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Qore Performance – Blessings Of Liberty

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Qore Performance is a new company that specializes in thermoregulation, including clothing and specialized temperature-controlled inserts. They produced this military-tribute video in association with Ares Armor for Independence Day, celebrating those who fight to protect our liberty.

Operation Red Wings Memorial Shoot

Monday, June 30th, 2014


It was a warm, clear morning on Saturday, June 28th at Academi Training Center, Moyock, North Carolina. At 0930, a shot rang out from the 600 yard line of Range T10, the first shot made towards a commemorative target meant to honor each US Navy SEAL and member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Attachment lost during Operation Red Wings.

Red Wings Memorial Shoot

For the 9th anniversary of Operation Red Wings, a retired SEAL friend of ours who previously worked on the 911 for 9/11 project decided to take a similar approach to honoring Operation Red Wings. A Chinook helicopter was traced onto a black target, and over the course of the morning 19 shots representing each servicemember lost was taken. Additionally, three of the shots made that day were taken by members of three of the SEAL members’ families:

The shooters

GM2 (SEAL) Danny P. Dietz was represented by his wife Patsy Dietz

ITCS (SEAL) Daniel R. Healy was represented by his son Jacob Centeno-Healy

ET1 (SEAL) Jeffery A. Lucas was represented by his wife Rhonda Lucas


The weapon used during the shoot was a Mk 12 SPR, which was specially chosen for the shoot: 3 Mk 12s were utilized during Operation Red Wings by the SEAL teams. Also, the use of the 5.56 round from the 600 yard range required a greater deal of focus and dedication to effectively mark the target.

The Range

This was the view from the 600 yard mark. The target was situated underneath the ’4′ position, and the traced Chinook strike area encompassed roughly a fourth of the total target.

Finished Target

The finished target is being sent to Ellwood T Risk to be turned into a piece of art in the same vein of the 911 for 9/11 piece. The finished art will be auctioned live Memorial Day weekend 2015 in Rosenberg, Texas, at the 3-day Danny Deitz Memorial Team Roping, Auction, and BBQ event. Reprints of the original will be able to be ordered before then and will be available through the Tommy Valentine Memorial “All in All the Time” Foundation. The prints will be produced in Hampton Roads, with all profits benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation, helping to fund a 10th Anniversary retreat for the surviving families of the servicemembers lost on Operation Red Wings.

Happy Armed Forces Day, UK!

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

I know a certain group of very patriotic young lasses from the United Kingdom who share our sentiment in wishing you well on this sixth Armed Forces Day!

UK Armed Forces Day

Thank you to the Hot Shots Calendar models for doing so much for Allied morale!

Mudge Smash Monday – Everything ‘Tactical’

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

It seems that word ‘tactical’ has become a bit over used, to the point that the virtual pitchforks and torches come out in a demonstration of outrage every time it pops up. Shoot, if you want to make Mudge really angry, just utter the word. In fact, he won’t even be able to read this story without that vein in his shiny forehead popping out. You may not survive if you ask him to read the word aloud.


According to Merriam-Webster, the adjective ‘tactical’ refers to:

Main Entry: tac·ti·cal
Pronunciation: \?tak-ti-k?l\
Function: adjective
Date: 1570
1 : of or relating to combat tactics: as a (1) : of or occurring at the battlefront (2) : using or being weapons or forces employed at the battlefront b of an air force : of, relating to, or designed for air attack in close support of friendly ground forces 2 a : of or relating to tactics: as (1) : of or relating to small-scale actions serving a larger purpose (2) : made or carried out with only a limited or immediate end in view b : adroit in planning or maneuvering to accomplish a purpose

I’ll leave it to you to come up with some alternative. Share your ideas in the comments.

SERKET Racing – The Mission

Friday, June 20th, 2014

In this video, former Marine Mark Llano talks about SERKET Racing, an organization based in Wellington, Florida. Started by Llano and Randy Webb, SERKET Racing competes with the goal of raising awareness and assistance for military Veterans and their families. SERKET races a Porsche GT3 Cup 911 in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, the largest single-make racing series in North America.

Gun Websites – Visual Kalashnikov Recognition Playing Cards

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

AK Deck

Gun Websites currently is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for Kalashnikov playing cards reminicent of aircraft identification cards. Consisting of 52 individual Cold War-era AK variants manufactured in Russia, China, East Germany, and Bulgaria, the cards will feature the following information:

- Kalashnikov Model
- Country of Origin (USSR, China, E. Germany, Bulgaria)
- Countries ‘Cold War’ Flags
- Dates of Production (when available)
- Caliber (color of silhouette indicates caliber)
- Type of Receiver (Milled, Stamped)
- Materials used (Wood, Plastic, Bakelite, etc)
- Factory of Origin (when available)
- Cold War Factory Logos

Of course, the cards will also feature full suits and will fully function as a standard playing deck. The cards will be printed in the USA by USPCC.

Mudge Smash Monday

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Nobody likes Mondays, especially Mudge. On this inaugural Mudge Smash Monday, we ask you to nominate things that need to be smashed. Be creative.


Breach Bang Clear / Art 15 Clothing – Tactical Tyrion T-Shirt

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Tyrion 'Tactical' Lannister

My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind…and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much—but I also carry a suppressed M4, mags, frags and NODs. You cannot shoot someone in the face with a book.

- Tactical Tyrion

With the Game of Thrones Season 4 finale premiering later this evening, there is no better time to introduce Breach Bang Clear and Art 15 Clothing’s Tactical Tyrion t-shirt. The front of the shirt features a kitted-out Tyrion Lannister, while on the left sleeve the Lannister sigil and motto.

The shirt will be printed on June 19th, and shipped out by the 20th. Available in Black, sizes Small – 2XL.

Hat tip: Breach Bang Clear

American Marauder – United Provinces of Atantica (UPA) Flag Camo Patch

Friday, June 13th, 2014


This patch from American Marauder is part of their ‘Pineland series’ of designs. It is the UPA (United Provinces of Atlantica) flag used by the OPFOR during the Robin Sage portion of Special Forces Selection. Patch is 3″ x 2″ with Velcro backing.

Available in full color and camouflage. Fully designed and stitched in the USA.

US Army Birthday Book

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

US Army Birthday

In celebration of the US Army’s upcoming 239th birthday, the US Army has released a digital children’s book titled “Happy Birthday U.S. Army!” which is now available online.

The book, co-written by Mary Ellen Pratt and Donna M. McGrath, both employees of Army Child, Youth and School Services, and illustrated by Cara Embry, features bright, colorful illustrations and tells the history of the U.S. Army through the eyes of a child.

The book can be downloaded here: