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Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) and Tomahawk Charitable Solutions to Support Leader in Neurotherapeutics to Provide Breakthrough Treatment Technology for Special Operations Veterans

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA, September 5, 2019 – Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F), Tomahawk Charitable Solutions (TCS), and Brain Treatment Center San Diego (BTC San Diego) are pleased to announce their collaboration for BTC San Diego to offer an innovative and promising treatment modality for special operations military service members for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-traumatic Stress (PTS).

The dynamic collaboration between SOC-F, TCS, and BTC San Diego offers a unique opportunity for service members struggling with symptoms such as lack of focus, chronic sleep disruption, and cognitive fog. Over the next 18 months, this collaboration will facilitate treatment by BTC San Diego of Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans. SOC-F and TCS will bring valuable resources to support BTC San Diego’s pioneering work with the military community, and they are excited for the transformative opportunities the collaboration will bring to those who served.

Over the past six years, BTC San Diego has used Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided Resonance Therapy (MeRTSM) to help military service members and is conducting clinical trials with the Department of Defense and US Special Operations Command. MeRTSM  is a patented process that uses computational neuroanalytics to build a personalized treatment protocol aimed at restoring each individuals neurological health. This process takes approximately 30 minutes per day over a 4-6 week period. MeRTSM was developed by Wave Neuroscience (Wave Neuro) – a leader in the non-invasive neuromodulation space.

Here is what service members who have completed MeRT at Brain Treatment Center say about the treatment:

SOF, USMC Veteran:

“Within 4 days of being treated, I was sleeping through the night. My anger had subsided significantly, and I was smiling and enjoying things again. I was able to focus and concentrate on information much more efficiently and easily, and did not get lost in conversation as I had prior to coming here. My chronic headaches had ceased, my balance was returning, and my ringing in my ears, (tinnitus) had also ceased.”

SOF, US Navy Veteran:

“Besides offering the most effective treatment I’ve experienced, the BTC and MeRT promise to accelerate results that might take months or years through traditional treatments.  I feel like BTC reintroduced me to the person I can be, and put me back in control.”

SOF, US Army Veteran:

“After my 6th treatment, I slept 8 hours straight, I usually averaged 3-5 hours max. In the morning it felt like a light bulb turned on in my head… clarity of thought that I haven’t experienced in years.” 

To make a donation in support of service members in need, please visit or www.soc-f.org (EIN: 46-3326489) or www.tomahawkcharitablesolutions.org (EIN: 82-1606687).

For inquires on becoming a participant, please visit www.braintreatmentcenter.com/SOF

Inglorious Amateurs – T-28 Memorial T-shirt

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Rhos T-shirt pays tribute to the exploits of the courageous pilots of the Agency’s proprietary air companies.

The design features a strafing T-28, like those that flew in Africa and Southwest Asia. In particular, this design features the Congolese flag as well as other markers for those in the know, all flying over the outline of the Congo.

A percentage of the proceeds from this pre-sale will be donated to the Third Option Foundation. “Quietly Helping Those Who Quietly Serve”?

Pre-order In Military Green or Indigo, sizes Medium through 2XLarge.

www.ingloriousamateurs.com/products/t-28-memorial

Inglorious Amateurs suggests you check out the works of Ted Gup in “The Book of Honor” as well as Dick Holms’ “The Craft We Chose” for the relevant backstory.

“Dewey The Puppy” Book Raises Money For SpikeS K9 Fund

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Several Hampton Roads groups have come together to raise funds for Spikes K9 Fund.

Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch created the Spikes K9 fund to care for K9s. This 501c3 Tax-Exempt Organization focuses on the training, care and preservation of working dogs. They have donated ballistic vests for dogs to various police departments, provided veterinary care to some and additional training to others.

Jimmy Hatch wrote the “Dewey The Puppy” Book in collaboration with Joe Nobody, Tattoo artist to Naval Special Warfare, and principal of Tribe Sk8tz. Proceeds will go to Spike K9 Fund.

The story follows puppy Dewey as he learns about the life of Argo, a working dog.

Joe Nobody’s Artistic Development Group, can be found on Instagram.

To get your copy, visit spikes-k9-fund.myshopify.com/collections/front-page-new-products/products/dewey-the-puppy-book.

 

SIG SAUER Raises a Record-Setting $70,000 for the Honored American Veterans Afield Organization at Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 19, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the 4th Annual 2019 SIG SAUER Charity Golf Tournament raised $70,000 for the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) organization held August 9, 2019 at Pease Golf Course in Newington, New Hampshire.  In 2019 this annual event expanded to 192 golfers that contributed to the near doubling of the monies raised for the HAVA organization.      

