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Warfighter Countdown – Warrior EAST Keynote Speaker, ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret)

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Warrior EAST kicks off tomorrow morning (10-11 July, 2019 at the Va Beach Convention Center) with keynote speaker ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret) at 9:00 AM.

A distinguished leader and longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis provides answers and strategies to address the most pressing global affairs challenges.

Admiral James Stavridis served as the 12th dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University since its founding in 1933. A retired 4-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, piracy, and cybersecurity. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He holds more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations. In 2016, Admiral Stavridis was vetted as a Vice Presidential candidate by the Hilary Clinton campaign, and after the election was invited to meet with President-Elect Trump to discuss a cabinet-level position in the Trump Administration.

Earlier in his military career, he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group – all in combat. Admiral Stavridis earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations and has published six books and over two hundred articles in leading journals around the world. His 2012 TED talk has over 700K hits, and he speaks Spanish and French. Admiral Stavridis is a monthly columnist for TIME magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News. He also joined The Carlyle Group as an Operating Executive and serves as the Chair of the Board of Counselors of McLarty Global Associates. His focus is on innovation, strategic communication and planning, and creating security through international, interagency, and public/private partnerships in this turbulent 21st Century.

Register on site, see you there!

Warfighter Countdown – Getting Permission To Attend

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Warrior EAST is THIS week. Most everyone already has their travel plans all set, but some may still want to come. After all, Virginia Beach is a few hours drive from many East Coast-based units and agencies.

Since it’s a last minute thing for some of you, you may need to reassure your supervisor that it’s worthwhile.

Here are some ideas to help out:

Download the Widely Attended Gathering letter to highlight the benefits of Warrior Expo.

Need to demonstrate that you are the best person to attend? Sign up for an educational course that will benefit you professionally.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend this event?

There is no charge or admission fee for this event. You should seek guidance from your designated agency ethics official (DAEO) as to whether your attendance to this event is permitted under your agency’s widely attended gathering (WAG) rule and obtain any determinations required by such rule or other applicable regulations.

How many anticipated attendees and from which sectors are they?

More than 5,500 invitations will be distributed to individuals from Government, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the media. We anticipate approximately 3,000 attendees with approximately 55 percent from the Department of Defense, federal, state and local government agencies, 40 percent from private industry and 5 percent from other groups, such as allied international government, non-profit organizations, and media.

Is this event in the interest of the agency because it will further agency programs and operations?

For more than a decade, the purpose of Warrior Expo has been to showcase the latest industry-leading equipment and services solutions to end users, program managers and procurement specialists that are designed to help them meet their operational requirements as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. This event also provides quality training and education in both structured classroom environments and open area training and demonstrations. These hands-on and classroom learning opportunities focus on topics related to technology, procurement, professional and personal growth. All classes are led by a training company with more than 20 years of experience in leading defense and industry personnel in their professional development.

Will individuals in attendance represent a range of persons interested in a given matter?

The event is structured to represent a broad scope of the industry and Government-specific exhibits, educational sessions, and demonstrations related to operational equipment, logistics, and mission support. We have invited more than 200 key exhibitors from the industrial and manufacturing base that have developed the latest technology to address warfighter capabilities and requirements. Solution categories range from operational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE), C4ISR, medical and expeditionary operations, to unmanned systems technology and special missions such as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).

Members of DOD, Federal, state and local agencies, first responders, U.S. allied foreign military organizations and government defense contractors will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, as well as hear from, ask questions and be educated by subject matter experts about the latest advancements in operational equipment, logistics support and procurement strategies to support their mission requirements.

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up on site once you arrive.

OSS Suppressors Added to ADS Inc’s GSA Contract

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Millcreek, UT – June 25, 2019   OSS Suppressors LLC has been added to ADS Inc.’s Schedule 84 contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. The contract allows federal, state and local government entities to quickly and efficiently purchase OSS Suppressors and accessories.

“We are very pleased to have been added to ADS Inc.’s schedule with GSA. Our weapon suppressors and accessories are now available to all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies at pre-negotiated terms and conditions,” said Dennis Cunningham, OSS Director of Government Business Development and Sales. “We’re proud of the government and law enforcement contracts OSS has secured to date, and we will be able to secure even more of them via ADS Inc.’s GSA schedule.”

“OSS suppressors — with our patented Flow-Through™ technology — deliver superior sound suppression without affecting the performance of the weapon system, as can happen with traditional baffle suppressors. Law enforcement and military customers have praised the absence of toxic blowback, no weapons mods required, the enhanced shooting experience and the improved accuracy with our 556, 762, 338 and Magnum suppressors” said John Spurrier, CEO of OSS Suppressors.   

The GSA contract number is GS-07F-5965P, Mod PO-0763, dated 5/29/2019.

Warfighter Countdown – Networking

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

No matter EAST or WEST, Warrior Expo is a great place to network, bringing together end users, procurement specialists, and industry.

