By Eric Brandner

FORT BELVOIR, Virginia–There is no way to brush away what happened. But the painting, sculpting and creating seems to help.

The USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, features an Art Studio that’s just for recovering service members, many of whom are assigned to the hospital on base.

Inside those walls, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore art therapist Ashy Palliparambil leads a unique program that has turned into a creative sanctuary for service members who want to work out their emotions or just need a break.

Watch the video to see how it works.

Sandi Moynihan contributed to this report.

You can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at USO locations around the world.