“For over a decade, the HAVA organization has been re-integrating disabled veterans and injured military into American life through outdoor activities and the shooting sports,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “For everyone at SIG SAUER it’s an honor to support this meaningful program, and contribute to continuing the services provided by HAVA that are making a difference in the lives of the men and women that fought to protect our freedoms.”

HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2007 by a group of executives from the hunting and shooting industry to help disabled veterans and injured active-duty military returning from war heal, and reintegrate back into everyday life through participation in outdoor activities. HAVA sponsors guided hunts, shooting events, and outdoor activities across the country hosting hundreds of veterans annually.

SIG SAUER is a longstanding supporter and sustaining sponsor of the HAVA organization. Annually, SIG SAUER participates in HAVA sponsored shooting and hunting events across the country benefiting hundreds of veterans, including the upcoming 7th Annual Rock Castle Family Day on September 14, 2019 at Rockcastle Shooting Sports Center in Park City, Kentucky.   

To learn more about the HAVA organization visit honoredveterans.org

Eighth Order – For the Lost Souls

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

William Romes and Tom Kerr would like to announce the creation of their company Eighth Order, Inc as well as their initial product campaign. They have both been friends of mine for years. I’ve always admired their service to this great country as well as their creativity.

Eighth Order is a foray into Veteran advocacy by the two with the expressed intent of Veterans helping other Veterans tell their stories. After nearly two decades at war, American Veterans are suffering in staggering numbers, with far too many homeless on the street, self-medicating, and taking their own lives. Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries are far too real and far too prevalent to sit idly by and not do anything.

With stacks of uniforms in our closets and an idea in our minds eye, we’ve set to doing something…anything…that can help other American Veterans.

As I stare at the stacks of utility uniforms in my closet, I remember thinking, “It’s going to be a shame to throw these out. There’s a lot of money spent, and hard work put into those.” Then I thought… “…and a lot of memories too…” With that I thought there had to be a way to re-purpose those uniforms. I remembered seeing the Eagles and Angles products posted on SSD and I thought I may be able to do something similar, but unlike what they’re working on. I thought those guys were doing awesome things and didn’t just want to “me too” something. However, their message is strong, and it resonated with me. Veterans telling their stories is a powerful thing, and not just for people to hear and celebrate, but also because talking about things helps them heal, even if just for a moment. With that in mind, I called the first person I could think of who would tell me to “knock it off, you’re an idiot”. To my surprise, Tom told me to do it, do something, do something about it…and that he wanted to be involved.

We have been working through the back end of this business since January and it is time to get moving. The product offerings will be a range of casual oxford style shirts with the inside of the cuffs, button line, and inside of the collar fitted with pieces of the donated utility uniforms. The uniforms are donated by American Veterans, along with as much or as little of their story they care to share. Those uniforms and stories will travel together to our factory in California. When a product ships, they will go with a card that discusses where that uniform has been and the things it’s seen. The goal, once this initiative gets off the ground is that a percentage of each sale will go to a Veteran non-profit organization focused on PTSD/TBI treatment and rehabilitation programs. With regards to transparency, I have spoken with a number of these types of organizations and to a company have told me to hold on that portion first off. They tell me that I should make sure the business is moving properly before committing funds to their organizations. One gentleman told me that nobody gets help if your company fails because it can’t pay its bills…ease into it.

Our initial offering is being launched on Kickstarter, with possibly a second product on that platform, to get things moving and funded. We anticipate offering several casual oxford style shirts as we walk this path, as well as a couple variations of blazers.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/eighthorder/eighth-order-cotton-oxford-shirts-from-american-veterans 

 

 

Our initial samplings are based on standard S-XXL shirt sizing. These shirts are made with 100% American cotton, meant to be worn untucked or tucked in and/or with a tie. When we roll out our blazers, they will be simple construction casual wear 4 way stretch Tweave or a similar textile. These products will be made exclusively of American textiles, in America, by Americans employed by American companies.

Thank you for taking the time to understand and we look forward to your support.

By: William Romes

Rocky Proud To Partner With National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Rocky Boots, an industry leader in military footwear manufacturing for more than 80 years, is proud to partner with the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio. Monetary support from community partners like Rocky enables the museum to recognize the experiences of veterans, sharing stories that honor, connect, inspire and educate countless people each year.

“We recently took a company outing to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and our entire organization felt strongly that the museum was a cause we should support,” said Mark Dean, VP of Rocky’s commercial military division. “Rocky Boots has always worked closely with the military and individuals serving, so as a local company, it makes perfect sense for us to support the museum and the stories of our veterans.”

