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Help Bring SMSgt Ron Kellerman Home To Rest

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

As you may know the Air Force Special Warfare Community recently lost one of its finest Veterans, SMSgt Ron Kellerman, in a senseless murder at his home in Honduras. What is a tragic situation has only been made worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If that wasn’t enough, his widow is in Spain, caring for her mother.

His fellow Special Operations Weathermen have established a GoFundMe account yo help raise funds to repatriate RHK to the US and bring his wife home as well.

Funds will be used to assist with the following immediate and short term essentials, as well as ongoing needs of the family:

Disposition of his remains, repatriation to the USA, and associated funereal expenses

Transportation for Maria from Spain to the USA and lodging for self-isolation upon her return

Temporary boarding of pets

Ground transportation

Reimbursement for expenses incurred by neighbors and SOF Community friends on assisting site in Honduras

Additional miscellaneous expenses associated with the above

I know it’s a tough time for all of us, but please help out if you can.


Silent Warrior Foundation

Thursday, March 12th, 2020


Originally founded as the Silent Warrior Scholarship Fund, our mission was to awards scholarships to any college-bound person based on direct familial relationship to a Reconnaissance Marine/0321 or Critical Skills Operator/0372, based on academic achievement, and financial need.

However, our mission has now evolved beyond our initial focus. We listened to the military community and our supporters. There has been an alarming rate of Veteran suicides and Veterans requiring assistance. For 2017, our board has decided to focus on our Veterans in need as well as provide scholarships.

Our new mission has grown to encompass support for our Veterans & their Families by providing access to emergency assistance, mental health services, education, and scholarships.

Join us Friday, April 24, 2020 for our 5th Annual Whiskey & War Stories series and fundraiser. Returning to the beautiful Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ.


Rule One Adventure Foundation Fundraising Drive

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Today we wanted to bring forward Rule One Adventure Foundation and their charity drive.

R1AF was founded by three prior service Army Officers who now serve their communities as Law Enforcement Officers and security team members.

Rule One Adventure Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides outdoor adventure experiences for Veterans and First Responders who need assistance with mental health recovery. Rule One provides small group, 3-4 day excursions, with hiking, camping, and anything/everything outdoors, tailored to individuals that they are accommodating.

Rule One’s Mission: To help heal struggling veterans and first responders, and combat the suicide crisis through exposure to the therapeutic nature of the outdoors.

Endstate: To reduce and end suicide among Veterans and First Responders.

R1AF’s charity drive is in support of their first expedition (Operation Outdoor Sentinel) slated for late April early May. This event is solely funded by the sale of the new t-shirts that they have created with an outstanding team of sponsors. 100 percent of these proceeds will go to support Operation Outdoor Sentinel.

For a deeper understanding of R1AF and their origins please click the bio link below:


Kokopelli XPD Packraft – Now On Kickstarter

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The XPD is a one-man inflatable pack raft which inflates in less than 3 minutes with the included Nano Pump.

It’s inflatable and seems suited to emergency use but the manufacturer claims it is also great for multi-day excursions on the water.

Offered in Red or Green.

Visit www.kickstarter.com for more details.

Wildlife Victoria Fundraiser – Halfbreed Blades

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

With the devastation caused by the Australian bush fire disaster, it’s estimated approximately 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date. This includes thousands of koalas and many other indigenous species burnt alive, and thousands more injured and homeless.

In an effort to do their part, HALFBREED BLADES is offering a Limited Edition Drop Bear morale patch to raise funds for Australia Wildlife. $10.00 from the sale of every patch will be donated to Wildlife Victoria to help our native koalas and their friends get back on their feet.

A limited run of 1,000 patches are available for immediate delivery, so please help reach the target donation goal of $10,000. 

So far $5,000 in donations have been raised, the target goal is well in sight!

Please visit the EDC window at the HALFBREED BLADES web store or copy the following link to your browser: www.halfbreedblades.com.au/shop/edc/drop-bear-morale-patch-2020

ICEY-TEK Teams with Task Force Dagger Foundation to Support U.S. Special Operations Command Service Members and Their Families

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

ICEY-TEK USA is proud to formally announce their support of Task Force Dagger Foundation which helps wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations (USSOCOM) members and their families.

