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Erik Agazim to Launch Law Enforcement Charity

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Erik Agazim, the founder of National Police Ammunition, is celebrating the company’s 9th year in business.

Hialeah, Fla. (March 2018)  – National Police Ammunition, founded in 2009, is focused on lead-free alternative ammunition, specially designed and developed for law enforcement use. In celebration of the nine-year milestone, Agazim is founding EALEO Charities-Erik Agazim Law Enforcement Officers Charities-to give back to the law enforcement community.

The soon-to-be-founded organization will be divided into three main categories, according to Agazim. These will be merit-based scholarships, a foundation for fallen officers, and an equipment grants program. Merit-based scholarships will assist low-income cadets with the tuition and equipment required by police academies.

Meanwhile, the assistance foundation will provide support for fallen officers and their families, through work carried out directly with local police associations. Lastly, equipment grant programs will aid under-funded agencies with the critical equipment and training ammunition which they require.

“I’ve had the honor to work with law enforcement for the last nine years and have learned the challenges they face financially,” says Agazim of the project.

“From young cadets entering academies without the resources to purchase simple items such as holsters, to veteran SWAT operators who do not have the proper equipment, inhibiting their ability to conduct specialized operations, I’ve seen it all,” he adds.

Agazim continues, “National Police Ammunition will donate a portion of its revenue directly to the charity through its new parent company, Defense Engineering Systems.”

Initially, the charity plans to donate $500 each month to the Miami Dade Police Chiefs Association officer of the month, along with a further $1,000 to the officer of the year.

A website is currently under construction which will allow potential scholarship candidates to apply for student aid, which will be reviewed by the charity’s board. The website will also offer grant applications to agencies for specialized equipment and ammunition needed for additional training.

“Law enforcement has blessed National Police Ammunition over the last nine years,” remarks Agazim.

“I’m excited and grateful,” he adds, “to have the opportunity to give back to their community.”

Erik Agazim’s National Police Ammunition is already heavily involved with a number of local law enforcement charities and associations.

The company currently sponsors the Florida Police Athletic-Activities League, the Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The Miami-based ammunition specialists are also proud members of the Miami Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Highway Patrol Command Officers Association, and the Florida Sheriffs Association.

Morgan Helps Veterans Challenge for Paralympian Dream

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

World leading composites and defence systems manufacturer designs and builds two bespoke sit skis, in time for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics.

When Steve Arnold and Scott Meenagh joined the Armed Forces, it is probably fair to say that they would not have thought that they’d be competing in the 2018 Winter Paralympics being hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Both Steve and Scott are double amputees, caused by injuries in the line of duty. They are being supported in their pursuit for Paralympic selection by a partnership between Help for Heroes and the Armed Force Para-Snowsport Team. If successful for selection, Steve and Scott will be the first Para-Nordic skiers to represent GB at the Paralympics for 20 years.

Scott was part of the recovery operation in Afghanistan when he stepped on a roadside IED (Improvised Explosive Device). Steve Arnold was serving as a Staff Sergeant that was leading a search team in Afghanistan when he also lost both of his legs in an IED explosion.

Even though both members have suffered life-changing injuries, they now find themselves on the verge of qualification for the Paralympic Para Nordic Skiing event, thanks to some help from the Composites and Defence Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials.

Morgan was approached by Elizabeth Winfield, Chief Operating Officer for Armed Forces Para-Snow Sport, and Jayne Kavanagh, Performance Pathway Manager at Help for Heroes, in September 2017 to design and manufacture bespoke sit skis for Scott and Steve. Morgan’s relationship with the Armed Forces follows on from its recent win of the £4.49m contract to supply body armour to the Ministry of Defence.

Qualification for the games started in December 2017. This gave the manufacturer just six weeks to produce the sit skis in time for training and qualification.

“We were incredibly honoured to have been able to help Scott and Steve on their extraordinary Paralympic journey”, said Greg Aratoon, Principal Engineer at Morgan Composites and Defence Systems.

