Aaron “Chewwie” Kubatka

I grew up hunting and fishing in western Pennsylvania before entering the Air Force in 1996 at the age of 18 from Pittsburgh, PA.  I was initially an Avionics Guidance and Control Journeyman my first three years and then cross trained in to be a C-17A Loadmaster.  I was a Loadmaster for 18 of my 21 years in the AF and spent 15 years in special operations aviation.  My last 12 years of special ops service was spent right here at Pope AAF directly supporting SOF operations around the world.  I have been involved with Patriot Hunts since 2015 and it has given me the opportunity to continue supporting SOF warriors through the brotherhood of the outdoors.


Patriot Hunts is dedicated to providing outdoor experiences for our Wounded Warriors, and Gold Star children of fallen heroes. With all of us sportsman and Patriots working together, we truly can make a difference in the life of a soldier who has chosen to lay his life at the altar of freedom on our behalf. These men and women have not only paid a physical and mental price, some have paid the ultimate price, for their fellow man. The cost of freedom is not measured in dollars, and it is paid for by patriots in our armed forces, by their courage, their commitment, and their willingness to stand in harms way for this country.

Stepping up and either volunteering or through your generous donations we can give back to the children of our fallen brothers, and help give them the guidance that their parent they have lost would have loved to be here to do. So it is with great pride and honor that we even have this opportunity and accept this challenge to reach out a helping hand.

The thought of a single Gold Star child being forgotten, and never having the opportunity to witness a sunrise from a duck blind, or hear a turkey gobble after flying down from the roost, or see a flock of geese fly over a deer stand while hunting, is just heartbreaking, so help us to make that dream come true for these deserving kids that have been devastated by lose, by donating.

Helping to empower Gold Star Children of fallen heroes through outdoor therapy. 

By supporting this effort, your giving so many deserving kids an opportunity to experience things through hunting & fishing they may have never been given the chance to.

Take the time to help give back to those soldiers who have sacrificed so much.


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