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Vietnam Veteran Shares First-Person Account of Life in the Bush in 1968 in Debut Memoir

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

In ’13 Months,’ author Bruce A. Bastien reflects on his experiencesas a young U.S. Marine Corps grunt serving a 13-month tour in Vietnam

SAN DIEGO – For many Americans, the Vietnam War often conjures mental images of high-action military combat overseas, unprecedented frontline media coverage of the war as it unfolded in Vietnam, and tensions across the U.S. as protestors called for the war to end. In “13 Months: In the Bush, In Vietnam, In 1968,” author Bruce A. Bastien draws back the curtain of this high-conflict period to share his experience as a young Marine – both the common notions of war and the mundane, daily life experiences that shaped his 13-month tour of duty.

“13 Months” sweeps readers up on a coming-of-age journey through a U.S. Marine Corps grunt’s daily struggles, battles, and funny moments as he navigates a new and sometimes unforgiving environment. Bastien’s book shares with readers the range of emotions and physical discomfort he experienced during his service, from unmitigated terror to utter boredom, hot and dry to wet and cold, rested and ready to frazzled and wired.

“13 Months” also shares Bastien’s experience maturing from a young man to an adult as he grows philosophically, finds his confidence, develops the ability to handle stress and strain, and learns lessons about friendship, love, difficulty, danger, deprivation, and loss. Bastien reflects on his friendship with the other American men with whom he served who came from all different walks of life, backgrounds, races, and levels of learning. The common element among them was their humanity, bravery, and willingness to risk their lives to help one another, all the while hoping to find their way back home.

“This is a personal account of the feelings, frustration, horror and friendships, of a young man under very exceptional conditions. It describes the grassroot experiences of a young marine on a mission for his country, but where questions arise of the ultimate purpose, the Why,” Mårten Wikström wrote in an endorsement of the book. “It is not a story of heroes, but a sincere description of what a young American boy experienced. What was the purpose of this war? And even, what was the purpose of some of the movements of the soldier’s unit? This is a very realistic story of how many young Americans must have experienced their role in Vietnam. The narrative doesn’t dwell in excesses, or drama, yet describes the horror and fright very clearly, but also the extreme boredom and man-to-man conflicts that arose.”

Ultimately, Bastien’s book is a gripping and unforgettable story peppered with supporting photos about a boy’s journey to becoming a man that highlights the incredible power of camaraderie and friendship. “13 Months” keeps the memories of the people who served during the Vietnam War alive and provides a glimpse into the negative impact and harrowing toll of war on individual lives.

13 Months: In the Bush, In Vietnam, In 1968

By Bruce A. Bastien

ISBN: 978-1-6632-0456-1 (sc); ISBN: 978-1-6632-0458-5 (hc); ISBN: 978-1-6632-0457-8 (e)

Available through iUniverse, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

About the author

Bruce A. Bastien has had dual careers in data processing and aviation. Bastien’s previous roles include computer salesman for IBM, business applications computer programmer, consultant, and owner of a “Cloud” service bureau business that hosts client business applications. He has also worked as a flight instructor and owner of a Part 135 on-demand airline, and he earned commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates for single and multi-engine aircraft with instrument ratings. Bastien holds degrees in biometry, computer science, and accounting. He currently resides in San Diego with his wife, Carol. To learn more, please visit www.scsstories.com.

New Documentary ‘Warriors Heart – Warriors Healing Warriors’ released on Amazon Prime Video in celebration of 5-Year Anniversary

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Panteao Productions and Warriors Heart announce their new documentary film, “Warriors Heart – Warriors Healing Warriors” starring Former Special Forces and Warriors Heart Founder Tom Spooner, has been released on Amazon Prime Video with voiceover by Actor Max Martini (“13 Hours”, “Captain Phillips” and “Sgt Will Gardner”) – in sync with Warriors Heart’s 5-Year Anniversary in April 2021.

Warriors Heart and Panteao Productions announce the official release of their new documentary film: “Warriors Heart – Warriors Healing Warriors” (April 2021) on Amazon Prime Video in sync with Warriors Heart’s 5-Year Anniversary and 1500+ “Sober, Confident Warriors” completing their training program. This inspiring 60-minute “special interest, documentary” features the journey of U.S. Army Delta Operator Tom Spooner, along with his Warriors Heart CoFounders Josh and Lisa Lannon and their bold vision to “bring 1 million warriors home.”

