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Honor and Celebrate Veterans with Pilot Company’s Round-Up for Wreaths Across America and Free Breakfast for Veterans Day

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

KNOXVILLE, TN. (October 22, 2020) – In recognition and appreciation of all who served, Pilot Company announced today an in-store round-up fundraiser benefiting Wreaths Across America through the end of the year. The funds raised will support Wreaths Across America’s goal to place more than 2.2 million wreaths in all 50 states to remember and honor fallen soldiers during the holidays. In celebration of Veterans Day, from Nov. 9-15, the company will offer all veterans one free breakfast combo, valid at participating U.S. Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers.

“The holiday season is a special time to remember and recognize veterans for their sacrifice,” said James A. Haslam II, a U.S. Army veteran and founder of Pilot Company. “On behalf of our 28,000 team members, we sincerely thank the men and women who’ve selflessly served our country. We appreciate Wreaths Across America’s mission of remember, honor and teach and invite our guests to partner with us in support of their goal to lay a wreath on every hero’s grave.” 

Now through Dec. 31, guests visiting any of the 750 company-operated stores in the U.S., including participating Pilot and Flying J travel centers* and One9 Fuel Network stores, can opt to round-up purchases** to the nearest whole dollar and donate the additional amount to Wreaths Across America. In remembrance of the company’s hometown heroes, Pilot Company is donating $20,000 and contributing $20,000 from the round-up campaign to support the Wreaths Across America ceremonies in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“It is partners like Pilot Company that continue to step up and amaze us with their generosity, not just with the financial support of sponsoring wreaths, but in their commitment to the veterans in the industry and in their communities that deserve recognition,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America. “This new round up program is beyond anything we could have expected or hoped for and we are grateful to Pilot Company and all the professional drivers and carriers that help us move the mission.”

The round-up fundraiser is part of Pilot Company’s long-standing support of Wreaths Across America, including helping to fuel the organization’s traveling Mobile Education Exhibit to visit cities across the U.S. The exhibit is open to the public for free tours at several locations throughout the year and recently made a tour stop on October 20, 2020 at the Pilot Travel Center in Mebane, North Carolina. Pilot Company also supports and is honored to participate in Wreaths Across America’s celebration of veterans in the trucking industry, recognizing and thanking the veteran professional drivers that transport the wreaths to more than 2,200 locations across the country for the annual holiday wreath-laying ceremonies.

Pilot Company also will celebrate Veterans Day with a week-long special offer for all U.S. military veterans. From Nov. 9-15, all veterans are invited to enjoy a free Pilot Coffee of any size and one free breakfast offering, such as the french toast sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. The Veterans Day Breakfast Combo offer is available through the Pilot Flying J app and is redeemable at participating U.S. Pilot and Flying J travel centers.

To learn more about Pilot Company and its longstanding commitment to giving back, visit pilotcompany.com/about. For nearby travel center locations to donate and to redeem the breakfast offer for veterans, download the Pilot Flying J app.*** More information on Wreaths Across America is available at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

*Round-up donations made at Knoxville-area Pilot Convenience Stores will benefit JDRF through November 1, 2020 and Salvation Army from November 23 – December 25, 2020.

**Certain purchases (including, without limitation, fuel and fuel additives and purchases made on fleet cards or direct bill programs) are not eligible for round-up contributions.

***Standard data rates may apply.

Task Force Dagger is Now Doing Business as Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

As of October 16, 2020, Task Force Dagger Foundation is doing business as Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation. The decision to update the name of the organization to include Special Operations was made to reinforce the commitment to the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. Since 2009, Task Force Dagger Foundation has been a reliable resource for SOCOM and has provided more than $6.5 million in support to 3,600 families. The organization will continue to provide assistance to wounded, ill and injured SOF service members and their families through its three core programs: Immediate Needs, Rehabilitative Adaptive Events and the TFDSOF Health Initiatives. The rebranding includes an updated website and logo to reflect the new name. Visit the new website here www.taskforcedagger.org

This year has been a difficult year for many nonprofits, and Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation is no exception. As the need to support the SOF community continues, TFDSOF is seeking year-end contributions and recurring monthly donors so they may continue to assist SOF families as Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation.

