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SOFREP TV Releases Training Cell Episode 8: Moto Mobility

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

NEW YORK – September 27, 2017 – In the latest installment of Training Cell, the team takes to the high country of Idaho where they explore the capability of the Christini AWD 450 dirt bike with Jimmy King of Tactical Mobility Training. Capable of climbing steep and rugged terrain and an ideal platform for environments like Afghanistan, the bike pushes the team to their threshold ending with a few falls, bumps and bruises. The trailer can be viewed online, and the episode is live for subscribers now.

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Rugged Mobility in Tough Terrain
Episode 8 follows the Training Cell team as they embark on a two-day course in Sun Valley, Idaho with expert Jimmy King of Tactical Mobility Training. A modern war machine, the Christini AWD 450 has the flexibility and maneuverability that operators need in tough, hostile terrain. The Spec Ops vets learn basic platform functionality—various controls, mechanics, starting and stopping—and work their way up to more advanced techniques like body positions, ascending and descending hills, reactionary drills and more.

“Navigating the unpredictable landscape of Afghanistan can be difficult, but with a platform like the all-wheel-drive Christini, it’s possible for military personnel to go almost anywhere,” said ex-Army Ranger Drew Wallace. “Training with Jimmy gave us the opportunity to put the bike to the test and see first-hand its extreme versatility on the hills of Idaho. We all came to the table with varying levels of motorcycle experience but each left with a new and important skillset. It’s hard not to see the value in a machine that can travel where feet, horses or pack animals can’t—especially in a tactical environment.”

Jimmy King is the owner of Tactical Mobility Training, a company based in Fayetteville, NC. Born from the understanding that wars and battles are often fought in remote locations, Jimmy developed a training regimen to educate and mentor operators who use light mobility platforms on a regular basis. Personnel from SOCOM, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and British Special Forces have trusted Tactical Mobility Training’s staff of former Spec Ops personnel to train and prepare their operators for off-road conflicts for over 17 years.

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Training Cell on SOFREP TV
The latest installment on moto mobility is another example of the hard-hitting original programming with the flare only Special Operations veterans can provide. Training Cell takes viewers inside the world of some of the most advanced, highly-trained personnel in the world. From winter warfare and off-road driving to gunfighting—the topics are diverse, but the expert analysis, recommendations and skills provided by the team are evident in every episode.

Training Cell is just one part of the subscription-based SOFREP TV that combines relevant topics, authoritative contributors and behind-the-scenes access and intel delivered on demand. SOFREP TV features and is run by veteran contributors who are sworn to authenticity. The network offers a wide variety of content on its three channels.

Check out the trailer.

SOFREP TV subscribers get access to all new releases—as well as the vault of past interviews, episodes, documentaries, news stories and features. Subscriptions are available at https://join.sofrep.com/sofrep-tv/ and new subscribers can get started with a limited-time offer of $4.99 per month.

The Stuff You See On Facebook – “The Dually”

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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Facebook page “I Wanted A Gun, So I Made One” featured “The Dually”, made for the TEOTWAKI movie “Young Ones”. It consists of a Lee-Enfield Mk.III and a Mossberg 500.

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Name: The Dually
Caliber: .303 British / 12 gauge
Weight: 16 pounds
Capacity: 18 (11 .303 / 7 12 ga)
Tactical extras: SEATBELT SLING (for safety)

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Frank Cappo of 5.11 Tactical Joins Spirit of Blue Board

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – September 26, 2017 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to announce that Frank Cappo, Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales at 5.11 Tactical, has joined the Spirit of Blue Board of Directors. 5.11 Tactical is a leading manufacturer of purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide and is based out of Irvine, CA. Frank previously served as a police officer with the Overland Park (KS) Police Department for 12 years with assignments as both a patrol and SWAT officer, a police academy instructor, department quartermaster and director of training. In his volunteer role with Spirit of Blue, Frank will be focused on new sponsor acquisition and advising on the administration of the Foundation’s Safety Grant Program.

