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EOD Foundation Presents Service Dog to Wounded Warrior at Warrior East

July 10th, 2014

Earlier today, during the Warrior Expo setup day, Chief Steve Bronson and Axl Rose, his Dutch Shepard Pitbull presented Wounded Warrior Brad Lang with his new service animal, Diego, on behalf of the EOD Warrior Foundation.


A Wounded Warrior, Brad Lang retired from the Marine Corps as an EOD SSgt after receiving graves wounds on July 24th, 2011 in the Sangin River Valley in Helmland Province. He recovered and nowadays, Brad keeps his head in the game by running Stumpy’s Custom Guns, Inc. in Swansboro, NC along with Johnny Morris who also lost a leg as a Marine EOD NCO. They named the shop “Stumpies” because they’ve got one good leg between the two of them. They also employ other Wounded Warriors.

Diego is a two year old Belgian Malanois. He’s undergone seven months of training for his new assignment as Brad’s service dog. Steve Bronson has really brought Diego a long way over that time.

This is a reunion for Brad and Diego. They last saw each other during SHOT Show in January. Brad had Diego initially for about four months and then he turned him over to BMC Bronson (USN, Ret) to train him as a service dog. Diego has been learning how to recover Brad’s chair, assist with handicapped doors and crosswalks as well as regular doors. Most of all, Diego will be someone to, in Brad’s own words, “watch my Six.”

EOD Warrior Foundation has paid for the entire training process. Everything from food to vet bills to training. They even purchased a Jog-a-Dog treadmill for Diego so that he can work off his excess energy. I spoke with EOD Warrior Foundation Founder and Chairman of the Board BMCM Ken Falke (EOD) (USN, Ret). He said, “We’re honored to be able to sponsor Diego’s training in order to make a difference in Brad’s life. We’re also grateful to Chief Bronson for his time and patience training Diego.”

Diego and Brad have one more challenge to surmount. Diego will be taking a public access test to assess his abilities to work with Brad in a public setting. Based on what I saw today, they’ll do just fine.

Starbrite Car Bomb – CLO2 Odor Control System

July 9th, 2014

Finally, a Car Bomb that you’ll be happy to see. We’re passing this along after hearing from a reader who gave us one of the best lines we’ve ever heard.

My Honda no longer smells like CIF and Dog Puke.
Army NCO, Dad, Dog Owner and longtime SSD reader

He went on to say, “This thing removed the sweaty ass scent of professional soldiering and parenthood that infests almost any dude’s car/truck/minivan.” After reading that, we decided to share the info on this wonder product with our readers.


The CLO2 Chlorine Dioxide generator pouch treats an area up to 1,000 cubic feet to eliminate the odors caused by mold, mildew, pets, food, smoke and more. Even better, it doesn’t try to mask odors, leaving you with a perfume smell. In fact, the manufacturer recommends its use to rid yourself of those odors.

While you shouldn’t use it while people or pets are in the car, it is people and pet safe and frequently used in public water systems, hospitals and food processing facilities to disinfect and sanitize. Sorry guys, not available in Canada or Europe.

TacJobs – Unit Dog Apparel Seeks Veterans

July 9th, 2014

We got this note from Unit Dog Apparel looking for Veterans to join their team.

We are a new veteran owned apparel company currently hiring veterans from all four branches of service (Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines). This position is an online sales/marketing opportunity that focuses on various active duty units, National Guard, Reserves and veteran organizations. Everything we do is 100% made in America (inks, t shirts and of course the employees). We offer the most unique and diverse type of shirt on the market today (reflective inks, night vision inks etc.) that can be used for tactical or practical applications. All shirts are designed in house with absolutely zero outsourcing, therefore allowing our design team to produce and correct artwork on the spot. We are relentless in our pursuit of perfection of colors, cottons and the overall feel of our shirts. If our company sounds like something you want to be a part of please email us at: and we will get back to ASAP.

ADS – Tactical Ginger Prize Pack Giveaway

July 9th, 2014

Tactical Ginger

Read the Facebook to get in on this contest. – Tactical Ginger

Ops-Core to Officially Launch Mission Configurable Helmet Cover at Warrior East

July 9th, 2014


We first showed you the Mission Configurable Helmet Cover during AUSA 2012. Since then, it’s seen some limited use and a bit of development. During a recent visit to Op-Core’s Boston Factory, they showed me an enhanced model that will join the original version we’ve shown you in the past.

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I’ve got to say that I still love the thing. It’s a great way to enhance the capability of your ACH-style helmet with the addition of not only a cover, but also VAS Shroud and ARC Rails. And all this with the addition of a cover and the pulling of a drawstring.

See The Wilcox Industries Dual Powered Aviation Mount at Warrior East

July 9th, 2014

We originally mentioned the Dual Powered Aviation Mount during Warrior West. It will be on display at this week’s Warrior East so be sure to check it out.

Wilcox Industries Dual Powered Aviation Mount

Newington, NH-Wilcox has designed a Dual Powered Aviation Mount (DPAM) for use by Aviators, crewman and on-the-ground operators that offers an overall improvement to the current existing systems. The DPAM mount works with the ANVS-6/9, F4949, F5050 and GPNVG night vision goggles.