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum opened to the public in October 2018 featuring more than 50,000 square feet of exhibits, memorials, meeting space and classrooms. The museum’s mission is to carefully preserve not only the names, dates, and battles but the intimate memories, personal belongings and painful losses of our nation’s veterans.

Rocky Boots began supplying footwear for the military servicemen during World War II and produced more than one million pairs of boots during that conflict and the Korean War. Popular styles among servicemen and women today include the Rocky S2V and the new lightweight C4R boots. For more information on Rocky military footwear, visit www.rockyboots.com.

Support Torn Warriors

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TORN Warriors is a nonprofit for Disabled Veterans that helps empower them through off-road driving/racing (SxS, Motorcycles, and Trucks) and shooting events. Torn Warriors Foundation is launching its first Summer Fundraiser this month with the intent to get include some Vets and raise funds for their inaugural race in August.

Their inaugural fundraiser kicks off July 27th with a two-day shooting and riding event for disabled veterans and wounded service members at the TORN Facility in northeast Nevada. This event is provided at NO COST to those wounded in defense of our country. 

On the evening of July 27, they are holding a raffle to offset the costs associated with the above events. They have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our military-community businesses and disabled veterans who have donated items for raffle. Each $100 donation provides a chance to win prizes such as firearms, knives, and veteran-made items.

They appreciate your generosity in their efforts to provide disabled veterans and wounded service members a sense of normalcy and pride participating and enjoying sports and events previously unavailable to them due to injury. 

This year, they are hoping to raise $30,000 to cover the costs of the event as well as their first professional race–Best In The Desert’s Vegas to Reno Aug 16-18. The driver will be Curt Caruso, a 25-year veteran of the USMC; the navigator will be double-amputee Clint Trial. 

Clint Trial is a Recon Marine who lost both of his legs while running combat operations in Afghanistan January of this year.

MSGT Trial was wounded in action running combat operations in Afghanistan January of this year. Friends of Clints have started a nonprofit for Disabled Veterans called TORN Warriors that helps empower disabled vets through off-road driving/racing as well as shooting events. TORN is launching their first Summer Fundraiser this month with the intent to support Clint in the Vegas to Reno Race.

As a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization, any contribution you make will be tax deductible. 

There are multiple ways to donate to this cause:

-Rough Neck Raffle July 27: go.rallyup.com/tornwarriors

-PayPal: info@tornwarriors.org

-Mail:  TORN Warriors

HC 67 Box 30

Wells, NV 89835

Be sure to include your full name, email address, and annotate “TORN WARRIORS RAFFLE”

American Suppressor Association’s Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Fight for your rights by joining ASA!

ATLANTA, GA – Don’t miss out – Friday is the last day to purchase memberships or donations for the American Suppressor Association’s Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway! Join or donate today and you could win part of more than $15,000 in prizes!

The US Senate and House have introduced bills to ban and confiscate suppressors nationwide. The fight to protect suppressor ownership in Virginia and other states has only just begun. As law-abiding citizens, we will not stand by and let our rights be trampled on. The American Suppressor Association works tirelessly to protect and enhance your freedom to own and use suppressors.

In order to win this fight, we need your help! 100% of the proceeds go towards ASA’s fight to protect and expand suppressor rights across the country.

Prizes:
• Daniel Defense WAVE 7.62mm Suppressor
• Six Dead Air MASK .22 Suppressors
• YHM Integrally Suppressed .22LR Rifle
• Smith & Wesson Performance Center® T/C® LRR Rifle in .243
• Rugged Radiant 7.62mm Lightweight Modular Suppressor
• SilencerCo Maxim 9 Integrally Suppressed 9mm Pistol
• Ammo-Inc. Ammunition (multiple prizes)
• Gunwerks 6ix and 8ight suppressors
• Thunderbeast Arms Co. Suppressor (winner’s choice)
• PROOF Research Barrel (winner’s choice)
• Silencer Shop will pay the $200 tax stamp on suppressor prizes!

Giveaway Details:
• 1-year ASA Membership: 1 chance to win
• 3-year ASA Membership: 3 chances to win
• Lifetime Membership: 10 chances to win
• $25 Donation: 1 chance to win
• $50 Donation: 2 chances to win
• $75 Donation: 3 chances to win
• $100 Donation: 4 chances to win
• $250 Donation: 10 chances to win

To view contest rules, visit www.CansNotBans.com.

In order to be entered, membership and/or tickets must be purchased by Friday, July 12, 2019, at 11:59 pm EDT. As long as your membership is active as of 5:00pm EDT on Monday, July 15, 2019, the day of the drawing, you’ll automatically be entered to win. Want more chances to win? You can also purchase additional chances for $25.

Contributions or gifts to the American Suppressor Association are not tax deductible.