USA Honors Vets at Sporting Clay Competition



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For four years now, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has partnered with Freedom Alliance to include wounded service members in their annual Capital Area Sporting Clay Shoot at Queenstown, Maryland. The tournament features 25 different shooting stations to be exercised by 200 competitors and union members. This competition was the same as years before—the USA […]

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Injured Vets Prove Mettle on Alaskan Seas



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This is the story of an Alaskan saltwater fishing trip, one event of many in the Freedom Alliance Outdoor Adventures series. But more to the heart of the occasion, this is the story of six men who share something in common—and it’s not their injuries or combat experiences. Jason, Richard, Rory, Shawn, Ryan, and Carlos […]

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Richmond Polytrauma Takes On Rapids



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Freedom Alliance organized a fun and challenging outing for 10 patients and staff of the polytrauma unit at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Riverside Outfitters helped us take the polytrauma patients for a scenic rafting excursion on the James River in May. The James River has the only rapids to course through […]

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Nags Head Vacations for Vets



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A big-hearted supporter and patriot, Maggie Provine gave Freedom Alliance three weeks’ use of her ocean-front beach house in Nags Head to provide much-needed vacations for wounded military families. It didn’t take long to find three deserving service members who could really use a week away. The first week went Matt, a disabled Air Force […]

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Visit with Army Vet Being Treated for TBI



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Carlos, an army veteran, recently traveled to Boulder, Colorado, to receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for his traumatic brain injury. He sustained the brain trauma while deployed to Iraq, during which he experienced multiple blasts from explosive devices. Although HBOT is an alternative treatment, which consists of a pressurized oxygen chamber, the therapy has alleviated […]

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Annual Smith Mt. Lake Fishing Retreat



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Since 2011 the members of the Smith Mountain Stripers Club (SMSC) of Moneta, Virginia, has graciously donated fishing excursions to Freedom Alliance for the enjoyment of injured combat veterans. For the fourth annual spring trip to Smith Mountain Lake, the SMSC offered to escort the troops for two consecutive days on the water. Sarah is […]

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Big Rack Trophy Club Hosts NC Hunt for Vets



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President Greg Quiel and the members of the Big Rack Trophy Club in Littleton, North Carolina, continued their commitment to support our military when they hosted three Marines and a Corpsman from Camp Lejeune on behalf of Freedom Alliance. With only the serenity of the outdoors, their weapons, and shells donated by HEVI-Shot®, the Camp […]

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Hog Hunt at Cypress Creek, SC



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Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge in South Carolina is becoming a refuge for Freedom Alliance veterans. Dan, the owner, and the others at the lodge have hosted our guests for two hunts during the last year, and they recently took in six of combat vets for a short-but-sweet hog hunt in April. During a battle in […]

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Turkey Hunt for Wounded Soldier and Bride



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Does a turkey hunt count as a honeymoon? For newly married couple John and Amy it did. A longtime friend of Freedom Alliance, John lost his left leg when he encountered an explosion while serving in Afghanistan. We met him four years ago at Walter Reed when he was still using a wheelchair and undergoing […]

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Injured Vets Hunt Pheasants in Colorado



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Dressed in orange and bundled up against a blustery spring day, 18 combat vets descended upon the small town of Karval for a hunt with Colorado Blue Cliff Pheasants. Many in the close-knit community of Karval showed their support, offering their time and resources. The local German Wirehaired Pointer association volunteered guides, so that we […]

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