“Before we got involved, they were using off the shelf ice hockey seats that were ill-fitting and heavy. We knew that we’d be able to help create bespoke, lightweight sit skis which would give them the best chance of reaching Pyeongchang”.

Nordic Para Skiing tests athletes on varying inclines, while they also must roll the sit skis over to shoot at targets and then sprint to the finish.

To design the new seats, Morgan started by 3D scanning the team members. This helped get Scott and Steve’s unique measurements for the seat moulds and tailor the designs where waist strapping would be situated.

The sit skis were then manufactured out of mainly carbon fibre. The seats weighed less than 1kg each when finished, not including the metallic frames.

“Not only does the seat look good and make us look professional on the racing circuit, but it is also very robust and has held up to me putting it through its paces”, said Steve Arnold.

“I feel very secure in the seat and all the strapping was designed to keep me in when in the prone shooting position, making it feel like part of my body while skiing. I believe the seat has helped me with the marginal gains you need when competing in high level sport”.

Special thanks go out to companies involved in the project, including Morgan Advanced Materials Base Group, Pattern & Moulds, SHD Composites and ADV Metal Craft.

For more about Morgan’s Composites and Defence Systems Business, visit http://www.morganadvancedmaterials.com/en-gb/our-product-groups/composites-and-defence-systems/

Propper Joins “Bigs In Blue” as Signature Sponsor

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

St. Charles, MO – Propper International has proudly signed on as the Signature Sponsor of the Bigs In Blue program from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, one of the nation’s leading mentoring organizations. The program connects St. Louis youth (Littles) with men and women in law enforcement (Bigs) to build strong, trusting, and enduring relationships between law enforcement, youth, families, and the communities they serve.

Like other mentoring programs supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, Bigs In Blue aims to ensure that children and teenagers grow up with love, hope, and opportunity. The Bigs In Blue program maintains this commitment to children but hopes to address the strained relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Spokesman and former St. Louis Police Chief Daniel Isom and his wife were recently paired up with Littles and are already seeing the fruits of their labors.

“Bigs In Blue is not a new program for St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters President and CEO, Rebecca (Becky) J. Hatter, “but the expansion of the program to county police departments and area colleges represents an exciting new chapter. We are expanding initially in these departments but looking forward to making this program available to every department in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Cape Girardeau, and Scott Counties.” In the first year, the goal is to recruit at least 25 new members of law enforcement/police officers.

“Propper is honored to be a signature sponsor of the Bigs In Blue program,” said John Negrau, Vice President of Marketing & eCommerce for Propper. “This is one more way to continue serving those who serve.”

Navy Seal Foundation Offering New Products

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The Navy Seal Foundation has new products they are offering the public. Proceeds go to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

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The Red Devils Partner with Gentex to Support Word of Honor Charity

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Ops-Core FAST Helmets worn during promotional and training jumps in San Diego, California   

Carbondale, PA, March 12, 2018.  Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel announced today that its partners, The Red Devils, will conduct a jump during their promotional and team training this month in San Diego, California to support Word of Honor Fund, a charity that facilitates milestone events for the surviving children of SEALs and Special Operations personnel who have died in the line of duty. Gentex provides The Red Devils, the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army, with Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmets, worn during their jumps.

“We’re proud to support Word of Honor Fund,” said Tom Short, vice president ground systems, Gentex Corporation.  “Helping to fulfill a fallen operator’s promise to their children further emboldens us in our mission of protecting those that serve.”

Through their partnership with The Red Devils, Gentex supports The Paras and the British Army, both long time customers of Gentex Corporation, and promote their common goal of advancing parachuting and skydiving safety.

With its unique system design and patented rail technology for mounting helmet accessories, Ops-Core is today’s leading brand of modular, scalable, open-architecture helmet systems for elite defense and security forces. Ops-Core helmet system platforms and components are designed to seamlessly work together to provide true system level performance for today’s most demanding users.

