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Pyramyd Air Launches Sick of COVID Challenge

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Solon, OH — Pyramyd Air is excited to kick off the Sick of COVID Challenge to encourage customers to enjoy trigger time with loved ones while getting out some pent-up pandemic frustration.

Customers can receive a free (plus shipping) set of Sick of COVID stickers and targets and enter to win exclusive prize packages by sharing how they enjoy their trigger therapy after a long two years of Rona talk. Whether it’s an action-packed film, creative candids, or an interesting story, Pyramyd Air wants to hear how shooters are showing they’re Sick of COVID. Pyramyd Air will award $5,000 worth of shopping sprees to winners plus weekly giveaways throughout the two-month campaign.

The Sick of COVID Challenge will run from February 7 through April 7, and winners will be drawn after the campaign concludes. To learn more about the Sick of COVID Challenge, visit www.pyramydair.com/soc.

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Vermont Taps US Army to Offer NETCCN for Tele-Critical Care in Fight against Omicron

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Fort Detrick, MARYLAND – The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s (USAMRDC) Telemedicine and Advance Technology Research Center (TATRC) and Vermont Hospital and Health System Association (VAHHS) are collaborating to make the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN) available to hospitals across Vermont.

NETCCN consists of networks of critical care clinicians and providers that can deliver virtual care “from anywhere to anywhere” through use of secure, smartphone-based telemedicine platforms. Through NETCCN “apps,” supported hospitals across Vermont can request and receive on-demand, 24/7 virtual assistance from critical care physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialty clinicians.

“NETCCN addresses a fundamental challenge for our healthcare system during disasters like COVID-19 surges: enabling easy communication between those working outside of their comfort zone or scope of practice and clinical expertise at the right place and time to affect best possible outcomes. This is especially true for the care of severely-ill patients needing intensive care level support but who may not have access to an intensive care unit due to patient volume or lack of available transport,” said Col. Jeremy Pamplin, TATRC’s Commander and an intensive care physician. “In contrast to patients dying from hospitals’ inability to provide hemodialysis, NETCCN has responded to calls for support within hours to help a small hospital unable to transfer patients to a referral center provide this life saving therapy.”

VAHHS has rapidly brought together healthcare leaders from across the state to raise awareness, coordinate and streamline availability of NETCCN for Vermont’s hospitals. VAHHS’s assistance in harmonizing licensure rules and credentialing processes accelerated availability of NETCCN and reduced burden on its member healthcare organizations.

“Many of Vermont’s hospitals don’t have Intensive Care Units (ICUs), so they don’t have the critical care experts needed to care for our sickest COVID patients. During normal operations, we are able to transfer patients to referral centers with this capability, but during surges, those hospitals are full and unable to accept additional patients. NETCCN brings instant access to experts through an easy-to-use and secure platform, allowing our smaller hospitals to optimize care for these severely ill patients until transfer is possible. Perhaps just as important, access to these experts relieves the stress and anxiety felt by clinicians in our small hospitals by helping them know they have done the best possible for their patients, even when the outcome may not be ideal,” said Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS).

NETCCN is presently live in 4 hospitals in Vermont with additional hospitals scheduled to go live next week.

NETCCN is available at no cost to supported hospitals and healthcare. Through the pandemic, NETCCN has delivered over 5,000 patient-days of care to over 40 hospitals in 13 states and territories.

AUSA Cancels 2022 Global Force Symposium

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

 The Association of the U.S. Army has decided for health and safety reasons and Defense Department travel limitations to cancel the 2022 Global Force Symposium and Exposition that was to be held at the end of March in Huntsville, Alabama.

“The continued spread of COVID-19 in the United States makes it impossible for AUSA to hold an in-person event that we are certain doesn’t pose a risk to attendees,” said retired Gen. Bob Brown, AUSA president and CEO. “We don’t like making this decision but know it is the right one for the Army, industry and members of the public who were planning to attend.”

He added, “We really wanted to have this important event focused on Army transformation and sustainment, but we don’t want to do this at any risk.”

