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Modern Tactical Creations – Suppressor Shield

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Modern Tactical Creations was founded by two SF NCOs to create solutions to problems found at the operator and team level. In the past we have mentioned their Chemlight Cache and Antenna Keeper. This time, we’re showing you the Suppressor Shield.

The Modtac Suppressor Shield fits over a Suppressor and is designed to minimize mirage, cool the suppressor naturally, and protect the operator.

• The employment of an air gap and carbon fiber reduce the observed surface temperature up to 50%.
• The low thermal conductivity of carbon fiber reduces the “felt” surface temperature to a point that is safer for incidental contact, even at extreme suppressor temperatures.

• Solid top design eliminates mirage along the length of the suppressor.
• Carbon fiber’s low thermal transfer rate reduces mirage causing exposed outer surfaces.

• Spacers create an air gap that does not trap heat like a fabric/silicone suppressor wrap.
• Vent design promotes air flow around the suppressor.

• Mechanical attachment holds tight through heat expansion and heavy recoil.
• Suppressor can be removed without removing the shield first.

Available in six lengths, the Suppressor Shield is offered in Natural (Carbon Fiber), Coyote Tan or OD Green.


Eagles and Angels Limited – Chili Palmer Notebook Cover

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Eagles and Angels make some great accessories for men like this notebook cover.

This notebook cover is made from heavy-duty leather, with two pockets for business cards as well as a pen holder. Additionally, it comes with a notebook.

The sewn-on American flag features an inlay made from a Desert Tri-Color Uniform form donated by Retired Army Combat SOF veteran, Chili Palmer.

Veterans themselves, the Eagles and Angels team donates 20% of proceeds from their Cloth Of Heroes products to veteran-oriented organizations and programs.


Support SKI4theFALLEN by Buying a T-shirt

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

You can support SKI4theFALLEN by purchasing a t-shirt.

In March 2019, a few of our nation’s Green Berets will be competing in the Grand Traverse Ski Race. The Grand Traverse is a 40-mile alpine race, with a roughly seven thousand foot elevation change, through the Elk Mountains in Colorado, from Crested Butte to Aspen. Far too often Green Berets are sent into combat operations that the regular populace is unaware of, resulting in WIA and KIA soldiers. Unfortunately our Green Berets, along with their families, are many times left without help when something goes wrong. The Green Berets competing in the Grand Traverse are not doing this for themselves but want to raise awareness and financial support for their extended family, The Green Beret Regiment, through the Green Beret Association. Please follow their journey on Instagram @SKI4theFALLEN, or Facebook, Skifor Thefallen. Donations to the campaign can be made through gofundme.

Get yours at odatacticalapparel.com/collections/t-shirts/products/ski4thefallen for a Christmas delivery.

Attention US Military Retirees – Your Current Dental Program Is Going Away – Sign Up For The New One, Plus Vision Insurance

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

If you’re a military retiree like me, you’ve been using the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program through Delta Dental, but that’s going away at the end of this year.

Instead, we’re eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). In addition to dental insurance, we can also get vision coverage which is a welcome addition for me as I started wearing glasses a few years ago.

New coverage will begin 1 January, 2019, but you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. It is imperative you enroll during the Federal Benefits Open Season, which is November 12–December 10, 2018.

After consulting with my dentist regarding which plans he accepts, I took the plunge the other day. I didn’t need any existing passwords for MyPay or DEERS. The website was easy to use and within 15 minutes I had enrolled in both dental vision plans for myself and my dependents, and that time included comparing available plans.

You can’t ignore this. Once again, if you don’t enroll, you’ll lose your coverage.

Visit www.tricare.benefeds.com for more information.

”Steps Ascending: Rise of the Unarmed Forces”

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

“Steps Ascending: Rise of the Unarmed Forces” by Matt Griffin and Leo Jenkins chronicles the authors’ transition from military to vetrepreneurs and their goal of change in Afghanistan using business, not bullets.

Just like with their Combat Flip Flops, every copy of this book sold sends a girl in Afghanistan to school.

Available through Amazon.

Ground Hammer Beer

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Spilling Blood in the Same Mud Since 1917.

This year saw the launch of Ground Hammer Beer in Hereford. The brand hopes to release stateside at Ft Bragg NC in early 2019, with the help of some SOF friends over there.

They brew traditional British beers made with American hops. It’s a tribute to over 100 years of standing side by side with their American cousins.

