Medically Retired and Still Serving

| Posted By: Justin Buckner
Medically Retired and Still Serving

Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient Justin Buckner reflects on finding purpose and camaraderie on Project Bilbo Bag It in Manitou Springs, CO. ... Read More »

Jan. 17 Sit Rep

| Posted By: Dennis Clancey
Jan. 17 Sit Rep

Several areas of the country are feeling winter's wrath, but we aren't standing by. ... Read More »

I Found Real Adventure Through Wildland Firefighting

| Posted By: Michael Lloyd
I Found Real Adventure Through Wildland Firefighting

Navy veteran Michael Lloyd reflects on his experience as a trained firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management. ... Read More »

This is My Team

| Posted By: Heather Carlson
This is My Team

"As I stood among dozens of veterans and first responders, I realized no one cared that I had no prior service experience - they only cared that I pull my weight, and I did."... Read More »

First Aid Gone Wildnerness

| Posted By: Olivia Epps
First Aid Gone Wildnerness

I was recently afforded the opportunity of participating in a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course sponsored by Region 8. As a lowly civilian, I’ve made it through a quarter-century without learning any significant first aid, aside from a one-credit CPR course in college. By the end of the weekend, I was not only in awe of my peers’ knowledge and experience, but I felt I was... Read More »

Start Your Two-Stroke Engines

| Posted By: Mike Lee
Start Your Two-Stroke Engines

Last weekend, members of Region 8 got after some timber during a chainsaw training course in Jamestown, CO. The team tackled technique, safety, and maintenance in a couple hours. Allow us to introduce you to a few badass attendees who’ll be promptly adding “tree surgeon” to their résumé:  Written by Colorado Communications Coordinator Chris Epps... Read More »