AUSA is planning a March 2023 event in Huntsville.

Tactical Strike Cleaner / Disinfectant Effective Against Omicron Variant

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

[POOLER, GA, November 29, 2021]

As the Omicron Variant comes to US shores, Blue Force Gear wants to remind the public and First Responders of its new groundbreaking quaternary disinfectant Tactical Strike. This cleaner/disinfectant is EPA Registered to kill numerous bacteria and viruses to include COVID and ALL VARIANTS. A partial list includes:

* SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, cause of COVID-19)

* Human Coronavirus

* SARS Associated Coronavirus (SARS)

* Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

* Hepatitis B and C Virus

* Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2

* HIV-1 (AIDS Virus)

* Influenza Virus Type A / Brazil, H7N9 and H3N2 (Influenza)

Tactical Strike can be used on soft and hard tactical gear, vehicle interiors, upholstery, hard surfaces, K9 equipment, kennels, etc. Importantly, and unlike its competitors, Tactical Strike was formulated with no dyes or perfumes that will stain, discolor or odorize your equipment.

Packaged in a Ready-To-Use (RTU) formulation that requires no mixing or prep, Tactical Strike is currently being offered for sale in pint and quart sizes with trigger sprayers. Just unwrap and use.  The pint bottle was specifically selected for its sizing that allows storage in vehicle cup holders. Larger or smaller volumes and other packaging formats are available via special order.

Tactical Strike pints are priced at $9.95 and quarts for $14.95.

Available for individual purchase or in case quantities for agency purchase through www.blueforcegear.com/tactical-strike or by contacting BFG Customer Service at 877-430-2583.

Darley Defense Partners with Maddox Defense to Vaccinate The Bahamas

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Itasca, IL, September 16, 2021 – Darley Defense partnered with Maddox Defense, a tactical and medical gear company, to supply The Bahamas Ministry of Health, through the Bahamian Embassy, all of the supplies necessary to vaccinate the Bahamian residents. This included cryogenic freezers to keep 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the right temperature. These freezers, the most important supply to keep the vaccine from spoiling, had to be procured, shipped and passed through customs in eight days.

The process ran smoothly because a needs assessment was done remotely with hospital leadership, Maddox Defense and Darley’s subject matter expert prior to the purchase of supplies. The work model created between Darley Defense and Maddox Defense for this project continues to produce successful outcomes for all parties involved.

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2021 Modern Day Marine Canceled

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Modern Day Marine has announced the cancellation of the 2021 event scheduled for September 21-23 at the Quantico Marine Corps Base due to COVID-19 concerns.

Pandemic Delay Provides Extra Practice Time for USA Shooting Shotgun Teams

Monday, June 21st, 2021

ANOKA, Minnesota – June 16, 2021 – As the 2021 Olympic Games approach, USA Shooting team members Kayle Browning, Brian Burrows, Vincent Hancock, Austen Smith, and Derrick Mein are intently focused on preparing to finally compete on the world stage after a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement was a shock for all Olympic athletes, but from difficulty comes opportunity, and the team has made the most of the extra time by putting a whole lot of rounds through their shotguns during the past year’s delay.

“These athletes compete at the highest level, they are extremely accomplished and worked hard to compete for their country in front of the entire world,” stated Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. “As a company that sponsors the USA Shooting team, we can’t wait to watch them compete, and for Federal Ammunition to be part of them accomplishing their goals of bringing home Olympic medals.”

“Preparing for Tokyo has been difficult to say, at the very least,” said Vincent Hancock, a skeet shooter who took gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 games. “After the delay and some time off, I’ve maintained my training at a high level for the past four to five months now, working diligently to make sure I reach my peak at just the right time and that I’m ready for the tests of competition.”

“I have been firing a lot of Federal Gold Medals to get ready for the Olympics. I fully expect to put forth my best effort at this year’s Olympic Games, and for me, that means eliminating mistakes,” said Derrick Mein, who took full advantage of the extra time he’s had to prepare and recently won the Super Sporting event at the NSCA’s U.S. Open last weekend while competing at Claythorne Lodge in Kansas. “The extra year has given me a great opportunity to fine tune my game.”