To become a donor, contact TFDSOF Executive Director, Alan Williams at [email protected] or donate on their website www.taskforcedagger.org

The AirLoft Jacket – Now On Kickstarter

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

This jacket is packed with features but the real story is in the fabric. Their AirLoft technology combines Toray’s new 3DeFX+ hollow-core, 360-degree stretch insulation with Primeflex 4-way stretch, weather-resistant exterior fabric.

The creators tout it as temperature regulating, breathable, stain-proof, water resistant, durable, packable, and versatile. Here, they compare it to other popular insulation pieces.

Now crowdfunding on Kickstarter in Black, Olive and Blue Gray, with a planned delivery in Spring 2021.

Memorial 3-Gun Foundation Pistol Raffle

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Win a Staccato P DUO with a Leupold Delta Point Pro and Surefire X300 Weaponlight!

Raeford, N.C. – (October 2020) The Memorial 3-Gun Foundation is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Memorial 3-Gun Pistol Raffle.  Staccato has once again stepped up to sponsor the Foundation in a big way!

Staccato has generously donated a Staccato P DUO laser engraved with the Memorial 3-Gun Foundation logo to be raffled off leading up the 3rd Annual Memorial 3-Gun Competition.  Staccato teamed up with industry giants Leupold and SureFire, outfitting the pistol with a Leupold Delta Point Pro (Flat Dark Earth) and SureFire X300U-B weaponlight.  All proceeds from the raffle go directly to the families of the fallen soldiers honored at the event.  

The Foundation sincerely thanks Staccato, Leupold, and Surefire for their amazing generosity in donating their time and amazing products to this raffle. Without the support of amazing companies, such as these, we wouldn’t be able to give back to those who have sacrificed everything for our freedom.

To enter the raffle, please go directly to the raffle link here.  All information and eligibility requirements are listed there.

The purpose of this event is to bring the competitive shooting world together with current and past military members and their families to Remember, Honor, and Memorialize ten fallen heroes in the spirit of competitive shooting. All proceeds go directly to the families of the fallen soldiers honored at the competition.

Competitors can expect a mix of traditional 3-gun style stages and non-traditional types of stages from classic “run and gun” to shooting from a moving vehicle or a parachute harness, and clearing obstacles.  This competition will expose competitors to situations they have never been placed in before, while at the same time honoring those who have sacrificed everything for our country.

Who: Open to the public and spectators (Match Entry is Full)

What: 3rd Annual Memorial 3-Gun Competition

Format: 10 Stages/ 5 Side Stages (Open to the Public)

Little Bird Stage ($5.00 per raffle ticket for a slot.)

Gold Star family members shoot for free.

When:  October 9-11, 2020

Where: Gryphon Group Security Solutions, 16780 Airbase Rd, Maxton, NC 28364

Now on Kickstarter – MultiRuler

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Now trending on Kickstarter, the Titanium MultiRuler comes with 14 tools, including metric and imperial rulers, multi-wrenches, slotted head screwdriver, drill guide, bottle opener, can opener, wire stripper, bike spoke tool, multi-bit driver and bit holder.

Made from Grade 5 Titanium, it weighs just 21g and is TSA compliant.

It integrates both imperial and matrix wrenches.

The Imperial side fits 3/16, 5/16, 3/8, and 7/16 hex sizes.

The Metric side fits M7 (11mm), M6 (10mm), M5 (8mm), and M2 (4.76mm) hex sizes.

The ruler offers up to 9 cm / 90mm / 3.54 in.

