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SWINCAR Spider Electric 2 Video

August 4th, 2015

Check out this video of the SWINCAR electric off-road vehicle. It’s unique pendular suspension system allows it to effortlessly take terrain that other vehicles couldn’t traverse. Available in both two wheel and four wheel drive, with a single-seat version available for order and a two-seat version available to order starting in October.

Guerrilla Approach – Charity Shirts: S.O.F. “Ivy League” Alumni

August 3rd, 2015


Guerrilla Approach has produced two new S.O.F. “Ivy League” Alumni shirts. Both shirts are athletic cut, 60/40 cotton/poly blend. Available in sizes M – XL, Charcoal color. 100% of the proceeds from these shirts are donated to the Green Beret Foundation; 50% will be donated directly, and the other 50% will be used to host charity range workshops that also benefit GBF.


Gun Websites – Visual AK-47 Recognition Playing Cards

August 3rd, 2015

AK Deck

Gun Websites currently is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for Warsaw Pact weapon playing cards reminiscent of aircraft identification cards. The cards will feature 52 individual Cold War-era firearms, consisting mostly of AK variants, manufactured in Russia, China, East Germany, and Bulgaria. Info on each card will include:

– 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.

Additionally, if the funding goal is met and exceeded, Gun Websites will produce AK47 playing card stickers and a PVC Velcro patch, respectively.

U.S. Tactical Supply – ODOC 40MM Less Lethal Demo

August 3rd, 2015

U.S. Tactical Supply Less Lethal 40mm Range Day

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U.S. Tactical Supply is hosing a Less Lethal Demo with the Oregon Department of Corrections on August 19th at the ODOC range in Salem, Oregon. They will be demoing the new SDI 40mm BIP rounds and the AAMI 6-round 40mm Launcher. The event is open to all Law Enforcement and Military Personnel. Refreshments will be provided at the event.

If you have any questions about the event, you can contact U.S. Tactical Supply by phone at 541-928-8645 or by e-mail at

Bawidamann Dive Girl – Combat Diver Edition Pre-Order

August 3rd, 2015



This is for all of the ODA/SF Guys that keep hitting Andrew up for this shirt!

He tood us he will leave this Pre order open from 7/1/15 to 9/1/15. Whether you want just one for yourself of 15 for your team, here is your chance. Once the pre order window is closed, he will run the whole Job.

He needs at least an order of 20 to get a customized ODA #### type set under the Dive Bubble.



The 1947 Timepiece

August 3rd, 2015

The 1947 Timepiece features a 3-hand OS21 Quartz Chronograph movement, within a black ion-plated stainless steel case with a gun grip bezel. The watch face has dual chronograph sub-dials with 60-minute and 24-hour counters, luminous hands and hour markers, as well as a date display located at the 6 o’clock location.

The Timepiece also comes with a dual tip watchband replacement tool as well as extra pins. Who does that? These guys, that’s who.


In addition to the lockable hard case, the watch comes with four MultiCam print (MultiCam, Black, Arid and Tropic) watchbands made from 500D Cordura.


This is a really nice package. I’ll leave you with one tidbit of information. See that little “pull here” tab? Make sure you do it. It has info on how to set the watch as well as swap bands.

For the next 30 days, enjoy a 15% discount by using the code “SSD15″ at checkout. To order, visit

5 Pieces of GI Gear You Don’t Have to Give Up Even Though You Got Out

August 3rd, 2015

There are five pieces of issue gear that literally everyone used while they were in the employ of Uncle Sam. Sure, sometimes supply was stingy, but you always figured out a way to get your hands on them. Even though your term of active service is up, you can still get them, thanks to the internet.

550 Cord

550 cord
Named for its breaking strength, Type 3 – Olive Drab, 550 Lbs tensile strength, 400 yard reel NSN (4020-00-246-0688) was designed for use as parachute suspension lines. For its intended purpose, GI paracord has traditionally been procured in just a few colors including OD, Red and White but now, a whole rainbow of hues and prints have been developed to support the 550 craze. Everyone seems to be making bracelets, belts and even slings out of the material, which also makes for a great survival aid. The kernmantle design features a woven outer sheath that can be broken down into 32 strands with a core consisting of seven two-ply yarns. Even a few feet of paracord is a treasure chest to someone in a survival situation. Day-to-day, 550 cord is used to repair or reinforce a wide variety of equipment, including packs, load bearing systems and even vehicle tarps. Used in conjunction with the next item, there is nothing that can’t be done.

90-MPH Tape

90-MPH Tape
It doesn’t matter if you call it Duct, 90-mile per hour, 100 mph or LAPES tape, the PE-Coated Cloth General Purpose Duct Tape, 60 yds Length x 2″ Width, Olive Drab literally holds the US military together. Its uses are limited only by your imagination. Civilians too have discovered Duct Tape and make a wide variety of items with it. Now, they offer it in every color under the sun but if you’re a Veteran, you’ll want the real thing. When I first enlisted 30 years ago, the tape was all a Light Green almost florescent color, but later we started to get Dark Green, then OD, and finally Tan variants. A search on Amazon revealed a wide variety of military colors.

Skilcraft Pen

Skilcraft Pen
More specifically, the U.S. Government Retractable Ball Point Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink, Box of 12 NSN (7520-00-935-7135) made by Skilcraft. You can never have enough of these. Everyone in your corcle will look on in envy, as you sign the restaurant check.