“It has been a very unique situation. At first, I was really bummed out, like a lot of other athletes,” Kayle Browning said. “But once the shock of the games getting postponed wore off, I quickly realized I’d been given a great training opportunity. I began taking full advantage of the training facility that’s literally in my back yard.”

“I’m ecstatic for the Olympic Games this July! This will be the first games I will compete in, and it will be the completion of four years of intense training and sacrifices,” said Austen Smith. “The delay was heartbreaking at first, but I found a way to convert that heartbreak into determination. Throughout the lockdowns and competition cancellations I dedicated myself to training in any way possible.”

Brian Burrows said the delay definitely changed how he expected to prepare for the games.

“Typically, we would have shot three or four World Cups plus a test event on the Olympic range, but this time we had one world cup and no test event. So, I have had to adapt and adjust how I prepare for the Olympics, but I am confident in my training, and it has paid off,” Burrows said. “In the one world cup we shot, I entered the final in second place with a very strong qualification score. So, even though I had to adapt my training to the delay, I feel very confident.” 

Federal is the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, a non-profit organization that promotes the shooting sports and prepares American athletes to bring home Olympic gold. Learn more at: www.usashooting.org.

Federal Ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Combat Cloth Face Covering Available for Order in Quantities from One to One Million

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Clothier Design Source, LLC (Cage Code:6XKG6) is pleased to announce it is now producing the Army Official Combat Cloth Face Covering (CCFC) for singular ordering in addition to bulk purchasing.

The Army and Air Force had requested a rapid supply of the CCFC’s prior to the DLA being able to procure and issue these face coverings.  Allocated funds were provided by the Army and Air Force to AAFES to purchase the CCFC masks and they are now being distributed to Army and Air Force Exchange Stores nationwide for immediate purchase.

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center designed and developed Army Face Coverings based on the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Defense (DoD) to wear cloth face coverings when social distancing protocols could not be met. These rugged yet soft face coverings are washable, form fitting, and double layered with adjustable flex-aluminum nose bridge featuring elastic cord and adjustable barrel locks for securing to the face. The face covering is not regulated by the FDA.

CCFC products have been assigned the following National Stock Numbers (NSN):

Type II Combat Cloth Face Coverings (CCFC):

Available Now: Class 4 Tan499 Polyester/ Cotton Plain Weave.

No National Stock Number Assigned.

Available Now: Class 5 Black Polyester/ Cotton Plain Weave.

National Stock Number (NSN) 8415-01-692-4240

Call for Availability Class 6: OCP Polyester/ Cotton Plain Weave.

National Stock Number (NSN) 8415-01-687-8956

An NSN is a 13-digit numeric code, identifying all the “standardised material items of supply” as they have been recognised by all NATO countries including United States Department of Defense, and allows for any of the 29 NATO militaries to purchase the Combat Cloth Face Covering (CCFC) on a “military catalogue” basis, significantly simplifying the procurement process. The assignment of an NSN is also relevant to non-NATO customers in that it is considered to signify that the product has achieved a certain level of acceptance by the world’s most discerning defence customers, the members of NATO and NATO’s allies.

The St. Paul, MN. Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB) expects that these NSNs will assist its sales efforts in both NATO and non-NATO countries.

In October 2020, Clothier Design Source had announced here on Soldier Systems that they were producing the CCFC. The assignment of the NSNs were followed by the Company’s first substantial order for these Face Coverings in supplying AAFES; the Army Air Force Exchange Service with an initial order for 190,000 Units.

If you have a large quantity for micro-purchase, P-Card, PO or RFQ please contact Clothier Design Source at (651) 225-8025 or [email protected]. The CCFC is also available through GSA Advantage Contract #GS-07F-032BA; MAS Schedule SIN 339113R and you can contact [email protected].