“As we grow as a company, we are always looking at ways to expand our support of the military communities we came from,” explained ICEY-TEK USA co-founder and U.S. Army veteran Jack Schoenberger. “An example of that is our formal addition of Task Force Dagger Foundation to our evolving list of featured causes we directly support. Most of my military career was spent assigned to units that are part of U.S. Special Operations Command. Plus, my wife is an active-duty Army officer assigned to a USSOCOM unit. This is the community that has become our extended family and the community that Task Force Dagger Foundation serves. At ICEY-TEK we share the Task Force Dagger Foundation belief that those ties are never severed by illness, ETS or retirement.”

Task Force Dagger Foundation responds to Immediate Needs, conducts Rehabilitative Therapy Events, and provides next-generation Health Solutions for issues facing our Special Operations Forces (SOF). Task Force Dagger Foundation is a rallying point to help SOF members combat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and participate in rehabilitative therapy events with their families. These programs help USSOCOM families heal and move forward as a family.

More specifically, Task Force Dagger Foundation assists service members and their families with immediate needs not covered by the DoD, VA, or their insurance. These needs are usually from a service member being wounded in combat, injured in training, or an illness that occurs on active duty resulting in hardships. The Foundation works closely with USSOCOM’s Warrior Care Program to ensure that every need is vetted and verified and the service member and his or her family have the best assistance, not just financially but through family support programs, to ensure the best possible outcome.

For Rehabilitative Therapy Events (RTE), Task Force Dagger Foundation sponsors activities that foster a sense of well-being, offer encouragement, and assist service members’ rehabilitation and recovery from wounds/injuries sustained while serving our country. One of the foundation’s core beliefs is that if the service member is injured, the whole family is injured and must heal together. It is important that the service member and his or her family understand that they must bond and work as a team. It is because of this core belief in teamwork that the Foundation brings the whole family to Rehabilitative Therapy Events. These events include not only SOF wounded, ill, or injured and their families, but also Gold Star families and other families who have lost loved ones in the service of their country.

Through SOF Health Initiatives, Task Force Dagger Foundation is increasing access to and awareness of Personalized Functional Medicine Approaches that deliver Lifestyle, Integrative, and Nutritional interventions that address root cause dysfunction in the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community.

ICEY-TEK USA sets aside a portion of every purchase at checkout to go to a non-profit cause of the buyers choosing. The Task Force Dagger Foundation is now a featured cause on the ICEY-TEK website.

To learn more about Task Force Dagger Foundation visit www.taskforcedagger.org


ICEY-TEK USA LLC is a 100% Veteran-Owned Company located in Huntingdon TN. We are the exclusive U.S. distributor of ICEY-TEK coolers, the classic roto-molded ice chests that started the entire premium cooler industry.

RE Factor x MMI Textiles x SSD Limited Edition MultiCam Hoody Raises Funds For Support A Soldier

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

We have teamed up with RE Factor Tactical and MMI Textiles to offer a limited edition Fleece Hoody in MultiCam to raise funds for Support a Soldier, non-profit, 501c3, that uses generous donations of American patriots to purchase equipment needed by troops deployed to combat theaters. RE Factor Tactical is donating 100% of the net proceeds of this limited run item to support this great cause.

Each hoodie features an embroidered logo of both of SSD and Support A Soldier on either lower sleeve.

These athletic cut hoodies are Made in the USA from premium fleece by Rhonda Valles.

Available at www.refactortactical.com/products/support-a-soldier-x-ssd-x-reft-collab-charity-hoodie.

Now On Kickstarter – Cipher: The Belt You NEVER have to Re-Adjust

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Cipher is Carbon Tactics’ 17th Kickstarter project.

Carbon Tactics says the belt practically patches itself, thanks to the two neodymium magnets and their patent pending design.

The tail or “flap” of the belt tucks underneath. When you’re ready to remove your belt, just push and twist to unlatch. Yet, the connection remains secure under load.

The buckle is made from anodized Aircraft Grade Aluminum. Choose from Black, Dark Earth, and Silver.

The belt is available in a single or double-layer Biothane or single or double-layer nylon. Or, a hybrid option with Biothane and nylon.

Between buckles and belt, you’ve got a wide variety of combinations.

Here’s the size chart.

Remember, it’s a Kickstarter campaign, so if funded, it will be awhile before you receive your belt. Having said that, Carbon Tactics has a great reputation for successful campaigns and fulfillment.