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#GivingTuesday: Military Aid Societies Ready for Round

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Military Aid Societies are poised to embark on their second annual fundraising battle, setting the stage for the #Battle4BraggingRights, where they will vie for supremacy in contributions.

WASHINGTON (November 20, 2023) – On November 28th, the combined forces of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), Army Emergency Relief (AER), and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) have announced their intent to engage in the #Battle4BraggingRights for the second consecutive year on #GivingTuesday. The mission remains the same: secure essential funds to provide service members and their families with vital emergency relief, financial support and educational resources.

“Amidst the #GivingTuesday philanthropic spirit, we are challenging ourselves to add an exhilarating twist – a friendly competition among Military Aid Societies – to amplify the excitement of giving,” said U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Robert R. Ruark, NMCRS’s President and CEO.

The #Battle4BraggingRights will unfold across social media platforms on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2023. Supporters are encouraged to visit Battle4BraggingRights.com, where they can allocate their contributions to one of the four Military Aid Societies. At the close, a victor will emerge.

“While the rivalry adds some flavor, the true winners remain our service members, veterans and their families,” said Kristina McBride, AFAS’s acting CEO. “Every contribution for #Battle4BraggingRights enables the continuation of vital programs and services for military personnel and veterans worldwide.”

Within the organizations’ circles, good-natured banter permeates, as staff and volunteers gear up for the friendly competition.

“In sparking inter-service competition, we’re firing up our supporters to achieve remarkable success during #Battle4BraggingRights,” said U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Cari Thomas, CEO of CGMA. “We have full confidence that our loyal advocates will rally to make this endeavor triumphant.”

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, has extended a generous proposal to match every gift made during #Battle4BraggingRights on #GivingTuesday, up to a sum of $1 million. This substantial matching pledge guarantees that donations to these transformative Military Aid Societies will yield double the impact for military members, veterans and their families.

“Our shared commitment to aiding our armed forces and their families underscores the significance of this gesture,” said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, Director of AER. “Thanks to Lockheed Martin’s generous support, donors who give during #Battle4BraggingRights will have their impact and contribution and impact doubled.”

Commencing in 2012 as a Global Day of Giving, #GivingTuesday has galvanized countless individuals to rally behind their cherished causes. To make a donation, and have it doubled for your favorite Military Aid Society, be sure to visit Battle4BraggingRights.com this #GivingTuesday on November 28th, 2023.

SIG SAUER Raises Over $120,000 for Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) at Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Friday, September 15th, 2023

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 14, 2023) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the 7th Annual SIG SAUER Charity Golf Tournament raised over $120,000 for Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA).  The tournament held in August at Pease Golf Course in Newington, New Hampshire is an annual event hosted by SIG SAUER in support of the HAVA organization.

“This signature HAVA event is made possible through the overwhelming generosity of individuals, organizations, supporters, and industry partners.  Since the events founding, the SIG organizing committee has raised close to $500,000 and countless volunteer hours,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER Inc.  “One hundred percent of this funding goes directly towards expanding the HAVA programming through shooting events and hunting, and in support of the HAVA mission to re-integrate disabled veterans and injured military back into normal life.”

HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2007 by a group of executives from the hunting and shooting industry to help disabled veterans and injured active-duty military returning from war heal and reintegrate back into everyday life through participation in outdoor activities. HAVA sponsors guided hunts, shooting events, and outdoor activities across the country hosting hundreds of veterans annually.

SIG SAUER is a longstanding supporter and sustaining sponsor of HAVA. Annually, SIG SAUER participates in HAVA sponsored shooting and hunting events across the country benefiting hundreds of veterans, including the upcoming flagship San Antonio Police Department HAVA Family Day at the SAPD Training Facility on November 4, 2023.

To learn more about the HAVA organization visit honoredveterans.org.

Charity Evening at the Bike Shed During DSEI

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

C2R FAST in the UK are throwing a party at the Bike Shed in London Shoreditch on Thursday 14th September during DSEI. This event will bring together people from across the defence and security industry many of whom are exhibiting at DSEI to raise money for some incredible charities.

The event will raise funds for the following causes:

• The Clock Tower Foundation

• The Police Firearms Association

• The Silent Warrior Foundation

Funds will be raised through the following means:

Online Raffle which is open now!

Open to anyone, tickets are priced at £20 pounds we will post* internationally *shipping costs will apply

The prizes increase daily but currently we have:

• Sur-Ron light bee road legal motorcycle

• Elliott Brown Holton Professional time Piece

• Red Devils Tandem Jump

• 3 Hour Grappling session with 6 x BJJ Champion Andy Good at Ground Hammer

Jiu Jitsu in Hereford

• 5 Eagles and angels CTSFO Wolf grey caps with a unit coin

• 5 Eagles and angels UK Military tan caps with a unit coin

• 2 Pairs Oakley Holbrook Blackside

• 2 Pairs Oakley Fuel Cell Prizm Polar

• 2 Pair Oakley Frogskins

• 2 Pair Standard Issue Leffingwell

• 1 Pair Oakley Flak 2.0 X-L Maritime

Live Auction: On the evening with some incredible prizes including a small quantity of the limited edition eagles and angels caps and some amazing special edition Bourbon sets.

