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US Patriot Tactical – 2014 US Army Drill Sergeant of the Year – 50th Anniversary Competition

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

This is an announcement from US Patriot regarding the recently concluded 2014 US Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition, which took place September 8th – 11th, which also happened to be the event’s 50th Anniversary. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, US Patriot partnered with FN to present commemorative firearms to the winners. The full release follows:


US Patriot is proud to be the tactical sponsor for the 50th Anniversary Drill Sergeant of the Year competition. We have been a sponsor since our inception and honored to be involved in this competition that takes place every year in our backyard – Fort Jackson, SC. Fort Jackson is the home of the Drill Sergeant Academy and where soldiers earn the brown hat. Not only that, but the best of the Army come back every year to prove who’s the best on the trail.

For five days, six of the Army’s best training NCO’s from Fort Jackson, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Sill, Fort Benning and the Reserves compete in a grueling course to prove who is the best of the best. The winning Active duty Drill receives the Stephen Ailes Award which began in 1969. The winning Reserve Drill receives the Ralph Haines Jr. Award.

This year, US Patriot has partnered with FN (Fabrique Nationale) to present a surprise award to the winners. US Patriot and FN presented Active Duty DSOY SSG Jonathan W. Miller from Fort Leonard Wood an FN 15 with a commemorative 50th Anniversary Drill Sergeant logo on the magazine well. We were also honored to present Army AIT PSOY SFC Thomas A. Russel Jr. from Fort Sill and Reserve DSOY SSG Christopher G. Croslin from the 95th Division with commemorative 50th Anniversary engraved FNX .45 caliber pistols. US Patriot is a company based in Columbia, SC (home to Fort Jackson) and we are proud to partner with FN, the primary manufacturer of DOD small arms, making their weapons right here in Columbia, SC.

Violent Little Machine Shop – Durden Bear & WHTFSU Patches

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Violent Little Machine Shop and Soldier Systems

Violent Little Machine Shop has just released two brand new PVC morale patches: Durden Bear and WHTFSU.

Durden Bear Fight Club Patch Group

A PVC patch with hook backing, the Durden Bear Fight Club morale patch pays tribute to Tyler Durden, and acts as a natural progression from Violent Little Machine Shop’s own Creasy Bear patch. Durden Bear features intricate 3D detail, and comes with an art card. Comes in full-color.

WHTFSU Stepbrothers Patch Group

The WHTFSU or ‘We’re Here To F*** S*** Up’ patch features Dale and Brennan, everybody’s favorite tuxedo-wearing step brothers duo. Like the Durden Bear Fight Club patch, WHTFSU is also 3D PVC full-color with hook backing, and comes with an art card.

This Says A Mouthful

Friday, September 5th, 2014


Jim Hodge shared this on the Hodge Defense Systems Instagram feed. It says a lot. The IO campaign is just as today as 30 years ago. And I fear, we are losing it. Up is down, left is right, black is white and the increasing access to information adds to the confusion.

People don’t know how to vet what they read and hear. They are misinformed, daily, by forces that want them confused.

Why Don’t They Make Recruiting Commercial Like This Anymore?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Armageddon Gear – Beer Bivy

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Beer Bivy

Armageddon Gear’s Beer Bivy is designed to protect cans and bottles from thermal shift due to atmospheric exposure. The MilSpec 500D Cordura nylon shell provides protection and a positive-gripping surface, and adjustable shock-cord retention keeps the bivy in place.

Two sizes are available: 12oz can and 12oz bottle*, in the following colors: A-TACS AU and FG, Black, Coyote Brown, and MultiCam.

*Not compatible with 40oz malt-liquor bottles. You should be ashamed of yourself for drinking that shit, anyway. (from the Armageddon Gear website)

The Duke’s House – Dictator Chic T-Shirts

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Duke’s House is where you stay when you’re TDY to Bragg, if you’re an SF guy that is.

Saddam Chic

The Duke’s House is selling these Dictator Chic t-shirts through their webstore. Made from 100% cotton, the Dictator Chic shirts come in two designs: Saddam or Gaddafi, with the despot of choice’s face on the front, and Duke’s House branding on the back.

Gaddafi Chic

Available in the following colors: Desert Sand, Heather Gray, and Slate, in sizes SM – XL.

Yeah, It’s Pretty Darned Funny

Thursday, August 28th, 2014


Just enjoy it for what it is.

Haley Strategic – What To Bring To Their Classes, A Visual Guide

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

In response to the age old question, “what do we bring to your class?”, Haley Strategic has released a couple of visual guides detailing what they feel is the optimal loadout for both their Disruptive Environments Carbine class and Disruptive Environments Handgun class. Check out both images below and see if you can name everything on display.

Disruptive Environments Carbine

Disruptive Environments Handgun

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up – Bonjour

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Any guesses?


Thanks to our friends at Honor Point.

Until It Hurts Trailer

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Until It Hurts Trailer from DIGITAL THUNDERDOME on Vimeo.

This is a trailer for ‘Until it Hurts’, an upcoming documentary detailing the 911 on 9/11 project and those who were involved in its conception, as well as the families of the lost servicemembers the piece represents. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming film, including a release date, as it becomes available.