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Time on the Water

Time on the Water is a group of passionate individuals that are grateful for the freedom that has been provided by our service men and women. We work together to give back to veterans that have served our country.


As a way of saying THANK YOU, Time on the Water started with Chris Hansen taking veterans on fishing excursions. Today, with a growing team of volunteers and donors, we continue to show our gratitude through multi-day trips to Canada as well as day trips in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Increasing exposure to our mission and generous donations of time and treasure, our reach will continue to expand by supporting veterans that have come into financial hardships.


A thank you that's more than a handshake!


"Even though I’m not a veteran, I wanted to do something original for our military veterans.”

-Chris Hansen


Association of the United States Army

Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier

Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve.

AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Regular Army, National Guard, Reserve, Retired Soldiers, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, concerned citizens and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.


Local AUSA Vessey Chapter


The Vessey Chapter is an organization specializing in:

·         Building partnerships & networking opportunities

·         Supporting Wounded Warriors in the VA Polytrauma Unit

·         Supporting Active & Reserve families through:

–      Toys 4 Military Kids

–      Family Support/Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

·         Providing leadership opportunities to JROTC/ROTC programs

 So that civilian and military individuals can participate meaningfully in policy development and civic life.



Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Service Members and their families with community support, training, services and resources.

BTYR helps unite key areas within the community to leverage existing support activites, build awareness, make commitments and take action to recognize and support Service Members and Military Families. Our objective is to establish and sustain local efforts that connect and coordinate agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of meeting the needs at the local level of Servicemembers, Military Families, and Employers throughout the community.

Time on the Water, Association of the United States Army, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Arazon Financial Group and LPL Financial are separate entities.