Yellowstone 2020 Applications are open!

We are opening up the YNP2020 applications early from now on so you Warfighters can plan accordingly to be able to make the trip. This year, Yellowstone is the week of June 21st, 2020 starting on the 20th and ending on the 28th and we will be rebuilding the Canyon horse corrals in the grand canyon district of YNP.

All free and available to any veteran including those chairborne vets, we have track chairs for you to use.

Your air/ground transportation, lodging, meals, and park experience is paid for, all you have to bring is a willingness to roll up your sleeves and laugh along with us as we help out the infrastructure of Yellowstone national park. We will draw the applicants in April and will notify all the applicants then. Be sure to sign up at the bottom of the website to get instant email notifications to see if you will be coming with us.

 

To get the details and apply to get selected, click here

 

Bull Elk rifle hunt Drawing!

This is the application process to be entered and drawn for an Oregon Bull elk rifle hunt on 14-19 Nov. This Hunt is a week-long fully guided supported and outfitted hunting trip for a Bull elk on private ground.

Who can apply?

Any veteran with an Oregon hunting license (resident or non)

What type of Veteran can apply?

Any Veteran of the US military, disability or not with an honorable discharge.

What do I need?

Self transportation to central Oregon, your winter weather snivel gear and a license, we have everything else covered

When is it?

Your hunt will start on the 14th of nov with preparations and run from the 16th to the 19th

when is the drawing?

We will draw for the hunt before Halloween.

What happens next?

We will announce the winner of the drawing on Halloween. Good luck!

 

Click here to apply for the hunt    

Yellowstone 2019 in the bag!

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We had wind, we had snow and even frost. Everyone dug in and got to be a part of the snake river corrals construction project. We fished, we hiked and we all had a good time. We are working on a major video project to showcase our work in the park but here is a snippet of this year. Huge thanks to the veteran crew this year for their efforts and always Arch for their contributions.

Click here to watch!

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Track chair donations leave no Veteran behind.

Wednesday at Camp Withycombe,  Warfighter Outfitters was once again blessed with a donation of 2 more Action Track chairs from the Portland-based Poznanski Family foundation. One chair will be a dedicated chair for Team Overland trips and the other chair will be a dedicated fishing chair leaving the third for fill-ins and as a dedicated hunting chair.

Each chair will have its own special fittings and uses making them perfect for all three events and broaden the spectrum of uses and broaden the reach of not only veterans beings served but the use in the region.

These chairs will allow a much easier time for Veterans to travel into the region with minimal gear knowing they will have the best equipment and help money can buy for their reach when they arrive on a trip.

A huge thanks from the whole Warfighter team goes out to the Poznanski family foundation, KGW, and the Portland Rose festival and Carr family for being such wonderful and spirited supporters of our mission.

The meaning of your Memorial day

Since we are primarily Veterans serving Veterans, we really take the time to acknowledge the sacrifices our fellow servicemembers have made and truly believe in honoring those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. We also feel those souls should have a name and be honored in a way that would bring joy to those that still remember them today. Even though Memorial day origins began as “Decoration Day” following the end of the Civil war in the spring of 1865 it still pays homage to the fact that our country has always set aside a day dedicated for pausing in reflection for our fallen.

All of us here at Warfighter Outfitters have individuals on our minds that we once fought alongside or lost to suicide over the years. These individuals need to be remembered and honored not only for our own selfish reasons but for the sake of their families and loved ones.

Although a good portion of America will see Memorial day as a federal holiday and take advantage of the time off while grilling on the beach or road tripping with the family and never really recognize the true meaning of the day. Some will even say things like “Thank you for your service” or “Happy memorial day” in random passings. For most Veterans, these words and phrases are very misguided ramblings that tend to further aggravate their own path and meaning during memorial day.

Memorial Day is a day when we as the country come together to honor and remember our servicemen and women who answered America’s call to service and paid the ultimate price. Memorial Day is the time for Americans as one body and voice to stand up and say, “Thank you. We remember you.”

If you are wondering how to spend some time this Memorial day honoring those that have fallen you don’t have to go far or dedicate your whole weekend doing it.

We suggest you simply take the time to find and learn the story behind a fallen hometown hero or dedicate your holiday to a single individual. For some, it is too difficult to think about the vast amount of sacrifices that those have laid down over the years or comprehend the sheer multitude of families that have a very hard time coping this specific week of May.

You can buy and raise a new flag in front of your home.

You can visit a local battlefield and walk where those have fallen.

You can visit your War Memorial or local Cemetery with your kids and seek out the veteran headstones. Maybe lay some flowers for those that don’t have any.

You can attend a local parade or Memorial day function.

You can google a specific person, long lost relative or even ask a veteran you know about someone they lost and enjoy the stories they have to tell about that Servicemember.

You can flood your social media feeds with photos and stories of the fallen ones you cherish.

You can wear a red poppy from your local VFW to show your day of remembrance as they traditionally were among the first flowers to spring up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium of WW1.

For most of the country at 3 p.m. local time, wherever you are on Memorial Day, we will all pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute for the national day of remembrance.

However you spend your memorial day weekend you should do it with at least one thing in mind, Nobody ever intended to be impacted by Memorial Day.

 

 

Here are some of the fallen that our team personally recognizes and will always Remember and Honor

 

PFC Thomas Tucker ARMY

SSG Kevin Davis ARMY

SGT David Evans ARMY

SSG Faoa Apineru USMC

SGT Frank Sandoval ARMY

SSG Timothy Hunt ARMY

LCPL Shaun Hefner USMC

CPL William Pullen USMC

CPL Steven Jorgensen USMC

CPT Frank Wesson USAF

Richard Olsen NAVY

1SGT Vaughn Army

  CPT Peak Army

  SPC Nevell Army

If you would like to dedicate a donation in the name of a fallen servicemember you can do so here, We will carry the names of the dedicated on our trips for the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Fox 12 “On the go with joe” and Warfighter Outfitters

Our very own Furry army veteran and Warfighter Guide, Dave made his television debut and was featured on Fox 12 Today on an episode of “On the go with joe” sharing his love for what he does and the mission of Warfighter outfitters.

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Dave came to us a while back with the enthusiasm and humor that fit right into our mission so we added him to the Warfighter crew. He spends most of his time in the Portland area and really gets the mission and cause of getting Veterans like ourselves out on the water.

Here is the episode

 

If you are a Veteran that would like to join the Warfighter Outfitters team and helps us get Veteran out on the water or in the woods drop us a line. at Warfighteroutfitters@gmail.com

If you would like to support us by filling our tanks and getting veterans on trips you can donate here

Buy Warfighter Outfitters and Team Overland gear in one place and win some freebies!

 

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We put both brands in one place for you to get gear that supports veterans and are brands worth supporting. Every garment you buy helps get veterans on the water or in the woods and helps us represent a cause we think is worthy.

Not only that you get a decal with every order for free!

Hats, Hoodies, Tee’s, Long sleeves, Fishing shirts!

What is there to lose, you look good, you feel good and people will know what you support!

Buy some gear, tag us in a photo of you wearing it and we will toss you some freebies!

Go to the home page www.warfighteroutfitters.org and click the gear footer at the bottom of the page!

ORDER TODAY!

 

 

Northwest Fly Fishing Article

We are honored to have made the pages of one of our favorite magazines. The March/April2019 edition of the Northwest Flyfishing magazine had a nice short story about us and the work we do on the rivers. Cheers to the staff and putting it together and getting it in print for us. And Cheers to Aaron Sewall for the pen strokes!

 

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