Here is an excellent opportunity for our OEF/OIF veterans. Please read and post the information and be sure to pass it on to anyone who might qualify. Outward Bound is a well known organization. Please read below.
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Outward Bound, an international non-profit outdoor education program, is offering fully funded outdoor adventure excursions to all OEF/OIF veterans.
It doesn't matter what your current military status is (active, inactive, discharged, retired) - you're eligible to attend as long as you deployed in support of OEF/OIF combat operations while in the military.
These five-day excursions offer adventure activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, canyoneering, canoeing, and dog sledding in beautiful wilderness areas in Maine, Texas, Colorado, California, and Minnesota. Scheduled courses from Sep 08-Feb 09 are listed below, and future courses will be scheduled soon. All expedition costs for lodging, equipment, food, and instruction are completely funded by a multi-million dollar Sierra Club grant, including the participants'
round-trip transportation between home and the wilderness site. The excursion is offered at no cost to the participant.
To sign up for one of the prescheduled courses, please contact Doug Hayward at 1-866-669-2362, ext. 8387, or simply e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com> . To learn more about the OEF/OIF program, visit the website at www.outwardboundwilderness.org/veterans.html
twardbou <http://www.outwardboundwilderness.org/veterans.html> .
You can also contact two of our retired Judge Advocates, Joe and Amy Frisk, who are working for Outward Bound on this incredible program at firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com> , or at (303) 968-4420.
OPEN ENROLLMENT COURSES FOR 2008/2009
OUTWARD BOUND OEF/OIF WAR VETERANS EXPEDITIONS
Leadville, Colorado: Backpacking and Rock Climbing in the Colorado Rockies
* September 3-7, 2008
* October 4-8, 2008
Newry, Maine: Backpacking and Canoeing
* October 7-11, 2008
* October 19-23, 2008
Big Bend, Texas: Back packing and Cayoneering
* November 2-6, 2008
* November 15-19, 2008
Joshua Tree National Monument, California: Backpacking and Rock Climbing
* December 3-7, 2008
* December 14-18, 2008
Ely, Minnesota: Dog Sledding
* February 3-7, 2009
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