Weeki Wachee, FL June 29, 2018 – Learn to Shoot Again (LTSA), the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) program which matches disabled shooting instructors with severely disabled students is hooking up with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Florida Division to expand reach to more disabled veterans and numerous ranges across the state. The connection with BSA will also teach Scouts about serving some of most deserving Americans.
At the initial training event in early June, nineteen severely disabled veterans participated in pistol and transition drills at the Hernando County Shooting Complex, and plans are already being made to expand to more ranges and a broader training program, including precision shooting, across the state.
“We are very impressed with the LTSA program and see this new LTSA/BSA relationship as a valuable addition for Scouts. Our program teaches support of the veteran community as a service commitment, and this linkage expands our connection to our military veteran heroes.”
“Expanding the LTSA reach to more severely disabled veterans is our mission as we carry our message of hope and re-habilitation to handicapped veterans across the state who need inspiration and training to again participate in the outdoor activities that they once enjoyed,” said LTSA Director Rick Cicero, himself a double-amputee and former paratrooper and police officer. “Our NRA certified instructors are also severely disabled and are a powerful example of what is possible in the lives of these wounded warrior veterans. LTSA instructors have been through all of the pain of recovery and re-habilitation and can inspire their students to reach for a fuller post-injury life – despite severe limitations