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Team Wendy Riding for the Cure

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Yesterday morning, Team Wendy took an early ride in Cleveland in preparation for this Saturday’s ride in support of Cancer research where they’ll be seen sporting these Evil Knievel uniforms.

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The team looks forward to participating in Velosano for the 4th year in a row. Team Wendy’s goal this year is to donate/raise over $25,000 which would bring their four year total to over $70,000.

Please take a minute to look over their team page and consider donating to this most important cause!

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SCUBAPRO Partners with Task Force Dagger Foundation

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Task Force Dagger Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Johnson Outdoors Diving LLC – SCUBAPRO supporting the Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFD)
Task Force Dagger Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Johnson Outdoors Diving LLC – SCUBAPRO supporting the Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFD) in their diving operations as part of the Joint Recovery Team (JRT). The Joint Recovery Team is made up of the Department of POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), East Carolina University Marine Archeology Department and the Task Force Dagger Foundation. The Mission of JRT is to map; document; search; and, hopefully; recover and repatriate an American Service Member(s) Killed In Action (KIA) Body Not Recovered (BNR) from World War II.

The purpose of these expeditions is two-fold: (1) Keep the promise that we make to our service men and women defending our country and that is to bring them home should they make the ultimate sacrifice. (2) Identify the most severely wounded, ill, or injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) service members from the US Special Operations Command, who are having issues making the transition from the military to civilian life, and provide them with a real world MISSION. Why is this important? This provides the SOF service member a deeper PURPOSE for his or her life. This will enable them to FOCUS on something bigger than themselves.

Mark Stephens, Executive Board Member, said, “From my initial discussions with SCUBAPRO, I knew they recognized the importance and gravity of these missions.” Working with Task Force Dagger Foundation through this process include: Joe Stella, SCUBAPRO President; Edward Rasmussen, Global Government Manager; and Richelle Pizl, Customer Service Manager. They have been amazing. They are truly part of the team.

Joe Stella, SCUBAPRO President states: “We are honored to partner with such a noble organization that is not only providing vital support to service members and their families today – but to those that served long ago. Task Force Dagger’s critical missions are completely aligned with SCUBAPRO’s long-standing commitment to support those who serve, and we are proud to be a part of the team.”

Our first mission will take place in Saipan at the end of July thru mid-August 2018. The TFD portion of the team is made up of a joint group of Special Operations members (Army, Navy, and Air Force Special Operations). The TFD leadership is Keith David, TFD Managing Director; Greg Knauer, TFD Operations Manager; Terry Schappert, TFD Ambassador; and Mark Stephens, TFD Executive Board Member. The TFD team has a mix of visible and invisible injuries. With the support of SCUBAPRO, we will be able to fully equip the team with state of the art gear to address their individual needs while conducting the mission safely, efficiently, and effectively.

Without your donations, we cannot achieve our Mission supporting the US Special Operations Command’s service members and their families.

The Task Force Dagger Foundation’s three core programs: (1) Immediate Needs, (2) SOF Health Initiatives, and (3) Recreational Therapy Adaptive Events provide resources and healing for Special Operations Forces (SOF) members and families. Our SOF Health Initiatives provides program recipients care and treatment that is designed to treat the problem and not the symptom through functional medicine and other treatment modalities that are holistic in nature. Task Force Dagger Foundation supports Army Green Berets, Rangers, Civil Affairs, Military Information Support Operations, Army Special Mission Units, Navy SEALs, Air Force Special Tactics/Operations and Marine Special Operations and their families. These are some of the units that comprise the US Special Operations Command.

Since 2009, we have supported USSOCOM with over $3.5M dollars of support to 3,100 SOF service members and their families. The Task Force Dagger Foundation’s overhead rate is 10.91%.

For more information, please contact the Task Force Dagger Foundation Office at (214) 420-9290 or via email at info@taskforcedagger.org or visit us on the web at www.taskforcedagger.org.

Task Force Dagger Foundation Recognizes Tracfone Support for Special Operations Service Members

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Funds Will Be Used to Support Special Operators’ Family Needs Not Fully Covered By Military, Dept. of Defense, Veterans Affairs or Insurance; Hundreds of Thousands of Vets Already Served by TracFone’s SafeLink Service Under Federal Lifeline Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. and MIAMI – June 21, 2018 – The nonprofit Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFDF) is announcing new support from TracFone Wireless, Inc. (TracFone), America’s top no-contract cell phone service provider, to help meet the special needs United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) service members and their families.

