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Thank you veterans for your service to our country!

On Veterans Day we honor our nation’s veterans, those who are serving and those who have served to protect the freedoms we all enjoy in the United States of America, the greatest country on earth. Trout Unlimited and TU’s Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) wish to thank all our nation’s veterans and their families for their … Read more

Veterans Service Partnership Training Event a Success!

The first ever TU Veterans Service Partnership/Higher Ground Sun Valley Train-the-Trainer volunteer training event was a tremendous success. 30 TU VSP leaders from Connecticut to Oregon converged in Sun Valley, ID from September 23-28 for 4 days of training in a variety of topics designed to increase the quality of programming offered to veterans with … Read more

2017 TAPS TU VSP Montana Men’s Retreat!

For the 4th consecutive year, TU’s Veterans Service Partnership partnered with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to co-host the 2017 TAPS Montana Men’s Retreat help at Parade Rest Ranch (PRR) near West Yellowstone from September 13-17. TAPS provides grief counseling and support for families who have lost loved ones in militiary service. TAPS … Read more

Successful 2017 VSP Couples Trip in the Books!

The 2017 Veterans Service Partnership Couples Trip to Slough Creek and Yellowstone Park is in the books! Over the week-long trip, our 5 veteran couples and 5 volunteer guides shared what everyone agreed was the “trip of a lifetime!” Each day, the stream dropped and cleared, and we enjoyed excellent dry fly fishing for Slough … Read more

Independence Day on Slough Creek with VSP Couples!

We had a great 4th of July/Independence Day celebration with our VSP couples and TU volunteers on Slough Creek in Yellowstone Park. Complete with a delicious BBQ featuring the basic BBQ food groups of Brats, burgers, hot dogs, and baked beans, we all enjoyed wrangler Clinton’s lessons in roping and how to crack the bull … Read more

Day 1 TU VSP Couples Trip to Slough Creek!

We had a wonderful first day with our VSP veteran couples on Slough Creek in Yellowstone Park. The Green Drakes were hatching, Slough Creek is clear and dropping, the weather is beautfiul, and the Yellowstone cutthroat are starting to play! Can’t wait until tomorrow! #tuvsp

Doc Fritchey TU 9th Annual Home Waters Event a Success!

Congratulations to Doc Fritchey TU #108 for serving our nation’s military family through its 9th Annual Home Waters event. 13 veterans who participated in the Home Waters event joined Trout Unlimited and DFTU through the free one-year membership for veterans! This is a wonderful example how TU chapters may use the Veterans Service Partnerhsip (VSP) … Read more