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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Shannon Zangas

Meet our 2014 Scholarship Ambassador



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Two years ago Freedom Alliance launched our Scholarship Ambassador project which provides our scholarship recipients an opportunity to spend three-months working at Freedom Alliance headquarters. This summer we are proud to have Shannon Zangas with us for the summer. She’s working hard helping us to identify ways to further connect with and remind them that their family’s sacrifice hasn’t […]

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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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Steak Dinner & Western Show for WWB Families



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Cattleman’s Steakhouse, on the famed Indian Cliffs Ranch near El Paso, Texas, was the site for a recent Troop Appreciation Dinner and show. Freedom Alliance welcomed 225 guests, which comprised injured soldiers and their families from the Fort Bliss Wounded Warrior Battalion, for a memorable night of fun and good food. Indian Cliffs is the […]

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Camp Lejeune Service Members Hunt Quail



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A small band of Marines—plus one Navy Corpsman and a Labrador puppy—left the rigorous training environment of Camp Lejeune for a day of hunting in the tranquil North Carolina farmlands with Freedom Alliance. This special event was by invitation of the Johnston County chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF), who had assisted […]

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Father-Son Monarch Mt. Ski Trip



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Jeffrey, recently retired from the Army, was shot in the head by friendly fire in Afghanistan three years ago. A testimony of survival and endurance, Jeffrey is happy to be alive and seeks to live his life to the fullest. To honor his sacrifice and subsequent victory, Freedom Alliance was able to provide a rental […]

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