Making the Connection-Proudly partnering with Southwest Airlines

Welcome back AWOL family. We have been making exciting progress lately, and would like to thank Southwest Airlines for their recent contribution to our organization. Part of the dream here at AWOL has been connecting our veteran participants with our home waters here in New Mexico, as well as future locations nationwide. Southwest Airlines has stepped forward to make these connections possible! These airline tickets will go towards travel for a veteran trip in the near future.

Every day we are recieving more wonderful support from our communities, we would like to thank you all for your support and following along, and once again, THANK YOU Southwest Airlines!



Proudly announcing our partnership with Global Opprotunities Unlimited

AWOL Family! Wishing everyone a nice spring Sunday evening, and we hope your weekend was enjoyable. We certainly know ours was. We are proud to announce another partnership with an incredible local Non-Profit Organization, Global Opportunities Unlimited.

“GO Unlimited is a nonprofit organization that creates adaptive sporting and outdoor adventure opportunities 
so that people experience freedom from their disabilities. Our motto is ADAPT > OVERCOME > SUCCEED. “

-Now this is something we can get behind.

I was first introduced to Dustin and the gang over at GOU six years ago at an outdoor trade show here in Albuquerque. These wonderful folks are changing the outdoor experience with adaptive equipment and activities for disabled members of our community. Along with this fine work, they also love working with veterans, already having shared fishing experiences with some. We are beyond excited to be partnering up our organizations in an attempt to further both our missions for hope, and new ideas for future trips for our clientele.

Please take the time to visit their website and learn more today. This future looks bright to us!



Welcoming Trout Stalker Ranch to the AWOL Family

Hello and Good Morning AWOL family!

We are beyond thrilled, and thankful to announce that we have our organizations first Host sponsorship. The incredible folks at Trout Stalker Ranch have partnered up with us to host 2 day fly fishing retreats on their beautiful property here in Chama, New Mexico The first time I was able to lay eyes on this place, I knew that I was looking at something truly incredible. This extremely healthy fishery holds some of the most incredible trout I have seen in our state, and most certainly some of the biggest, and most beautifully colored trout. Big, Brute Brown Trout share this stretch of the Rio Chama with brightly colored Rainbow Trout. Along with this beautiful private stretch of the Chama, the ranch also holds an incredible pond, complete with mini pontoon boat for relaxed afternoon sessions.

The area of Chama itself has held a special place in my heart since childhood, much of my adolescent fishing was experienced in this place. This area has always been a place of peaceful rejuvenation in my life, and now to be able to share this place with our veteran clients…well…I think this is going to make for some life long memories.

Be sure to check out their website at to get a detailed look at just what our clients will be experiencing there.

Semper Fidelis,



Now Able to accept online donations!!

GREAT news Awol family, we are coming along fast and really making strides! We have been working on the finishing touches to our website and are proud to announce we can accept online donations all major credit cards accepted as well as apple pay.

Donations are the lifeblood of our organization. We are 100% funded by the gracious out pouring of support from our community, it is through your donations that we are able to facilitate these amazing trips for our veteran clients. Please take the time to look over our newly redesigned website, and be sure to spread the word on our mission here at AWOL.

Semper Fidelis.



Building Ever Onward

Hello AWOL family,

We hope you have had a nice winter season. So many exciting things have been happening for us, it seems like the season flew right by! We are currently in the process of refining our website, most notably we will be adding an online donation feature, as well as an online store.

Thanks for following along, and thanks for your support!

501C3 Exemption Approved!!!

We are so happy to announce we have been approved four our 501C3 federal tax exemption and are so excited to begin fundraising campaigns!!! Funds donated to Awol Angler are used to fund Professionally Guided Fly fishing retreats for our nations combat veterans.

We are so excited, AND WE HAVE ALL YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO THANK! Donors are the lifeblood of our organization and without all your support we could not have made it.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

Semper Fidelis