This is a good, but bad post at the same time. With the war in Afghanistan winding down a bit (which is good), the amount of wounded we are seeing has been slowing down through our WTB (Warrior Transition Battalion). Which is a damned good thing I must repeat. But with the slow down of soldiers, we've seen a slow down in participants in our JBLM Project Healing Waters program. Of course our VA's are going along great. Here's the deal. We've never been just a "wounded warrior" program here in the NW. Chuck and I are under the mindset "If you've served, you deserve to participate". We have soldiers who already do show up to tie who aren't hurt. Again, being on a base in a WTB, we have turnover. Just happens. Either the wounded are med boarded out or return to duty or the non injured PCS to another post or deploy. We do have ups and downs ever since the program started years ago. But has slowed down quite a bit. So if you know soldiers who have been interested in learning to tie, send them over. They don't need to be injured (mental or physical mind you), just need some time to ease their souls. We have an open program. Just one thing. We are a "program for life". We just don't toss vets in a boat and take them fishing. It's much more then that. Why we insist on the tying. Even if you know how to tie and want to sit in, please do. We tie, BS, tie some more, BS some more. If you need casting instruction, we happen to have an FFF certified instructor in our program. Lastly, we will toss you on the water. I try to run a good camp, and have a few soldiers on here who now are good friends who are consistent participants (when they're in country anyways lol). I'm very big on the "Mi casa, su casa", or however you spell/say it. When you're with us, you're family. I'll do whatever I can for you, just need you here to help. So the offer is on the table. We meet every Tuesday at 1500 at the WTB bldg 09057 (new barracks on the south side of Madigan). If you're interested, I can give you more info.