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At Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW), we believe that we are part of the solution regarding our nation’s injured defenders by providing a respite from the stresses of war, the monotony of lengthy hospital stays and traditional therapy, and the many day-to-day struggles involved in their journey home.

Warrior Spouse 2017 Couples FX Participant

Not often are spouses given a break to be truly taken care of and that break has made a world of difference in my perspective and view of the future.

Wallace and Scarlet Fanene Warrior and Spouse, 2016 Couple’s Fishing Experience Participants

The experience of being out on the river has been humbling and peaceful and we know that what we’ll take home from this experience will feed our family mentally and emotionally.

SSG Mansour 2015 Alumni FX Participant, 2015 Couple’s FX Participant

Words cannot express the gratitude for all you have done for me and my wife, and children. You all have made me want to be a better husband and father.

SSG Gibson 2013 Warrior Participant, 2014 Couple’s Participant, 2015 Alumni Participant

WQW is more than a place to just fly fish. It offers veterans a chance to connect with each other and create lasting relationships.

How you can help

How you can help


We support the healing process of post-9/11 combat veterans and their loved ones through the generosity of people like you. Please join us in supporting their unique and powerful journeys.

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Success has historically been measured by freely offered alumni testimonials. In an effort to quantifiably measure the short and long-term impact of WQW’s therapeutic programs, WQW has developed a pre- and post-FX survey for participants under the counsel of Dr. Aaron Sawyer, clinical psychologist, and contractor for the Dept. of Defense.

Silently Refreshing the Tree of Liberty

Silently Refreshing the Tree of Liberty

Written By: Brian Gilman, Colonel, USMC (Ret.), WQW Executive Director, October 2020 In a 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith, […]

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From Battlefields to the Bridgers: WQW Alumni Unite to Complete 2018 Ridge Run

From Battlefields to the Bridgers: WQW Alumni Unite to Complete 2018 Ridge Run

From the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, two combat-injured veterans make their way down the final descent of the 20-mile […]

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Casting for Calm: Female Combat Veterans find Solace on Montana’s Waters

Casting for Calm: Female Combat Veterans find Solace on Montana’s Waters

One Volunteer’s reflection on her experience supporting WQW’s inaugural all-female combat veteran Fishing Experience.

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