Charles “Keith” David, managing director, Task Force Dagger Foundation said: “We respond to immediate needs that are short fuse and critical in nature. When we receive a request for assistance, we respond within two hours or less to get the needed support into the hands of the service member and his or her family. The needs that are covered are so varied that they are hard to describe and include everything from flights, lodging, rental cars, and other items too numerous to describe. If it is requested by the Command, then is is a verified need and we take action. TracFone deserves recognition for agreeing to step up and help those who have served our nation.”

Under the federal Lifeline program, the SafeLink Wireless service provided by TracFone reaches hundreds of thousands of the more than one million veterans now enrolled in the Lifeline program. TracFone is among the many consumer, senior, and military support voices today opposing a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal that would end Lifeline service for up to 1.3 million vets.

Where will the TracFone money provided to the Task Force Dagger Foundation go?

The nonprofit provides programs and service in three major areas:

Immediate Needs – TFDF assists Special Operations personnel and their families with needs that are not covered by the Military, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, or insurance. Our average response time from request to support is two hours.

SOF Health Initiatives – TFDF assists Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel and their families with care and treatment focusing on how to heal the person versus treatment where providing prescription medication is the answer. TFDF works with various organizations on ways to treat Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and to reduce the number of veteran suicides.

Rehabilitative Therapy Events – TFDF sponsors activities that foster a sense of well-being, offer encouragement, and assist the service member’s rehabilitation and recovery from wounds and injuries sustained while serving our country.

ABOUT TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION

Task Force Dagger Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured United States Special Operations Command members and their families. We respond to urgent needs, conduct Rehabilitative Therapy Events, and provide next-generation health solutions for issues facing our service members. Our cohesive programs enable families to seize the moment and live life. https://www.taskforcedagger.org/

About TracFone Wireless, Inc.

TracFone is a no-contract cellphone service provider owned by TracFone Wireless Inc., America’s largest no-contract cell phone provider. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. (“AMX”) (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). AMX is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Latin America.

2018 TDxSOC-F Cornhole Throwdown

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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Your ticket includes Pit BBQ and Drink: $10.00
Kids under 12 eat free!

Adult beverages provided by Back Bay Brewery 

Raffel Tickets at the Event: $5.00 a piece or 5 tickets for $20.00

Raffle Prizes: Over $12K worth of gear to WIN. All you need is one ticket and any of the below could be yours. You have to pass VA background checks to receive any of the Fire Arms.

• Zev 556 Rifle With Optics and all the fixings
• Glock 17 with RMR
• Never Summer Snowboard Custom
• Clothing and jackets from OR/Arc’teryx/TD
• Knives
• Plate Carriers with Hard Armor
• LBT Training Vest
• Vortex Binos and Scopes
• ITS Tactical Package
• Firearms Training package
• Much more!

Date: July 10th, 2018 @ 6pm

Location:
Tactical Distributors HQ
641 Phoenix Dr.
VB,VA 23452

3 gun Match for SFC Rich Stayskal on 30 Jun 18 in Fayetteville, NC

Monday, June 18th, 2018

SFC Rich Stayskal is currently a Range 37 instructor who has lung cancer.  His colleagues are holding a 3 gun match as a fundraiser for him and his family.

SFC Stayskal is married with two young daughters and has already undergone surgery at Duke Medical Center, including Chemo / Radiation therapy.

He started in the Marines, serving outside of Mosul, Iraq, as a LCpl and earning a Purple Heart in 3004 courtesy of a GSW to the left chest. He left the Marines in 2005 and like so many Marines before him, joined the Army to try his hand at Special Forces. After successfully completing the 18X pipeline, he was assigned to 1st SFG(A), serving three Combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently serves as a Range 37 Sniper instructor.

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Ammo Requirements: Rifle 200 rds, pistol 200rds, shotgun 100 shells.  Recommend 7.62mm, 5.56mm, 45mm, 9mm, 12ga, 20ga.  Ball ammo or match grade is fine.  NO tungsten or steel penetrators.

Registration is going to be onsite only.  Match POC COL Mike Radnothy 910-705-7612.

Donations go to the Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT)

ATTN: SFC Rich Stayskal fund raiser

130 Mill Brook Rd

Suite 1A

Essex, Conn 06426

Propper Donates Portion of Memorial Day Week Proceeds to USO of Missouri

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

St. Charles, MO — For the second year in a row, Missouri-based Propper International teamed up with the USO of Missouri to donate a portion of online sales in honor of Memorial Day and to further the USO’s mission to “strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.”

