Borne The Battle #173: Dan Duitsman – Marine Veteran, Camp Valor Outdoors


shadow

Previously in episode 152, Borne the Battle’s guest was Denise Loring from Camp Valor Outdoors. She gave a brief overview of the nonprofit, Camp Valor Outdoors – which included the competitive shooting program. Camp Valor Outdoors’ shooting team competes in professional matches all over the country.

This week’s interview is Dan Duitsman. He is a Marine Veteran and Camp Valor Outdoors’ Shooting Sports Program Director. His role is to get disabled veterans into competitive shooting – no matter the disability.

Photo of Camp Valor Outdoors shooting team.

Camp Valor Outdoors Shooting Team at the Civilian Marksmanship Program Nationals, Camp Perry, OH (Photo Courtesy of Camp Valor Outdoors Facebook Page)

While in the Marine Corps, Dan worked in security forces, counterintelligence and the infantry. Prior to his role at Camp Valor Outdoors, he was a weapons instructor with the U.S. State Department. In this episode he talked about his career, his transition, the recreational-therapeutic benefits of the shooting and how to get involved in Camp Valor Outdoors’ shooting program.

Also Mentioned in this Episode:

Click here For More Information on H.R. 3495 (Improve Well Being for Veterans Act)

Additional Links:

#BtBattle Veteran of the Week:

 

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite Podcatcher

Listen on iTunes

Listen on Stitcher

Google Podcasts Badge

Author

Tanner Iskra

Tanner Iskra has been a video producer for the VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since October of 2018. He is a Marine Corps Veteran, having served as a Combat Videographer. During his military career, he deployed to Iraq in 2005 as well as to Romania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Germany, France and Spain as part of the Black Sea Rotational Force. Tanner is a graduate of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies and holds a Certificate in Military Motion Media from the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University.

Comments

  1. Allison Travis, LCDR, USN, Nurse Corps    

    I would love to become a member to train and compete with the Camp Valor Outdoor Shooting Team.

    I am a disabled veteran (60%) deployed to Kuwait during Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom where I served with U.S. Military Hospital Kuwait @ Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (2004 – 2006).

    Thank you, in advance, for your consideration!

    1. Tanner Iskra    

      Travis,

      They’ll take ya! Go to campvaloroutdoors.org and connect with them!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Solve : *
12 − 2 =