“There is great power in spending time with people who sincerely want to be in your company. This week I was reminded why I defended my country. I have found my tribe.”

The above sentiment, shared by warriors during the inaugural Fishing Experience (FX) of 2017, is a clear reminders that a Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) FX is far more than catching fish. And the first week of programs was no exception.

In true Montana fashion, six warriors from across the country (including WQW’s first participant from New Hampshire) experienced sun, snow, wind and rain…often in a single day! While classic spring conditions did make for excellent fishing, they led to even better storytelling.