To learn more about or to make donations to Word of Honor Fund, click here.

Charity MASF (Modern American Shooting & Firearms) Ends Its 6 1/2 Year Run

Monday, March 5th, 2018

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- After six years as a charity, Modern American Shooting & Firearms (MASF) is closing their doors.

MASF was a nonprofit educational organization (501.c3) located in Northern Virginia that had the goal of making gun education accessible to all people regardless of their financial situation and ability to pay. MASF believed that everyone has the right to defend themselves and their family, and purchasing a gun is only the first step. The second phase is seeking out a reputable trainer.

The group helped train people in the proper mindset of carrying a firearm along with gun safety and shooting skills by bringing in top trainers at little to no cost to the student.

They also worked to spread the value of the Second Amendment and gun ownership. MASF was a big proponent of carrying a firearm every day once adequately trained.

According to MASF President Baraka James, they are retiring the charity to focus time on a once weekly podcast that on the Firearms Radio Network called Civilian Carry Radio.

According to Baraka Ulrich James, he believes he can use this method to spread the message better as to what it means to be a gun owner as well as the Second Amendment, gun safety, and overall firearms education. The show tackles these issues from a civilian’s point of view.

Civilian Carry Radio – @CC_Radio2A – on the Firearms Radio Network. Our website is here via the Firearms Radio Network – firearmsradio.tv/civilian-carry-radio

This podcast focuses on the importance of the 2nd amendment, firearms safety, education, training and mindset.

Hosted by Baraka Ulrich James with co-hosts Allen Sams and Karie Thomas, sponsored competitive shooter.

Our goal is spreading the message to everyday people on the importance of the 2nd amendment and firearms education, mindset, safety and training.

Below for your reference are some names that you may recognize that have appeared on our show thus far and have agreed to come back on with us again later in 2018:

Pat McNamara, Super Dave Harrington, Tom Givens, Michael Green ,Chris Costa, Steve Fisher, Darryl Bolke, Wayne Dobbs, Steve Tarani, Ian Harrison, Chris Cheng, Dr. William April, Dave Spaulding, Craig Douglas, Aaron Cowan, Ryan Cleckner, Paul Sharp, John Murphy, Kerry Davis, Claude Warner, Alex Hartmann, Andrew Branca ESQ., Spencer Keepers, Garry Marr, Cecil Burch, Varg Freeborn, Annette Evans, Kelly D. Venden, Benjamin and  Rachael Dewalt, Gabe White, Chris Fry, Marshall Chuck Haggard, Maj Toure,  Rick Largesse and many more that you can find all on our YouTube Channel,  iHeartRadio or iTunes via the link below.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel here –  www.youtube.com/c/CCRadio2a

By subscribing to us on YouTube, you can watch us LIVE every Wednesday at 8pm est! We also have links for all of our guests websites, contact info and class announcements in the notes below the video

You can listen to us via Stitcher, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio and iTunes. Please follow the links below:

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Warriors Heart

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

PTSD, ADDICTION AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT FOR ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS, AND FIRST RESPONDERS

Warriors Heart® provides private treatment to adult men and women 18 and older who are seeking inpatient treatment for chemical dependency, alcohol abuse, and co-occurring psychological disorders relating to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or the psychological effects of MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury).

When warriors need support, Warriors Heart is there for them. Now you can be too. With your help, Warriors Heart can build warrior healing programs that continue beyond their facility. Get involved with providing for the warriors who’ve dedicated themselves to our safety.

Please visit https://www.warriorsheart.com for more information. If you know of someone that needs help, please call (888) 378-1474

Warriors Helping Warriors & EOD Warrior 5k Events

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The EOD Warrior Foundation has two upcoming events. All proceeds from both events benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on meeting the needs of wounded, ill or injured EOD techs and their families. Register at www.EODwarrior5k.org

EOD Memorial Day Event

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