by Karen Hunter – Monday, December 17, 2018
During my tour of LCAAP, Northrop Grumman hosted a turkey hunt for the F.E.W. (Foundation for Exceptional Warriors). The F.E.W. is extraordinary as their focus is for veterans to heal together. Their mission statement, “Our mission is to provide therapeutic events for those warriors who were Wounded in Combat, Decorated for Valor, Special Operations, and last but definitely not least Prisoners of War. Any era. Any conflict. Not just post-911”. Northrop Grumman provided these veterans with a well-deserved getaway. From catered dinners, breakfasts and lunches these gentlemen ate well and were very taken care of. It also speaks volumes for Northrop Grumman in their support of our veterans. The hunt took place on the sprawling forested grounds of LCAAP. I had the privilege of pairing with Ronnie Sweger, the founder of the F.E.W. Through him and our guide Steve, I was able to learn so much. These gentlemen definitely knew what they were doing and in the end were able to snag not one, but two beautiful birds. This was my first turkey hunt and it was an amazing experience. I was able to learn about the F.E.W. organization from Ronnie in detail and his heart for this cause is very evident. I was also able to see the bonding of these men as they came together for this hunt. The F.E.W. is a wonderful organization that truly is bringing healing to our veterans. You can learn more at exceptionalwarriors.org.