Warriors Heart Foundation Honorary Board of Advisors Member and Actor Max Martini (“13 Hours”, “Captain Phillips” and “Sgt Will Gardner”) introduces the film with a powerful voiceover and reminder. Martini recounts how September 11, 2001, was a major turning point for America. Afterwards, many warriors were called to fight “a global war on terror,” while first responders continued to protect everyone at home. Martini emphasizes, “Two decades and three presidents later, the war continues. For many, they gave their lives to protect the American people. For others, there was another price for that reckoning. This is their story.”

To provide holistic healing solutions and reduce the alarming veteran and first responder suicide rates, the three Warriors Heart founders opened the first and only private and accredited treatment center in the U.S. in April 2016, for the Warrior class. It is a 42-day Warriors Heart training program exclusive for warriors (active duty military, veterans, all law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, EMTs/Paramedics) struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring issues (PTSD, TBI, trauma and more.) Located on a 543-acre ranch in Bandera, Texas (outside San Antonio), Warriors Heart provides a “training program” approach to help protectors heal and rebuild their lives with peers without feeling any shame. It is changing the narrative to “Strength Through Healing.”

This film highlights three moving long-term recovery stories of veterans, along with combat videos, news clips, and very personal interviews with Warriors Heart team members who welcome warriors “Home” with the dignity and respect that they deserve and have earned.

Viewers will be drawn in to this documentary watching stories about overcoming addiction, TBI, PTSD and emotional wounds by:

Tom Spooner (Former Special Forces & Warriors Heart Founder) and his Special Operations Teammate Jamie Caldwell

Teddy Lanier (Former Green Beret & Warriors Heart Alumni & Warriors Heart Foundation Executive Director)

Mike O’Dell (Former U.S. Marine Veteran & Warriors Heart Admission Advocate Team Leader)

Warriors Heart Founder CEO Josh and his wife and Co-Founder Lisa Lannon also discuss their personal WHY for starting their first addiction treatment center in Utah after Josh got sober in 2001. While Josh was running award-winning nightclubs in Las Vegas, Lisa was a LVMPD Law Enforcement Officer, who gave Josh an ultimatum to get sober or else the marriage was over. Josh reflects in the film; “It was the lifeline that I needed.” And then, you learn how the Lannons met Spooner and built Warriors Heart to provide warriors with a secure and safe environment to heal with their peers who know what it’s like to put their life on the line every day for work.

Director and Panteao Productions CEO/President Fernando T. Coelho reflected on his WHY for making this film, “I have known Tom Spooner for a long time and feel that what he is doing with Warriors Heart is important. I’ve wanted to find a way to help Warriors Heart spread the word about what they do and what they offer. It had to be in a manner that would reach the most amount of people so that those that need help will know where to seek it. Creating a documentary about Warriors Heart was the answer, and I am very proud that we were able to do it. Now it’s my hope that people watching it will share it with their family and friends so that in the end those that need help can make that phone call and go to Warriors Heart.”

Throughout this entire Warriors Heart documentary, the “Warriors Healing Warriors” culture is really the central character. The clinician team’s dedication and compassion, the art made by clients in the Wood Shop and Metal Shop, the K9 Programs, the culinary training program, everyone’s focus on the creation of sober, confident warriors, and the entire team’s personal connections to the warrior community make Warriors Heart a unique and special place.

WHERE TO WATCH on Amazon:

Warriors Heart – Warriors Healing Warriors – Film

www.warriorsheart.com/documentary

To get involved and support the Warriors Heart community, share

with #WarriorsHeart #WarriorsHealingWarriors #SoberConfidentWarriors

and/or visit www.warriorsheart.com

Queen Of The Mile

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

“Queen of the Mile” is a new documentary-style series created by firearms journalist Sean Utley.

The premise is that five amateur female shooters get the opportunity to participate in three days of training from a former Marine Scout Sniper before taking a shot at a target a mile out. Along the way, the competitors are faced with challenges which offer additional attempts at the target. The hitch is that they only have those three days to complete everything.

The series is presented on the Precision 4 Life channel.