The silent Auction: Which has some incredible prizes. The winners will be announced on the evening.

The event commences at 8pm on Thursday 14th September 2023 with the draws and charitable parts of the evening commencing around 9pm. Some hot snacks will be served on the evening and is included in the ticket fee. All funds raised will go to the causes.

A limited amount of tickets remain for the evening and are for sale on the event website. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Kindest Regards

Paul & Nick


Frogtoberfest – An Evening With SEALKIDS

Sunday, August 13th, 2023

The SEALKIDS non-profit invites you to join them for Frogtoberfest, Friday, October 6th, at the Citadel Beach Club in coastal South Carolina. Tickets are $200 per individual and $300 per couple.

This organization provides the children of fallen Naval Special Warfare personnel with educational support.


USAF Pararescue Specialists & Astronaut/Entrepreneur Larry Connor Announce World-Record Skydive to Raise $1 M for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Friday, August 11th, 2023

Alpha 5 Project Announces World-Record Skydive to Raise $1 Million for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Alpha 5 Team Will Use Michigan Created Balloon– the Largest in America for 35,000 Transport Before Jump

[Melbourne, Fla.–August 10, 2023] – Operator Solutions, a leading provider of specialized search and rescue solutions to the commercial spaceflight and private sectors, and Larry Connor, pilot of the Axiom Space Ax-1 Mission and Founder and Managing Partner of The Connor Group, a nationally recognized real estate investment firm, are proud to announce the launch of the Alpha 5 Project, a mission to set a new world record for the highest HALO (high altitude, low opening) formation skydive and raise $1 million for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) through donations at specialops.org/alpha5.

To break the existing unofficial world record for the highest HALO formation, skydive, the five jumpers will ascend to an altitude of 35,000 feet in a specially designed hot air balloon along with a balloon pilot and O2 Tech while following HALO safety protocols and wearing full oxygen equipment. From there, the jumpers will exit the balloon, link arms, and form a five-person formation before safely separating and landing. A representative from Guinness World Records will be present to assess and validate the record-setting achievement.

The Alpha 5 Project mission is to highlight the invaluable work carried out by SOWF, while also serving as a tribute to the remarkable skills and technical prowess of U.S. Air Force Special Warfare Pararescue Specialists known as “PJs.” SOWF honors fallen Special Operations Personnel, and all Medal of Honor Recipients, by providing comprehensive educational opportunities to their children, “cradle to career,” from preschool through college, as well as immediate financial support to wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Personnel.

Impressed by Operator Solutions’ commitment to excellence during the Ax-1 Mission to the International Space Station, Connor approached Founder and CEO Brandon Daugherty to collaborate on a high-altitude jump for a purpose. Daugherty, a PJ, and Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, assembled a team of four current and former PJs (including himself) to perform the jump alongside Connor, as well as a full support team to ensure its safe and successful execution.

“The Alpha 5 Project combines the challenge of setting a world record with the purpose of raising awareness for an incredible organization that honors the legacy of Special Operations Personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our Nation,” said Connor. “I’m proud to be able to shine a light on these unsung heroes and the incredible technical expertise and dedication of the PJs and the Special Operations community. They are the best of the best.”

“Special Operations Warrior Foundation is an incredible organization that cares for the children and the legacy of America’s Special Operations Personnel and, as someone with seven overseas deployments to combat zones, it’s a cause that is near and dear to my heart and to everyone in the Special Operations community,” added Daugherty. “We’re excited to make this jump to shine a spotlight on this great organization and raise the funds that will allow them to continue their mission.”

“We invite the Nation to join us in celebrating the exceptional capabilities of America’s PJs and the enduring mission of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of our country’s heroes and ensure a bright future for their children,” shared Major General (Ret.) Clayton M. Hutmacher, President & CEO of Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

The Alpha 5 Project will take place at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, within the jump window of September 15 to October 15 (due to weather conditions and restrictions).

100% of funds raised will go directly to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Learn more and donate at specialops.org/alpha5.

Savage Arms Continues Partnership with Sportsmen’s Alliance

Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – July 18, 2023 – Savage Arms is proud to announce its renewed business partnership with Sportsmen’s Alliance (SA). This organization acts as one of the nation’s leading advocates for sportsmen and women, as well as conservation issues, across the country. Savage will join SA as a Chairman’s Club partner and plans to include the donation of firearms for fundraising initiatives as a part of this partnership.

