No Barriers Program


Annually, Jones-Onslow provides an opportunity for veterans with disabilities to challenge themselves, overcome barriers and learn that “what’s within them is stronger that what’s in the way.”

JOEMC, in conjunction with one of its financial partners, looks for a disabled veteran from its service area to nominate for the No Barriers Warrior Expedition Program. The program, sponsored by Co-Bank, provides expeditions that mentally and physically challenge veterans on outdoor expeditions through mountaineering, rafting and rock climbing. Co-Bank covers the full cost for participants including meals, gear and travel expenses. Veterans must have VA disability ratings to qualify.

JOEMC seeks a disabled veteran to nominate for one of four, five-day No Barriers expeditions. These expeditions offer veterans an opportunity to challenge limitations (both real and perceived) and to create a network of support that can last a lifetime. For consideration, individual’s nominating a veteran, even if self-nominated, should submit a letter summarizing the veteran’s military background, their VA disability rating, length of military service and why they think attending a No Barriers expedition would be of benefit. Letters may be emailed to Paula Redick or mailed to Jones-Onslow EMC, attn: Paula Redick, 259 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28546.

Once we receive your request we will be in contact to give you further instructions on the application process. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2022.

For more information about the program visit

No Barriers Warrior’s Expedition Program FAQ

No Barriers Nomination Form