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VetEx Charter Boat Fishing Newburyport MA 8/17/13

Date: 12 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

On August 17th VetEx went charter boat fishing out of Newburyport Massachusetts.  VetEx Co-Founder Nick Watson grew up just 15 minutes down the road.  Nick’s Vietnam veteran father was present as was his brother.  Veterans from all over New England showed up to go fishing with VetEx.  The weather cooperated and provided calm seas and sunny


VetEx East Presidential Traverse New Hampshire 10/15/13

Date: 12 Nov, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

On August 15th a team of VetEx veterans set off to tackle the 5 peaks of the Northern Presidential Range.  In all, 15 Miles and 8000 feet elevation gained climbing Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, and Mt. Washington.   We started early and had a spectacular weather day.  Conversations were had about future trips and


Recent Press and Media

Date: 29 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Mission Outdoors Josh Brandon on September 11th, why veterans climb, the power of vet led trips http://sierraclub.typepad.com/planet/2013/09/climbing-to-olympus.html VetEx Co-Founders speak candidly with Dirtbag Diaries August 2013 http://dirtbagdiaries.com/home-front Wild River Fish’s Mark Rutherford on VetEx Alaska Expedition July 2013 http://www.wildriverfish.com/reports/disabled-army-vets-on-the-togiak-river/ Film Maker Magazine Article on the Veteran Outside Adventure Film School June 2013 https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=382615b860&view=att&th=141fabcb4a736e41&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8JnwdF9mfyFZZfaZcLwiKy&sadet=1383077595118&sads=0vvBxFeBN2Y-iqPy47UK7X45GMg&sadssc=1 Conrad Anker


Listen to the VetEx Co Founders on The Dirtbag Diaries

Date: 23 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  There’s a story that you may have heard kicked around in the newspapers and nightly news for the last few months. It’s as unsettling as it is tragic. The rate of suicide among active military personnel, reservists, and veterans has increased to nearly 22 suicides a day. 22 every day, even as more resources


Colorado Climbing Series Summer 2013

Date: 23 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

VetEx climbed and trained all summer long in the Colorado high country.  VetEx Climbing Teams stood on the summits of Longs Peak, Mt. Meeker, Crestone Needle, Humboldt Peak, Mt. Shavano, Tabeguache Peak, Mt. Harvard, Mt. Yale, Mt. Belford, Missouri Mountain, and Huron Peak.  Our veteran teams trained in mountaineering and mountain travel techniques. Longs Peak was


VetEx Alaska Expedition with Wild River Guides

Date: 21 Oct, 2013  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

July 29th – August 7th, 2013 Disabled Fly Casters and Army Veterans on the Togiak River  Originally posted here:  http://www.wildriverfish.com/reports/disabled-army-vets-on-the-togiak-river/ By Mark Rutherford A week on the Togiak River with Warren MacDonald, who fly fishes from his wheelchair, and with Nick Watson – disabled Army Ranger / founder of Veterans Expeditions, and Dick Watson, his father –