FISH – Christmas Surprise

Dec 17th, 2022, FISH volunteers Rick “Doc” Pustka, Brennen and Jeremiah Bull and Paul surprised another 83 veterans and active duty soldiers at Leavenworth VA and Ft. Leavenworth with stocking caps. Thanks to the Prairie Rose Chapter, Overland Park DAR, Christmas cards, thanks and $4,000 in Walmart gift cards! God bless out troops.

FISH – Christmas Party 2022

12/1/2022, FISH surprised 33 active duty military families with $30,500 in Walmart Gift cards in time for Christmas. Thanks to Walmart, TransAmerica, NBKC, Three Dog Bakery, Kansas City Chiefs #83 Noah Gray, Everybody’s Uncle Mr. Ted Nugent and of course Santa and Mrs, Claus for making this such a special evening.

FISH & American Legion Speaker Series – Jesse Reed

Commander Jesse Reed is an Olathe East High School class 1998 graduate and Naval Academy 2002 graduate. He was in TOPGUN Class 02-09 and later was a Top Gun Instructor. He has 2500 flight hours and 300 carrier landings. He was awarded the Air Medal (Strike Flight), the Navy Cross and marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and other various personal, unit and service medals.

FISH & American Legion Speaker Series – Rick “Doc” Pustka

“Today I don’t consider myself a Sailor or Marine. I’m a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman. Which is a brotherhood I was privileged to have. Having my Marines accept me 100% into their brotherhood was the greatest honor I ever had.” – Rick “Doc” Pustka

FISH 4th of July

An incredibly busy 4th of July weekend. July 1, we presented a car to a sailor. July 2, we heard Col. Morgan sing God Bless America at the Kansas City Monarch’s Stadium and did amazing! July 3rd, the 15th Military Police Brigade played softball on the Monarch’s field before the game and the Monarch’s provided 140 tickets for our active duty military and their families. July 4th, FISH had the honor of attending the 4th of July event at Ft. Leavenworth. No better way to cap off Independance Day than to be surrounded by hundreds of our soldiers and their families to celebrate freedom. We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend as well…

FISH and American Legion Speaker Series – Hugh Mills


Surprising a Vietnam veteran’s wife after Hugh Mills speech tonight. By providing this mobility chair to the veteran’s wife, we are improving the quality of life for both of them. Going FISHing one veteran, one hero at a time. Click image to see short video.

3 Silver Stars, 4 Distinguished Flying Cross, 3 Bronze Stars, 6 Purple Hearts, 72 Air Medals (Combat) 6 for personal valor. Friends, Hugh is a legend. Click above image to listen to him speak.

FISH & American Legion Speaker Series


The 6th Annual Armed Forces Celebration lived up to the hype. Sadly, the Kansas winds prevented the Army’s Golden Knight Skydiving Team to perform, the KC-135 Refueler was not able to land and a few military helicopters were not able to attend due to the winds.

2 amazing men received services dogs and FISH surprised 2 wonderful ladies with mobility scooters that served our country, a Vietnam era Marine Lt. Col and a Cold War Marine. These life-changing moments made every ounce of energy exerted and time spent making this event happen worth it. You can see more pictures and videos here: Click on the image to watch short video.

Golf Tourney

The 9th Annual FISH Combat Golf Tourney is in the record books. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, volunteers, and players for joining us and blessing another incredible veteran with a service dog. More images can be found at:

You can also click the image above to see what you missed.

Armed Forces Day 2022


Saturday April 23rd activity highlights:

09:00 Open to public. 10:00 Opening Ceremony. 11:40 U.S. Army Enlistment Ceremony 12:00 U.S. Army Reserve 114th Birthday Celebration. 12:15 Music by Phil Vandel. 13:00 U.S.M.C. Enlistment Ceremony. 13:15 U.S. Army Golden Knights

Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Event

Come celebrate our Vietnam Veterans. Registration for Vietnam Vets is online at Day of registration starts at 8am. Event starts at 9am with guest speaker Hugh Mills. We will also have a ride/drive to Leavenworth National Cemetery for a moment of silence and the playing of Taps then back to Worth for a Parade at 12:30. Michelle Hawkins will be playing from 1-4. Free food for all registered Vietnam Veterans. Special gifts for Vietnam Vets also! Be here to support our men and women who fought for us! Let’s show our Vietnam veterans how much Kansas City loves and appreciates them.

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