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HAVA’s Learn to Shoot Again (LTSA) Program Garners Support at SHOT Show

Monday, February 6th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) announced last year the launch of Learn to Shoot Again (LTSA), a new division comprised of certified instructors who provide advanced/individual shooter adaptive training for significantly disabled military veterans and injured active duty military who can no longer shoot conventionally due to their injuries. LTSA was organized by former 7th Special Operations Command SGT Rick Cicero and offers one, two and three-day adaptive pistol, rifle, shotgun and braced firearm instruction.

Catapulting from their initial launch, LTSA is off to a momentous start following SHOT Show. LTSA garnered tremendous support from HAVA’s sustaining sponsors as well as many additional companies and individuals within the firearms industry. From the donations of ammunition and instructor uniforms to eye/ear protection, firearms and range facilities, LTSA is geared up to provide shooting instruction to active duty and veteran servicemen and women across the country on an even greater platform in 2017.

“It is such a tremendous honor to be surrounded by an amazing team of fellow veterans who are dedicated to leadership within our veteran community. One of the unnoticed aspects of SHOT Show was the volume of injured veterans that we were able to meet and educate about some of the resources LTSA is creating for them. This year is starting much better than we could have ever expected and we can only imagine what the future holds. Thank you to my fellow veterans and the shooting industry who have made this possible,” Cicero said.

image004The LTSA instructor team was honored to personally thank Ron Cohen, CEO of Sig Sauer, directly for Sig Sauer’s support which has become a pillar of the program.

About HAVA

HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, NSSF, Sig Sauer, Sig Sauer Academy, Academi, Arnold Defense, ATK/Federal, Barrett, Crimson Trace, Diamondback, FMG Publications, Glock, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, NASGW, Proof Research, Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. Those who would like to learn more about the HAVA organization can do so at www.honoredveterans.org.

Star Wars Humble Bundle

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

If you’re not familiar with a Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of digital media, usually video games, literature, or movies, with a price point that is decided entirely by the purchaser. These bundles are available for a limited time, typically two weeks or so. Humble Bundles generally have a baseline offer that can be purchased at any price, including just $1, and feature incentive rewards, where higher paying customers who reach certain money milestones are offered more content. Additionally, many of these bundles have a charitable organization attached to them, and purchasers can choose how much of their donation goes to the charity, the game developers, and the Humble Bundle organization itself.

Humble Bundle

I bring this up because the current headlining Humble Bundle happens to be centered around Star Wars video games, a lot of good Star Wars video games. This time, the charitable organization is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, partnered with Star Wars Force for Change. Only $12 will net you what is currently $115 worth of Star Wars games to be played on your PC, it’s going towards a good cause (your donation can even go 100% to UNICEF if you want it to), and there’s a good chance that even more games will be added to the donation incentives, which you retroactively get if you donate early.

www.humblebundle.com

Violent Little Machine Shop – Relinquish U R Fate Charity Patch

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Relinquish U R Fate Charity Patch

Violent Little Machine Shop has made available the Relinquish U R Fate charity patch. Made in support of ART 15’s Relinquish U R Fate Vet Fund Drive, each patch is selling for $10 a piece, with only 100 patches available. 100% of the purchase price are going to benefit the Relinquish U R Fate funding campaign. VLMS already sold about a 1/4 of their stock, so if you’re looking at getting a patch, you’re better off ordering ASAP.

violentlittle.com/products/relinquish-u-r-fate-charity-patch

The Relinqish U R Fate Vent Fund Drive is a charity funding campaign started up by the ART 15 crew post-SHOT Show. They are currently trying to raise $15,000 for three charities: Gallant Few, Raider Project, and All In All The Time Foundation. The ‘Relinquish U R Fate’ portion of the fund comes into play should the funding goal be met by March 1st, 2015:

1. Mat Best will shave his beard into a “Dale Comstock” mustache.
2. JT will be tazed by an X-26 Tazer.
3. Rocco will receive a Ranger Up tattoo.

www.gofundme.com/relinquishurfate

BreachBangClear – Buy A ‘Do You Even Liberty’ Shirt, Support The Brian Terry Foundation

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Do You Even Liberty

Breach Bang Clear and Article 15 clothing has announced that they will be donating all profits from the sale of the ‘Do You Even Liberty’ t-shirts to the Brian Terry Foundation, courtesy of Trek’s Trek: 2000 Miles for the Brian Terry Foundation.

www.article15clothing.com/do-you-even-liberty

Reaper 01 Is Giving Up His Beard For Special Operations Wounded Warrior

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Beard Will Go!

Tomorrow, July 26th, at the Bear Track Tavern in Westfield, PA, Ron Bellan AKA Reaper 01 is giving up his beard for charity, specifically Special Operations Wounded Warrior. They are hoping to raise at least $10,000 dollars at the all-day event, which will also host a Reaper Outdoors vendor table. If you’re in the area, give ’em a visit to support a great cause, and to see Reaper 01 shaved clean.

www.reaperoutdoors.com

The Baby Andrew Fund

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Michael Wratten, President of Shellback Tactical, has informed us that his nephew Andrew Wilson Wratten has been diagnosed with Neuroplastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Currently, there is a crowdfunding effort on GiveForward as well as a Donation Account set up at the Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union at the request of the Blue Ribbon Trust. You can donate to either organization through the links below. The SSD family sends their support to Andrew Wratten and we look forward to his speedy recovery.

www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/cdw4/the-baby-andrew-fund?utm_source=giveforward&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=dashboard&shareid=2381111

www.lapfcu.org/home/community/donation_wratten

SilencerCo / Operation Supply Drop ‘8-Bit Salute’ Limited Edition T-Shirts

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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SilencerCo has partnered with Operation Supply Drop to benefit “8-Bit Salute”, a charitable event which aims to send gaming-themed care packages to combat deployed and injured troops. SilencerCo will be selling 5 t-shirts with designs reminiscent of old-school Nintendo games, all outfitted with the various suppressors in their product line, with part of the proceeds of every shirt sold going to charity.

