Fort Walker hosts Wounded Warrior Hunt
Fort Walker, Va., welcomed five Wounded Warriors from the Soldier Recovery Unit at Fort Belvoir, Va., for a weekend white-tail deer hunting excursion. it's the first time since the COVID pandemic the installation has hosted the event. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT WALKER, Va. – From December 7-10, five Service Members from the Soldier Recovery Unit at Fort Belvoir, Va., were hosted at Fort Walker for a weekend white-tailed deer hunting excursion put on by Fort Walker staff and tenant volunteers.

For the first time since the COVID pandemic, Fort Walker was able to restart the program and bring SRU participants to stay in The Lodge, the largest and most historic cabin on post. All hunting excursions were led by a guide from the Garrison or Tenant Staffs. The guides, if needed, would assist the hunter to the site, remain present for the duration of the hunt, and retrieve any game upon a successful hunt.

“When I arrived at Fort Walker in 2022, the Wounded Warrior Hunt was the most requested event to bring back after the COVID pandemic, and I can now see why. The employees here love supporting our nation's Wounded Warriors, and I'd like to thank all of our volunteers who supported the event, as well as the participants who have sacrificed so much in support of our country,” said Lt. Col. Jason Duffy, garrison commander. Fort Walker personnel are eager to expand the hunt next year to even more participants.