Outings Report: August 2023

Art: Freeform, Cottonwood Art Center
Colorado Springs, August 7
Participants: Craig Hospital (Craig), Operation TBI, Ft. Carson Soldier
Recovery Unit (Ft. Carson SRU), and VA Hospital (VA).
Artist Deb Yarra helped veterans and their family members understand how the act of creating can be a form of self-care. Using an array of tools, participants created their own abstract piece for wall hanging.

Equine-Assisted Learning
U.S. Air Force Academy Equestrian Center, August 8
Operation TBI
Our nonprofit partner, Remount Foundation, led another wonderful experience promoting physical and emotional healing through connection with horses.

Wild Game Cooking Class with Chef Leslie Fangman
Greenwood Village, CO, August 13
Participants: Operation TBI, Yellow Ribbon Foundation
Specialty Appliance hosted this culinary celebration of the outdoors and our hunting heritage. This class focused on fish and pheasant — and participants enjoyed lunch afterwards and received a copy of Fangman’s book, The Art of Cooking Wild Game.

Blacksmithing and Welding at Kilroy’s Workshop
Colorado Springs, August 19
Operation TBI, Ft. Carson SRU, VA, Craig Blacksmithing and welding at Kilroy’s is always a good time. For some of our participants, this outing was an introduction to the trades. For others, it was a chance to apply what they’ve learned from previous classes to more advanced projects.

Fly Fishing at Lincoln Hills with Anglers of Honor
Denver, August 26
Participants: Operation TBI, Fort Carson SRU, VA, Craig Dozens of amateur-to-expert fly fishers joined us for a beautiful day! The fish were biting, and the sun was shining as event participants, assisted by members of our nonprofit partner Anglers of Honor, enjoyed the private and pristine waters of the Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club. We finished the day with great food provided by Gondolier Italian Eatery.