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Mission Outdoors: Military Veterans Explore Glacier National Park

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Don't miss this special screening of MISSION OUTDOORS: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, a short documentary film about introducing United States military veterans to climate change in one of the crown jewels of our National Park system.

Sierra Club Outdoors (, in partnership with Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) (, introduced eight United States military veterans to climate change exploration through a 7-day excursion in Glacier National Park in Montana. The climate reconnaissance team was led by Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran & Sierra Club Outdoors Director Stacy Bare, EIS Director & filmmaker James Balog (Chasing Ice) and world-class mountaineer & The North Face athlete Conrad Anker.

Military veterans have a unique perspective on what it means to protect, preserve and defend the nation. The Sierra Club is working to ensure that those who have defended our country, and their families, get the opportunity to enjoy the land they have served.

The excursion participants were selected by the Sierra Club based on combat and service experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan and other U.S. conflicts. The group explored the issue of climate change by taking ice measurements and core samples and comparing what they saw with an examination of data gathered in 2006. The group also mapped fast-disappearing glaciers and climbed a major peak along the Continental Divide.

The Sierra Club's Josh Brandon (Military Outdoors Organizer) will lead a Q&A discussion at the close of the film. We will also discuss how YOU can get involved in helping us expand our outings program to include our local military veterans and their families.

This free educational event is sponsored by the West Los Angeles Group of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter. Plenty of free lighted parking. Refreshments are served and there is always a lively talk accompanying the program. Feel free to bring a friend; all meetings are open to members and non-members of the Sierra Club.