Check out this great story about the Bozeman, MT based Warriors and Quiet Waters (WQW) therapeutic fly fishing program for post 9/11, combat injured Veterans. TU VSP Partner Warriors and Quiet Waters I helped organize the trip featured in this piece by CNN and served as one of the guide/instructors for the trip.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be involved with WQW from the beginning serving on the WQW Board and as the volunteer Director of Fly Fishing Operations for the first three years. WQW started with 2 Fishing Experience (FX) events in 2007 and has grown to 15 five day events in 2018. Initially, WQW served individual combat injured vets, but WQW has now expanded the scope of its service and added events for couples, families, and caregivers. By adding the programs for spouses, caregivers, and families, WQW has become one of the premier veterans service programs in the US. The VA states that spouses, families, and caregivers are the first line of defense for veterans with disabilities and preventing veteran suicides. For veterans service programs, WQW tops the list. Congratulations to WQW for over 11 years of service to our nation’s military family!
Dave Kumlien, Original WQW Board member and National Coordinator for the TU Veterans Service Partnership