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National K9 Veterans Day

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Warriors Heart

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018


Warriors Heart® provides private treatment to adult men and women 18 and older who are seeking inpatient treatment for chemical dependency, alcohol abuse, and co-occurring psychological disorders relating to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or the psychological effects of MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury).

When warriors need support, Warriors Heart is there for them. Now you can be too. With your help, Warriors Heart can build warrior healing programs that continue beyond their facility. Get involved with providing for the warriors who’ve dedicated themselves to our safety.

Please visit for more information. If you know of someone that needs help, please call (888) 378-1474

Proposed Changes To Service Animal Accommodation

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The United States Department of Justice is reconsidering significant portions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. One of the provisions involves reasonable accommodation when the disabled person (and/or their service dog) presents a “direct threat” to those around them. In the past, reasonable accommodation could be dispensed with if the individual was afflicted with a communicable disease. Now, the government is considering expanding “direct threat” to include service animals as well as other circumstances. The way this is worded, it is probably going to fly under the radar. Quite a few Veterans I know have service dogs and this may affect them.


The issue is open for public comments on the Federal Registry. If you have any feedback, please visit Please, be thoughtful and respectful. Comments are open until March 20th, 2018.

Warriors Helping Warriors & EOD Warrior 5k Events

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The EOD Warrior Foundation has two upcoming events. All proceeds from both events benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on meeting the needs of wounded, ill or injured EOD techs and their families. Register at

EOD Memorial Day Event


ORWM 18 – Mübiliex MUHL

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The Mübilex MUHL was developed by two outdoorsmen who wanted to keep things lightweight, yet enjoy a comfy camp chair while in the wild.

M – Multi

U – Use

H – Hybrid

L – Light

One of the weight saving measures is that part of the frame is comprised of hiking poles which many use.

Coming soon to Kickstarter.

The Team Room – A New, Veteran Owned Clothing Company

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

SF Veteran and reality TV personality Grady Powell has launched The Team Room, a new clothing company.

001229AB-D534-40D2-9224-A553873A305AAlthough new products are coming, their main effort right now is the DTOM hoodie we mentioned a few months back.


Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Tattoos have become an essential way for those in the military, law enforcement and first responder communities to celebrate and commemorate their service. EVERENCE is going taking that idea to a whole new level. The name itself is a portmanteau of the words Forever and Reverence. Both of those concepts describe why people get tattoos, but EVERENCE is a patented technology by Endeavor Life Sciences that allows you to add DNA from a loved one into any new or existing tattoo.

EVERENCE was created after Patrick Duffy saw a commemorative tattoo on the leg of the widow of a fallen SEAL while SCUBA diving in Key Largo, Florida. There, he and his father run a therapeutic diving program for Veterans. Duffy looked at the tattoo considered how to add something even more significant and that’s when he came up with DNA. After a lot of research, Endeavor Life Sciences was born.

I’m told the process is simple. The collection is as easy as taking a cheek swab. The DNA is then synthesized and encapsulated in what looks like a powdery substance. It is actually a medical grade polymer called PMMA, often used in medical applications. The PMMA contains the DNA sample. The vial of Everence can be brought to any tattoo artist and added to the ink. This is significant because it means you can go to any artist you choose.

It’s harmless and completely individualized. Because it’s a powder, you can take it to any artist. They add it to the ink, prior to tattooing. Here, Retired SEAL Stephen “Turbo” Toboz talks about his experience.

Once you start thinking about it, you can do almost anything. Imagine a tattoo of your family with their DNA. It’s like having them with you always. Likewise, a unit tattoo can be customized with DNA from fellow teammembers. It could even be the DNA from a beloved pet.

But that’s not all. The EVERENCE powder could be added to many processes or left in a vial. It could become a keychain or placed in the handle of a knife. In fact, I imagine specialty vendors creating new applications.

While I see it as very complimentary to military tattoos commemorating friends, family and service, anyone could incorporate EVERENCE into tattoos and other applications, and I hope they do. It’s a fine way to honor those who mean so much to us.

Classy Raptor Tactical

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Classy Raptor is run by Disabled Veteran Curtis Iovito II and his wife and fellow Veteran Jennifer. I know Curtis through his dad and he’s a great guy. For the last several years they’ve been knife dealers. More recently, Curtis and Jennifer started making firearms parts from Copper and Titanium. They’ve really expanded their line which includes back plates for Glocks and M&Ps as well as magazine floor plates.  They are worth checking out.