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Walkers Supports the Scholastic Action Shooting Program Platinum Level Sponsorship

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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Grand Prairie, TX – March 2017 – Walkers, an industry leader in hearing protection and enhancement, announces their Platinum Level Sponsorship of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP).

“The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is pleased to announce that Walkers has come on board as a Platinum sponsor. Walkers recognizes the importance of being a part of making sure America’s youth are able to be involved in the shooting sports and enjoy the great outdoors,” said Tammy Mowry, National Program Director, Scholastic Action Shooting Program.

With such a large influence throughout the shooting sports umbrella Walkers makes large efforts to provide the next generation with the opportunity to experience shooting sports in a safe and educational environment. The Scholastic Action Shooting Program is a program of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation that focuses on youth from 5th grade to college in an effort to safely participate in competition style shooting events.

“Walkers wants to help provide the proper safe, yet fun environment for youth to display their love for the shooting sports. We will be contributing essential safety equipment such as Walker’s electronic hearing protection and enhancement, as well as supporting the SASP programs with monetary donations to grow the shooting sports”, states Ben Smith, Director of Sales and Marketing for GSM Outdoors.

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Gerber Supports Veterans Through New Partnership With Team RWB

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (March 2nd, 2017) – Gerber, a leading direct supplier of mission-essential personal knives, tools and equipment to the US Military, announces a long-term partnership with Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB). The multi-year program directly supports the organization’s mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Founded in 2010, Team RWB and its over 115,000 members are bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction, community physical fitness, and shared experiences in over 209 communities across the globe.

Team RWB accomplishes their mission via two core programs: the Chapter and Community Program (CCP) and Leadership Development Program (LDP). Through the LDP, ‘Eagle Leaders’ progress through incremental levels of leadership roles beginning at Social Director to Chapter Captain. At the pinnacle, they join the Eagle Leader Fellowship, a twelve-month leadership development experience focusing on leadership education, mentorship, and experiential learning. Upon completion of this intensive course, the new leader is recognized within the organization and awarded a Gerber “Still Serving” kit. This kit allows Gerber the opportunity to honor their commitment to their nation and their communities.

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Additionally, Chapter and Community Programs (CCP) with an outdoor activity focus are supported with “Gerber Gear drops”, properly equipping participants with the American-made knives and tools they were accustomed to while in service.

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2016 National Eagle Trail Running Camp

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2016 National Eagle Rock Climbing Camp

“Gerber’s close relationship with the US Military has been the backbone of the business over the last decade, and reflects our ongoing focus to serving US service members with high-quality, American-made products.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Vice President of Marketing at Gerber. “Gerber’s commitment to service members extends beyond their time in active duty and we’re honored to support such a strong, growing, and impactful organization. Team RWB’s community-based approach is both unique and results driven, which reflects the unstoppable character of our nation’s veterans who are still serving.”

Gerber’s contributions include financial support and product donations that will help enable outdoor events for chapters throughout the United States.

“We believe that engaged and empowered veterans are an incredible asset to our communities and to America. Together, Gerber and Team RWB are providing Eagle Leaders and veterans with opportunities to engage in healthy behaviors through outdoor events and activities in their communities that lead to more enriched lives.” said Brandon Young, Director of Development for Team RWB.

Learn more about Team RWB and how to join the team here:

www.teamrwb.org
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Learn more about Gerber here:

www.gerbergear.com
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Products: Gerber US-Assist pocket knife and Center-Drive Multi-tool

Leading Meeting and Events Destination Partners with Hero Dogs

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

National Harbor supports veterans and veteran programs

Hero Dogs at the play ground

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Feb. 28, 2017— Developed by Peterson Companies, National Harbor has grown into a thriving micro city on the banks of the Potomac River. A mecca of shopping, dining and entertainment, what sets the location apart from others in the metro area is the supreme walkability. All within reach lay a variety of amenities including residences, office space, retail stores, playgrounds, restaurants and beach access. This extreme diversity is what made the partnership between National Harbor and Hero Dogs a perfect fit. National Harbor’s controlled, urban setting makes an ideal training location for service dogs and their veterans.

National Harbor has long been known for its partnerships with veteran organizations. Located within close proximity to the Nation’s Capital and close to military bases, helping veterans in the community is a natural fit.

Hero Dogs on the slide

National Harbor most recently has welcomed Hero Dogs, a 501(c)3 organization in Maryland that raises, trains and places service dogs with veterans at no cost to the veteran, for training sessions to help acclimate them to urban situations. With more than 160 retail shops, more than 40 restaurants, an outlet mall, seven hotels (including 470,000 square feet of meeting and event space), and residential housing, National Harbor allows these service dogs and their veterans to have maximum exposure all within a single day. Hero Dogs recently participated in a CBS This Morning segment at National Harbor, showcasing their service dogs’ elite training along the waterfront plaza.

“National Harbor has a commitment to supporting military organizations and nonprofits dedicated to helping our military,” said Angela Sweeney, vice president and chief marketing officer for Peterson Companies. National Harbor has hosted a variety of veteran organizations, military events and hosts military bands throughout the area to perform on the property’s waterfront stage. “Salute the Sunset” concert series partners with the Air Force and National Harbor is one of the homes of the Air Force bands. Over the past year, National Harbor (and many other Peterson Companies properties) launched a program, “Combat Wounded,” with Wounded Warrior Family & Support to provide convenient parking for Purple Heart recipients. The property also offers a variety of military discounts throughout, visit www.nationalharbor.com/military/ to see the many participating restaurants, retailers and others.

Hero Dogs training on the plaza

National Harbor, and Peterson Foundation, also support Hero Dogs by sponsoring a dog, in addition to providing a training venue for the numerous dogs undergoing special training. It’s not just the number of retail stores at National Harbor that make it ideal for Hero Dogs; it is the unique variety of stores as well. In Aug. 2016, National Harbor’s Carhartt store, one of only 30 in the country and the only location in the state of Maryland, hosted a fashion show to benefit Hero Dogs. Carhartt’s rugged attire and accessories make them a favorite brand of dog lovers. This event helped connect their customers with National Harbor’s commitment to helping veterans throughout the area.

Hero Dogs on the Carousel

Hero Dogs even rode on National Harbor’s iconic Carousel, taking the dogs on board just like they would if their future veteran pays a visit to the micro city. With over 12 million people experiencing National Harbor each year, the bustling streets with visitors of all ages give Hero Dogs the opportunity to practice navigating crowds.

Accessible by Amtrak, NH2 Metro Bus and water taxi, National Harbor also allows for a variety of transportation methods so each service dog is well prepared to lead their veteran through daily life.

For more information on National Harbor, go to www.NationalHarbor.com. For information on Hero Dogs, visit www.hero-dogs.org.

Rocky Making Donation to Medals of Honor for Every Pair of C7 Boots Sold in February

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Now is the time to purchase a brand new pair of the incredibly lightweight and performance-driven C7 military boots from RockyBoots.com. Beginning February 1 through March 19, Rocky will donate one dollar for every pair sold through its website to the Medals of Honor organization.

Medals of Honor gives the endurance/race community a tangible way to engage with and give-back to the families that lost loved ones while serving our Military. Participants across the country can sign up at medalsofhonor.org and compete in honor of a fallen U.S. service member and donate a finisher’s medal to the surviving family. These medals act as a symbol of honor, remembrance and unity. The organization also accepts fallen hero registration and monetary donations.

“Receiving a medal of honor from, in most cases, a complete stranger who wishes to recognize your family member’s sacrifice is an incredibly moving experience,” said Amy Cotta, founder of Medals of Honor. “We’re honored that Rocky is willing to support our mission and help us provide medals to the families of those who lost their lives fighting for our country. Rocky does a tremendous job in support our military, and we’re thrilled to be able to work with them on this initiative.”

March 19 is the date of the 75th Bataan Death March in New Mexico. The Bataan Death March is an incredibly popular race through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range. The memorial march is conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and, in many cases, their lives.

Many participants in the Bataan Death March and other similar competitions wear Rocky footwear, and even some participants in local 5K and 10K races throughout the country chose to wear military boots to honor the men and women of the armed services.

“Rocky is a longtime supplier to the U.S. military and a popular footwear choice for those who serve,” said Mark Dean, VP of Rocky’s commercial military division. “We are always excited to partner with organizations that support our soldiers or their families. Medals of Honors offers a unique and meaningful way to honor those who lost their lives fighting for our country, and the Bataan Death March is the standard bearer for race events honoring our soldiers.”

For more information on Medals of Honor, visit www.medalsofhonor.org. Information on the Bataan Death March is available at bataanmarch.com, and more information on Rocky’s military footwear can be found at www.rockymilitary.com.

