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Help Marco Gonzalez’ Son Come Home

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Many of you may know Marco Gonzalez from his time as a SEAL or at the helm of Global Defense Initiatives. You may know his son Luke as well, who is also a veteran.

Unfortunately, Luke was accused of theft while traveling in Thailand by a fellow American he had recently met. He was arrested and initially spent two months in a Thai jail. He is currently out on bail, awaiting trial in April, but can’t leave Thailand.

As you can imagine, legal assistance in this case is very expensive, as is providing a place for Marco and Luke to stay while this drags out. Some of Marco’s friends have set up a GoFundMe to help out and I encourage you to do so.

Fundraiser for Robert “RAT” Trivino

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Rob Trivino is a Retired US Army Special Operations Veteran and owner of Evergreen Mountain LLC. You may know him from training with him or reading his book, “A Warrior’s Path : Lessons In Leadership“.

Unfortunately, Rat recently suffered a stroke and cannot work. Some of his friends have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his family during his recovery.

Please donate at

2nd Annual Memorial 3-Gun Registration Opens January 1st, 2019

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

First 100 Active Duty Service Members to Sign Up, Shoot Free!

Ft. Bragg, N.C. – (January 2019)- The Memorial 3Gun Foundation is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Memorial 3Gun Competition presented by Grey Ghost Precision, happening September 13 -15, 2019 at Gryphon Group Security Solutions in Maxton, North Carolina.

The purpose of this event is to bring the competitive shooting world together with current and past military members and their families to Remember, Honor, and Memorialize eight fallen heroes in the spirit of competitive shooting. All proceeds go directly to the families of the fallen soldiers honored at the competition.

The first 100 active duty service members to register for this event, will have their money refunded on the first day of competition. This is all possible because of Grey Ghost Precision, who generously donated 100 match slots to our service men and women.  

Competitors can expect a mix of traditional 3gun style stages and non-traditional types of

stages from classic “run and gun” to shooting from a moving vehicle or a parachute harness, and clearing obstacles.  This competition will expose competitors to situations they have never been placed in before, while at the same time honoring those who have sacrificed everything for our country.

• Registration: Registration opens at Noon, January 1st on PractiScore Click Here

• Who: Open to the public and all current/past military service men and women

• What: 2nd Annual Memorial 3Gun Competition

• Format: 10 Stages/ 3 Side Stages

o Little Bird Stage ($5.00 per raffle ticket for a slot.  This stage is tentative)

• Divisions:

o Tac Ops

o Open

• Entry Fee:  

o Gold Star family members shoot for free.

o $225.00 General Public

o $175.00 Current Military Members with proof of ID (ID must be shown at registration day of event).

• Sticker Contest: We are giving away two free slots.

o Rules are as follows: Take a unique picture using one of our stickers. Post the photo on Instagram.  Tag @memorial3gun and three shooting buddies in the post.  Hashtag the following #memorial3gun and #mem3guncontest1

o The best picture will win a slot and be announced on Memorial Day 2019, and  July 4th, 2019

• When: September 13-15, 2019

• Where: Gryphon Group Security Solutions, 16780 Airbase Rd, Maxton, NC 2836

About Memorial 3-Gun:

The mission of the Memorial 3Gun Foundation is to remember, honor, and memorialize fallen Special Operations soldiers through the world of competitive shooting. We want the families to know they are not alone during and after this tragic time. During our competition, we share stories and remember who these heroes were and the life they led. Every person who competes walks away with a sense of who each of these men were. All proceeds for our events go directly to the families of the fallen soldiers we are honoring at the event. We will never forget and not let anyone else forget, the ultimate sacrifice these brave men made for this country.  

To learn more about the Memorial 3Gun Foundation, visit us on the web at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

SOC-F Weymouth Woods 100K Trail Run

Monday, December 31st, 2018

A team of special operations Soldiers are making this trail run on 19 January, 2019 to raise money for the nonprofit Special Operations Care – Fund. Please consider donating at

Whiskey 5 – Service Dogs For Those Who Served

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018




Hero Labradors is a Disabled-Veteran owned 501c3 organization founded by Major Charles (Chuck) W. Ziegenfuss, US Army, retired.