New Medical Video Series from Panteao – It’s Not Just About Firearms Training

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Columbia, SC, March 29, 2021 – Panteao announces the upcoming release of a new series of instructional medical videos. Panteao Productions teamed up with Tactical Medical Solutions to create a new series covering medical for concealed carry, hunting and maritime scenarios. The videos are taught by Dan Stout, the Training Manager with TacMed Solutions. Dan served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and spent 25 years in law enforcement. During his career, Dan cross trained as a Paramedic and was the “Medic” on the SWAT Team for 14 years.  Dan spent a considerable amount of time as both a Sergeant and Lieutenant as part of the “Training Unit” where he taught at the Police Academy, Inservice Training, EMS Programs, and Advanced & Specialized Courses.  

“Having some level of medical training is becoming more and more important and goes hand in hand with firearms training. While medical and firearms training in video format cannot replace hands on training, it is a place to start your education process,” said Fernando Coelho, President/CEO of Panteao Productions.

Tracy Shank, Marketing Director for TacMed Solutions said, “At TacMed Solutions, we want to equip, train and protect those who find themselves in a crisis situation. We are pleased to work with Panteao Productions on a series of courses that can further that goal among those individuals pursuing their passions while seeking the know-how to medically treat themselves, friends and family members in a worst-case scenario event.”

The first video to be released will be “Make Ready with TacMed Solutions: Concealed Carry Medical”. In that video, Dan reviews phases of treatment, bleeding control, tourniquet application, wound packing, the basics of individual first aid kits, dealing with gunshot wounds, and more that – in the end – can help you and your family members stay alive.

After the introduction of Concealed Carry Medical, Panteao will be releasing Hunting Medical followed by Maritime Medical. These videos will be part of a new series devoted to bringing medical training and information to the Panteao streaming video audience.

The medical series will be available for purchase on DVD and digital download, or can be streamed via Panteao’s Make Ready streaming platform. The videos will be available online via a PC or Mac, on a smartphone or tablet using the Panteao Make Ready Android and iTunes apps, or on television with the Panteao Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. For more information on how to stream the Panteao videos, visit: panteao.com/streaming-video-ways-to-watch

Kallman Worldwide Launches USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase – World’s First Commercial Media Platform for Aviation & Defense Industries

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Kallman Worldwide announces the launch of the USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase, the 365-day, 24/7 commercial media platform (CMP) that combines the proven strength of trade shows with the power and speed of the Internet to become a permanent digital marketplace serving the aviation and defense industries.

WALDWICK, NJ / 1 March, 2021 — Kallman Worldwide, a U.S. based global trade promotion company founded in 1963, currently present their flagship USA Partnership Pavilion across numerous physical industry exhibitions per year, enhanced by the introduction of Digital Trade Missions and briefings.

The integration of the USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase, officially launched on 1 March 2021 by Kallman Worldwide President Tom Kallman further expands their product portfolio and introduces a year-round content and media platform, allowing companies to display informational materials highlighting products and services.

The companies participating in the Showcase will each have a digital presence (“booth”) that is easily searchable by any keyword and includes a real time meeting booking system that enables visitors to request appointments with existing and potential U.S. business partners.

Trade visitors and exhibitors will also benefit from additional functionality, including a media center and Forum arena which will offer a full array of original and collated expert presentations, panel discussions, product launches and other relevant aerospace and defense industry insights. Forum content will be available both live and on demand, accessible 24/7.

Tom Kallman, President & CEO of Kallman Worldwide, described the role the Showcase plays in his company and in the industry. “We are trade show people” he said, “and at the nucleus of our success is one person connecting with another in a ‘let’s trade’ environment – trade names, trade ideas, trade requirements and capabilities, to see how we might be able to help each other. For the past five decades we have been harnessing the capabilities of new technologies to create opportunities for our clients to connect with their global business partners. We are excited to launch the USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase as a further evolution of this mission.”

Joe Brunoli, Program Manager for the Showcase, explains what makes this new platform unique. “We are not a virtual trade show,” he states. “We are not a ‘virtual’ anything. What we are is a commercial media platform that combines the centuries old mission of a trade show with the latest tools for online productivity and collaboration,” he said.

“Our platform goes far beyond social networking to provide an industry specific digital marketplace that is purpose-built to facilitate commerce and trade.”

The USA Aerospace & Defense Showcase, accessible at www.usaaerodefshowcase.com, will be hosted on all upcoming USA Partnership Pavilions creating “Phygital” exhibit areas. Trade show visitors will be able to search for relevant products and services, and then connect either on stands in the Hall, or book immediate or future face-to-face online meetings using the powerful video conferencing capabilities built into the platform.

