Stories from the Field

Brandon’s Story

When Brandon, a US Army Captain, accepted a spot on a Mission Outdoors boat at the 2017 Washington Tuna Classic, he didn’t think he was in for anything more than a fun time and a fishing tournament. But he got so much more. Here’s the note he wrote to the Mission Outdoors team after the

Matt’s Story

In the days after September 11th, 2001, Matt Houston had a choice: Stay in his new career . . . or serve his country. He chose the military and never looked back. After less than a year of training in Texas, Matt landed on the ground in Kuwait. He helped establish Camp Liberty.

Jason’s Story

Nothing was the same for Jason after he returned home to America after a year spent in Samara, Iraq, in 2002-2003, as a military policeman. In Iraq, though he was frequently shot at by RPGs and mortars, he developed a sense of family among the others he was serving with.