Meet SSG Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, is currently available on sale in bookstores everywhere. 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. Travis lives by his motto:

“Never give up. Never quit.”

The Maine Chance Lodge & Retreat

The Maine Chance Lodge & Retreat sits on a pristine vista in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine.   Built in 1929 by cosmetics pioneer Elizabeth Arden, this historic property was once part of Ardenʼs estate spanning 1,200 acres and employing hundreds during the height of the Depression. The lodge served as Ms. Ardenʼs private retreat and as the Nationʼs first elite spa serving celebrities such as actress Ava Gardner, entertainer Judy Garland, author Edna Ferber, and former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. The property was a well-known landmark in central Maine, and provided a bit of glitz and glamour to the region. In its day, the lodge pampered the rich & famous. Soon, it will do the same for our nation’s bravest.


How You Can Help

By visiting, you will read more about the Lodge, the Travis Mills Foundation, and the amazing impact of one man doing something great for his fellow brothers and sisters.