Fort Knox sponsors fly-fishing trip for United States military members

Fort Knox recently partnered with Trout Unlimited to sponsor the second annual armed services fly-fishing appreciation trip for members of the United States military.

“It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with Kinross, especially for an event with such a great cause,” said Jenny Weiss, Communications Director, Trout Unlimited, Alaska. “Kinross has demonstrated a high level of commitment to environmental safeguards with respect to the fisheries at Fort Knox, and this is a great opportunity to showcase their hard work in conserving cold water fisheries in Alaska.”

Twelve active duty and veteran military members attended the weeklong excursion where they hiked through the scenic remote streams and interior rivers of Alaska to receive fly-fishing ‘catch and release’ training in hopes of finding an Arctic grayling!

“This trip is an excellent opportunity to provide our military members with a peaceful activity while taking in the scenic Alaska wilderness,” said Anna Atchison, External Affairs Manager, Fort Knox. “We have received positive feedback from attendees on the benefits from this trip including lifetime friendships, learning a new skill and positive impacts on their mental health.”

Kinross recently received the 2019 Corporate Conservation Award from Trout Unlimited.

Twelve active duty and veteran military members head out on the first day of the fly-fishing appreciation trip
Participants search for Arctic grayling
An Arctic grayling before being released back into the river
Fly fishing guide Reece Campbell and Mike Elkington of Eielson Air Force Base with his latest catch
The scenic views of Alaska’s interior