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Thirty Seconds Out – Infidel Youth

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

In the end, it’s just art. The point is what it celebrates.

This fourth print in Thirty Seconds Out’s combat concert series celebrates the the men who made it happen.

In Sean’s words:

We were/are soldiers, not politicians. We simply want to do what it takes to win. Win what? Fucking win our ground, our lives and the respect of those on our flanks. We get ridiculed and ridicule each other. As it should be, to get continually better. Shield to shield. Once you taste that, nothing really comes close. We were made for it, so we can hardly beat our chests and take credit. It comes natural, like it’s always been there. A motor drive turning inside on a low idle, waiting for a purpose. Music has an important part in all this, whether the artists like it or know it, we don’t give a fuck. We listen and get what we want from the song, burn the rest. The X’s on the hands are put there, in our previous lives, by the door guards when you’re not old enough to drink, but old enough for the mosh pit, old enough to sling lead for real. And we did.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Ever eat Thanksgiving Dinner out of a Mermite?

Violent Little Machine Shop – Every State in Thin Blue Line Patch Series

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Violent Little Machine Shop took Thin Blue Line morale patches to the next level, and created a Thin Blue Line patch for every one of the 50 states that make up the USA. Vermont? Check. Delaware? Absolutely. Hawaii? You bettcha! All US states, Alabama through Wyoming, are fully represented in this patch set in glorious PVC, Velcro-backed, either 3″ tall or 3″ wide. The initial order consisted of 7800 individual patches, so there’s plenty to go around.


To drive the point home, here’s SSD’s current state of headquarters: Virginia. You can get your state of residence direct from VLMS, or if you’re feeling particularly supportive you can buy a set consisting of all 50 patches. $50 of each set sold will be donated to The Fraternal Order of Police – Treasure Valley to help support the recovery of two local officers, one in critical condition, and a K9 that were shot in VLMS’ home state of Idaho on November 11th.

Granger Smith – Helping Out A Homeless Vet

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Many SSD readers may be fans of country singer Granger Smith. He’s a very patriotic young man who documents his life on tour through episodes of ‘Yee Yee TV‘, posted to his website. Granger also raises money and awareness for military charities but this episode, dated as it is, shows him spending some time with a homeless Veteran he met on the road.

I really like how they played together and then Granger gave back with the gift of the boots. You can tell he’s having a good time and making a difference while doing it. Original Footwear sponsors Granger’s Boot Walk, an annual 100 mile walk from Austin to Fort Hood, Texas.  

Bawidamann – Dive Girl Apparel

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Back by popular demand, Bawidamann is offering pre-orders for the SFOD-A/SF DIVESHOOL VERSION/ CIVI Version.

Years ago, Andrew Bawidamann drew an awesome depiction of a young lady in dive equipment. The image was adopted by many Special Forces Dive Teams for wear on team t-shirts.

About once a year, Bawidamann opens them back up for order.

He will leave this Pre-order open from 11/18/16 to 1/18/17. Whether you want just one for yourself of 15 for your team, here is your chance.

Once the pre-order window is closed he will run the whole Job. He needs a minimum order of 15 to get a customized ODA ### type set under the Dive Bubble. Make your Team order and put your ODA# in the ORDER NOTES.

For the rest of us non ODA/SF DUDES, you can get the DIVE GIRL /CALICO JACK SHIRT/HOODY. It is printed at the same time on the same press as the SF stuff and is just as badass.


Note: THIS WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL 2.7.17. So Pretty Please don’t expect this for Christmas.


Sunday, November 20th, 2016


2A LiFE is a clothing and lifestyle brand that’s just recently sprung up. Right now, the first and only product available in their lineup is a red, white, and blue #2AVA PVC, Velcro-backed patch. Expect to see some t-shirts, and more, as time goes on.

Check out their site (to order a patch) and Instagram (to see what new products are being thought up) via the links below:

MATBOCK – Davinci Operator

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

I stopped by MATBOCK the other day and they pulled out this awesome T-shirt. Limited to only 100, the design was inspired by Davinci’s Vitruvian man.


With every purchase of MATBOCK Gear, they donate 10% of your total MATBOCK Gear order amount to the Navy SEAL Foundation to support the families of the warriors who have given their lives for our freedom.

Trending On GoFundMe: Teenager Aspires To Interview All Living WWII Vets

Friday, November 11th, 2016

This being Veterans day, this recent release from GoFundMe seemed more than relevant.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 10, 2016 — Rishi Sharma, an 18-year-old from Agoura Hills, California, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help fund his dream to interview all living WWII veterans.


“My biggest heroes are the combat veterans of World War Two and I am on a mission to try and meet and in-depth film interview as many of these men before it is too late so that I can gain their knowledge and wisdom and also an appreciation for how good I have it,” said Sharma on his GoFundMe campaign page. “These men are my kindred spirits. I want them to know how grateful I am for they had to endure and I am trying to be an outlet for them to express their recollections and thoughts of their war days in a censor free environment.”

Sharma films the interviews and gives a DVD copy to the veterans. He is trying to do one interview a day and has deferred college to reach his goal.

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