Win a Mk13 Mod 7 USMC – Scout Sniper Association 2020 Raffle

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The USMC Scout Sniper Association raffle continues, but time is running out to get in on it. There are five (5) weeks remaining. Although the annual Gathering of Snipers (2020) was canceled, the raffle was not. That means you still have the opportunity to win an MK13 Mod 7 (the USMC variant of the SOCOM rifle) with all the accessories and accompanying prizes or a HogTooth knife. All pertinent firearm laws apply, of course.

MK13 Mod 7

In April 2018, the US Marine Corps announced it would field a USMC-specific version of SOCOM’s MK13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle manufactured at NSWC Crane. While the M40A6 is being retained for use in training and as an alternate platform, the MK13 Mod 7 has operationally replaced the venerable M40 series rifles as the primary sniper rifle for the Corps. The M40 series saw service with the Corps in several variations starting in 1966. Scout Snipers are now carrying the MK13 Mod 7 in every clime and place, throughout the Global War on Terror and in other hot spots around the globe.

SSA Mk13 Prize Rifle

The rifle you could win in this giveaway was donated through the generosity of SSA Member Ryan Niederman and Friend of the SSA Jarret Guill. Components were carefully sourced to produce as authentic a clone of the military-issued firearm as is humanly possible, some manufactured on Marine Corps contract production runs. In addition, generous donations were made by the following industry partners to ensure an authentic build:

• Nightforce – Mil-Spec scope
• Geisselle Automatics – Mil-Spec trigger
• Surefire – Certificate for Mil-Spec suppressor
• LaRue Tactical – Mil-Spec QD scope mount
• MagPul Industries – Eight magazines
• Harris Engineering – Mil-Spec bipod
• VTAC – Mil-Spec sling

As the SSA explains,

“The lucky winner of this special, very complete rifle package will own a historic piece of the legacy built with the blood, sweat and tears of US Marine Corps Scout Snipers.”

Scout Sniper Association 2020 Prize Package (1st Prize)

This prize package has a retail value of over $12,000.00. FFL rules, transfer fees, and NFA tax stamp fees are the responsibility of the winner).

• RIFLE: Mil-Spec Stiller MK13 Bolt Action with RFID tag
• CHAMBER/CALIBER: .300 Winchester Magnum
• SCOPE: Mil-Spec Nightforce M571 ATACR 5-25 x 56 F1 with TReMoR3 Reticle and RFID tag
• SCOPE MOUNT: Mil-Spec LaRue Tactical LT840H-34-0 Quick-Detach SSDS Mount on an AI 20 MOA Picatinny Rail
• CHASSIS: Mil-Spec Accuracy International MK13 Mod 7 AICS with Folding Stock
• TRIGGER: Mil-Spec Geissele Automatics Super MK13 2-Stage Trigger, Non-adjustable, Set at 3.5 lbs
• BARREL: Mil-Spec Lilja 1:10 Twist, Stainless Steel, 25-inches
• FLASH HIDER: Mil-Spec Surefire 4-Prong FH762RC, 5/8-24 Thread
• SUPPRESSOR: Pre-Paid Certificate for Mil-Spec Surefire SOCOM762-RC DE Suppressor
• MAGAZINES: Eight Mil-Spec 5-Round MagPul PMAG 5 AC L Magnum and one factory AICS Magazine.
• BIPOD: Mil-Spec Harris Engineering BRMS Bipod
• SLING: Mil-Spec VTAC-Mk2-CT-UG Padded Nylon Sling
• CASE: Mil-Spec Pelican iM3300 Storm MK13 Mod 7 Deployment Case with Custom Cut Foam
• ACCESSORIES: Mil-Spec camo tool bag; Mil-Spec MK13 Mod 7 Multi-Tool; USMC-correct cleaning rods and brushes
• Built faithfully to NSWC Crane/USMC Military Specifications

USMC SSA 2020 Prize Package (2nd Prize)

The second prize in this raffle is a hand-crafted blade from HogTooth Knives. It was made by Matt Chase, a former Scout Sniper, to honor fellow snipers who paid the price for excellence. This is the first time one of these knives will be released to a raffle winner.

