“U.S. Army veteran Kinessa Johnson is helping in the fight against
wildlife poachers in East Africa. (Photo: Adam Bettcher)” via KING 5 TV.
“Female Army vet From NW helps fight poachers in Africa”
“Kinessa Johnson, whose home is in Yelm in Thurston County, served four years in the Army as a weapons instructor and mechanic, and served a tour in Afghanistan. Last November she decided to join Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) as an anti-poaching advisor.
“VETPAW is a nonprofit organization that works to help end the African wildlife poaching crisis by utilizing the skills of U.S. veterans to train park rangers and support their communities,” quoting Susan Wyatt, KING 5 News.