AHERO connects Veterans through outdoor activities as a means to recover from their physical wounds and psychological trauma to reintegrate with American life.

AHERO (America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors) connects Veterans with patriotic members of local communities by organizing outdoor events and social activities. Our goal is to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service by:

  • Introducing Veterans to resources and programs available to them to increase their overall quality of life
  • Developing an informal support network of Veterans across the country
  • Encouraging constructive communication and engagement
  • Boosting morale

Wild Ops

Veteran Nonprofit Organization dedicated to helping fellow combat veterans find support, hope & healing in the battle of transitioning back into civilian life, through faith based programs. Donate today and help honor our military veterans.

We’re not an adventure program where participants leave just as empty as they arrived. We exist to initiate life-change. All participants are combat veterans set in an environment that inspires deep trust and openness. It is not uncommon for a man to pause and say, “… I’ve never told anyone this before …” then reveal a painful experience that’s been grinding on his soul for too long. When a Wild Ops operation ends, it is actually just the beginning. For those willing to fight for personal healing, it is the beginning of a life-long fellowship at the deepest levels. It’s entrance into the na­tionwide network of Wild Ops alumni who have each other’s backs 24/7. Wild Ops is for life. We’re veteran led, from board members to operations planning and execution. We know how to break through denial and self-imposed isolation to reach struggling vets. We are vets serving vets, partner­ing with highly skilled and dedicated civilians. We leave no one behind.

Wounded Warrior Outdoors

Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc. is a non-profit organization exclusively founded to provide wounded servicemen and women with therapeutic outdoor adventures across North America. WWO gives deserving Active Duty Warriors in transition the opportunity of a lifetime in the wilderness location of their choice. We call them “Adventures Enabled.” Their adventure could take them bear hunting in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, on alligator hunts or fishing excursions in the Gulf Coast region of Florida or deer hunting in Texas. During their experience, they will participate in therapeutic activities such as backpacking, trail expeditions and numerous social interactions.

Wounded Warrior Outdoors provides this all-inclusive adventure at absolutely no cost to the servicemen and women, their families or the government. Transportation, lodging, meals and documentation of the adventure is provided free of charge. It is because of this arrangement that Wounded Warrior Outdoors relies entirely on private donations. Administration, general offices and personnel services are donated.

In order to maintain this highly effective organization, we need the support of private individuals and corporations. At Wounded Warrior Outdoors, over ninety percent of all donations directly benefit these Active Duty Warriors in transition.

Fifty wounded, but active, members of the military are selected to participate each year. Our host facilities are of the highest quality and offer all the comforts of home. WWO also provides complete outfitting including gear, clothing and field transport. Even taxidermy services are provided at no charge.

Most important to the program, Active Duty Warriors in transition are provided with all the accessibility and equipment necessary to make it an adventure that is truly memorable and one in which they can participate fully. No matter the individual’s disability, our focus in on ability and making sure their adventure becomes the memory of a lifetime.

All military branches have participated in our program and we have many relationships with military hospitals that help us facilitate our programs.

Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp

A Service for Our Military Service Members

Offering our wounded veterans the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy a hunting or fishing trip with all expenses paid, our group focuses on uniting fellow Wounded Heroes on our outdoor adventures. On our trips, our Heroes create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp is here for our Heroes, and we hope that you will share in our passion and commitment to do what we can for the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. We believe that healing begins on the hunt! ​​

NEA (Northeast Arkansas) Wounded Warriors Group

NEA Wounded Warriors was created to help veterans who have been injured to enjoy the sport of hunting, as well as visit and share stories with others.


The NEA Wounded Warrior Group is a non-profit, all volunteer organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life forUnited States of America’s military service members. We conduct activities and sporting events for NEA Wounded Warriors and other disabled veterans within the group’s capablity. A Wounded Warrior is a veteran that is receiving disability pay from the DOD or is enrolled in the VA Healthcare system. NEA consists of Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, and Randolph counties of Arkansas. Disabled active service members are welcome and encouraged to attend our sporting events!

Freedom Defender Outdoors

Our mission for Freedom Defender Outdoors is to provide the best hunting and fishing trips to our current and fellow service members of the Armed forces. We are a group of current and past military Veterans who love the outdoors in all aspects. As a Pro Staff team we would like to bring the outdoors even closer to all military members no matter their branch of service. We would especially like to provide hunting experiences for our Veterans who have graciously served effortlessly defending our great countries freedom.

Our team members are all affiliated with the military whether past or present servicing our nation of foreign wars. Our main goal is to provide the most memorable hunting and fishing trips of a lifetime on film. We will be honored to host our brothers, sisters and children of veteran to give them a hunt they will always remember.

We are working with many different sponsors all over the country, so we can provide different hunts whether it is a big game hunt, duck hunt, turkey hunt, or just a small game hunt. Our sponsors donate their time and land to allow us to bring a hunter experience of a lifetime. The filmed hunts allow our guests to recapture their love for
We as the Pro Staffers of Freedom Defenders Outdoors are not only military Veterans, but avid outdoors man and good stewards of conservation. Our goal is not only to live our love for the outdoors but to fulfill the dreams of those who no longer have the resources available for an outdoor adventure. Your support will help our team provide great hunts, fishing trips and outdoor experiences that come to life not only for out guests but also for the Pro Staffers who have served and continue to serve this great nation.

Darby’s Warrior Support

The DWS Mission is to provide physically and emotionally injured post 9/11 Special Operations Combat veterans with all-inclusive Arkansas hunting and fishing opportunities in an environment that comforts, encourages and fosters rehabilitation, recovery and transition.

Arkansas Freedom Fund

What are we are doing for the Veterans of Arkansas?

You know we do outdoor events for Arkansas Veterans. There is a need to keep the life of a veteran active. We do that through recreational / rehabilitative / social outdoor activity. Like fishing, golf and cycling. Now we added Hunting to our program!!

We want to help in every aspect of achieving a serviceman’s physical goals after the military. We are assisting three of our warriors now in their training in triathlons, endurance riding and martial arts.

Check our events calender for all current happenings.

Our current projects and goals

These are continuously in planning stages. If you want to volunteer on any of the below events please contact us. If you would like to take on a challenging and rewarding program please let us know. Our board is small but all with big hearts.

Arkansas Freedom Adventure Series – Hiking the Trails of Arkansas

This Event is open to ALL AFF Members, Veterans and family members wanting a team event to explore Arkansas. Guided by own Mickey Spillane, a great way to see Arkansas. Trails are accessible and open for every level of hiker.


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