• Pfc. Matt Birnbach, of the Warrior Transition Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, displays the sheepshead he caught during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3. This is "awesome," he said.

    The Big One

    Pfc. Matt Birnbach, of the Warrior Transition Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, displays the sheepshead he caught during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3. This is "awesome," he said.

  • The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Freefall TeamAca,!a,,cs Sgt. Chris Clark (foreground) and Sgt. Josh Seal jump onto the field behind the Port OAca,!a,,cConnor Community Center during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend in Texas, May 3.

    Freefalling

    The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Freefall TeamAca,!a,,cs Sgt. Chris Clark (foreground) and Sgt. Josh Seal jump onto the field behind the Port OAca,!a,,cConnor Community Center during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend in Texas, May 3.

  • Pfc. Matt Birnbach, of the Warrior Transition Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, checks out the sheepshead he caught during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3. This is "awesome," he said.

    I Really Love my Fish

    Pfc. Matt Birnbach, of the Warrior Transition Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, checks out the sheepshead he caught during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3. This is "awesome," he said.

  • A Soldier and local fishermen head back to dock after a day of fishing on the Gulf of Mexico off of Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend, May 3.

    Back to the Dock

    A Soldier and local fishermen head back to dock after a day of fishing on the Gulf of Mexico off of Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend, May 3.

  • Trophy winners received a rod and reel during the Warrior's Weekend fishing tournament in Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3.

    Fishing Poles

    Trophy winners received a rod and reel during the Warrior's Weekend fishing tournament in Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3.

  • Pelicans gathered near the fish cleaning station during Warrior's Weekend at Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

    For the Birds

    Pelicans gathered near the fish cleaning station during Warrior's Weekend at Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

  • Pvt. Darryl Warren caught this four-pound fish during Warrior's Weekend on May 3 off of Port O'Connor, Texas.

    Weigh-In

    Pvt. Darryl Warren caught this four-pound fish during Warrior's Weekend on May 3 off of Port O'Connor, Texas.

  • Natalie Corona (10) from Bloomington, Texas, showed off her t-shirt with 29 Soldier autographs during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend at Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3.

    Autographs

    Natalie Corona (10) from Bloomington, Texas, showed off her t-shirt with 29 Soldier autographs during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend at Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3.

  • Come and get it: Texas barbeque is served for more than 125 wounded warriors and their Families who participated in a fishing tournament during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

    Barbeque Time

    Come and get it: Texas barbeque is served for more than 125 wounded warriors and their Families who participated in a fishing tournament during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

  • The 82nd Airborne Division's All American Freefall Team stands at parade-rest before being dismissed after a demonstration jump for the crowd at Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3.

    At Ease

    The 82nd Airborne Division's All American Freefall Team stands at parade-rest before being dismissed after a demonstration jump for the crowd at Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3.

  • CW4 Rick Dillenbeck (pilot) and CW2 Raul Torres (co-pilot), of the Texas Army National Guard take off in their UH-60L on May 3 in Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, with the 82nd Airborne Division's All-American Freefall Team.

    Lift Off

    CW4 Rick Dillenbeck (pilot) and CW2 Raul Torres (co-pilot), of the Texas Army National Guard take off in their UH-60L on May 3 in Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, with the 82nd Airborne Division's All-American Freefall Team.

  • Staff Sgt. Jake Conrad of the 82nd Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs All-American Freefall Team performs a precision jump with the American flag onto a field behind the Port OAca,!a,,cConnor Community Center in Texas during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend, May 3.

    Jump

    Staff Sgt. Jake Conrad of the 82nd Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs All-American Freefall Team performs a precision jump with the American flag onto a field behind the Port OAca,!a,,cConnor Community Center in Texas during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend, May 3.

  • Soldiers all received a plaque to commemorate their participation in WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend. They also took home any fish they caught, smiles and memories.

    Memento

    Soldiers all received a plaque to commemorate their participation in WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend. They also took home any fish they caught, smiles and memories.

  • Weigh Master Sally Kocian measures redfish caught by Staff Sgt. Eric McCants during Warrior’s Weekend in Port O’Connor, Texas, May 3. At 6.2 pounds his larger fish came close to the 6.88-pound second-place winner caught by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Young.

    It Was this Big

    Weigh Master Sally Kocian measures redfish caught by Staff Sgt. Eric McCants during Warrior’s Weekend in Port O’Connor, Texas, May 3. At 6.2 pounds his larger fish came close to the 6.88-pound second-place winner caught by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew...

