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Support the Courser Racing SF Team for The World’s Toughest Row – Pacific

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

Four Special Forces Veterans vie to row 2800 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Hanalei on Kaua’i, Hawaii to raise awareness and funds for their worthy cause.

The team is participating in The World’s Toughest Row – Pacific starts in June each year with teams participating from around the World.

Founded by Special Operations Veterans in 2023, Courser Racing is a 501(c)(3) Charleston, SC-based non-profit organization that places Veterans, Law Enforcement, and Firefighters on Ocean Rowing Expeditions to support their transition to the civilian workforce. 

Courser Racing provides support to these communities through a team-based robust maritime training regimen (simulating the rigor of a deployment cycle or emergency response preparation), by leveraging a professional business mentor network for job placement, and providing business experience through organic non-profit activities including fundraising, P+L management, recruiting, marketing, donor relations, and sponsorship contract negotiations.

They chose Ocean Rowing as a vehicle for transition support because it is relatively low cost (the ocean is free) and it mirrors the rigors of service required of Special Operations Veterans, Law Enforcement, and Firefighter/ EMS personnel.

To learn more, visit

Task Force Expedition Embarks on Epic Fundraising Adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro

Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Raising Awareness and Funds for Nonprofits Supporting Military, First Responders, and the Second Amendment

ATLANTA, GA — Task Force Expedition (TFE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for handpicked nonprofits focused on military, first responder, and Second Amendment rights, is thrilled to announce its upcoming expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, from June 27 to July 8, 2024. This “once in a lifetime” adventure, which will be documented by Prelude Films, aims to generate significant support and exposure for the five participating nonprofits.

The expedition, funded entirely by industry sponsors, pairs each sponsor with a nonprofit organization to form a team. While the adventure itself is non-competitive, the teams will compete to see who can raise the most funds through public donations at At the end of the fundraising period, the funds raised will be pooled together and equally distributed among the nonprofits, fostering a spirit of collaboration and mutual support.

Participating Teams and Sponsors:

• Team ASA Foundation sponsored by SilencerCo

• Team Frontline Healing Foundation sponsored by Crye Precision & Staccato

• Team Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) sponsored by Elevated Silence

• Team Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW) sponsored by Brownells

• Team UK sponsored by Edgar Brothers and Reptilia

“I recently read a quote that’s commonly attributed to an African proverb that says, ‘if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,’” said Jeremy Morton, Executive Director of SOC-F and Secretary of Task Force Expedition. “I can think of no better way to capture the essence of TFE, which exists to bring people and organizations together in order to literally and figuratively climb whatever mountains lie ahead.”

“Task Force Expedition is more than just an adventure; it’s a powerful opportunity to bring much-needed attention and resources to handpicked organizations that tirelessly support our warriors, first responders, and Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, President of ASA Foundation and Task Force Expedition. “By leveraging the excitement and challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, we aim to tell our stories, inspire generosity, and build lasting awareness for these essential causes.”

For more information about Task Force Expedition, the participating teams, and how to support their mission, visit


Uniting for a Noble Cause: The 2024 SOF Auction & Raffle in Support of Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation

Monday, May 6th, 2024

In the heart of every Special Operations mission lies a support network extending far beyond the battlefield. Behind the courage and valor of our Nation’s warfighters are organizations like the Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation, which provide critical assistance and unwavering support to those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Who We Are and What We Do

Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation is a beacon of hope and resilience for wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command members, veterans, and their families. Our mission is clear: to respond to immediate needs, organize Rehabilitative Adaptive Events (RAE), and pioneer education and next-generation health solutions for the issues facing our service members.

As a nonprofit founded and operated by Special Operations veterans, we deeply understand the unique challenges the Special Operations Forces community faces. Our programs are meticulously designed to heal, rebuild, and strengthen veterans, service members, and their families, providing them with a renewed sense of mission, purpose, and focus.

Our Impact in 2023: A Testament to Support

In 2023, your support through Task Force Dagger made a tangible difference. We provided $842,539 in assistance, directly supporting 1686 warfighters and family members. This assistance covered SOF health initiatives and immediate needs like medical treatment reimbursements, travel expenses, medical device reimbursements, emergency assistance, holiday support, and rehabilitative adaptive events.

