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Pepper’s Donation Drop – 2022 Toy Drive

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

You may recognize Pepper and her handler Justin Melnick from the hit CBS series “SEAL Team”. Pepper is raising funds for working K9s via Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charity.

Here’s Pepper’s pitch….”If you donate $18 to MWDTSA, you will be purchasing the ‘Magnum Black Stars and Stripes’ rope toy from USA-K9 by SodaPup pictured on the right. It’s made from extra sturdy rubber so teeth like mine can’t bite through it. As an added bonus, from November 1 through December 15, 2022, USA-K9 by SodaPup will match your tax-deductible donation with TWO additional toys. That’s right, you’re purchasing three toys for the price of one. Thank you!”

Once the fundraising drive is over, MWDTSA will send the toys to working dogs.

Donate here.

Disabled Veteran to Conduct March to Raise Funds for Gulf War Syndrome Research

Monday, September 26th, 2022

We received this info from a sponsor who asked if we could share it.

Hello Dear Friends,

My name is John Mumby and I am a proud Gulf War Veteran from Operation Desert Storm (1990- 1991). I would like to take a moment of your time to share with you the lasting effects of what is called “Gulf War Syndrome”. In the spring of 2020, I started developing neuromuscular and skeletal symptoms from the inhalation of Saran gas and other chemical agents due to improper exposure and disposal during the war. These symptoms are debilitating and chronic and have taken me out of the work force like so many other Gulf war vets. The hardest part about this is I have passed on progressive debilitating health issues to three of my children.

I am setting out on my last road march from Waskom Tx, to El Paso TX in an effort to raise awareness for other veterans suffering from Gulf War syndrome and to gain the attention of our state congress and senators to press forward with legislation to force the Veteran’s administration to recognize Gulf War Syndrome as a disability and all of its symptoms.

I am humbly requesting your assistance in this endeavor. I will need financial support on the road march to El Paso, TX. This a planned, 6O day walk with military backpack (rucksack or ruck) and I am asking that you go the distance with me and sponsor me by the miles walked for the Gulf War Syndrome Research at UT Southwestern, in Dallas, TX. Any amount will provide hope for this and other broken warriors!

All funds are to be directed to the Col. Bill Davis fund at engage.utsouthwestern.edu/donate-vets. If you wish to support me personally, please present all donations to my wife Lisa Mumby. Her contact info is 903-975-3144

Thank you in advance for your support and donations to finding a cure.

John Mumby

Disabled Veteran, US Army

PO Box 1102

Winnsboro, TX 75494


Date: 26 SEP 2022

Logistical Support for Ruck March


Meal Ready to Eat 28 ea $12.00 ea       336.00

Mileage Pledge $_______       Per Mile

Donation Amount $______


This letter of contribution from _________________________________________________

Is to support John Mumby in raising awareness for Gulf War Syndrome

And his Road March endeavor across the state of Texas.

Date: /— Originally Signed –/

John Mumby

RISE Patriot Trigger Benefiting Folds of Honor

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

There are more than 1 million disabled and fallen service members. Nearly 2 million military heroes’ dependents are negatively impacted by war. The cost to provide educational scholarships to those dependents is a whopping $9 billion, and 85% of the families don’t qualify for federal aid.

That’s where Folds of Honor comes in. They provide educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those who were killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

Our troops and their families have unselfishly sacrificed, so we can sleep safely each night and enjoy our sweet liberties each day. As Americans, we have to give back.

That’s why RISE Armament is partnering with Folds of Honor by designing and manufacturing special products that benefit the Folds of Honor foundation.

“To say we’re proud to help out and donate to Folds of Honor is an understatement,” says Matt Torres, president of RISE Armament. “Veterans’ families are often overlooked, which is really a shame. Our troops and their families have tremendous courage and have made so many sacrifices. It’s our duty as Americans, as patriots, to take care of them and honor what they’ve done for us all.”

Here are a few reasons RISE Armament is especially proud to team up with Folds of Honor:

• The scholarships Folds of Honor gives honor the sacrifices of those who have given so much to protect our freedom.
• Folds of Honor operates efficiently and respectfully, allowing the organization to donate 91% of every dollar raised to its scholarships.
• Folds of Honor is based in Oklahoma, but it has awarded scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
• Since 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 educational scholarships.

To further benefit Folds of Honor, RISE Armament developed the Patriot High-Performance Trigger and is donating a portion of each Patriot Trigger’s purchase price to the Folds of Honor foundation. It’s an easy-to-install, accuracy-enhancing rifle upgrade that gives back to veterans and their families. Each trigger purchase helps fund educational scholarships for children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.

The Patriot Trigger has a crisp, clean release and ultra-short reset for faster follow-up shots and improved accuracy. It has a light, 3.5-pound pull and straight trigger blade.

A limited-edition item, the drop-in trigger group includes a Folds of Honor and RISE Armament commemorative challenge coin, along with free tools and anti-walk pins for fast and easy trigger installation.


