Sometime early this year eight outdoor industry celebrities will visit active-duty military bases as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to the troops.

The celebrities include TV host Michael Waddell; outdoor TV host and former Major League Baseball player Ryan Klesko; outdoor writer Jim Zumbo; Mossy Oak Senior Vice President Ronnie Strickland; TV host Jim Shockey; professional hunter and U.S. Navy veteran Jerry Martin; National Wild Turkey Federation CEO George Thornton; outdoor personality Brenda Valentine; and Bill Miller of the North American Hunting Club.

The tour is the first time the Department of Defense has sent outdoor celebrities to visit active military men and women. The exact date and locations for the tour have not been released because of security purposes.

To read a full account of this story visit BBZ blogger Craig Dougherty’s post here.