyssey is one of the core Wounded Warrior Project initiatives, and it focuses on overcoming combat stress during rehabilitative retreats. These retreats give veterans the chance to connect with nature as well as their peers and receive assistance from staff and trained counselors during the retreat.
Participants must be seeking treatment for combat stress, have never attended the program before, and must be able to travel independently. The program promises to give soldiers a chance to recharge, rediscover, and re-engage. In addition to the typical program, Project Odyssey includes a couples program for those whose relationships have been affected by combat stress as well as a program for active-duty personnel in Germany.