In addition to two days on the show floor with multiple opportunities to attend training and forums, attendees are also invited to the Warrior Bash, a unique, secure, and hassle-free networking opportunity. It’s a low-key event in the evening that offers the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the most influential people in the defense industry.

Register for Warrior EAST here

Warfighter Countdown – Demos At Warrior EAST

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Warrior EAST is known for its live simulation demos and this year’s event is no different! Outside of the demo schedule, Warrior EAST-goers can expect some surprising last minute additions.

In years past, BeaverFit and Divine K-9 did a breach and rappelling demo from BeaverFit’s Mobile Training Locker.

Dynamis Alliance is also known to put on a few hand-to-hand demonstrations throughout the day.

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Warfighter Countdown – Training Never Stops

Monday, July 1st, 2019


Can you believe Warrior Expo East is next week? One of the things you learn over time is that training never stops and this year’s Warrior East gives you multiple opportunities to participate in some great training.

The advantages to attending Warrior East go way beyond seeing the latest gear. You’ll away with hands-on, scenario-based training, taught by subject matter experts and even receive course credits.

All courses are delivered in a hands-on format by experts who have lived—and survived—what they teach.

This gallery gives you a taste of what’s on offer.

Information on each of the individual corses can be had by visiting

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Warrior Countdown – Tactical Combat Casualty Care Demo & Stop the Bleed Course at Warrior EAST

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

ADS Inc is offering some great medical training opportunities for attendees of next month’s Warrior Expo EAST at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, July 10-11. Be sure to register at

In response to the recent Virginia Beach tragedy, ADS, Inc. is taking extra steps to provide Warrior Expo EAST-goer’s plenty of medical training and educational opportunities around responding to casualties both in and out of theater.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Demo

Tier 1 Group (T1G) is a training services company uniquely qualified to assist and support Tier 1 and Tier 2 SOF-specific requirements as well as conventional Special Purpose Forces, Law Enforcement, and OGAs. The script, actors, and medical training will be coordinated and sponsored by T1G both days of Warrior EAST.

As an attendee, you will follow along with trained and skilled actors as they administer the various steps of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to a massive hemorrhage victim with multiple injuries. Immediately following this 30-minute demo, ADS Representatives will walk through the various stages of care as well as speak to the vendor products that were used in the demonstration. Various medical partners will be providing the tourniquets, litters, combat gauze, AED, and much more!

• Location: Show Floor
• Dates: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 & Thursday, July 11, 2019
• Times: 1130 – 1200, 1430 – 1500

Remember the Combat Casualty video that circulated after SOMSA 2017? That was ADS, Inc.

As pioneers in medical training simulations, ADS hopes to bring our team’s knowledge, experience, and expertise to DoD, military, and first responders in attendance at this year’s event.

Stop the Bleed Course

Sponsored by The Raytom Group (#1211), Phokus Research Group (#1101), Tactical Medical Solutions (#1201) and Z-Medica.

Stop the Bleed is a campaign to educate the public on how to effectively reduce blood loss in an injured patient. It can be taught to any and all skill levels. The Raytom Group specializes in instructional services in medicine and TacMed. Stop the Bleed in service will cover the following:
• Identifying different types of bleeding
• Methods to control these types of bleeds
• Treating the patient post bleeding control
• Basic, advanced, and field craft methods to control difficult bleeds

All attendees will receive a certificate of completion documenting their continuing education accreditation (1-hr).

• Location: Classroom 2B, Virginia Beach Convention Center
• Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
• Time: 1030 – 1130
• Registration required – Government ID required for entry

Questions? Contact your knowledgeable ADS Representative at 866-845-3012 or email

TacJobs – Transition to the Civilian Workforce with ADS, Inc

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

ADS’ recruitment mission is to help veterans transition into the civilian workforce. They partner with the following organizations to recruit, hire, and professionally develop retiring military service men and women.

1.       The Honor Foundation
2.       USO
3.       VTAP (Virginia Transition Assistance Program)
4.       V3 (Virginia Values Veterans)
5.       VEC ( Virginia Employment Commission)
6.       Fleet and Family Services
7.       Virginia Career Works
8.       Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center

At Warrior Expo EAST this year, ADS’ HR Department is inviting active-duty service members who are planning for retirement to come speak with their Sourcing Specialists about opportunities at ADS, Inc.

ADS most frequently hires for the following open positions:
1 Contracts
2 Inside Sales
3 Outside Sales
4 Business Development
5 Customer Loyalty

“While in the Navy, I maintained all of the weapon systems for F/A-18Cs. As a civilian, I apply my military experience and knowledge to serve the very community I came from. For me that is the most rewarding aspect of working at ADS, Inc.”

-Eric Case,

Inside Sales – Aerospace

Veteran, U.S. Navy

Attend Warrior Expo and learn about ADS, Inc’s career opportunities.
• July 10th & 11th
• Virginia Beach Convention Center
• Valid Government ID required for entry.
• FREE to attendees
• Booth #721