WITU Service Partnership

The Service Partnership is an initiative of TU’s to serve veterans, active duty military, first responders, and their families by engaging them through the recreational therapy of angling and with the sustaining support of the TU community. Our goals are to bring the full weight of TU’s 300,000 members and supporters to deploy across the nation engaging and supporting local military veteran and first responder families through angling and community.


Each chapter is a ready-made community of passionate conservationists and anglers. Each participant in the Service Partnership program receives a complimentary membership to TU and is automatically assigned to a TU chapter. For many served by TU’s Service Partnership, they are quickly integrated into their chapter community which becomes a safe haven where veterans and first responders can serve and be served in return. The chapter is a place where friends are made; where someone comes to learn fly tying and then returns to teach it; and it’s a place where a passion is born and a commitment to protect the resource is fostered.


Several Wisconsin TU Chapters run a Veterans program called Veterans On The Fly.  TU Volunteers, many veterans themselves, teach other veterans, first responders, and their family members how to fly fish.  If you're a veteran or first responder, we encourage you to give it a try.  If you're a volunteer, you won't find a better way of giving back than by spending some time on the water with our veterans and first responders.


Milwaukee Veterans On The Fly:
Program Lead: John Graba 
(262) 412-6036
Madison Veterans On The Fly:
Program Lead: Mike Johnson
(262) 327-0849
Green Bay Veterans On The Fly:
Program Lead: Gary Gillis
(920) 328-8377