Aero Precision Partners with the Second Amendment Foundation to Help the Fight Against Gun Control in Washington State

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

To raise funds to combat the recent standard capacity magazine ban (SB 5078) in the State of Washington, we at Aero Precision partnered with the Second Amendment Foundation to sell specially marked 30-round magazines. The net profits from each of these magazines sold have been donated to the Second Amendment Foundation raising a total of $28,120 for the fight against this unconstitutional law.

This fundraiser worked to not only generate money for this fight but also played a key part in our effort to get more standard capacity magazines into the hands of Washington State residents before the ban took effect.

Being a Washington-based firearms manufacturer we at Aero Precision want to ensure we are taking actions with a measurable impact beyond just building awareness. While the fight to preserve the Second Amendment is national, we believe the need to dig in at a local level is imperative. These values are something we hold close to heart as these types of laws negatively impact the rights of our local community members, employees, and customers.

About Aero Precision:

Aero Precision is a leading, top-tier manufacturer in the firearms industry. With roots in Aerospace, our quality and attention to detail go unmatched. When building something that flies, there is no margin for error. We take that same approach when making parts for firearms. Aero always delivers extremely high-quality, American-manufactured parts and components that you can rely on.  

Manufacturing a great firearm isn’t just about what the end product looks like. It’s about what it feels like, how it works, how it handles, and how it performs. We push the boundaries of manufacturing and challenge the status quo by constantly looking for new ways to use, develop or evolve existing processes. By personally designing and engineering state-of-the-art tooling, we’re able to leverage the latest machine tool technologies to provide our customers with parts and components of the highest quality.

To learn more visit: www.aeroprecisionusa.com

About the Second Amendment Foundation:

“The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms.

To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.”

To learn more or get involved visit: www.saf.org

Eighth Order Announces Partnership with Boot Campaign to Support Military Community

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

July 20, 2022 – Eighth Order, a veteran-owned company dedicated to telling the stories of combat veterans through the threads of their uniforms, is proud to announce their retail partnership with the national nonprofit Boot Campaign to raise support for veterans and military families in need of individualized care.

Beginning July 20th, proceeds from Eighth Order’s Long and Short sleeve button down Mission Shirts and Mission Golf Polos purchased through Boot Campaign’s online store, will benefit the organization’s mission-driven programs that treat the root cause of hidden wounds of war as well as ease financial strain during the holiday season to produce quantifiable, long-lasting and life-changing results.

“We couldn’t be more honored to align ourselves with an organization like Boot Campaign, that has shown an incredible commitment to the military and their families over the years,” stated Will Romes co-founder of Eighth Order. “The veteran community has given so much to this country, and Boot Campaign has focused itself entirely on supporting them and their families. As a veteran-owned company, we are proud to give back to America’s military community.”

“At Boot Campaign, we want every man or woman who has laced up their boots in service to our country to know that their life, their service and their sacrifices matter,” said Shelly Kirkland, CEO of Boot Campaign. “Partnering with Eighth Order not only gives Americans another way to outwardly honor the stories of those who served, but also supports veterans seeking care and treatment through our individualized programs.”

Safran Optics 1 Raises Over $43,000 for the Sterling Promise Foundation

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Safran Optics 1 supports non-profit organizations which seek to improve the lives of veterans and military families. Most recently, Optics 1 partnered with the Sterling Promise Foundation to host their first-ever fundraiser during Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2022. With the help of industry sponsors, financial donations and a silent auction, the foundation received $43,500 to support their mission.

The Sterling Promise Foundation exists to honor the life of Staff Sergeant Scott Sterling, who passed away in April 2021 after a heroic battle with colorectal cancer. Scott served in the 75th Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. The foundation is dedicated to ensuring that veterans are able to live long, healthy, fulfilling lives following their careers in the US Army Special Operations, through early cancer screenings and awareness campaigns.

With financial assistance, the foundation can focus on early detection cancer screenings and augment related medical benefits for special forces members and veterans before cancer takes another soldier. Some of their ongoing initiatives include:

• Partnership with Cologuard® to promote early screenings for colorectal cancer

• Free colorectal screenings for veterans, regardless of age, whose insurance benefits do not cover

• Awareness campaign targeting the special operations community promoting all GI cancer screenings

Optics 1 was honored to host this event to raise funds and awareness for the well-being of our nation’s veterans, while celebrating the life of Scott Sterling, a cherished industry friend.

7th Annual Whiskey & War Stories “Operation Acid Gambit” Fundraiser Auction

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

The 7th Annual Whiskey & War Stories “Operation Acid Gambit” event is coming up on 4 June, 2022 in Scottsdale but even if you aren’t attending, you too can be a part of this fundraiser by bidding on some unique items in their auction.

These include two period correct clones of 1989-era Unit weapons, including a Colt 723 clone with period correct Aimpoint and a custom 1911 with 1989-era features.

A shooting adventure package is also being constructed involving MD helicopters and Dillon Aero for the auction.

Visit acidgambit.afrogs.org for full details.

The Silent Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charity serving active and former U.S. military veterans and their families since 2010.

The Sterling Promise Foundation Fundraising Raffle

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The site for the Sterling Promise Foundation Fundraising Raffle is now live.

It goes live for bids tomorrow. Check out what’s available at qtego.net/qlink/sterlingpromise.