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Armed Services YMCA Launches 2019 Art & Essay Contest

December 16th, 2018

The Annual Contest Allows Children to Express Their Military Lifestyle

The Armed Services YMCA is happy to announce the launch of the 2019 Art & Essay Contest, co-sponsored by GEICO Military. The annual contest is open to children grades 1-12 of active duty or retired members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard/Reserves. Submissions should be received by March 15th, 2019 and winners are announced in April.

Military children communicating through artistic expression:

The Art Contest is specifically for children grades 1-6. This year’s themes are “My Day at the ASYMCA” and “My Military Family.” There is one winner for each branch of the military. Winners of the Art Contest receive an iPod touch courtesy of GEICO Military.

Children grades 1-12 are encouraged to participate in the Essay Contest. The topics for this year’s essays are “How the ASYMCA has helped me,” or “My greatest challenge as a military child has been..” Winners in grades 1-8 receive an iPod. Grades 10-12 winning submissions score an Apple iPad.

“The ASYMCA Art & Essay contest shines a spotlight on the children of our military family.” said William French, President and CEO of the ASYMCA. “Military children face very unique challenges. The contest is an opportunity for them to voice their stories while helping others understand their experience and recognize their resiliency.”

The contest launches during Military Family Month, which was established by the Armed Services YMCA in 1996. While most recognize the strength and sacrifice of the service member, few recognize the family effort. Military Family Month recognizes the contributions of service members, spouses, and children that make up our military family.

According to the Department of Defense, military children move an average of “six-nine times during a school career.” In addition to a parent’s deployment, their lifestyle can present many unique challenges. The ASYMCA Art & Essay Contest encourages military children to communicate their perspective through art and writing. The ASYMCA looks forward to the hundreds of creatives they receive each year from military children and the opportunity for the public to acknowledge their sacrifices and resiliency.

Art & Essay Contest Guidelines & Information

To view the 2018 Art & Essay Contest winners and submissions booklet click here.

Cats and Dogs Living Together

December 16th, 2018

Was a time that seeing this image would have elicited that famous line from the 1984 hit movie, “Ghostbusters”, but now it’s just business.

SIG SAUER Partners with Black Rifle Coffee Company for Exclusive Coffee Club Member Discount at SIG Web Store

December 15th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (December 5, 2018) – Just in time for the holiday shopping season SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Black Rifle Coffee Company exclusive to the membership of their Black Rifle Coffee Club.

The Black Rifle Coffee Club is a coffee subscription service where members choose their brew and it’s shipped for free every month, or more frequently.  Members of the Black Rifle Coffee Club will now receive an exclusive 15% off discount code for use at the sigsauer.com web store.

The sigsauer.com web store features the wide range of SIG SAUER products including electro-optics, ammunition, airguns,magazines, gear, accessories, apparel, parts, and gifts.

Sign up today for the Black Rifle Coffee Club and start enjoying this exclusive 15% off discount site wide at the sigsauer.com web store.

US Army Creates ESPORTS Team

December 15th, 2018

Here’s another opportunity for Soldiers to excel. US Army Recruiting Command has established an ESPORTS team.

According to MG Frank Muth, commanding general for USAREC the idea is to connect with potential recruits stating, “If we are going to be successful in recruiting, then we need to be where young people are — and they are operating in the digital world. There are already thousands of current Soldiers who are competitive online gamers. Now we are giving them a chance to use their talents to help us relate to and connect with other young gamers. They will have the ability to start a dialogue about what it is like to serve in our Army and see if they are interested in joining.”

Soldiers selected to the team will be assigned to the Marketing and Engagement Brigade at Fort Knox for three years and will involve constant competitive training, recruiting engagements and interaction with the public on a daily basis but will not become recruiters.

The team is expected to begin competing on behalf of the U.S. Army by summer 2019

All active-duty and Army Reserve Soldiers are eligible to apply. Interested Soldiers should visit recruiting.army.mil/army_esports to learn how to compete for a spot on the team.

DroneShield Systems Added to Australian Military Sales Catalogue for 2019

December 15th, 2018

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its products DroneGun , DroneSentry and DroneSentinel have been approved for inclusion in the 2019 Australian Military Sales Catalogue, maintained by AMS (Australian Military Sales), a Directorate within the Australian Government’s Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.