We are producing QUALITY, genetically sound, AKC registered Labradors with AKC Champion bloodlines. We select, raise, and breed our girls (and one boy) to produce very high quality pups. We select service dog training programs worthy of our dogs–and we give these dogs to them, free of charge, with only their guarantee that they train them and donate them to either a disabled veteran, wounded warrior, or first responder (or their family members) who need them. It costs training programs NOTHING to receive one of our pups. Hero Labradors has zero paid employees; we are all volunteers. Hero Labradors provides for the breeding, selection, healthcare, and transportation of these dogs to their training programs, requiring NOTHING from the trainers nor recipients.

Service Dogs for those who’ve served.


Hero Labradors’ mission is to breed and select Labrador Retrievers of the highest quality, possessing the aptitude for service dog training, and to provide these dogs at no cost to service dog training programs. We work with selected programs who, in turn, agree to train and provide these dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans, their families, the Military Community and First Responders.


Hero Labradors’ mission is to breed and select Labrador Retrievers of the highest quality, possessing the aptitude for service dog training, and to provide these dogs at no cost to service dog training programs. We work with selected programs who, in turn, agree to train and provide these dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans, their families, the Military Community and First Responders.


Hero Labradors was created in December, 2016 after years of Major Ziegenfuss’ experiences with his own service dogs.


Hero labradors is located in Decatur, TX and can be contacted on the following platforms:


On June 21st, 2005 Chuck Ziegenfuss was wounded by a roadside bomb while on a foot patrol in Baqubah, Iraq. He lost part of his left hand, full use of both hands, his eardrums, and large patches of skin on his legs and arms. Like many, he spent many months in the hospital trying to get well enough to return to duty, which he eventually did. In 2006 his wife bought him a Labrador, named Major after his recent promotion. Major found his own ways of taking care of Chuck, sensing his needs and became, most accidentally, his first service dog. Ziegenfuss went on to serve an additional 10 years, retiring in January 2015. Major was followed by Halia and eventually the rest of our canine family. This was the genesis for Hero Labradors.

Support SKI4theFALLEN by Buying a T-shirt

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

You can support SKI4theFALLEN by purchasing a t-shirt.

In March 2019, a few of our nation’s Green Berets will be competing in the Grand Traverse Ski Race. The Grand Traverse is a 40-mile alpine race, with a roughly seven thousand foot elevation change, through the Elk Mountains in Colorado, from Crested Butte to Aspen. Far too often Green Berets are sent into combat operations that the regular populace is unaware of, resulting in WIA and KIA soldiers. Unfortunately our Green Berets, along with their families, are many times left without help when something goes wrong. The Green Berets competing in the Grand Traverse are not doing this for themselves but want to raise awareness and financial support for their extended family, The Green Beret Regiment, through the Green Beret Association. Please follow their journey on Instagram @SKI4theFALLEN, or Facebook, Skifor Thefallen. Donations to the campaign can be made through gofundme.

Get yours at for a Christmas delivery.

ASA November Membership Drive and Raffle Ends Tonight

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

 Join Today for a Chance to Win One of 20+ Prizes Worth over $15,000

ATLANTA, GA – Thanks to you, last year’s membership drive was a huge success! The money that we raised helped us travel to work on legislation in 8 different states, sent us to DC countless times, and over 20 ASA members took home prizes! Your support is an integral part of our fight for pro-suppressor rights across the nation.

That’s why we’re doing it again – with a twist. This year, the prizes are bigger and better – valued at over $15,000 – and you will have more opportunities to win! Plus, Silencer Shop is going to cover the $200 tax stamp for anyone who wins a suppressor!

As long as your membership is active as of Monday, December 3, 2018, the day of the drawing, you’ll automatically be entered to win. 1-year members will receive one entry in the drawing, 3-year members will receive three entries, and life members will receive ten entries. Want more chances to win? This year you will be able to purchase additional raffle tickets – but a couple of big prizes will be reserved for ASA members only.

Not yet an ASA member? Visit to join and be automatically entered for a chance to win some great prizes. The contest will run from Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to win!

