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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!

www.etsy.com/listing/644086828/1-130th-arb-panthers-5050-black-shirt

Happy Thanksgiving Wherever You Are!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Kitfox Design Group Launches Firearm Cookie Cutters

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Combining your love of baked goods and weapons

BOISE, IDAHO (November 21, 2018) – Do you remember when Kitfox Design Group broke the internet by creating a coloring book full of firearms? It’s hard to forget, since it sold like wildfire and was featured nearly everywhere. This time around Kitfox is releasing a set of five firearm themed cookie cutters. Available as of 9 a.m. Eastern Time today on the Kitfox Design Group website, there is no better way to express your love for firearms at Aunt Judith’s annual holiday party than a plate full of revolver shaped sugar cookies.

Some customers are already saying “that’s the most awesome thing I’ve seen in ages!” If you don’t think these cookie cutters are awesome and hilarious, go ahead and forward this along to someone with a sense of humor. The cookie cutters are quite literally perfect for every occasion.

Going to a boring holiday party and want to spice things up with some Krinkov shaped gingerbread cookies? You got it! “My wife and mother in law are giving me shady looks about the cookie cutters. I love it!” They’re sure to trigger your safe space loving blue haired cousin, too. Maybe you’re just taking it easy this holiday season, and simply want to eat a glock shaped keto shortbread cookie with your veteran-brewed coffee while wearing your Kalashnikov-themed ugly Christmas sweater.

It doesn’t matter what kind of cookies you make or how you decorate them – these cookie cutters are sure to create some sweet conversation about firearms this holiday season. That is ultimately the goal of Kitfox Design Group: creating the opportunity for positive conversations surrounding firearms without having to be at the range or at a gun counter. It doesn’t get much more American than this.

Kitfox Design Group is headed up by Sara Westman, a graphic designer and technical illustrator in the firearms industry, known for her Firearm Coloring Books and high detail firearm morale patches.

www.kitfoxdesigngroup.com

A Veterans Day Message from SIG SAUER

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 11, 2018) – At SIG SAUER, our responsibility to the military and our Veterans is what drives us and gives us purpose.  A significant portion of the products we make are safeguarding those who serve, protect, and defend America, and that is a responsibility that makes us immensely proud.  The importance of the military and the noble cause of everyone that serves and has served underscores everything we do and every product we make – and we are truly thankful.

In honor of Veterans Day, SIG SAUER is honored to release the video feature, “Silence, Respect, Dignity, and Perseverance: The Story of the M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols.”

This is an in-depth look at the development, design, and presentation of the ceremonial M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols to the U.S. Army’s 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) including interviews with the Tomb Sentinels; Tim Butler, SIG SAUER Product Manager; and Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc.

Please take a moment to watch, and share, this truly special feature to reflect on the sacrifice of those that have served to keep us safe and free.

On Veterans Day, and every day, we honor those whom have served and sacrificed for the United States of America in the defense of freedom.

Happy Birthday Marines!

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

With the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war to end all wars just around the corner, it’s best to remind everyone that by 1918, the US Marines were fully employed, putting foot to Central Power ass, but when the Germans saw how hard the Devil Dogs partied on their birthday, they promptly surrendered the next morning. That’s right, the service that was founded in a Tavern is why we celebrate Armistice Day on 11 November.

Thanks for keeping the world safe Marines!

On Station Apparel – CW3 Taylor Galvin Memorial 1-160 SOAR T-Shirt

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

As a Hooter Brothers Aviation Customer from way back, it’s great to see them doing something like this.

Designed in conjunction with CW3 Galvin’s brothers in the 160th SOAR, all profits from the sale of this T-Shirt will be donated to his family in order to meet any needs that arise from his passing on 20AUG18 during combat operations in Iraq. Shirts may be purchased direct from 1-160 or through www.onstationapparel.com.

30 Seconds Out – Green Face T-Shirt

Monday, October 8th, 2018

I am a huge military history buff, particularly from World War Two on. As a kid, I read everything I could get my hands on and one of the most iconic images to come out of the Vietnam war was of a camouflaged US Navy SEAL, hiding in some reeds and carrying a Stoner.

Turns out, the photo, taken in My Tho Vietnam in 1968 is of this guy, Tom Keith, seen below wearing 30 Seconds Out’s Green Face T-shirt.

“The rifle I’m holding is a US 30 Cal. carbine that was one of the weapons we captured the day of the ambush. When you enlarge the photo, there is a hole through the for grip where a 5.56 mm went through it and the Viet Cong that was holding it. He was their point man. Photo was taken by a Navy combat photographer in 1968 while on ambush outside of My Tho Vietnam.”
– Tom Keith, USN Ret. Seal Team Two.

You can get yours at www.thirtysecondsout.com/products/t-shirt-green-face.

Guerilla Approach – Hi-Lux T-shirt

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past 15 years, you know that the Toyota Hi-Lux is the preferred mode of transportation for deployed SOF.

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Guerilla Approach has introduced a pretty cool T-shirt depicting a kitted out Hi-Lux.

guerrillaapproach.com/product/hilux