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The PHW Spotlight is our way of shining a bright light on those members of our PHW family whose accomplishments and contributions inspire us all. 

These individuals, and their stories, are an essential part of the healing journey happening for Veterans across the country. Project Healing Waters transcends fly fishing and these Spotlights are a glimpse into what is happening throughout our programs. We are honored to share these with you each week.


Al Hogenauer – Volunteer

Project Healing Waters Program:

Boise, Idaho

How Long Have You Been Volunteering with Project Healing Waters?

3 years

What Inspired You To Volunteer with Project Healing Waters?

I heard from local anglers and national leaders in the fly fishing community about what a valuable program Project Healing Waters was. When I retired I had the time to volunteer for PHW and signed up at the local group.

What Is Your Favorite Activity With Project Healing Waters? Why?

I enjoy every activity I have been involved in with Project Healing Waters but I especially like the fly tying activities. In the winter, it is fun to get together and talk fishing and help some Veterans learn or improve their fly tying skills.

What Do You Look Forward To With Project Healing Waters In The Upcoming Year? Why?

I would like to help out more with casting clinics, fly tying events, and actual fishing outings.


The PHW Spotlight will publish each Friday on www.projecthealingwaters.org. Learn more about this inspiring series HERE

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