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The first shirt in the series, the Game Over – Saker 762 tee, is currently available. The 4 remaining designs will be released over the next four weeks, with a new design available every week.

www.store.silencerco.com/collections/merchandise

Hot Shots/Dead Legacy Clothing Collaboration

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Hot Shots has collaborated with Dead Legacy Clothing to offer exclusive t-shirts featuring the best of the Hot Shots images over the last three years. The first t-shirt to be launched is the ‘Daisy’ featuring Hot Shots Girl Daisy Watts.

Additionally, for every shirt sold, £10 ($16) will be donated directly to Help for Heroes.

www.deadlegacy.com/shop/1322/t-shirts/daisy

Nissan Announces Philanhropic Initiative In Support Of Wounded Warrior Project To Fuel Next Phase Of “Project Titan”

Friday, March 21st, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2014) – Nissan announced today its philanthropic initiative in support of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) that will help fuel the next phase of “Project Titan,” the automaker’s second crowd-source vehicle program that will build the ultimate off-road capable full-size truck.

Joe Byers

With the help of Titan fans, the vehicle will be outfitted with customized equipment designed to meet the unique needs of two injured service members who have been selected to take the ultimate outdoor adventure behind the wheel of Nissan’s brawny full-size pickup. WWP is a veteran services organization that helps post-9/11 veterans and their families’ transition into civilian life through a variety of programs and services.

“In addition to their physical wounds, service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder upon returning home,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer, Wounded Warrior Project. “We’re in the business of finding innovative ways to honor and empower these Wounded Warriors for a lifetime. Because of that, we are incredibly grateful to Nissan for providing this unique opportunity to two of these very deserving heroes.”

Announced at the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Business Conference, veterans David Guzman and Kevin McMahon have been chosen by Nissan and Wounded Warrior Project to embark on an unforgettable adventure behind the wheel of Nissan’s Project Titan truck. Iraqi war veterans, Guzman and McMahon have both suffered significant physical and invisible injuries throughout their military service.

During a night convoy mission in Iraq, Guzman sustained a traumatic brain injury in addition to damaging his leg, wrist and mouth. Despite these pitfalls, he has since earned Associate’s degrees in culinary arts and interdisciplinary studies. McMahon also suffered several emotional and physical traumas requiring several surgeries because of his multiple deployments around the globe. Since his return, he has frequently volunteered with WWP, and even joined the organization as a WWP leader throughout New England.

An Adventure of a Lifetime

Guzman and McMahon will embark on a multi-day trek through Alaska with the help of a custom-built 2014 Nissan Titan. The ruggedly tailored Titan will enable the veterans to take on the natural terrain of the Alaskan wild. To assist in their off-roading explorations, the veterans will put Titan’s cargo carrying flexibility to the test by loading up the truck with an array of outdoor recreational and survival equipment. With a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 lbs, sliding bed extender, Utili-track™ Bed Channel System for optimum cargo hauling and a lockable bedside storage compartment, the Titan’s undeniable functionality makes it the perfect companion for the rigorous journey.

“With its first‐in-class features and serious hauling and towing capabilities, the Nissan Titan is built for handling The Last Frontier,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Parts and Service, Nissan North America. “The custom-built Project Titan is sure to amaze. Our goal is to create a truck that will cater to the individual needs of these fearless Warriors, and the only way we can do that is by pushing Titan to its limits with features never-before-seen on a Nissan full-size pickup.”

The Warriors’ ultimate Alaskan adventure was inspired by Joe Byers. Byers, along with 2,500 other outdoor journalists, was asked during a special media event at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show and Conference in Las Vegas to describe his idea of the ultimate adventure. When coupled with the Titan’s work-hard-play-hard design and rugged construction, Byers’ adventure concept will enable the wounded service members to experience Alaska’s beauty from all vantage points, whether perched on a mountain in Healy or waist deep in the Kenai River.

A Shared Adventure

For his winning submission, Byers will join the two injured veterans on their Alaskan experience. Additionally, Byers was awarded a one-year lease of a 2014 Titan PRO-4X of his own to take on his many annual hunts.

Equipped with a 5.6-liter V8 engine, 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, electronic locking rear differential and Nissan Navigation System with color display and USB connectivity, Byers’ will be armed with a powerful full-size truck that has earned a reputation of being a rugged, reliable and spirited choice for active truck buyers. Designed to get the job done, whether that job entails hauling cargo, a trailer or just family and friends, the 2014 Titan combines no non-sense performance with an array of technology and comfort features.

McNett – Hunting With Heroes

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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McNett is holding a fundraiser on Indiegogo for the 2013 Hunting with Heroes event. They’re looking for 10 Veterans in Skagit or Whatcom Counties in Washington to send on an all-inclusive weekend of outdoor activities including pheasant hunting and fishing. McNett is providing transportation, gear, food and lodging for the entire Hunting with Heroes 3-day weekend, October 11th-13th. The funding is being run through American Legion Post 0007 Albert J Hamilton Post, and 100% of the contributions go towards the cause. If you know a Veteran in the aforementioned counties that might be interested, nominate or send them to bellinghamlegion.com/HWH.html or contact Mac McMaster at 360-734-3110.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/mcnett-hunting-with-heroes