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Limited Edition Arc’teryx LEAF Tweave Caps to be Auctioned at Next Month’s SOC-F Patriot’s Luncheon

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014


Arc’teryx has generously donated the first run of 25 of these LEAF Bird Caps in MultiCam Tweave to be auctioned off, amongst other pieces from the LEAF line, at the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) Patriot’s Luncheon. These hats will not be in the line. Right now, this is the only way you are going to score one of these limited edition caps. The date of the event is Nov 14th.

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A Message from Tom Hardy Regarding Help for Heroes

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

British actor Tom Hardy is a big supporter of Help for Heroes.

Pre-Order Your 2015 Hot Shots Calendar

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


You’re probably familiar with the annual Hot Shots Calendar. It’s used to raise morale as well as funds for UK and US-based military charities. In previous years the calendar was printed and distributed in the UK and only available here in America through partners. This year, Hot Shots has expanded with a new Printed in the US version that is available for wholesale throughout the US. If you’re interested In carrying it, contact

Pre-Orders start today with worldwide shipping commencing the 31st of October! In addition to the calendar, keep your eye out for T-Shirts, Mugs, Playing Cards and Posters.

Price is $14.99 plus shipping (in the US). See web for rest of world.

The White St George’s Scarf from Pretty Green

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Available now, the St George’s Scarf from clothing brand Pretty Green is pretty cool whether you’re a soccer fan or just want to sport the colors.

Yep, that’s Newman.

Combat Flip Flops Has Reached Its Goal Of $15,000 For Afghan Cashmere

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Combat Flip Fops has exceeded their goal of $15,000 by over 10% for sourcing Afghan cashmere from local producers to create scarves for first world markets. Because of these donations, the first run of ‘Cashmaghs’ is already in production with an expected delivery in early October. There are still 3 days to go on the VetLaunch campaign, so if you’re looking to donate now is the time.

Extortion 17 Memorial Motorcycle Auction and Ride

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Almost three years ago, August 6th, we lost an amazing group of Americans and their Afghan counterparts when Extortion 17, a US Army CH-47 helicopter was shot down over Wardak Province in Afghanistan. The toll was devastating; 25 Navy and Air Force Special Operators, five United States Army National Guard and Army Reserve aircrewmen, seven Afghan commandos, and one Afghan interpreter, as well as a US military working dog. Now, we remember their sacrifice and endeavor to raise funds to support their families.

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Green Devil Garage built this amazing motorcycle to help raise funds for the Travis Mannion Foundation via auction. The Travis Mannion Foundation is a non-parochial 501(c)(3) charity that has a very simple charter, “To assist our nation’s veterans and the families of fallen heroes.” Funds from the Memorial Ride will go to the 31 Heroes Project.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go check this build out for myself at Green Devil Garage.

In addition to auctioning off this custom bike on August 2nd, there is a Memorial Ride as well. Even if you can’t make it in person, you can sign up as a virtual rider and receive a t-shirt.

Additional info on the fundraiser is available at You can also donate directly to the fundraiser if you can’t make it to the memorial ride.

Below is the full press release.

Green Devil Garage to Build and Donate Tribute Motorcycle for the 3rd Annual Extortion 17 Memorial Ride

The Third Annual Extortion 17 Memorial Ride will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The Memorial Ride is dedicated to the memory of 30 active duty military servicemen and 1 military working dog killed in action on August 6, 2011 when a CH-47 helicopter was shot down by enemy fire in Afghanistan. The Memorial Ride provides an opportunity for the community to gather and commemorate the Heroes of August 6, and to rally in a show of support for Gold Star families. This event not only ensures that their sacrifice is remembered, but it also serves as a fundraiser for families of fallen US service members via the 31Heroes Project, in partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation.

Green Devil Garage is pleased to announce that it will build a new motorcycle to be auctioned off at this year’s ride. This marks the second year the company will support the Extortion 17 Memorial Ride with an original design motorcycle. Last year at the Second Annual Extortion 17 Memorial Ride, Green Devil Garage’s custom bobber was the most valuable auction item, drawing $24,500 for the aforementioned charities. NRA American Warrior wrote about the tribute motorcycle:

The Veteran-owned-operated small business is looking to raise $20,000 towards the build of this year’s custom bike. Donations will cover the cost of custom parts for the build. Any overage in donations will be forwarded to the The Travis Manion Foundation. Donors can support the 2014 custom Extortion 17 bike build by donating here through this Crowdwise page.
Opened in 2013, Green Devil Garage is Hampton Roads’ first motorcycle-repair-and-storage shop. Green Devil Garage specializes in building custom motorcycles and motorcycle repairs. Green Devil Garage provides storage solutions for motorcycles, complete with maintenance. Green Devil Garage is located on 553 South Birdneck Road # 209, Virginia Beach, Virginia and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call Green Devil Garage at (757) 995-7288 or email

Donors for the motorcycle build will receive the same benefits as donors for the Extortion 17 Memorial Ride. Benefit levels follow:

Presenting Sponsors • $10,000 and up
o 12 T-shirts
o Most prominent logo on 48×60 banner
o Most prominent company logo on the back of the annual ride T-shirt
o Promotion through website and Facebook