This mount fully integrates into the currently used external batteries utilizing a standard 4-pin Lemo connector or can run off an internal 123A lithium battery for up to eight hours. The internal backup battery provides power to the NVG even when removed from the mount. This completely eliminates the need for the snap on battery pack and the additional weight.

Unique features of the DPAM include a low-battery indicator light and a Power Mode selection that allows the operator to choose between the external and internal power supply without having to remove the helmet. The system has a switch guard that protects against accidental snags.


An NVG flip button allows the goggle to “flip up” into a stowed position when not in use. This enables the auto-off capabilities of the goggle helping to save battery life. The system has several adjustment points for a precise fit. An interface plate provides a stable mounting platform and helps with the fit. It also allows the DPAM to easily be removed from the shroud.

The mount is manufactured from lightweight aerospace grade metal and high strength polymer. A field replaceable ball detent insert provides the ability to set tolerances over the life of the mount. The mount fist into ballistic and non-ballistic helmets drilled with the standard one or three-hole pattern and when used with Wilcox’s line of NVG shrouds. The mount and shroud weigh a minimal 5.92 ounces. For ordering and pricing information contact Wilcox Industries at

Smith Elite Introduces The Grey Man

July 9th, 2014

The grey Man is a new low visibility Eyepro option from Smith Optics.


The Grey Man offers full mil spec ballistic (Mil PRF 3103) protection as well as spring temples to resist day to day wear damage and adjustable nose pieces. It’s a great option for guys who need full protection but don’t want to look like the Terminator while on (or off) the job.

They are offered in Black and Gun Metal Grey but Smith is working on an All Knowing Gold, that same color you find down at the Souk. Currently, Grey is the only lens color. Available soon from

TSSI Selects Cary A. Hevener as CFO

July 9th, 2014

TSSI is a great company that I’ve had the pleasure to work with for over two decades. Congratulations to Ms Hevener!

Harrisonburg, Virginia, July 7, 2014 – Bill Strang, President and CEO of Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSi) announced the selection of Ms. Cary Hevener as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. This announcement was the culmination of a careful selection process.

Hevener comes to TSSi from Dynamic Aviation where she was the Controller since 2006. Dynamic Aviation is the leading provider of innovative aviation solutions for government and commercial organizations worldwide. Cary attended West Virginia University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in West Virginia and Virginia. Before working for Dynamic Aviation, Cary was the Controller for Hartman Motor Sales in Harrisonburg, VA for six years. Hevener says, “I am so excited to join the team at TSSI, a company with a proven track record in success. I am thankful to have the opportunity to be part of such a successful and progressive company.”
According to Strang, “We are very excited to have Cary join the TSSi family. Her experience and personality will be a great addition to our growth and future success.”
TSSi, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, was established in 1980 to support the U.S. military special operations community. Today, TSSI’s customer base includes logistical support for military, law enforcement, and disaster response organizations.

As CFO, Hevener will be responsible for the financial and administrative division of TSSI, with Accounting, Information Technologies and Human Resources reporting directly to her.

Hogue – OverMolded Collapsible Buttstocks

July 9th, 2014


Hogue has adapted their OverMolded technology to a line of polymer buttstocks, providing a comfortable rubber cheek rest that also functions as an anti-rattle design that prevents movement along the buffer tube. The buttpad is a hybrid design, with a polymer cap that provides snag-free shouldering and a rubber pad that cushions the shoulder from recoil. Additionally, the stock also includes multiple swivel-sleeve and sling-mounting positions.

Available in Black, Desert Tan, OD Green, Pink, Ghillie Green, Ghillie Tan, and Red Lava. – OverMolded Collapsible Buttstocks

Warrior Expo East Special Events

July 8th, 2014

ADS is hosting some special events during this week’s Warrior Expo in Virginia Beach. They include a Morning Workout on the 10th and

WARRIOR WORKOUT : ADS Morning Beach Workout


Get an energized jump-start on your day before the kickoff of Warrior Expo East! Combat Fitness Specialists and Human Performance gurus will lead the ADS family in a functional workout for all fitness levels. The group will gather at the Oceanfront Boardwalk at 31st Street and get started bright and early at 0630. ALL are invited to participate.

Coaches from the US Marine Corps, the US Army, the US Navy2XU, BeaverFit USA, Mobile Fitness Equipment, PLAE, PowerMax Equipment, SORINEX Exercise Equipment, and TriggerPoint Performance will all be joining in on the fun! Get to know the team a little bit before you come see them in the Human Performance booth at Warrior Expo East!

Focus Areas

ADS MONSTER GARAGE. Modernizing the Tactical Vehicle Fleet via COTS Technology.
HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU NEED IT. Agile, Flexible, Efficient Procurement Strategies and Contract Vehicles for Rapid Obligation of Funds.
ACHIEVING COST-EFFECTIVE READINESS. Efficient Support Solutions Strategies for Reducing Your Cost of Readiness.
MAXIMIZING HUMAN PERFORMANCE. Training the Tactical Athlete.
ELIMINATE FLIPL’S: KEEP EQUIPMENT SAFE, SECURE, & MISSION-READY.Protecting Valuable Assets and Preventing FLIPLs with Innovative Storage Solutions.
MORE FIGHT. LESS FUEL. Efficient, Integrated Alternative Operational Energy Solutions for the Warfighter.