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American Military Women to Enjoy Once-in-a-Lifetime Fishing Trip to Bristol Bay, Alaska


ANCHORAGE, AK -- Four U.S. military service members – all women – will spend time in Bristol Bay, Alaska next week on an all-expense-paid sport fishing excursion sponsored by Trout Unlimited's Alaska Program. Trout Unlimited (TU) is partnering with Project Healing Waters Alaska, located in Anchorage, as well as Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge, and several veteran-service groups to offer a trip of a lifetime to these women and thank them for their service. The participants are either active-duty military or veterans from Alaska who experience physical or emotion disabilities due to their service.
WHAT: An all-expense-paid sport fishing trip to world-famous Bristol Bay for four female military-service members who have experienced physical or emotional injuries due to their service. The women will stay at Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge, located on the Naknek River near the Southwest Alaska community of King Salmon, renowned for its trophy rainbow trout, wild salmon, arctic char and grayling.
WHEN: The three-day, three-night excursion runs from July 25 to 28.
WHERE: Media members who wish to interview the participants or representatives of Trout Unlimited or Project Healing Waters Alaska should plan to meet at 3:30 p.m. on July 25 at the PenAir check-in area at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport located on the baggage-claim level. Trout Unlimited will also provide B-roll of the women fishing on the Naknek River upon request.

For information about Project Healing Waters Alaska: http://www.akflyfishers.net/blog/project-healing-waters/
For information about Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge: http://www.fishasl.com/naknek/
For information about Trout Unlimited’s work in Bristol Bay: www.savebristolbay.org and www.tu.org/alaska

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