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Warfighter Outfitters - OFFICIAL

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WFO / TO / VB40 “What do you guys do?”

Describe your organization's Mission and Purpose -Warfighter Outfitters Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit guide and outfitter comprised of a full Veteran board of directors and guides that have made a point of serving our nation’s veterans through no charge guiding and outfitting adventures with the philosophy of veterans helping veterans through fishing, hunting and other recreational and engagement opportunities with Team Overland and Veterans Back 40 Adventures. Our Mission is Veterans helping Veterans on the waters and beyond.

Describe the services your organization provides.

In three major aspects Warfighter Outfitters provides absolutely free outings and excursions to veterans of any conflict and campaign on Hunting, Fishing, and Engagement opportunities such as Team Overland and Veterans Back 40 Adventures (VB40). Trips can be as many as 60 Veterans at once in our engagement trips working in service projects in our national parks to simple 2-3 Veteran sized groups in small fishing day trips. Warfighter Outfitters has no physical office or paid employees and is 100% volunteer-based. We feel this gets more funding to getting crucial engagement trips for Veterans that need dire support in their transitional phase to find their “New Normal” of daily life.

How does your organization measure impact?

We measure impact primarily through our face-to-face engagements with the Veterans who join us on our trips. Whether it's seeing their faces and demeanor change when they hook a fish or put an animal in a scope, learn rescue and recovery tips on an Overland adventure or around the campfire and table after a run, or get into the back country on motorcycles and explore places most people never see, the impact on their lives is immeasurable. We continue to communicate with past trip recipients through our social media platforms and have partnered with other non-profits around the country to refer Vets to services that are best equipped to help depending on their specific needs. Oftentimes we are the front line that gets these Vets "off the couch" and begins their integration back into normal societal roles simply by re-establishing the "esprit de corps" we all knew when we served and that is missing from many Veterans' lives after they separate from military service.