Clint Emerson Debuts Fourth 100 Deadly Skills Book

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

DALLAS, TX (January 26, 2021) – Retired Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author, Clint Emerson, released his newest book, 100 Deadly Skills: COMBAT EDITION this week for physical sale. The book has already topped the charts in several categories for digital download ahead of this launch. His sixth book overall and fourth in the 100 Deadly Skills series, COMBAT EDITION is Emerson’s guide to defeating your enemy, fighting for your life, and embracing your inner badass.

With more than 20 years of service conducting special ops all over the world, Emerson continues to serve by empowering good people with safety and security skills at home, at work and abroad. His experience attached to his time serving on SEAL Team Three, the National Security Agency (NSA), and a Special Mission Unit provides a unique perspective to professional and civilian protection.

“The first volume in the 100 Deadly Skills series delivered clandestine hacks designed to allow readers to escape and evade threats at home and abroad. The second book, my Survival Edition, provided a blueprint to surviving chaos, misadventures, and fatal disasters.” Emerson continues, “Now, with the Combat Edition, I’ve created the most comprehensive on-the-ground combatives manual ever assembled—traveling the country to learn the most effective combat techniques from some of the deadliest characters on Earth. The goal remains the same: allowing good people to defeat evil, fight for their lives, and survive another day.”

This is the first-ever three-dimensional self-defense book. All tactics and techniques provided are presented in the narrative, with engaging illustrations and action-packed videos QR coded to each skill. The techniques rely on no-nonsense combative techniques, including weaponizing your non-violent posture, delivering damaging body strikes, accurately throwing a knife, quick drawing and shooting a handgun, tactically deceiving your enemy, surviving a multi-threat ambush and understanding non-lethal and lethal options.

There’s an old saying that you can’t learn to fight from a book, 100 Deadly Skills: COMBAT EDITION challenges that statement. 100 Deadly Skills: COMBAT EDITION is available for sale now and can purchased on Amazon.

For a behind the scenes look at Emerson and what went into the creation of 100 Deadly Skills: COMBAT EDITION, watch: youtu.be/JudClZds9IE. For updates from Clint and 100 Deadly Skills, follow the story on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

“Essential” A Film Featuring PPE Manufacturing By Outdoor Research

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Our friends at Outdoor Research recently released their film, Essential.

Essential shows the incredible teamwork and commitment of the Outdoor Research factory team, and teaches us about the power behind U.S. manufacturing. Outdoor Research has been a leader in U.S. made outdoor apparel and accessories for 40 years. Four floors of its 7-story headquarters building in Seattle, WA are dedicated to factory production space.

A 40-year history of rapidly developing cutting-edge Outdoor, Military and Tactical products provided Outdoor Research the ability to quickly shift to supporting the personal protective needs of the medical community.

The entire company is fully committed to ensuring that doctors, nurses, health-care workers and first responders have the personal protective equipment they require to effectively care for their patients. 

Highly respected in the outdoor industry for developing functional solutions for extreme environments, Outdoor Research has a history of successfully leveraging the best commercial market technologies to serve the needs of the armed services and first responders. Over the past two years the company has conducted a comprehensive review of the U.S. supply chain and is in active development with textile mills and materials providers to expand and elevate the capabilities of products that are 100-percent American-made. 

Over the last two years Outdoor Research has made significant capital investments designed to improve and modernize its Seattle factory. In May of 2019 the company opened an additional new, wholly-owned factory in El Monte, California. These investments allow Outdoor Research to take advantage of the company’s global knowledge of design, materials, and innovative manufacturing techniques while producing the next generation of outdoor and tactical products at its facilities. OR has continued to accelerate its product-development cycle, allowing the latest innovations to be rapidly fielded to the end user, helping increase the mobility and protection of soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, first responders, outdoor enthusiasts, and now the medical community.

Watch Essential to see how OR pivoted their business in March of 2020 to serve the needs of frontline healthcare workers and essential hospital staff.

This film is dedicated to Outdoor Research production staff and essential workers around the world. We encourage you to share this film, and the story of the OR factory team, as you are able.

Find Retailers Who Sell Recoil Magazine Near You

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

With the continued one-two punch of groups suppressing both the first and second amendments, it’s become harder and harder to find the popular Recoil, Off Grid, Concealment and Carnivore magazines.

To find the nearest retailer who seeks these titles, visit magfinder.magnetdata.net and enter Recoil and your zip code.

It works for other magazines as well.