WHO: All current and new ASA Members will be entered for a chance to win. Purchase or renew a 1-year membership for one chance to win. Purchase or renew a 3-year membership for three chances to win, and Life Members will have ten chances to win! Are you a current member? You’re entered already! Not a member, or want to increase your chance of winning? This year we will also offer raffle tickets for sale. However, a few of the prizes will be limited to ASA members only.

WHAT: Win one of over twenty prizes, including suppressors, ammunition, accessories and more! Silencer Shop will even pay your transfer tax if you win a suppressor!

WHEN: Contest ends Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced Monday, December 3, 2017, at 5:oopm EST on the ASA’s Facebook page.

WHERE: Join now, or purchase raffle tickets at

HOW: Winners will be selected and ranked. Winners will be contacted by phone/email to claim prizes. Winners will be given the opportunity to select their winning prize from the pool of prizes in ranked order similar to a shooting match prize table. See terms & conditions for details.


Members Only Prize Drawing

Barrett Firearms Fieldcraft Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor & DC30 Suppressor with 100 rounds of Hornady Match Ammunition

Daniel Defense WAVE QD suppressor

Freedom Munitions 9mm HUSH 165gr ammunition (500 round case)

Member & Raffle Prize Pool

Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor, Rugged Razor 7.62mm Suppressor with Vortex Razor HD Gen II 3-18×50 and 100 rounds of Hornady Match Ammunition

Ruger American in .308 with Daniel Defense WAVE suppressor and Magpul Hunter Stock

Ruger 10/22 Takedown with Magpul Stock and SilencerCo Switchback 22 Suppressor

OSS Helix HX-QD-762 7.62mm Suppressor

Freedom Munitions 9mm HUSH 165gr ammunition (500 round case)

Tactical Tailor Drag Bag in MultiCam

Surefire Masterfire Holster with XH35 Handgun Light

Cole-Tac $100 Gift Certificate

Magpul DAKA™ suppressor pouch set (small and medium) (5 winners)

12-ounce bag of Black Rifle Coffee Company – Silencer Smooth Roast (5 winners)

An ASA swag package of patches and stickers (5 winners)

— Don’t Forget –

Silencer Shop will cover the $200 tax stamp for each of the suppressor prize winners!

Help the NC Army National Guard’s 1-130th Attack Recon Bn Get New T-Shirts by Buying One for Yourself

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Military support artist Travis Getz of Squadron Store was tapped to create the emblems for both Task Force Panther – currently fighting in Afghanistan – and the NC Army National Guard’s 1-130th Attack Recon Battalion, an AH-64 unit that is part of TF Panther.  The Panthers requested shirts but are having trouble meeting a minimum order quantity for their black PT shirt, which is printed on a high quality blended material shirt with moisture wicking properties.  You can help the unit get their morale-boosting shirts by ordering one for yourself.  Sizes go from Youth XS to Adult 5XL and start at $13 (plus tax/shipping).  Orders must be placed by midnight tomorrow (Friday, November 30, 2018).

I spoke with Travis about this endeavor and he had this to add.

Task Force Panther’s CO (currently in Afghanistan) asked me to do their TF emblem.  That went well and I produced it on shirts, coins, stickers, etc.  They ordered in  bulk, it was great.

The Panthers, our local NC AH-64 Apache unit, asked me to work up branding for their unit.  The design was approved by the CO, they put my Panther head design on their engine cowlings, ordered stickers in bulk, it’s awesome!!!

They wanted shirts.  The same type/quality I’d produced for Task Force Panther.  But they asked if I could take the orders individually instead of them having to collect money/arrange a bulk order on their side.   The Task Force is embroiled in the recent flair up in attacks in Afghanistan and so after talking to the family, I decided the best thing to do was to offer the shirts for direct order through my Etsy site.  This is a shift for me because usually I only do bulk orders to units, but it didn’t seem right to have someone ‘off mission’ in order to wrangle the complexities of a shirt order.

One of the shirts, a black PT shirt, only has 22 orders, which is far below minimum order quantity.

Do you think you could consider getting the word out to your readers that – if they want – they can purchase a cool shirt for themselves and help make the Panthers Soldiers and their families/friends getting their shirts a reality?

IMPORTANT:  ordering closes Midnight this Friday (tomorrow) November, 30, 2018!