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Quantico Tactical Sponsors 5th Annual 31 Tattoos

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Honoring the Men of Extortion 17

ABERDEEN, N.C. — Quantico Tactical, a leading supplier of performance apparel, tactical gear and weapons to the military, federal agencies, state/local law enforcement and enthusiasts, proudly announces their sponsorship of the 5th Annual 31 Tattoos.

31 Tattoos, hosted by Valhalla Tattoo & Southern Pines Brewing Company, is a charity fundraising event honoring the 31 Americans who lost their lives on the night of August 6, 2011 when their Chinook was shot down in Afghanistan. This is the 5th year that Valhalla Tattoo has hosted this memorial event. All proceeds raised by the event will be given to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF is a 501C-3 nonprofit organization that supports the military’s Special Operations Forces and their families.

• When: August 5th, 2017 12:00PM-10:00PM
• Where: Southern Pines Brewing Company, Southern Pines, NC
• Who: Public (Family Friendly)
• What:
o Live Music
o Food Trucks
o Beer (Special Release Viking Valhalla Brew, and many other varietals)
o Tattooing (31 tattoos by appt. only)
o Family Fun (bounce house and more
o Auctions

Quantico Tactical is proud to support 31 Tattoos and honor the American lives lost from Extortion 17. As members of the local community, and veterans themselves, they desired to sponsor this fundraising event and help spread the word. Along with supporting the 5th Annual 31 Tattoos, they donated a special item to be auctioned, a Sig Sauer American Hero commemorative P320. The American Flag is laser engraved on this exclusive pistol, dedicated to the men and women who serve this great country.

If you find yourself in the Southern Pines, NC area on August 5th, stop by Southern Pines Brewing Company for an exciting evening!

For more information about this event please visit the 31 Tattoos Facebook Page.

For more information about Quantico Tactical please visit www.quanticotactical.com

MARSOC Foundation Stands Ready To Support Families Of Fallen Raiders

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

We just received this note from the MARSOC Foundation:

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the Marines and Sailor lost in yesterday’s KC-130 crash in Western Mississippi. The MARSOC Foundation is standing by and ready to assist the MARSOC Raider community during this difficult time. The Foundation’s team has mobilized in order to rapidly address the needs of the Raider community. If you would like to support the Marines, Sailors and family members, please visit marsocfoundation.org/get-involved/donate

TD Cornhole Throwdown Benefitting SOC-F Raffle Pistol and Rifle

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

For the past several years, on the evening before Warrior East, Tactical Distributors along with several industry sponsors hold a fundraiser for SOC-F and other charities. This year, there are numerous raffle items including this custom rifle package.

ZEV Technologies built this GLOCK for the raffle.

Additionally, there is a SIG MCX and a bevy of cool gear. For more info, visit www.tacticaldistributors.com/products/tactical-distributors-cornhole-throwdown.

ALCON: WW II Marine Raiders Support Request

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the legendary World War II battle Marine Raiders fought in Guadalcanal.


The MARSOC Foundation recently learned that several Marine Raiders from the “Greatest Generation” need financial assistance to reunite at the annual Marine Raiders Reunion in San Diego, CA.

These WW II heroes are over ninety-five years young and on fixed incomes. They need our assistance to offset the high cost of travel. Please help support bringing the World War II Marine Raiders together to mark the historic battle of “Bloody Ridge.”

There are three ways to get involved:

1. Make a donation to the MARSOC Foundation: marsocfoundation.org/donate

2. Send a tax deductible check to the MARSOC Foundation:
To donate by check, please make checks payable to:
MARSOC Foundation
PO Box 2018
Temecula, CA 92593-2018

3. Donate a weapon to the MARSOC Foundation Scottsdale, AZ Gun Club Charity auction scheduled for Friday 03 November, 2017

The MARSOC Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national non-profit charitable foundation. Tax ID # 45-2913544 (**Guidestar Platinum level non – profit charity member**)

The MARSOC Foundation hopes that leaders in the firearms can make a contribution to support this event or donate a weapon to our annual Scottsdale Gun Club charity auction for the MARSOC Foundation. Your contribution will help preserve the legacy of these great American Heroes and recognize their tremendous sacrifice for our Nation. They hope that you can get involved and assist them with this request.

Lastly, if any great Americans would like to attend a special event with the WW II Marine Raiders and the Marines and Sailors from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Raider Battalions, let me know. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Guadalcanal battle and the WW II Raiders will be celebrating this historic day with us! The 5w’s are below:

Who: Marine Raiders and distinguished guests

What: Annual Raider Reunion 1940’s themed dinner and entertainment

Where: Town and Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA, 92108

When: Friday August 11th at 1800

Why: To celebrate the history and traditions of our Marine Raiders.

(Please RSVP back to me no later than 06 July)

E-mail: Andy Christian at achristian@marsocfoundation.org

www.marsocfoundation.org

Retired SF SGM Hiking Appalachian Trail To Raise Money For SOWF

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Retired SF SGM and disabled veteran Paul Gaumond plans to hike the entire 2,190-mile long, Appalachian Trail beginning in March, 2018 with his daughter and wants to use the occasion to raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

100% of the donations will go to the foundation and will be used in the following manner:

1. College scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations service members.
2. Family & educational counseling, including in-home tutoring.
3. Immediate $5,000.00 financial grants to severly combat wounded Special Operations service members.