“The Sportsmen’s Alliance organization is passionate about protecting and defending America’s wildlife conservation programs and sportsmen’s pursuits – including hunting, fishing, and trapping,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms. “By renewing this partnership, we hope to reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that all future sportsmen and women can share in the same, or greater, access than we have today.”

“Savage is a top leader in firearm production,” said Brian Dowler, VP Membership for Sportsmen’s Alliance. “Having their support serves to ensure the protection of hunting and conservation opportunities across the country. This partnership aligns directly with our commitment to the outdoors industry as a whole. We look forward to the promising future of this collaboration.”

More information on the Sportsmen’s Alliance can be found at sportsmensalliance.org.

More information on Savage’s extensive line of leading firearms is available at savagearms.com

ASA Hosts Freedom Raffle

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

ATLANTA, GA – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) has partnered with some of the top brands in the gun industry to raffle over $12,000 in prizes.  This raffle will run from July 14th  through July 31st, 2023, participate and help protect your rights.

Owning a suppressor is your constitutionally protected right. However, anti-gun legislators and activists are fighting to deny your rights! Eight states and the District of Columbia still don’t allow law-abiding citizens to possess suppressors. Nine U.S. Senators and fifteen members of the House openly support legislation to ban and confiscate every legally obtained suppressor in the United States. Noncompliance to their tyranny would turn you into a felon!

This year, state legislators in Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington all tried to ban or restrict your ability to use these hearing safety devices. This year it happened in four states. Next year it will happen more.

Help ASA protect your right to own and use suppressors by buying a raffle ticket today.  Your donations are the lifeblood that gives us the resources to fight for your rights!  Visit asaraffle.com

The Freedom Raffle Prize Packages:

– Yankee Hill Machine Diamond Specter XL chambered in 5.56 paired with a Vortex Sparc AR Red Dot optic and a YHM Turbo 3 suppressor.  $200 Tax Stamp covered by Silencer Shop, $100 gift card from Cole-Tac and an ASA Owl Leather Patch Hat.  Package Value:  $2,725

– CVA Cascade chambered in 300 Blackout paired with Vortex Pro Series Rifle Scope Rings, a Brownells Match Precision 1-8×24 Optic and a AB Warthog Suppressor.  Eberlestock Mainframe & Vapor 2500.  $200 Tax Stamp covered by Silencer Shop, $100 gift card from Cole-Tac and an ASA Owl Leather Patch Hat.   Package Value:  $2,909

– AAC Ranger 7, $100 gift card from Cole-Tac & an ASA Owl Leather Patch Hat.  $200 Tax Stamp covered by Silencer Shop.  Package Value:  $1,229

– SilencerCo Velos LBP, a $100 gift card from Cole-Tac & an ASA Owl Leather Patch Hat.  $200 Tax Stamp covered by Silencer Shop.  Package Value:  $1,504

– Gemtech Abyss, Gemtech GVAC 5.56 16” upper with BCG, a $100 gift card from Cole-Tac & an ASA Owl Leather Patch Hat.  $200 Tax Stamp covered by Silencer Shop.  Package Value:  $2,018

– Huxwrx Flow 556K, a $100 gift card from Cole-Tac & an ASA Owl Leather Patch Hat.  $200 Tax Stamp covered by Silencer Shop.  Package Value:  $1,636

Join us in the fight to help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors by becoming an ASA Member at  www.ASAMember.com.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win.  See terms & conditions for details.

Watches of Espionage and GBRS Group Team Up To Raise Funds For Third Option Foundation

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

On 1100 EST, Tuesday 25 July, Watches of Espionage will offer a special edition watch pouch and challenge coin in partnership with GBRS Group.

The GBRS AOR-1 case has an updated card with red trim and the GBRS Old-English “g” is on one side of the watch card and the back of the watch case.

The watch pouches are crafted using repurposed issued AOR-1 camouflage uniforms worn by GBRS co-founders and former Navy SEALs Cole Fackler and DJ Shipley. 

$40 of every purchase will be donated directly to Third Option Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the CIA’s paramilitary officers of the Special Activities Center (SAC).

The charity’s name refers to the motto of CIA’s Special Activities Center: Tertia Optio, the President’s third option when military force is inappropriate and diplomacy is inadequate. Third Option Foundation is dedicated to providing comprehensive family resiliency programs, working behind the scenes to quietly help those who quietly serve.

GBRS Group is a veteran-owned, Tier 1 training and services organization committed to imparting critical skills and real-world experiences to end-users in military, federal, state and local special operations units.

Get yours 1100 EST, Tuesday 25 July at www.watchesofespionage.com/products/travel-pouch-and-challenge-coin

Note: Watch not included.