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Students Helping Veterans with Adaptive Winter Sports

VAST program director and veteran skiing

University of Southern Maine students have been working with veterans with disabilities who have recently returned from Afghanistan and Iraq, facilitating adaptive winter recreational activities, including showshoeing, cross-country skiing, and skating. The students, who are members of the “Facilitation Adaptive Outdoor Recreation” class, have been working on this initiative at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester as a part of the Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training (VAST) program. The last day USM students will be at Pineland is 9 a.m.-12 noon, Wednesday, March 12.