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Sherwin-Williams Offers Additional Discount for Military in May

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Sherwin-Williams will be offering an additional 10 percent off on top of its year-round 15 percent Military Discount during the month of May.

Sherwin-Williams proudly supports the military of the United States. The discount is offered to men and women who are currently serving, are reservists or have served in the military and their spouses. The discount is valid for retail customers at Sherwin-Williams stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Customers must provide an ID validating military service at the time of purchase.

You May Be Able To Save A Life

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

I received this note from a friend earlier today.

We’re looking for ethnic Korean donors to help save a dear friend’s life. If you were a Marine posted at Quantico there’s a good chance you received dental care from Naval Dentist Lt. Julie Jung. Post-military she provided free dental care to children from low-income families and child victims of trafficking and violence. Lt. Jung was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia in January (AML with FLT3 mutation) and urgently needs to find a bone marrow donor match. Julie’s life expectancy is only 2 months after her last round of Chemo which she is starting soon.  Her husband Lt. Cmdr Jung is still active duty.  Unfortunately, matches usually come from someone’s own ethnic group. If you have any Korean in your ancestry, please join the donor registry to see if you are a match at A testing kit will be sent to your home, and all you need to do is swab the inside of your cheek and send

the kit back. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Michael R. Rodriguez Named Director Of Global War On Terror Memorial Foundation

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2018 – Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF), the congressionally-designated non-profit foundation tasked with organizing, fundraising and coordinating efforts to build a new memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., today announced that Michael “Rod” Rodriguez will serve as its Director.

In his new role, Rodriguez is tasked with refining strategic initiatives for the Foundation while maintaining partner and donor relationships, and nurturing new ones.

“Following Congress’ approval of the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act in August, the Foundation now faces an exciting new future as we move toward site selection and the 24-step process for establishing a national memorial in the nation’s capital,” said David Burke, president of the GWOTMF Board of Trustees. “Rod has been an active member of our Board of Trustees for the past 18 months. With his institutional knowledge and extensive background, we are confident that he is ideally positioned to lead the Foundation through the vital steps that lie ahead.”

Rodriguez served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, 15 of which were as a Special Forces Green Beret. He sits on the advisory council for President George W. Bush’s Military Service Initiative and is the Executive Ambassador for the Green Beret Foundation. In addition to his own service, Rodriguez’s wife served for 21 years in the U.S. Army and his eldest son recently returned home from Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division, marking the Rodriguez family’s 16th deployment.

Over the months ahead, Rodriguez will lead the Foundation in advocating for land within the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

“Together we have an opportunity to honor all those who have selflessly served in our nation’s longest war and educate all Americans and visitors to this country on the ever-evolving, multi-generational conflict. This honor and privilege is a charge we do not take lightly,” said Rodriguez. “In the view of the Foundation, it is imperative that a memorial befitting everyone who served in the longest war of our 242-year history, and all who support them, be conspicuously placed on America’s front yard.”

For more information about GWOTMF, visit or

Go Commando Show – Episode 40: Dr Brett Haake Performing a Stem Cell Procedure on Fred Galvin

Monday, April 9th, 2018

We recently introduced you to the Go Commando Show which featured an interview with SGM Rob Trivino (USA, Ret). If you missed it, go back and listen in.

However, in this latest episode, Dr Brett Haake performs a stem cell procedure on host Fred Galvin’s knees. So many of us have bad knees after our service that I thought this would be some great information. Fred tells me the procedure was six weeks ago and feels the results have been great.

Dr Haake explains the risks and rewards of stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapy. He is an Anesthesiologist, Stem Cell Physician and former Navy Medical officer who deployed to Afghanistan and multiple countries in Asia.

For those of you who just want to listen to the podcast, visit

WRMFZY – Tigerstripe 5-Panel Cap

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The title is pretty self-explanatory but what makes me interested is that this Veteran-owned clothing brand has combined my favorite camouflage pattern and cap style. It’s like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for my head!

Polaris is 1st Off-Road OEM to offer Overseas US Troops Vehicles at The Exchange

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Minneapolis, March 26, 2018 – Polaris® has signed on exclusively with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Military AutoSource® to be the first and only off-road vehicle manufacturer to offer military members privileged pricing on vehicles purchased on overseas U.S. military bases. Orders of Polaris® vehicles are sent to the military member’s U.S. Polaris® dealer of choice.

“We are thrilled to be adding Polaris® to the family of brands available through Military AutoSource,” said Ken Engberg, senior vice president of marketing, Military AutoSource®. “Polaris and their incredible products exemplify the passion, personal freedom and leadership that truly reflects our men and women in uniform. As always, Military AutoSource stands ready to enable our service members to make the most of their well-deserved downtime in pursuit of their own personal adventures on, and now off-road!”

Polaris® off-road vehicles will be available for purchase exclusively at overseas Exchanges later this Spring. Parts, garments and accessories can be ordered directly through the military member’s U.S. Polaris® dealer of choice. The full Polaris® off-road vehicle line up will be offered.
– The Polaris RANGER® is the industry’s best-selling utility side-by-side (SxS), known for its rugged off-road capability and smooth ride. Perfect for farms, hunting, or simply working.
– The Polaris RZR® is the best-selling recreational SxS, known for delivering the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility. The RZR® is engineered for all off-road recreational riding with friends and family, including for trails, deserts, dunes, rocks, and mud.
– Polaris GENERAL® is the best-selling crossover utility vehicle (UTV) on the market. Polaris has expanded the Polaris GENERAL® line-up with more models to choose from including a military-inspired, limited-edition vehicle. The Polaris GENERAL® provides riders the best combination of recreational performance with RZR®-inspired suspension and power paired with a 600 pound dumping cargo box to get work done.
– The best-selling Polaris Sportsman® all-terrain vehicle offers legendary ride and handling for the toughest trails and tasks.
– Polaris ACE® continues to bring the revolutionary, single-seat experience to riders. The Polaris ACE® line has a standard roll over protection system and a full line for trail riders of all types.

More details are available online at

“We harness our 60-plus year legacy of off-road leadership to proudly deliver ultralight military vehicles to our troops, and we’re extremely excited, especially as a U.S. founded and based company, to now offer our full line of off-road vehicles for their personal use through the Exchange,” said John Olson, PhD, vice president and general manager, Polaris Government and Defense. “With many current and former members of the Armed Services, Polaris knows the value of a great deal and wants to share our passion for riding with these heroes. Great people deserve great products and gear.”

This program is offered through Military AutoSource®. Eligible military personnel are those who are stationed or assigned to an overseas base for 30 consecutive days or more and have unlimited Exchange privileges. This includes U.S. government civilians, military personnel and civilian contractors. The purchase must be made while the eligible personnel is stationed overseas. See for more eligibility details. Once purchased, the Polaris® ORV will be delivered to their local U.S. dealership where it can be picked up by the purchaser, a friend or a family member. Accessories can also be purchased through the local dealer.

Mother Of All Rucks

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

The team at Mother Of All Rucks are rucking across America from West to East coasts, 22 miles at a time, to raise awareness and funding to fight Veteran suicide.

Our goal is $250,000 in total donations for the 1st annual “Mother of all Rucks” ruck-march. The M.O.A.R. Foundation pledges that all monies donated will benefit our citizen veterans. We are committed to our goal and hope to inspire others to join us in our cause and support those that have protected our way of life.

The MOAR Foundation is a 501 (C)(3) Non-Profit. You can donate through the Foundation website. Another way to help is to purchase some swag at

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National K9 Veterans Day

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018