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Guiding Post-9/11 Combat
Veterans to Find Purpose

After years of paying service to our country, post-9/11 combat veterans have a new critical mission: finding their purpose in civilian life. Warriors & Quiet Waters guides veterans and their loved ones to thrive and find peace, meaning, and purpose through fly fishing and other inspirational activities in nature.


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Build Trust

We bring Warriors to our ranch in southwestern Montana, providing a safe, secure environment – created by our volunteers, guides, and other veterans – that feels like home. Here, Warriors find space to make meaning of their service and discover what a purposeful life means to them.

Teach New Skills

Warriors and their loved ones learn fulfilling new skills like fly fishing, archery elk hunting, and backcountry skills so they can tap into the healing benefits of these activities for life. They gain the life skill of finding clarity and solitude in nature, learning to relax, and building resiliency to sustain them through challenging times.

Create Community

We foster the kind of community that becomes a family. Warriors make lifelong connections with people they walk alongside as they work toward their newfound purpose.

Help Warriors Thrive Long-Term

A Warrior’s journey is never over. Our progressive programs encourage Warriors and their loved ones to grow beyond the trauma of war, realize their potential, and chart a path toward a thriving, resilient life.


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This week was about so much more than just fishing. In terms of helping me indirectly with my mental health, this has been the most impactful program I have been exposed to as a veteran.


Rob Griggs

U.S. Army

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I never served in the military and wanted to give back in a small way to these incredible Warriors. I have volunteered with many nonprofits over the years and WQW is at the top of my list.


Eddie Meredith


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Upcoming Events

An Evening with Colonel Eric Hastings

Reynolds Recital Hall, School of Music, Montana State University

January 11, 2024 7:00PM

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