Your Support in Action: The 2024 SOF Auction & Raffle

The 2024 SOF Auction & Raffle is a cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, enabling us to continue our vital mission of supporting our Nation’s warfighters and their families. The auction kicked off on April 29th and concludes with an in-person reception generously sponsored by Cubic on Tuesday, May 7th at the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center in the Skyway Meeting Room. With 95% of donor dollars directly supporting our programs and initiatives, your contributions make an immediate and tangible impact on the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

By participating in the auction, attending our events, and spreading awareness, you join us in our mission to honor and uplift our Special Operations community. Together, we can ensure that no warfighter or family member faces their challenges alone.

Highlighted Auction Items

• Donated by Arsenal: Limited Edition – IZHMASH Jubilee Series Silver Edition 5.45x39mm Semi-Automatic AK74 Rifle

• Winchester NILO Farms Hunting & Shooting 2 day Trip for 2

• Spartan Race Passes

• Maxim MD11 Rifle – .308 caliber, 16″ Stainless Barrel, Arid color

• Geissele Super Duty Rifle, 16″, 5.56MM

• Huxwrx 556K FLOW Suppressor

• 2024 PGA Championship Week Passes for Two

• Limited Horse Soldier Gift Box featuring a Rare 80th D-Day Anniversary Bottle of Select Bourbon

• Foursome @ Trump International Golf Club

Raffle Items: $20 Tickets for Great Prizes

• Gentex AMP Headset (Color: Tan)

• FN 509 Pistol 9mm

• Proof Research Stainless Steel Barrel

• Aimpoint ACRO P-2 Pistol Sight

• Mossberg Patriot .300 WinMag Rifle

• $500 JP Rifles Gift Certificate

• Black Rifle Coffee Package (Pour Over Set/Mugs/Coffee)

• Steiner 8×24 Tactical Binocular

• Oakley Standard Issue Fuel Cell Armed Forces

• LBT MG Origins Day Pack

• 2 Pack of Spartan Race Passes Exp 12/31/2023

• Oakley SI Fuel Cell Sunglasses

• Oakley SI GasCan Sunglasses

• Hornday Range Bag & Gift Items

• Magpul Bipod for Picatinny Rail

• Magpul MS4 Dual QD Sling Gen 2 w. Magpul QD MOE Sling Attachment

In the face of adversity, the strength of our Nation’s warfighters shines brightly, buoyed by the unwavering support of organizations like Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation. As we forge ahead into the future, let us stand united in our commitment to those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Join us in the 2024 SOF Auction & Raffle, and together, let’s make a difference that truly matters.

View the SOF Auction & Raffle items here:

SOF Select Happy Hour to Support Veteran and Industry Professional Battling for His Life

Monday, May 6th, 2024


Please join us at SOF Select happy hour on Wednesday, May 8 at 3:30 in the Oasis Ballroom at the Westin Tampa Waterside to support our friend and colleague, Erlend Gray. SOF Select is a two-minute walk from the Convention Center, over the bridge and next to Jackson’s.

Erlend is a Norwegian MJK veteran, defense industry professional and eternal optimist. In February 2024, his doctors gave him 12 months to live as the available treatments in Norway were no longer stopping the spread of his malignant melanoma.

With a lifetime of experience in overcoming challenges in ominous situations, Erlend did what comes naturally – he kept going. His Norwegian medical team told him a new treatment was recently approved by the FDA in the United States and is his last hope for overcoming cancer. Erlend and a close team of family and former teammates are working to get him access to this lifesaving treatment in the U.S.

The treatment, Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte (TIL) therapy, is a new cellular immunotherapy that is only offered at a few U.S. hospitals. Like many new medical treatments, the groundbreaking treatment is cost-prohibitive. Out of pocket expenses are estimated to exceed $500,000 for Erlend and his family. And time is of the essence.

Erlend’s kindness, generosity and professionalism have touched many throughout the defense industry.  Since retirement he has representedArc’Teryx, Knight’s Armament and Team Wendy among other top tier brands.