A17AA02C-C440-42DD-ABC6-A051C5E43B6A“I’m very excited to join the board of the Spirit of Blue Foundation,” said Frank Cappo, newly appointed Spirit of Blue Board Member. “After leaving a career in Law Enforcement I always felt there was something missing for me personally. And I wanted to find a way to continue to give back. With my association with the Spirit of Blue I now have a way to help agencies and communities around the country who cannot afford quality, life-saving equipment.”

Spirit of Blue’s Board of Directors is comprised of business professionals who each have either previously served in law enforcement or have a special connection to that community and the cause of Officer Safety. The Board is relied upon heavily for governance, regulating financial affairs and fundraising to support the day-to-day operations managed by the Executive Director. Additionally, each Board Member helps in presenting grant awards around the country and advocates for Officer Safety where they live and work.

“Frank became a fast friend of the Foundation after a chance encounter and conversation passing through an airport,” commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue. “That conversation led to others and it was apparent that Frank connected with our mission of protecting police officers. And, he knows the job inside and out, along with the risks and the needs. When we asked him to sit on the Board he responded quickly and enthusiastically and his contribution has already been significant.”

Since 2011, the Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded 47 grants in 24 states valued at over $200,000. The grants have varied from patrol rifles, body armor, riot control gear, AED’s, K9’s, forensic software, flashlights, Police/Youth Dialogue training, night vision optics, LED flares, ballistic helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus. The Foundation is supported on an ongoing basis by Law Enforcement United, Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement and LMT Defense, along with a number of other premiere brands who manufacture safety equipment across a broad range of categories. For more information or to learn how to support Spirit of Blue please go to: www.spiritofblue.org

Skeleton Optics Certified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Skeleton Optics is proud to announce it’s certification as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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To be eligible for VOSB certification, businesses must meet a stringent list of requirements:

-Must be a small business, as determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration
-Must be at least 51 percent owned by at least one veteran
-The management and daily business operations must be controlled by at least one veteran

In addition to being added to the national Veteran business database, Skeleton Optics has also been placed on an elite list of veteran-owned businesses that are approved providers of high quality products and services to the Federal Government.

“We are very proud to be certified as a Veteran Owned Small Business by the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Skeleton Optics President and Marine veteran Mark Llano. “We appreciate the steps the Federal Government has taken to support veterans and we look forward to working with them to continue to grow our business.”

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AMERICAN DEFENSE MFG Announces Delta Scope Mount Ring Cap w/ Offset Rail

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

NEW BERLIN, WI – 25SEPT2017 – American Defense Mfg® is proud to release our AD Delta Scope Mount Ring Cap w/ Offset Rail (PART # AD-DRCO).

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At the request of our customers, we are now offering alternate ring caps for the Delta Series Mounts featuring a single rail section to accommodate the ever-growing use of backup red dot sights. This ring cap features a single slot 45 degree offset picatinny rail that can be used on either the left or right side of the mount. Includes 1 replacement ring cap and 4 mounting screws. Precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. The Delta Mount has assigned NSN 1005-13-121-5535. Available in 0 / 20 / 30 MOA base in black or flat dark earth.

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Materials & Construction:
The Delta Ring Caps With Rail is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat Type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.

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• Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
• Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
• American Defense MFG® products feature a lifetime warranty.
• 100% Made with in the U.S.A.

Specifications:
The Delta Ring Caps With Rail has the following specifications:

• Weight: 1 Ounce.
• Only adds .25 Ounce of weight to the Delta mount over the standard ring cap.

www.admmfg.com

Team Polaris Stands Out in Army SMET Program

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


Polaris, ARA and Neya Systems Collaborate with MRZR® X Submission

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MINNEAPOLIS and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (September 25, 2017) — Polaris Industries Inc., Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) and Neya Systems LLC have teamed to provide the U.S. Army with an elite platform for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program: the Team Polaris MRZR® X, that will evolve squad mobility with advanced unmanned systems technology from ARA and the pioneering and unsurpassed autonomous systems behavior of Neya Systems.

