Archive for the ‘Morale’ Category

Violent Little Machine Shop – “Mom, The Meatloaf” Patch Set

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Available now. In case you don’t get the reference, go watch “The Wedding Crashers”.

P&S Roland Special T-Shirt Now Available

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Roland Special is a Glock configuration made famous on Primary and Secondary and it’s become a “thing”. If you’re not familiar, it’s worth reading up on. My friend Chris Mudgett did a good write up over at Guns & Ammo. At any rate, P&S has commemorated the gun with this T-shirt by Magpul. Available in any color as long as it’s Black.

Pray For Tom

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Some of you may know Tom Greer personally, but many will know him from his nom de plum, Dalton Fury. 

Tom Greer has done a lot to make our lives better.

He protected us, spending his youth in the Army, tackling some of the most challenging assignments available. Then, he informed us, telling the story of the hunt for Bin Ladin when no one else would. Later still, he entertained us, authoring a popular series of novels featuring a former special operator. 

Now is our chance to give back.

You see, Tom has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and unfortunately, there’s really not a lot to say about that.

However, Tom’s family has created a Facebook page for him, as he deals with his illness. Please go and like it and do whatever it is you do, whether it’s praying or sending out positive vibes, think about Tom Greer.  Please let him know how much you appreciate everything he’s done for us.

ITS Agents Morale Patch Set

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Having grown up reading Mad magazine and then served in the intelligence community, how can I not love this? Furthermore, how ironic that Mad magazine prepared me all too well for my IC service.

How Cool Is That?

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

I really like Thirty Second Out’s ‘Victory’ print, depicting actor Robert Duvall in his iconic role as Col Kilgore in ‘Apocalypse Now’. Apparently, so does he.  He signed one of the prints and it will be auctioned off to raise money for the World of Honor fund early next year, but you can get yours now at

That’s A Cool Patch

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Hopefully, I won’t have to wait as long for one of these bad boys as I’ve had to for a Mod 2.

Kinetic Development Group – Moral Compass

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

I’ve loved compasses since I was in Scouting as a kid. Sure enough, the guy at KDG who came up with this is also a former Scout. That’s probably why the Moral Compass from Kinetic Development Group struck a chord with me.

I carry a small, similar compass on my person, anytime I’m in the back country or more than an hour away from home. But, I think I’m going to replace it with this one and also get one for each of my sons, to remind them to always stay on the path.

A compass can only point you in the right direction, it can’t make you go there…

Some people already have a moral compass, others could certainly use one! For those that need one, KDG is happy to announce our new solid brass compass!

No one likes to feel lost in life, and at times it can be hard to keep your bearings. The KDG Moral Compass helps find direction. While it can’t replace that inner sense which distinguishes what is right from wrong, it will serve as a reminder to use good judgement. Built off of a traditional Marble’s® brass body compass, our Moral Compass shares the legacy of great men and adventures worldwide. Undaunted men such as Teddy Roosevelt carried similar compasses on remote expeditions, safaris, and big game hunts. Arctic Explorers Admiral Perry and Byrd often trusted a neck worn compass on treks to the North and South Pole. They have been carried by Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airman for decades all across the world. When you are in a tough spot, our Moral Compass will show you the way out!

Day or night, in the dark woods or a dimly lit nightclub, our Moral Compass with guide you. The brass construction and crisp lettering makes this a great present for your friends, family, and anyone you want to send a subtle message to that might have lost their way.

-Solid Brass Bar Stock Construction
-Precision Machined
-Strong, Malleable, Waterproof
-Ultra Smooth Agate Jewel Bearing
-Virtually Shatterproof Crystal
-Revolving Black Face
-Luminous Green Letters
-Impact resistant crystal
-Nylon lanyard included (3ft)
-Housing Made To Last a Lifetime

MSRP: $23.99

PSA – U.S. Postal Service Recommended Mailing Dates for Holidays Packages to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

If you’re like us, you’ve got family and friends stationed, or deployed overseas, and nothing lifts the spirits more than a card or package for the holidays. This is why we’ve shared this shipping information from the US Postal Service.

WASHINGTON — Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving their country around the world.

To send packages to loved ones serving in the military abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price of $16.75 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. The price includes a $2 per box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide.

Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes are available at no cost at local Post Offices and online at Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online anytime using Click-N-Ship at

To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that cards and packages be sent to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below.

1 PMEMS is available to selected military/diplomatic Post Offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.

2 PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. PAL is available for Standard Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

3 SAM parcels are paid at Standard Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.

Use the Military Care Kit to Send Presents and Care Packages

The Postal Service has created a free Military Care Kit based on the items most frequently requested by military families. The kit contains:

•Two Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Boxes
•Two Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes
•Priority Mail tape
•Priority Mail address labels
•Appropriate customs forms

To order the kit, call 800-610-8734. Guidelines for packing, addressing and shipping items to U.S. troops can be found at To order Flat-Rate Boxes featuring the “America Supports You” logo, go to

Addressing the Package
•Write the service member’s full name
•Include the unit and APO/FPO/DPO address with the 9-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned).

For example:
Army/Air Post Office (APO)
PSC 3 BOX 4120
APO AE 09021

Fleet Post Office (FPO)
UNIT 100100 BOX 4120
FPO AP 96691

Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)
UNIT 8400 BOX 0000
DPO AE 09498-0048

•Do not write the country name where the service member is stationed in the address
•Include a return address
•Inside the box, include the service member’s name and address as well as the sender’s name and address on an index card in case the shipping label gets damaged in transit

Domestic mailing deadlines are as follows:

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