Steakhouse Dinner for TBI Patients

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There is a unique rehabilitation unit, one of five in the country, attached to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. This polytrauma unit serves all branches of the military and concentrates on treating traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, which have become an all-too-common diagnosis for troops returning from war. Encountering explosives—often multiple […]

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Idaho Pheasant Hunt for Special Forces Soldiers

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Last month we had the privilege of hosting five Special Forces servicemen to a pheasant hunt in Weiser, Idaho—a special edition in the Freedom Alliance Outdoor Adventure series. This hunt is provided by Jim Stewart, founder of Seattle’s Best Coffee and the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie. Jim’s partnered with us to make this hunt possible […]

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Deer Hunt and Horse Ride in North Carolina

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As part of her senior project last year, Jessica Kreger of Louisburg, North Carolina, organized a horse ride for veterans through Freedom Alliance. Despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, that ride was a true demonstration of the healing power of equine therapy, and the servicemen thoroughly enjoyed it. Jessica’s parents offered to host another trail ride […]

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Wounded Vets Find Peace on Beach Vacations

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Freedom Alliance was able to provide bicoastal beach vacations for two military families in need of a pretty place to escape to. The first family belongs to a Marine Corps veteran of over 11 years. During those years, Jeff deployed twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan with Infantry and Special Operations. His two children, […]

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Deer Hunts in Virginia and Pennsylvania

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t’s pretty much an across-the-board sentiment: Combat veterans love to hunt. At Freedom Alliance we understand how much this activity means to our service members, especially those who are recovering from combat-inflicted wounds. It means they can participate in a favorite pastime—something they did before all the hospitals, doctor visits, and therapies—all the while being […]

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Veterans Hunt in South Carolina Lowcountry

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This fall, Freedom Alliance was proud to partner again with Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge to host twelve veterans and servicemen to a deer and hog hunt. Situated in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the lodge is a Southern trip back in time, when the days were unhurried and folks sat drinking sweet tea on shaded porches. […]

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Florida Back Bay Fishing Charters

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Captain Jon Fetter of Catching the Cure fishing charters connected with Freedom Alliance during this summer’s Grouper Grapple tournament in Fort Meyers Beach, Florida. We were there for the tournament with a great group of servicemen and some of their family members. Jon invited some of our gang on his boat during that event, and […]

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Bahamas Fishing on “Loose Cannon”

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Marine veteran Nick Kefalides hosted a third fishing trip to the Bahamas for servicemen on behalf of Freedom Alliance. For this most recent trip, Nick partnered with Joe Basile, an expert in offshore fishing, especially in the Bahamas. With his 41-foot center-console fishing boat, Joe has won tournaments, achieved big-name sponsors, and even stars in his […]

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FASF Student Honored at 9/11 Memorial 5K

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We all remember hearing when the second plane hit the World Trade Center’s South Tower on the morning of September 11. By ten o’clock the world knew the gut-wrenching reality, that this was no accident. It was an attack on our homeland. When the first tower was struck, New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, off-duty […]

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