If you don’t wish to enter the raffle but do want to help out, or you would like to double down on your support for the Association, donate here.

USMC Scout Sniper Association

The United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, Veterans Organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 33-0887131).

Website: www.scoutsniper.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/usmcssa, Instagram: www.instagram.com/usmc_scout_sniper_association

Shelane’s Run – A Virtual Event 17-31 Oct 2020 to Raise Awareness and Funds for Maternal Mental Health

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The mission of Shelane’s Run is to spread awareness, promote programs that offer postpartum support and resources, and to encourage women and their families to reach out for help. The goal is to establish and offer grants to families that may not be able to afford the treatment they truly need and deserve.

Shelane was a Fairfax County Detective and her husband is FFX PD as well. She tragically ended her life in June 2015 while suffering postpartum depression following a miscarriage. Shelane’s friends and family created a 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K Fun Run in her honor to memorialize her love and commitment to her family, community, and running. Shelane’s Run is the ONLY road race in Virginia focused on maternal mental health.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication for pregnant and postpartum women. PMADs do not discriminate and now, as we’re in the midst of isolation and higher levels of stress, we’re seeing more women reach out, needing help. This is where industry can lend a hand.

They are looking for sponsors to help us maximize how we are able to help so many deserving women. To give you an idea, this is what your money could help them do:

$5,000 – Give 1 woman a stay at a treatment facility

$2,500 – Allows 25 women several emergency therapy sessions

$1,000 – Allows many women to breathe, knowing some daily expenses are being looked after (such as food for her family, diapers, a hospital bill, etc.)

This money pays for transportation to and from counseling sessions, doctors appointments, the chance to go to the grocery store to pick up food for her children… Every single dollar is stretched to the maximum so that they are able to help as many women across the state of Virginia as possible.

Mental health resources are a luxury, and they shouldn’t be.

To sign up for the virtual run, CLICK HERE.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please CLICK HERE.

SIG SAUER Academy to Host Mogadishu Mile Run to Commemorate Task Force Ranger and Benefit the Three Rangers Foundation

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 1, 2020) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce it will host a “Mogadishu Mile Run Meet-Up” on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at its Epping, New Hampshire facility. The event will commemorate the heroic actions of the U.S. Army Rangers in the Battle of Mogadishu, and benefit the Three Rangers Foundation.

The Mogadishu Mile is the Three Rangers Foundation annual commemoration event of Task Force Ranger and remembrance of the fallen warriors of Operation Gothic Serpent, Somalia, October 3, 1993. The daylight operations began in the afternoon on October 3 and did not end until the final Ranger element departed the city in a running gun battle now known as the Mogadishu Mile the morning of October 4th.

“SIG SAUER is honored to partner with the Three Rangers Foundation as one of several hosts of this event and pay tribute to the courage and heroism of Task Force Ranger in the Battle of Mogadishu,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “In addition to hosting this event at the SIG SAUER Academy, we have committed to a substantial financial contribution to the Three Rangers Foundation to assist in carrying out their mission to provide continued support to the Rangers and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment.”

You can participate in the 2020 Mogadishu Mile Event in person at a “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up,” or virtually by registering for the event at threerangersfoundation.org. Registration is $25 and includes an exclusive Nine-Line event t-shirt. All proceeds from this event benefit the Three Rangers Foundation.

Participation at the SIG SAUER Academy “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up’” on Saturday, October 3, 2020 is limited to 160 participants in groups of 10 at specific time slots from 9:00am – 1:00pm. To sign-up for a time slot at the SIG SAUER Academy “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up” visit sigsaueracademy.com. Participants registered for the SIG SAUER Academy “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up” will run a one-mile course and have the option to pass through the SIG SAUER Academy obstacle course on the grounds of the SIG SAUER Academy.

Additional 2020 Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up sites are located in Georgia, Texas, and Maryland. For specific information about these locations visit threerangersfoundation.org.