Erlend is the definition of “solid through-and-through.” He has always been known for sacrificing his own time and energy to support those around him in difficult situations, without expecting anything in return. He has helped many out of tough situations, and now we all have a chance to contribute so that he can receive the lifesaving treatment before it’s too late.

Please consider making a donation here:

100% of all contributions to this Go Fund Me will go to Erlend via the HunterSeven Foundation.

All contributions will be greatly appreciated, and donations can be made anonymously if desired.

Your support will have an immediate impact on Erlend and his young family.


Team Erlend

Bjørg, Viljar, Alma, Erlend, family, and friends!

Register to Support the Sterling Promise Foundation Fundraiser

Monday, May 6th, 2024

The Sterling Promise Foundation fundraiser is Tuesday evening from 1630 to 1930 at the Channelside Room in the Westin Tampa Waterside. There is also an online charity auction.

For those of you who will be in Tampa, below is the link to register for the event. This link is also the live link to the auction, raffles, and commemorative items they will have at the event.

Modular, Magnetic, Horween Leather Keyclip System for Every Day Carry

Saturday, April 6th, 2024

MountWare is making modular keyclips designed to be customized to individual needs without sacrificing build quality, environmental sustainability, or ethical manufacturing.

Colorado Springs, April 2023—MountWare announced today that they are launching their Horween Leather Modular collection on Kickstarter. MountWare initially launched preliminary test products online, generating thousands of dollars in sales with hundreds of orders. MountWare received consistent top seller recommendations and an unwavering 5/5 stars with every sale.

Customer Reviews:

“Has replaced my old keychain and looks as nice or nicer than a similar DSPTCH item. Definitely would recommend!”

“Great 2 part keychain! Allows me to keep it clipped to my cornhole bag case while unclipping my bottle opener. Well worth the money, and fast shipping! Thanks!”

MountWare Horween Leather Collection Details

Each part of the MountWare collection is made out of “Mods” and “Mounts”; Mods are female attachment points utilizing the Fidlock system, and “Mounts” are male attachment points utilizing the Fidlock system. Each Mod and Mount comes standard with Fidlock buckles, brass rivets, and full-grain Horween leather, but features customizable attachment points for different needs.

ModMount; A high quality keyclip made with a lightweight aluminum carabiner and an iron scratch resistant split ring.

ModRing; Scratch resistant PVD coated iron split ring to hotswap between sets of keys.

ModClip; Lightweight and durable aluminum swivel hook carabiner.

PackMount; Backpack Mount with a high quality secure aluminum carabiner for 25mm straps.

BeltMount; looped Horween leather for easy slip on and off to any sized belt under 45mm.

WallMount; Magnetic wall mount with space for 4 Mods or Mounts, made with flexible Horween leather for a cohesive aesthetic that can be placed on any smooth surface.

Kickstarter’s Soviet Weapons of the Afghan War Is In Its Final Week!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Written by Vlad Besedovskyy of Safar Publishing, “Soviet Weapons of the Afghan War” chronicles the arsenals that the Soviet Union developed and deployed to Afghanistan.

“Soviet Weapons of the Afghan War” is a meticulously researched and visually captivating book that dives deep into the arsenal that played a pivotal role in the conflict. Unlike other books on firearms, we are not focusing on the characteristic tables and manufacturing details, but instead we write about the practical use of the weapons. A substantial amount of effort was devoted to the examination of memoirs and conducting interviews with veterans in pursuit of the completion of this publication.

Get yours on Kickstarter before they are no longer available.

Charyn Precision Supports Arctic Guardian Fundraiser

Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Having donated a $9000 gift certificate toward a full custom 1911/ 2011 pistol build and a 2024 Build Spot, Charyn Precision is supporting Arctic Guardian.

Arctic Guardian is using the gift certificate as well as other items in a to raffle to raise money. Raffle Tickets start at $50.

Arctic Guardian supports the uniformed services of Alaska by funding equipment and training that would otherwise be cut from the operational plan due to fiscal restraints. This is made possible by a grass-roots effort to maintain a dialogue with the leaders of local Military and Law Enforcement units. Once a need has been identified Arctic Guardian works diligently with civilians and companies across Alaska that want to ensure those who are called on in times of conflict and crisis; are well trained, equipped and supported.