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A Guide’s Perspective: Greg Felt Navigates Fly Fishing Trips for Veterans

Our fly fishing guides contribute a great deal to the Rivers of Recovery’s experience.

Angler Greg Felt of ArkAnglers fly fishes the Arkansas River near Salida, Colo. (CCVB Photo/Nathan Bilow)

From the initial awkwardness at the beginning to the deep (and sometimes difficult) conversations that arise later,

2017-05-26T18:35:49+00:00 April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Banquet Helps Fund Rivers of Recovery Expansion into Arkansas

A group of Jonesboro, Arkansas, community members held the first Rivers of Recovery fundraising event in the area to support the expansion of the Rivers of Recovery program in the region.

Spearheaded by our own Levi Crawford—former RoR participant and current RoR marketing director—the money raised will fund a RoR trip for six local veterans

2017-05-26T18:35:49+00:00 March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Veterans Helping Veterans: Sharing the Rivers of Recovery Experience

Many Rivers of Recovery participants find their experience so transformative, they want to share it with others. That’s why veterans are often our biggest advocates.

Sometimes it’s by simply spreading the word. Other times RoR alumni encourage other vets to come on a trip—or even join their buddies  to make it more comfortable for them.


2017-05-26T18:35:49+00:00 March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Five Ways You Can Help Veterans in Your Community

In our last post, we shared the story of Rivers of Recovery and the people who’ve embraced our mission to serve veterans.

In response, readers asked us how they can help veterans in their communities.

Here are our suggestions.

help1. Talk to a Vet

One of the simplest things you

2017-05-26T18:35:49+00:00 February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Making a Difference in Veteran Recovery and Rehabilitation

Rivers of Recovery began with one man’s vision, but our success reflects the many people who have taken up our cause over the years.

The heart of our organization is the relationships we’ve built on the river banks and nurtured long after the boats dock. It’s not a coincidence that the people who know us best

2017-05-26T18:35:51+00:00 February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Readjusting to Civilian Life after the Military

The transition from the military to civilian life can hold unexpected challenges for many veterans.

It’s particularly true for combat vets, as well as those who have served since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Derek McGinnis understands the challenges firsthand. An Iraq War combat vet, he served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman for

2017-05-26T18:35:51+00:00 January 30th, 2017|2 Comments