Proceeds from each beer sold go towards The SAS Regimental Association, who support the welfare of both soldiers and their families. Registered Charity No. 254393

They are looking for outlets and bars who’d like to stock it and put funds back into great causes.



Lowe’s Announces Military Recognition Program In Honor Of Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 8th, 2018


In 2018, Lowe’s will proudly help military families nationwide save nearly $1 billion on home improvement projects through the company’s military discount

MOORESVILLE, N.C.  – In honor of this Veterans Day, Lowe’s is proud to announce it has helped military families save nearly $1 billion through the company’s military discount, which offers 10 percent off on everyday purchases for veterans and active military servicemen and women. Lowe’s is founded by veterans and this discount is just one way Lowe’s will show its appreciation for military men and women this year.

Lowe’s is also announcing expanded store benefits to recognize associates and customers in the military community. Lowe’s will now:

• Honor veteran associates with a service patch to begin proudly wearing on their Red Vest

• Designate four parking spaces at every store to be reserved for current and honorably discharged members of the military

• Provide free, full-size American flags on Veterans Day to the first 100 customers at every store with any purchase. Lowe’s will also offer free mini, parade-size flags, up to 1,000, at each store.

Lowe’s was recently named a Top 10 Military-Friendly® Brand by G.I. Jobs, a designation that acknowledges corporate or businesses’ efforts, commitments and success in supporting the military community. Lowe’s also offers employment opportunities for military personnel after their service ends. More than 14,000 military, veterans and military spouses currently work throughout the organization.

Currently, more than 650 associates are deployed to active duty. Lowe’s provides differential pay during their service, along with other benefits to help them and their families. Lowe’s also supports veteran-owned suppliers through its supplier diversity program and is actively involved in programs like the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Military Spouse Employee Partnership (MSEP).

“We recognize, honor and respect those who serve our country, and I am proud to announce this Veterans Day, that Lowe’s has helped military families save nearly $1 billion on their home improvement projects this year through our military discount program,” said Joe McFarland, Lowe’s executive vice president, stores and Gulf War and Desert Storm Veteran.

Lowe’s has offered discounts to veterans and active military servicemen and women for more than a decade as a way of saying thank you to service members and their families. The Lowe’s Military Recognition Program offers an everyday 10 percent discount on personal purchases to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. To enroll in the discount program, visit Lowes.com/Military.

“Lionhearted”, National Collaboration Honoring Courage of Veterans, Debuts in Observance of Veterans Day

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Directed by Purple Heart Recipient, Lionhearted Project Includes Short Films, Art, and Website Sharing Reality of a Veteran’s Return
ONTARIO, California –The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading global manufacturer of a broad range of safety and survivability products for the public safety, military, professional, and outdoor markets, announces the Lionhearted project, a national collaboration of film, art, and community empowering veterans to heal through sharing their personal stories. The Lionhearted initiative was influenced and directed by Purple Heart recipient and Safariland’s digital media director, Shane Ruiz.

Lionhearted started as a small project to chronicle veteran stories for Veterans Day and grew organically due to the strong veteran community. Twenty-two veterans’ stories are featured in video, art and on a website dedicated to this project, and captured in a 24-minute documentary film to be presented at the Smithsonian’s Veterans Day Film Festival on November 11.

“The Lionhearted project honors the courage of our veterans, and gives them a voice, so others will know it’s okay to talk about their experiences and get support,” said Shane Ruiz, digital media director at Safariland. “It is designed to help civilians understand what veterans go through, so they’ll be better able to support the unseen battles veterans face each day.”

Artist Shawn Ganther, an Air Force veteran, created one-of-a-kind artistic renditions of each of the veterans’ stories on Safariland hard armor plates. The individual plates were assembled as one piece into a red, white and blue mosaic American flag. The six-foot-long, 460-pound art piece called “The Lionhearted” will be unveiled on November 8 at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago and will be on display as part of its permanent collection.

Ruiz added, “The suicide rate among veterans is unacceptably high, averaging 22 veterans daily. This is a staggering and heartbreaking statistic. For this reason, we wanted to honor and help veterans by giving them the opportunity to share their stories. We expect their stories will help other veterans who can relate to them and provide valuable insights for civilians.”

Veterans and civilians are encouraged to visit The Safariland Group’s YouTube channel to see the veteran’s stories and documentary, as well as the website lionheartedfilm.com for a full overview of the Lionhearted project.