The role of AMS is to support Australian sovereign capability and military sales programs through initiatives including:

• International Government-to-Government purchase of Australian origin, sensitive technology, Defence articles, and

• Supporting Australian defence industry to export to foreign government customers.

AMS supports Australian defence industry to export leading–edge capability solutions to foreign government customers. By leveraging relationships across the military diplomatic community, AMS provides opportunities for Australian defence industries to utilise the Australian government’s network of national and international military partners to identify sales opportunities thereby improving and enhancing the promotion and export of products and capabilities.

The purpose of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue is to inform potential foreign government customers of Australian defence equipment and of Australian defence industry products and services available under international government to government arrangements.

The Catalogue is distributed to foreign and Australian Defence Attaches around the world.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented “DroneShield is grateful for continued substantial support for its global sales from the Australian Government, through its earlier announced Defence Export Strategy. Through the Military Sales Catalogue, defence trade show hosting with Team Defence Australia, and the incredible assistance we receive from the Australian embassies globally, we are excited to continue delivering on our strategy of being an Australian headquartered global leader in drone countermeasures.”

Holosun Solar Failsafe

December 14th, 2018

City of Industry, CA – Raising the bar once again, Holosun is pleased to introduce one of its newest innovations, Solar Failsafe. This technology utilizes ambient light to keep weapon sights running in the event the batteries fail. Whether using natural or artificial light, models equipped with this feature keep users in the fight or in the field until the job is done.

While all Holosun optics boast an impressive 50,000-hour battery life, all batteries eventually fail. Ensuring that their optics won’t fail at a critical moment, when the shot matters most, optics equipped with Solar Failsafe use the power of ambient lighting to stay powered on until the user can safely stop to replace their batteries. Because Solar Failsafe uses light from the environment to keep the reticle powered on the brightness of the reticle changes with the amount of light available, so users can be assured their optic will always be as bright, or as dim, as the situation demands.

Users can have peace of mind knowing that their weapon sight is always ready and always on for any application. Whether it’s a hunter who can’t miss their one shot, a soldier or officer who can’t put combat on hold to change batteries, or the average citizen preparing for a situation where batteries may become scarce, Solar Failsafe has their backs. There’s already enough to think about when working with a firearm, optics’ batteries shouldn’t be among them.

Several Holosun weapon sights are equipped with the optional Solar Failsafe technology and can be found in the company catalog. They also may feature other innovative technologies designed to extend battery life such as the Multiple Reticle System, Super Green L.E.D., and Shake Awake. Models featuring Solar Failsafe are on sale today and can be purchased through authorized Holosun retailers.

For more information please visit www.holosun.com

UF PRO Tactical Knee Pads

December 14th, 2018

UF PRO’s Tactical Knee Pads are ergonomic and lightweight (71g/knee pad). The pads are available in two versions. The IMPACT version absorbs the energy of falls or blunt force directed at your knees, while the CUSHION version provides comfort while kneeling. These car can be worn alone, or in conjunction with their Solid Pads which prevent penetration by sharp objects.


Coming Soon – Tyrant Designs CNC Glock Compensator

December 14th, 2018

The Tyrant Designs CNC T-Comp (internal designation of V18.3) officially went into production on December 3rd as Tyrants first firearm compensator, and is now slated for a Christmas release. This new compensator not only introduces innovative features but is also particularly significant as it uses a two piece locking mechanism design. The T-Comp will usher in a new era of Tyrant products, in doing so building upon the invaluable legacies of our predecessors.

The Tyrant Compensator is designed for operators who demand the most from their handgun components. An uncompromising compensator that will deliver both performance and aesthetic appeal to any full frame 9mm Glock, Gens 3 through 5. As there is a limited quantity run, Tyrant requests that anyone interested should sign up on the products description page.

“ We are extremely excited about the launch of the T-Comp! Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, but it functions very well. We truly believe the T-Comp will reset the standard for how firearm compensators should install and function, and we are very thankful for the possibility to showcase it to our Country. ”

Tyrant Designs T-Comp sign up list