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US soldiers use fly tying and fishing as therapy

The US Army uses fly tying and fly fishing as a way of helping soldiers recover from physical and mental wounds

Dec 28th 2012/mj
  
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 - Jeffrey Thompson, a medically retired wounded warrior, ties a fly at the weekly fly-tying class at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

 
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. is an organization that helps soldiers recover from war trauma and wounds through fly-tying and fly fishing, and the US Army is now actively endorsing the program, covering it on the official Military home page.

"What began in 1984, as an opportunity for a few wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., has grown into more than 140 programs nationwide."

Find more on Project Healing Waters here. We are working on a longer feature about this organization and others with similar goals.

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