There will be photos posted on his site as well as on the Special Operations Warrior Foundation site throughout the hike.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/paul-gaumond.

ALCON: WW II Marine Raiders Support Request

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the legendary World War II battle Marine Raiders fought in Guadalcanal.


The MARSOC Foundation recently learned that several Marine Raiders from the “Greatest Generation” need financial assistance to reunite at the annual Marine Raiders Reunion in San Diego, CA.

These WW II heroes are over ninety-five years young and on fixed incomes. They need our assistance to offset the high cost of travel. Please help support bringing the World War II Marine Raiders together to mark the historic battle of “Bloody Ridge.”

There are three ways to get involved:

1. Make a donation to the MARSOC Foundation: marsocfoundation.org/donate

2. Send a tax deductible check to the MARSOC Foundation:
To donate by check, please make checks payable to:
MARSOC Foundation
PO Box 2018
Temecula, CA 92593-2018

3. Donate a weapon to the MARSOC Foundation Scottsdale, AZ Gun Club Charity auction scheduled for Friday 03 November, 2017

The MARSOC Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national non-profit charitable foundation. Tax ID # 45-2913544 (**Guidestar Platinum level non – profit charity member**)

The MARSOC Foundation hopes that leaders in the firearms can make a contribution to support this event or donate a weapon to our annual Scottsdale Gun Club charity auction for the MARSOC Foundation. Your contribution will help preserve the legacy of these great American Heroes and recognize their tremendous sacrifice for our Nation. They hope that you can get involved and assist them with this request.

Lastly, if any great Americans would like to attend a special event with the WW II Marine Raiders and the Marines and Sailors from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Marine Raider Battalions, let me know. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Guadalcanal battle and the WW II Raiders will be celebrating this historic day with us! The 5w’s are below:

Who: Marine Raiders and distinguished guests

What: Annual Raider Reunion 1940’s themed dinner and entertainment

Where: Town and Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA, 92108

When: Friday August 11th at 1800

Why: To celebrate the history and traditions of our Marine Raiders.

(Please RSVP back to me no later than 06 July)

E-mail: Andy Christian at achristian@marsocfoundation.org

www.marsocfoundation.org

Spirit of Blue Foundation Receives $50,000 Gift From Law Enforcement United

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – June 20, 2017 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to report that it has received a $50,000 cash donation from the National Board of Law Enforcement United (LEU). The gift was presented to the Spirit of Blue at LEU’s 8th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony held this year at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC on May 12, 2017. Nearly 1,000 active duty and retired law enforcement officers, along with a number of surviving family members of officers who were lost in the line of duty, rode over 250 miles to honor the sacrifices that fallen officers have made in service to their communities and the families they leave behind.


Law Enforcement United (LEU) awarded the Spirit of Blue Foundation $50,000 at their 8th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony. Presenting the donation from LEU was (left to right) Asst. Executive Director Steve Callow, Director of Outreach Mark Faust, and Executive Director Wallace “Chad” Chadwick. Receiving the donation was Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation.

“Law Enforcement United Is proud to support the Spirit of Blue for a second year in a row. We are pleased with the efforts they are making in supporting the grants for equipment and training to departments that would otherwise not receive such funds,” commented Wallace “Chad” Chadwick, Executive Director of Law Enforcement United, who also serves as a Sergeant with the Chesapeake (VA) Police Department. “The efforts that our combined charities are making in the law enforcement community are potentially saving lives with this invaluable equipment. Law Enforcement United will continue to support Spirit of Blue and its programs as we truly believe in this cause as it is in line with our shared interest.”

Law Enforcement United consists of chapters in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey along with riders who join from a host of other states across the country. Each rider raises $1,250 on their own to participate in the annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride, which covers the cost of their participation and generates the funds donated to select law enforcement causes. A subset of riders also participate in Project Active Armor, where riders wear ballistic vests along the entire route of the ride to demonstrate that with today’s body armor it is not only possible to bike 250 miles in their vests, but that there shouldn’t be any reason law enforcement officers can’t wear their armor while on duty. In addition to the gift made to Spirit of Blue, LEU also presented $100,000 to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) and $450,000 to the Concerns For Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) national organization. In total, LEU has raised over $5,000,000 since it was founded in 2009.

“We are still early in our relationship with LEU, but already they have exceeded our expectations,” commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue. “We will be able to do a lot with these funds through our Safety Grant Program, and each one of these dollars will be put to work protecting law enforcement officers across this country. We have already earmarked $15,000 of this gift toward our annual Tourniquet Project, which will grant 500 tourniquets to law enforcement officers across the country. That is something that we can all be proud of together.”

Since 2011, the Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded 45 grants in 23 states valued at nearly $200,000. The grants have varied from patrol rifles, body armor, riot control gear, AED’s, K9’s, forensic software, flashlights, Police/Youth Dialogue training, night vision optics, LED flares, ballistic helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus. The Spirit of Blue Foundation deeply appreciates the generosity and support of the national LEU organization, its Board of Directors, their regional divisions and the riders who participate in the Road to Hope Memorial Ride each year.

BBQ, Beer, Corn Hole, and an Amazing Raffle!!!!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Please make plans to join us on Wednesday July 12th at back Bay Brewing Co, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm for Corn Hole Throwdown, presented by Outdoor Research and Crye Precision.

All proceeds will go to Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F)

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