Three veterans created Real Battles at Fort Carson, CO, in February of 2013. The group came together with the goal of creating a film dedicated to conveying a spirit of community and teamwork to overcome past trauma. All three of the women had dealt with some form of trauma, for a few it included military sexual trauma. They used the power of metaphor to express their past worries, and together find a way to move past them. The film is a collaboration of different ideas all collected around similar experiences, and shows the ability to empower and overcome. Together.