For the past two months, the Walter Reed Program has gone to the Armed Forces Retirement Home to fish their pond. It's been aptly dubbed the Walter Reed Fishing Hole by program volunteers and participants alike. During both trip, participants have always caught blue gill and some good sized bass. It’s an easy place for beginners to fish and a great spot for advanced fly-fishers as well. We are very grateful to the Home for allowing the Walter Reed Program use of their pond.
The Salem VAMC program held its monthly fly tying session at the DAV Community Center on August 4, 2015.
On Thursday, August 13th, 2015 the Fayetteville, North Carolina PHWFF Program held an entomology class at the Pechmann Fishing Education Center as part of their regular monthly meeting where participants learn various fly-fishing related skills, such as; fly-casting, reading the water, entomology, and leader building.
PHWFF Alaska took four program participants on a trip to fish the Naknek River in King Salmon, Alaska. The Alaska Sportsman's Bear Trail Lodge hosted the group on July 23-26, 2015.
The Fort Belvoir and Quantico Programs held a Family Fishing Event on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The programs were the guests of PHWFF supporter, Paul Cary, at his home on the North Fork Shenandoah River. Paul has a home with a pool and tennis courts and also provided lunch for the group. 35 veterans, and family members, attended the event.
On May 23rd, the NY/NJ Region held their annual Memorial Saturday outing hosted by the Raritan Fishing Club in Livingston NJ. We had 10 veterans from the local Programs (NYC & Montrose) participated along with three active Marines from the ships in NYC during Fleet Week who recently came back from their deployment in Afghanistan. The coordination between the USN and PHWFF was facilitated by LT Matthew Stroup USN.
Omar Bermejo and James Wood, veteran participants from our Casper, WY Program, have become fishing buddies and filmed a recent outing they took in pursuit of trout. Omar is a Olympic para athlete (biathlon) who had recently competed in the NYC Triathalon, upon his return home he met up with James to celebrate on the Platte River. We're honored by the "shout-out" in the video!
The Platte Rivers PHWFF Program and the Casper, WY Program joined forces on July 8-12 to bring veterans together in Dubois, WY for 5 days of fishing and camaraderie. This is the third year the Platte Rivers Program has taken veterans on this amazing multi-day trip.
The Waco VA Program took numerous trips on Lake Belton, TX this spring.
The Waco VA/Fort Hood PHW program held the PHWFF booth at this year’s Texas Council FFF Expo. Several Participants came from the Waco VA/Fort Hood program to help work the crowds and to tell people about PHWFF
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