Team 5 Foundation Annual Fundraising Silent Auction is now Live

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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Team 5 Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Silent Auction is now up on Charity Auctions Today. Auction items from companies such as Spike’s Tactical, Glock, Winkler Knives, and Radian are up for grabs, with new items being introduced every day.

www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/team-5-annual-auction-2017–1225

Team 5 Medical Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit Veteran medical foundation with the mission to bring Western medicine and education to overlooked developing countries. To learn more, visit www.team-5.org

New Man Revolution – Manpoo

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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We here at SSD are always eager to assist with the endeavors of Veterans in business, which is why we’re introducing New Man Revolution, a company founded by two US Military Veterans and a massage therapist, and their new product, Manpoo. Snicker-inducing name aside, Manpoo is an all-natural shampoo made of coconut-based cleansers, essential oils, aloe vera, and green tea extract, while being free of artificial fragrances, parabens, and sulfates. Manpoo currently comes in two varieties, ‘Going Commando’ (seen above) and ‘Firm Handshake’.

To top it off, New Man Revolution currently donates 5% of their net profit to NY-based Veteran’s foundation called America’s Vet Dogs.

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ADM Introduces Deadbird Society Carbines And Receiver Sets To Raise Funds For SOC-F

Monday, November 28th, 2016

28NOV2016 – NEW BERLIN, WI – American Defense MFG has partnered with Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F), a 501(c)3 non-profit, 100% volunteer, charitable organization that generates funds for the families of wounded or killed Special Operations Forces (SOF), and the Deadbird Society (DBS), a group of Arc’teryx enthusiasts, to release a custom American Defense MFG UIC MOD 2, in order to raise over 65,000.00 for SOC-F. This limited release will consist of 50 rifles and 50 receiver set/rail combos in grey. Each receiver has the SOC-F and DBS logos meticulously milled into it along with exclusive serial numbers. ADM MFG will donate 500.00 for every rifle and 300.00 for every upper/lower/rail set sold.

Rifle Specs ADM UIC MOD2:
• 14.5 Criterion Barrel 1/8 .223 Wylde Chamber
• Battle Comp 1.5 Pin & Welded
• American Defense MFG Billet Upper Receiver with 13.5 MLOK Rail
• American Defense MFG Completely Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver
• American Defense MFG 13.5 MLOK rail
• Radian Talon Ambidextrous Safety
• Bravo Company USA MOD 4 Ambidextrous Charging Handle
• Geissele G2S Trigger

Included Accessories:
• Magpul PMag
• MagPod
• Raven Concealment Top Stop
• Magpul MBus PRO flip up sight set
• Arc’teryx Rho Beanie with matching serial number embroidered
• Deadbird Society Limited Edition Patch by Spartan Village with matching serial number laser cut

PURCHASE HERE

Upper / Lower / Rail Set Specs:
• American Defense MFG Billet Upper Receiver – Forward assist and ejection port door installed
• American Defense MFG 13.5 MLOK Rail with appropriate hardware
• American Defense MFG Completely Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver – ambidextrous controls (installed) and takedown pins
• Arc’teryx Rho Beanie with matching serial number embroidered
• Deadbird Society Limited Edition Patch by Spartan Village with matching serial number laser cut

PURCHASE HERE

Fine Print:
This rifle IS NOT California compliant. It is American compliant. Please know your local, State, and Federal laws before purchasing. Serial numbers cannot be reserved. They are by assigned by order number received. Please do not call and ask which number you received, as the order number does not correspond with the serial number. Receiver sets are eligible to be transferred as incomplete firearms. These items will ship by 20DEC2016. You must supply a valid FFL with your order number to sales@admmfg.com.

Dealer inquires: Dealers@admmfg.com
All photos were graciously provided by Richard King Photography.

ADM Raffles Dead Bird Society Variant Custom UIC MOD 2 To Raise Over $65,000 For SOC-F

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

23NOV2016 – NEW BERLIN, WI – American Defense MFG has partnered with Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) and the Deadbird Society (DBS) to release a custom American Defense MFG UIC MOD 2, in order to raise funds for SOC-F. This rifle bears a custom serial number, as well as, exclusive items from our supporting partners. Only 100 tickets are available.

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE: goo.gl/CgC6HK

Rifle Specs ADM UIC MOD2:

• 14.5 Criterion Barrel 1/8 .223 Wylde Chamber
• Battle Comp 1.5 Pin & Welded
• American Defense MFG Billet Upper Receiver with 13.5 MLOK Rail
• American Defense MFG Completely Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver
• American Defense MFG 13.5 MLOK rail
• Radian Talon Ambidextrous Safety
• Bravo Company USA MOD 4 Ambidextrous Charging Handle
• Geissele G2S Trigger
• Law Tactical Gen 3 Folder
• Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1×6 in Grey
• American Defense MFG Delta C 30mm Mount
• 1000 Rounds of Black Hills Ammunition
• Tactical Distributors Black Khard w/SOC- F custom embroidery
• Arc’teryx Naga Full Zip Black w/ SOC-F custom embroidery
• Blue Force Gear Sling
• Dark Angel Medical D.A.R.K. in Wolf Grey
• Multitasker TWIST – SOC-F Edition