Green Leader’s Book

Log Book
No self respecting NCO would be caught without a Green Military Log Book, Record Book, Memorandum Book, 5-1/2″ X 8″ Green LogBook NSN (7530-00-222-3521). Modified in a wide variety of ways, they are indispensable for taking notes during long, rambling meetings, recording PT scores and keeping track of room inspections. It served you well while you were in, think how awesome it will look, with your name written in big block letters underneath pin-on rank and scare badges, when you pull it out of your Leader’s Map Case during that board meeting. Your significant other will love it when you write down everything (s)he says and your children will be thrilled when you remind them of how many pushups they did during last week’s practice PRT.

Memo Book

Memo Book
Available in two styles (bottom or side opening) the Green Military Memorandum Book / Military Memo Book, 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″, Dark Green, Side Bound, NSN 7530-00-222-0078 was found in everyone’s uniform pocket, chock full of notes. Think of it as the little brother to the Leader’s Book, it contained relevant notes passed down from the novel-like scribblings in its big brother.

GOOD ART HLYWD – Silver Army Men

August 3rd, 2015

Army Men

GOOD ART HLYWD has put a pricier spin on the classic Little Green Army Men with their Silver Army Men line. All the classic molds are available, but now cast in sterling silver. Available individually, or as a complete set.

Kitanica – Cargoid Shorts

August 2nd, 2015

Cargoid 1

Kitanica’s Cargoid Shorts are constructed of 50/50 NyCo ripstop fabric, cut just above the knee for range of motion and to keep the wearer cool. The shorts feature 5 pockets, 7 belt loops, dual waist cinches, and a double layer reinforced seat. The hip pocket corners are reinforced to prevent knife clip wear, and the two large rear pockets have Velcro closure.

Special Forces Veterans Frank Monestere And Bob E. Parsons III Join Green Beret Foundation’s Board Of Directors

August 2nd, 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX, July 30, 2015 — The Green Beret Foundation is pleased to announce that two former Green Berets and successful business leaders are joining its Board of Directors, Frank Monestere and Bob E. Parsons III. Los Angeles-based Monestere has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of LegalZoom for more than a decade. Parsons, a resident of Apopko, Florida, is President of Ronin Leadership.

The U.S. Army Special Forces, or Green Berets, take on dangerous missions behind enemy lines to protect our families and freedom. The Green Beret Foundation provides immediate financial assistance and advocacy to those Green Berets injured in the line of duty, to their families, and to the families of Green Berets killed in action. It also provides support through its two legacy programs: the Next Ridgeline, a transition program for Green Berets, and the Steel Magnolias, the sorority for the other Quiet Professionals – the Green Beret’s caregiver.

“We are very excited to have such an influx of talent, dedication, and business world experience come to our board,” said Jennifer Paquette, Executive Director. “These men know intimately the struggles that Green Berets face during active duty and when transitioning to the wider world after their intensive service to our country. Both Frank and Bob bring enormous insight and guidance in our development of Foundation as a whole and specifically The Next Ridgeline.”

Both Frank and Bob will help the Foundation in all its work including its current major program, The Next Ridgeline, which supports former Special Forces soldiers leverage their unique talents for pursuing business careers. The Next Ridgeline Trains, Advises, and Assists Green Berets as they transition from active duty to their communities. As they rejoin their families and begin their journeys finding a new purpose after their active duty service, Green Berets will enjoy a head start thanks to Next Ridgeline. The program provides resources to support this transition across three main pillars: Redirection of their passion and purpose; strengthening Resilience in mind, body and spirit; and Reintegration into the civilian world through employment, mentorship and education.

For more information on supporting the foundation, volunteering or other opportunities to support our Green Berets, visit us at and follow us on social media. The Green Beret Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

The Green Beret Foundation is committed to advancing the truths of the Special Operations Forces:

  • Humans are more important than Hardware.
  • Quality is better than Quantity.
  • Special Operations Forces cannot be mass-produced.
  • Competent Special Operation Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur
  • Most Special Operations require non-SOF assistance.

    Frank serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of LegalZoom, the country’s largest online legal solutions provider for families, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Prior to joining LegalZoom, Frank was a management consultant and assisted clients in executing technology-focused business initiatives for Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and others. Frank Monestere served as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and as a Detachment Commander in 3rd Special Forces Group (Green Berets) with deployments to Bosnia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

    As an angel investor, Frank enjoys assisting promising early stage e-commerce companies with a focus on veteran owned businesses. In addition, he is active in a variety of veteran assistance programs, to include serving on the Board of Advisors to the Special Forces Charitable Trust.

    Frank holds a B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he focused on operations strategy and management. He is also an active member in the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).


    Bob Parsons is President of Ronin Leadership, a management consulting company that provides strategy, operational improvement, marketing, and leadership development. Previously, Bob served as Chief, Security Force Assistance Proponent Office (Colonel, Special Forces) with the U.S. Army. In that role, Bob was involved in the US Special Operation Command’s (USSOCOM’s) efforts supporting the Department of Defense’s initiative to institutionalize Security Force Assistance (SFA). Prior to SFA, Bob served as Chief of Operations for U.S. Special Operations Command headquarters. As a Special Forces Officer, Bob equipped and advised Iraqi forces to independently plan and sustain counterinsurgency operations and developed one of the most effective Iraqi units in Baghdad.

    Acquiring a residential contracting company in 2001, Bob led the company as President to a threefold sales increase and a 200% improvement in customer retention through a new business strategy and major market repositioning. Bob also served as Director for Strategy and Business Development for the $43B international retailer Sears Roebuck & Co.

    Bob holds a MBA in Executive Management from Baylor University and a B.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of South Florida. His community involvement includes serving as Executive Board Member for the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando, Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew Committee Chair, and Board of Advisors Member of the Green Beret Foundation.