Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

“Healing those who serve”

I have to say as a new member of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing that it is one of the best things that has happened to me in a while. I am an avid largemouth bass guy, I’ve never fly fished before and I haven’t fished for trout since I was 15. Well, fly fishing is a blast, I’m liking it a lot. I have also picked up fly tying. I like tying flies too. My flies look as good as anything you can find!

Fly fishing and tying flies, hanging out with other Veterans that are dealing with the visible and invisible wounds of war. Our time together is fun, often quiet and peaceful, sometimes like a family, a little louder. Like laughing together telling stories at the campfire, or meals. The peace and serenity is amazing. Until you set the hook!

The local chapter of PHWFF meets:

2nd Tuesday of each month at the New Patriot Veterans Outreach, 10 Wachusett St., Fitchburg, MA

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4th Monday at 100 West St., Leominster, MA

All Veterans and Active Duty are welcome to come on down. Join us.

Here are a few photos of us. Last summer in Maine and last weekend at Carbelas. And I would like to publicly thank Carbelas in Berlin for being such awesome hosts and sponsors.

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Veteran Homestead’s MISSION POSSIBLE

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When:   
 Sunday, 4 October 2015
Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Time:
4 PM – 7 PM
Cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres
and silent auction

Please attend this inspirational early evening of cocktails,
hors d’oeuvres, music and silent auction. All to help support Veteran Homestead’s effort to transition soldiers back to civilian life, so they can reclaim their lives and revitalize their futures.
$10 minimum donation at the door
For more information and to RSVP, please contact:
Cindy Correll
cindy@veteranhomestead.org
978-353-0234
Proceeds from this event will benefit Veteran Homestead, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Central Massachusetts that has been providing housing and care to U.S. Armed Services Veterans since 1993 who are disabled from wars past and present.Created by a veteran and staffed with experts who share the compassion and commitment to treat and accommodate wounded heroes in their transition to civilian life, Veteran Homestead, Inc., operates six unique programs located in Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner, Massachusetts, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, and Caguas, Puerto Rico.

 

 

For more information about Veteran Homestead, Inc., please visit:

“Rocky” Rockwell 2014 Ice Out Contest!

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Rocky Rockwell At His Post – 2014 Ice Out Contest

Rocky Rockwell At His Post – 2014 Ice Out Contest

This is the legendary Rockwell “Rocky” Pond at his post on Rockwell Pond in Leominster Ma. When asked why he became a lifeguard he replied saying “When I became a lifeguard I dreamed of sunny warm beaches with lots of girls.” Now Rocky spending the winter on Rockwell Pond in order raise funds for the Rocky Ice Out fund drive the supports five Leominster Ma veterans organizations. They our  Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, Disable Veterans of America and American Veterans.

Want to help? Go to www.leovets.org and enter our Ice Out Contest guess when Rocky will fall thur the Ice.  Best guess wind a minimum of $500.00. Last day to enter March 30, 2014.

 

Team Rubicon – Disaster Response Veterans Service Organization

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Our Mission

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams

Team Rubicon Saves Lives.

Since its creation in January 2010, TR has impacted thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home, in Vermont, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama.  TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe.

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A 26-person DMAT treated hundreds of patients, many children, in field hospitals and clinics located in Carigara and Tacloban.

Team Rubicon Engages Veterans.

Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR.

Team Rubicon Sets Itself Apart In the Nonprofit World.

Is it a disaster relief organization? A veteran-focused enterprise?  The truth is it’s both. TR pioneered a new paradigm in disaster response while redefining the meaning of veteran reintegration into society.

Team Rubicon Pioneered the Concept of Veteran-Focused Disaster Response.

On the streets of Port-au-Prince, in the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, TR’s military veterans realized a simple truth – natural disasters present many of the same problems that confront troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: unstable populations, limited resources, horrific sights, sounds and smells.  The skills cultivated on those same battlefields – emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership – are invaluable in disaster zones.

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On Veterans Day, Operation: Seabird’s alpha team deployed to the Philippines to provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

firebase116.org supports and loves all Veterans. Team Rubicon is the epitome of a Veteran group that wants to do really good things for our world.  Please feel free to contact Team Rubicon at:

Contact

Got a specific question? Message Us

  • P: 310-640-8787
  • A:
    Team Rubicon, Inc.
    300 N. Continental Blvd., Suite 150
    El Segundo, CA 90245
  • http://teamrubiconusa.org/

Holiday for Heroes and last Christmas Cards

Remember our troops and don’t forget Dec. 6th is the last date for sending a soldier a Christmas card.  If you need the address again let me know…Holiday for Heroes /  PO Box 5456  /  Capital Heights , MD 20791-5456.

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