Included Accessories:
• Magpul PMag
• MagPod
• Raven Concealment Top Stop
• Magpul MBus PRO flip up sight set
• Arc’teryx Rho Beanie with matching serial number embroidered
• Deadbird Society Limited Edition Patch by Spartan Village with matching serial number laser cut
• Black Point Tactical Single and Double MAP Pouches
• Blue Force Gear Dapper Pouches
• Arc’teryx Mug
• SOC-F Challenge Coin

Value of Package: 6000.00 / Chances in winning *(number of tickets purchased out of 100)

Contest Details:
Chances in winning are relative to the number of donations made out of 100. Void where prohibited by law. This rifle IS NOT California compliant. It is American compliant. Please know your local, State, and Federal laws before purchasing a ticket. We will not reconfigure the rifle for States that have restrictions on features already assembled. Raffles are NOT tax deductible.

About Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F):
The Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, 100% volunteer, charitable organization that generates funds for the families of wounded or killed Special Operations Forces (SOF).

Our mission is to “fill in the gaps” of the care of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. We raise money via events and unique engagements; linking donors, industry, and SOF end users together. Funds generated from the events support Brain Injury Treatment not covered by Tri-care or the VA, SOF Gold Star Kids Camps, SOF Marriage counseling, and emergency needs as they arise. Once we have covered out internally funded initiatives, we donate like-run charitable organizations that support the Special Operations Community.

We are average American’s who care deeply about the Special Operations Community, and we created SOC-F to make a difference in the lives of the families of those who have given so much.

About American Defense MFG:
American Defense Manufacturing LLC was founded with an idea and a lot of hard work. What followed was the QD Auto-lock that has become the standard for QD mounting hardware. All ADM products are 100% designed and built in America.

All of our products are designed by shooters with one goal in mind – quality.

Moving forward, we have evolved into a premier manufacturer of AR-15’s that we consider “The Gentleman’s Work Gun.” With a high level of attention to detail, an eye for style, but a demand for performance, our UIC line of rifles are serious tools, for serious people.

About Deadbird Society:
Deadbird Society began in 2014 as a place for a few friends to come together online to share a love of the outdoors, gear, and all things Arc’teryx. It has grown rapidly as more and more people join to share their passion for the brand and the lifestyle. In two short years, Deadbird Society is about to surpass 3,000 members and has grown amongst the online gear communities as the preeminent place to not only learn more about Arc’teryx, but also buy, sell, and trade gear amongst like-minded individuals. Many Arc’teryx employees, from retail stores to corporate (both commercial and LEAF), have become members and often share product knowledge and insight, as well as offer a peek behind the curtain at upcoming product lines.

Deadbird Society is also deeply involved with Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F), and for the past two years has actively participated with various fundraising projects (patches, shirts, challenge coins, raffles, and auctions) to donate directly to SOC-F and support the families of our special operations community. DBS has partnered with Arc’teryx and numerous other companies to raffle and auction items… but more importantly, raise awareness for SOC-F and the work they do.

All photos were graciously provided by Richard King Photography.

Spirit Of Blue Wreath Fundraising Campaign

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Whitney Wreath has partnered with the Spirit of Blue Foundation to offer a special Spirit of Blue wreath. The Spirit of Blue wreath features a blue French wired ribbon trimmed in silver, an appropriate nod to its namesake, along with sliver-toned bunches of pine cones, berries, and holly. A portion of the proceeds of each Spirit of Blue wreath will be donated to the Spirit of Blue Foundation to further their efforts to promote public awareness for the protection of law enforcement officers as well as fulfill safety equipment and training needs.

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Heroes on the Water

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

This is the story of a 19-year military policeman, Jason Austin, who was injured in an explosion when his vehicle hit an IEDs. On top of the serious physical injuries he faced from the accident, he suffered from post traumatic stress. A phone call inviting Jason to go kayak fishing forever changed his life. He was able to leave his troubles on shore and gain his freedom back through nature.

Heroes on the Water helps our nation’s warriors and veterans decompress from the stresses associated with combat and the physical rigors of rehabilitation. The organization serves 29,619 warriors and family members and has reduced overall stress by 56%. To learn more, visit www.heroesonthewater.org.

Thank you to Wilderness Systems, a premium kayak fishing brand and a long-time supporter of the nonprofit organization, Heroes on the Water for sharing this story with us.