“The MRZR X provides a modular, multi-mission platform for the U.S. Army’s SMET program to provide squad overmatch, no matter what the mission. It is based on the very familiar Polaris MRZR platform – and creates an optionally manned platform,” said John Olson, PhD, vice president and general manager of Polaris Government and Defense. “Off-road autonomy is challenging, but no one does off-road better than Polaris. And absolutely no one does off-road robotics and autonomy better than ARA and Neya Systems.”

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The modular MRZR is a prolific and preferred platform among infantry units in the U.S. and more than 25 allied countries, which helps make its integration and the transition from manned to unmanned vehicles easier for the Army and the soldier. The MRZR X maintains the same mission profile the Army is accustomed to, with additional capabilities for the soldiers that exceed SMET base requirements.

ARA is an employee-owned scientific research and engineering company that acquired Neya Systems earlier this year. Neya Systems is known for their development of unmanned systems for defense, homeland security, and commercial users. Neya Systems staff, under the continued leadership of Parag Batavia, PhD, have been recognized worldwide for their contributions in advanced unmanned systems technology, including Batavia’s development of open architecture used universally by the Department of Defense.

“With the combined skills and expertise of Neya Systems and ARA, we’re able to bring world-class robotic solutions to Team Polaris to provide the U.S. soldier with advanced capabilities, a lightened physical load, and increased situational awareness to equip them for the multi-domain battlefield,” says ARA’s President and CEO, Rob Sues, PhD.

Chase Tactical Partners with Big Sky Bravery

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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Chase Tactical is proud to announce its partnership with Big Sky Bravery in Bozeman, Montana. Big Sky Bravery is an official 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization with a mission of providing our Military’s Active Duty Special Operations Forces with post-deployment decompression programs throughout Montana’s restorative surroundings. Big Sky Bravery tailors its programs to these elite forces by focusing on psychological and emotional well-being, and by building trust, brotherhood, and friendships that last a lifetime.

AS A 100% CIVILIAN BASED ORGANIZATION, WE OWE A “DEBT” TO THE SOF COMMUNITY. THE PRINCIPLES BELOW OUTLINE HOW WE SPEND OUR WEEK AND THE OPPORTUNITY IT CREATES TO FORGE A LIFELONG BOND WITH OUR RECIPIENTS.

OUR PROGRAMS ARE NOT, AND NEVER WILL BE, A VACATION FOR AMERICA’S ELITE…

DECOMPRESSION

• To feel human again and foster freedom of thought

• Value of adrenaline and therapeutic recreational activities

ENGAGEMENT

• Activities that require execution

• Discussions that warrant ideas, implementation and meaningful conversations

• Proficiency in skills that promote teaching to future generations and opportunities

BROTHERHOOD

• A lifelong pledge to the recipient of friendship, mentoring, and guidance

TRUST

• The foundation of our program, without it, we have nothing

• Secrecy, minimal community knowledge of our operations

• The volunteers’ role, brothers, not volunteers

• The importance of communication and letting your guard down

• Respect. Each individual gets out of it what they put into it

Chase Tactical is now offering its customers the opportunity at checkout to donate to Big Sky Bravery.

Veterans supporting ACTIVE DUTY SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, this is a cause many can embrace. Chase Tactical and Big Sky Bravery have collaborated to put their money where their mouths are in supporting our Active Duty Special Operations Forces.

You can also donate directly to Big Sky Bravery at www.bigskybravery.org.

Precision Armament Engineering – PAE-15 Stress Test Full Video

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Back in August, we featured a teaser video of a series of stress tests of the PAE-15, a rifle platform developed by Colorado-based Precision Armament Engineering. Now, PAE has released the full video, which details two days of testing.

www.precisionarmamenteng.com