Platinum • $5,000
o 6 T-shirts
o Logo on 48×60 banner (2nd level of prominence)
o 2nd prominent company logo on the back of the annual ride T-shirt
o Promotion through website and Facebook

Gold • $2,000
o 4 T-shirts
o Logo on 48×60 banner
o Promotion through website and Facebook

Silver • $1,000
o 2 T-shirts
o Logo on 48×60 banner
o Promotion through website and Facebook

Bronze • $500
o Logo on 48×60 banner
o Promotion through website and Facebook

Combat Flip Flops Over Halfway To Its Goal Of $15,000 For Afghan Cashmere

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Combat Flip Flops is over halfway to its goal of sourcing Afghan cashmere from local producers to create scarves for first world markets. The donations made so far have:

  • helped fund over 90 days of school for Afghan women.
  • logged hours in Afghan factories supporting small businesses and driving economic stability.
  • supported a Veteran owned business that gives back to the Veteran community.
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    To add incentive, CFF has added a new donation reward to the list: The Gunner, an Afghan shemagh embroidered with a belt of ammo. The Gunner requires 6 hours of manual production in a woman owned factory, funds a week of school for an Afghan girl, and supports a veteran-owned business. For a $70 donation, you get a first run Gunner.

    The campaign ends August 18th, 2014.

    Put the Hot Shots Girls on Kilimanjaro to Benefit Help For Heroes

    Monday, July 14th, 2014


    Some of the the same young ladies who adorn the pages of the popular Hot Shots Calendar plan to summit Africa’s Kilimanjaro next Summer. They need your help. In turn, they’ll be raising awareness for their favorite charity Help for Heroes.

    Hotshots Calendar are climbing Kilimanjaro! After 7 years of raising money with the annual Hotshots Calendar, the girls, along with two members of the HSC Team are going to the extreme! They will be climbing Kilimanjaro with Help for Heroes in February 2015! Aiming to raise in excess of £25,000 for the charity, HSC Girls Kelly Hall & Daisy Watts will be joined by Ming Davies and Adam Edgar as they give everything to ‘Conquer the roof of Africa’. Please give generously, every penny counts, help be apart of making a difference to the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.Donating through this page is simple, quick and secure. It is the most efficient way to give – so every donation goes further – and if you are a UK taxpayer and give Gift Aid consent you will boost your donation.Thank you for your support.

    EOD Foundation Presents Service Dog to Wounded Warrior at Warrior East

    Thursday, July 10th, 2014

    Earlier today, during the Warrior Expo setup day, Chief Steve Bronson and Axl Rose, his Dutch Shepard Pitbull presented Wounded Warrior Brad Lang with his new service animal, Diego, on behalf of the EOD Warrior Foundation.


    A Wounded Warrior, Brad Lang retired from the Marine Corps as an EOD SSgt after receiving graves wounds on July 24th, 2011 in the Sangin River Valley in Helmland Province. He recovered and nowadays, Brad keeps his head in the game by running Stumpy’s Custom Guns, Inc. in Swansboro, NC along with Johnny Morris who also lost a leg as a Marine EOD NCO. They named the shop “Stumpies” because they’ve got one good leg between the two of them. They also employ other Wounded Warriors.

    Diego is a two year old Belgian Malanois. He’s undergone seven months of training for his new assignment as Brad’s service dog. Steve Bronson has really brought Diego a long way over that time.

    This is a reunion for Brad and Diego. They last saw each other during SHOT Show in January. Brad had Diego initially for about four months and then he turned him over to BMC Bronson (USN, Ret) to train him as a service dog. Diego has been learning how to recover Brad’s chair, assist with handicapped doors and crosswalks as well as regular doors. Most of all, Diego will be someone to, in Brad’s own words, “watch my Six.”

    EOD Warrior Foundation has paid for the entire training process. Everything from food to vet bills to training. They even purchased a Jog-a-Dog treadmill for Diego so that he can work off his excess energy. I spoke with EOD Warrior Foundation Founder and Chairman of the Board BMCM Ken Falke (EOD) (USN, Ret). He said, “We’re honored to be able to sponsor Diego’s training in order to make a difference in Brad’s life. We’re also grateful to Chief Bronson for his time and patience training Diego.”

    Diego and Brad have one more challenge to surmount. Diego will be taking a public access test to assess his abilities to work with Brad in a public setting. Based on what I saw today, they’ll do just fine.

    Don’t Miss the No Breaks Throwdown Charity Fundraiser

    Monday, July 7th, 2014

    Are you coming to this week’s Warrior Expo presented by ADS here in Virginia Beach? Then you don’t want to miss the No Brakes Throwdown Charity Fundraiser presented by our friends at Tactical Distributors and Uber Group.

    No Brakes Throw Down

    This event sponsored by Arc’teryx, S&S Precision, Daniel Defense, SSD, Smith Optics, and more, the No Brakes Throwdown offers fun, barbecue, beverages, and go kart racing! Don’t miss it!

    Racing is open to all, but limited to just 130 available slots. Naturally, those not wishing to race can also attend as spectators! The top four racers will receive prizes from the sponsor companies, and the first place winner will choose the charity the funds are donated to.

    The event is being held at American Indoor Karting in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 9th, 2014 from 1730-2200 Eastern. That’s the night before ADS Warrior East.

    For more information and to purchase tickets visit