Posted on: February 24 2012

“Win-Win” Partnership for Wounded Warriors Benefits Veterans and the Park Service

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For a great read, I recommend this profile of Army 1st Sgt. Tim Thompson, a veteran of seven tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, who is interning at Florissant Fossil Beds through a “win-win” partnership with the Park Service. Thompson has already put his skills to work saving the federal government thousands of dollars by helping oversee the construction of a visitors center at the park; in exchange, the experience has helped him overcome his struggles adjusting to civilian life.  ”Being a wounded warrior carries a lot of anxiety with it. The program is helping me to calm those tensions by gaining experience for my future,” Thompson is quoted as saying. Check out the full story in The Flume (Park County, Colorado):

http://www.theflume.com/news/article_ba55eeb4-5433-11e1-b2a5-001a4bcf6878.html

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