  • Local volunteers help Pfc. Matt Birnbach, of the Warrior Transition Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, reel in the sheepshead he hooked during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

    Fish On

    Local volunteers help Pfc. Matt Birnbach, of the Warrior Transition Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, reel in the sheepshead he hooked during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

  • Howard Mitte (peach shirt), Clayton Mitte (gray shirt), Brayden Blanton (red shirt), set 4001 flags in the grass near the Port O'Connor Community Center in Texas, on May 2, before Warrior's Weekend began. The flags commemorate the servicemen and women who gave their lives in the war on terror.

    Flags

    Howard Mitte (peach shirt), Clayton Mitte (gray shirt), Brayden Blanton (red shirt), set 4001 flags in the grass near the Port O'Connor Community Center in Texas, on May 2, before Warrior's Weekend began. The flags commemorate the servicemen and women...

  • Dennis Lala (blue apron) and Dodd Coffey tag-teamed the duties of barbequing bacon-wrapped, shrimp-stuffed jalapeno peppers for a Warrior's Weekend dinner in Port O'Connor, Texas, May 2, for wounded warriors. Lala is a member of the weekend’s board of directors.

    Fish Fry

    Dennis Lala (blue apron) and Dodd Coffey tag-teamed the duties of barbequing bacon-wrapped, shrimp-stuffed jalapeno peppers for a Warrior's Weekend dinner in Port O'Connor, Texas, May 2, for wounded warriors. Lala is a member of the weekend’s board...

  • (Left to right) Spc. Michael Sebren and Pfc. Derek Rivere chat with Elsa and John Zuniga from Corpus Christie, Texas, during a Warrior's Weekend fish fry for wounded warriors and their Families from Warrior Transition Units across the nation. Sebren was with the 4th Infantry Division, and Zuniga is a member of the 173rd Airborne Association "Alamo Silverwings."

    Good Eats

    (Left to right) Spc. Michael Sebren and Pfc. Derek Rivere chat with Elsa and John Zuniga from Corpus Christie, Texas, during a Warrior's Weekend fish fry for wounded warriors and their Families from Warrior Transition Units across the nation. Sebren...

  • Flags marked the fishing boats carrying Soldiers during Warrior's Weekend at Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

    The Stars and Stripes

    Flags marked the fishing boats carrying Soldiers during Warrior's Weekend at Port O'Connor, Texas, on May 3.

  • A boat owner and assistant motor off with a wounded warrior ready to go fishing during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3. More than 125 wounded warriors and their Families from Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bragg, N.C., participated in the fishing tournament. About 135 local fishermen volunteered their time and boats to take the Soldiers out on the Gulf of Mexico.

    Launch

    A boat owner and assistant motor off with a wounded warrior ready to go fishing during Warrior's Weekend in Port O'Connor, Texas, May 3. More than 125 wounded warriors and their Families from Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center...

  • Residents of Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, greet wounded warriors arriving to go fishing on the Gulf of Mexico during Warrior's Weekend, May 3.

    A Texas Welcome

    Residents of Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, greet wounded warriors arriving to go fishing on the Gulf of Mexico during Warrior's Weekend, May 3.

  • Local Cub Scouts from Pack 116 in Port O’Connor, Texas, watch wounded warriors board boats to go fishing during Warrior's Weekend May 3. About 135 local fishermen volunteered their time and boats to take more than 125 Soldiers and Families fishing, and the Cub Scouts made signs of support and encouragement including this one, which reads “Soldier: I want to be just like you.”

    Hero Worship

    Local Cub Scouts from Pack 116 in Port O’Connor, Texas, watch wounded warriors board boats to go fishing during Warrior's Weekend May 3. About 135 local fishermen volunteered their time and boats to take more than 125 Soldiers and Families fishing...

  • Two wounded warriors leave the dock at Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, on May 3. About 135 local fishermen volunteered their time and boats to take more than 125 Soldiers and Families fishing during Warrior's Weekend.

    Let's Go!

    Two wounded warriors leave the dock at Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, on May 3. About 135 local fishermen volunteered their time and boats to take more than 125 Soldiers and Families fishing during Warrior's Weekend.

  • Cub Scouts from Pack 116 in Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, hold messages of support for wounded warriors and their Families as the troops arrive to go fishing during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend, May 3.

    Cub Scouts

    Cub Scouts from Pack 116 in Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, hold messages of support for wounded warriors and their Families as the troops arrive to go fishing during WarriorAca,!a,,cs Weekend, May 3.

  • Six buses of wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, arrive at the pier in Port O'Connor, Texas to go fishing during Warrior's Weekend. Ron Kocian, the weekend organizer, is pictured to the left in the first

    Buses Arrive

    Six buses of wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, arrive at the pier in Port O'Connor, Texas to go fishing during Warrior's Weekend. Ron Kocian, the weekend organizer, is pictured to the left in the...

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