Borne The Battle #173: Dan Duitsman – Marine Veteran, Camp Valor Outdoors


Previously in episode 152, Borne the Battle’s guest was Denise Loring from Camp Valor Outdoors. She gave a brief overview of the nonprofit, Camp Valor Outdoors – which included the competitive shooting program. Camp Valor Outdoors’ shooting team competes in professional matches all over the country.

This week’s interview is Dan Duitsman. He is a Marine Veteran and Camp Valor Outdoors’ Shooting Sports Program Director. His role is to get disabled veterans into competitive shooting – no matter the disability.

Photo of Camp Valor Outdoors shooting team.

Camp Valor Outdoors Shooting Team at the Civilian Marksmanship Program Nationals, Camp Perry, OH (Photo Courtesy of Camp Valor Outdoors Facebook Page)

While in the Marine Corps, Dan worked in security forces, counterintelligence and the infantry. Prior to his role at Camp Valor Outdoors, he was a weapons instructor with the U.S. State Department. In this episode he talked about his career, his transition, the recreational-therapeutic benefits of the shooting and how to get involved in Camp Valor Outdoors’ shooting program.

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Tanner Iskra

Tanner Iskra joined the VA in 2018 and is the host of the VA’s podcast, “Borne the Battle.” He is a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran who served as an administrator, an intel analyst and as a combat videographer/photographer. During his military career he deployed to OIF III to spent time in many countries as part of the Black Sea Rotational Force. After leaving active duty, Tanner was a Senior Post Production Editor with NASCAR Productions. Tanner is a graduate of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies and holds a Certificate in Military Motion Media from the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University.


  1. Donnie J. Hanberry    

    I am a 30% disabled vet and during my active army service in the Canal Zone, I was on the Usarcarib pistol team and I had the pleasure of shooting in matches both in Central America as well as the U.S., including the Nationals at Camp Perry.

    I am in The Villages, Florida and if there is any way to get involved again in pistol competition, I would appreciate hearing from the proper parties.

    Donnie Hanberry

  2. Allison Travis, LCDR, USN, Nurse Corps    

    I would love to become a member to train and compete with the Camp Valor Outdoor Shooting Team.

    I am a disabled veteran (60%) deployed to Kuwait during Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom where I served with U.S. Military Hospital Kuwait @ Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (2004 – 2006).

    Thank you, in advance, for your consideration!

    1. Tanner Iskra    


      They’ll take ya! Go to and connect with them!

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