This year’s total of $5,181 included proceeds from sales during the week leading up to Memorial Day and the holiday weekend.

“As a Missouri-based company, donating to the USO of Missouri was an easy decision,” said John Negrau, VP, Marketing & eCommerce for Propper. “For over half a century, Propper has proudly supported our fighting men and women. It made sense to support current active duty personnel by donating in honor of the fallen.”

Each state’s USO branches operate independently and rely solely upon local support.

“Propper’s support and generosity is very much appreciated. Without support such as theirs, we wouldn’t be able to continue to serve the over 270,000 military and their families that we do,” said Christine Trotter, Development Director for USO of Missouri.

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Saber Solutions To Donate 50% Of Profits On Remaining MultiCam Shirts To SOC-F

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

After learning of the recent death of one Military Intelligence Soldier assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the wounding of four other Group members in Somalia, Saber Solutions informed us they will donate 50% of all profits of their remaining stock of MultiCam shirts (both seconds and regulars) to Special Operations Care Fund To be used in support of those that have been wounded and killed.

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Check them out at www.sabersolutionsllc.net/products/multicam-pocket-t-shirt.

Chester Police Department Receives Tourniquet Grant From The Spirit of Blue Foundation

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – May 31, 2018 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Chester Police Department (CPD) to outfit its entire force of 37 officers with tourniquets.  CPD requested the tourniquet grant from Spirit of Blue following an officer involved shooting in which Patrol Captain Alan Davis was severely injured.  One of his officers on the call had a personal tourniquet and used it to stabilize Captain Davis until he was able to be transported to a local medical facility.  Captain Davis survived the shooting but was forced to medically retire due to his injuries.  That incident demonstrated the need for tourniquets to be carried by each officer and led CPD to submit their grant request to the Spirit of Blue Foundation.  The tourniquets were purchased through North American Rescue and the grant was funded by a partnership with Law Enforcement United.  The tourniquets have already been put into use and the grant is valued at $1,125.

“Unfortunately, the Chester Police Department can personally attest to the usefulness of the Combat Application Tourniquet,” commented Commissioner Otis Blair of the CPD.  “This device has kept both members of the public and our department from tragedies.  Instead of having to make heartbreaking notifications to families and attending funeral services we are saving lives, building friendships, and strengthening bonds within our community – an investment far greater than any monetary expense.”

Chief James Nolan, IV (left) formally accepted the tourniquet grant from Spirit of Blue Executive Director Ryan T. Smith (right) at the Police Headquarters building in Chester, PA.

 

Tourniquets are vital pieces of medical equipment that officers require on the road in the event of a traumatic injury to an extremity. When only precious minutes exist to treat such an injury, tourniquets are able to be applied individually or on a co-worker to prevent excessive blood loss until that individual can be placed into medical care.  As a secondary benefit, officers who carry a tourniquet are also able to use them to rescue a member of the community who may have experienced a similar type injury.

CPD officers have already performed two community saves with the tourniquets they were granted.  One other documented community save was made with granted tourniquets by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Penfield, NY.  To date, Spirit of Blue has granted 996 tourniquets nationwide.

“Tourniquets should be thought of as a required piece of equipment for every officer in America,” explained Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation.  “The US Military has proven their effectiveness and now law enforcement agencies are beginning to roll them out.  Here, due to the overwhelming threats that the Chester Police face, we felt we should step in and make sure they had tourniquets as quickly as possible.”

Law Enforcement United (LEU), the grant’s sponsor, is an organization of 1,000 active and retired police officers who honor fallen officers and raise funds to assist charitable organizations that serve the law enforcement community.  Each year members of the organization ride 250 miles or more into Washington, DC to participate in National Police Week events and carry flags in honor of each fallen officer which are given to the surviving families upon their arrival.  Since its founding in 2009, LEU has raised over $5,750,000 for law enforcement causes.

Statistics released by the Officer Down Memorial Page show that 65 law enforcement officers have already lost their lives in 2018 – a 12% increase over the same period in the previous year.  29 of those deaths were firearm related, a 36% increase over the same period in 2017.  The reality of these statistics, and the increasing number of underfunded law enforcement agencies across the country, fuel the Spirit of Blue safety grant initiative.

The Spirit of Blue Foundation actively encourages the public at large to honor and appreciate law enforcement officers who serve and protect our communities. By supporting the Spirit of Blue Foundation, the public can make an impact in the lives of law enforcement officers every day. To learn more about the Spirit of Blue, or make a donation, visit www.spiritofblue.org.