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Sign Up For Bourbiz Las Vegas, a Veteran and military spouse Full Life Resource and Power Networking Event

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Bourbiz offers Power Networking with meetups with Veteran and Military Spouse resources in the following areas:
Hiring/Resume/interview Improvement
Military Transition
Disability and Benefits Counseling
Social Media & Branding Strategies
Business/GOVCON & Legal Resource
Access to Capital
Health, Fitness & Wellness
Mentor/Mentee

It’s in Las Vegas on Jan 21st (during SHOT) and will be at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Please register to attend Bourbiz

• Must be 21 Years old to attend.
• Open to First Responders and civilian business professionals as well.
• 4 hour open bar!
• Always free to register to attend!
• Come from the networking stay for the camaraderie!

Special Forces Association Chapter I-XVIII – 50 Gun Raffle

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

SFA Chapter 1-18 is holding a raffle for 50 firearms. TICKETS ARE $100. Each raffle entry purchased will be included in ALL 50 drawings. Winners will be reinserted. There are only 500 tickets available. This is the list of firearms being raffled. This number may rise.

This raffle is part of Special Forces Association chapter 1-18’s fundraising efforts to purchase a new home site. The former Team House, previously located at National SFA grounds on Doc Bennett Road in Fayetteville, NC was destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Mathew in 2016. Today we are still a chapter without a Home. We are determined to change that with your help.

Drawing to be held:

Jan 11, 4:00 PM

Doc Bennett Road, Doc Bennett Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306, USA

Minimum requirement for “Claiming a prize” requires the winner to contact SFA Chapter 1-18 officials, satisfactory verifying their identity, and making arrangements to take possession of the firearm within a reasonable amount of time following the drawing.

Visit www.sfa1-18.com to purchase tickets and to review the full rules.

Coming Soon – Mission Specific Solutions, LLC & Mission Profile Gear

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Mission Specific Solutions, LLC just received their Certification as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small business from the VA & SBA.

They are also launching a Commercial Outdoor & Overland product line, Mission Profile Gear in Q2.

www.ms2-group.com

Veteran Rock Band Silence & Light’s Debut album Is Now Available

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Available for download on a multitude of platforms is Silence & Light’s debut album.

The band was founded by Army SOF Veteran Brad Thomas who brought on fellow Army SF Vet Jason Everman. You may know Everman from his time with Nirvana and Soundgarden before joining the Army. Thomas has always played guitar, finding it therapeutic.

The lineup now includes five members, Thomas on guitar & writing, Everman on Guitar, Tyson Stahl on bass, Fred Cowell with vocals and Brandon Lundeen banging the drums.

In addition to the music, they’ve got some cool swag with a portion of the proceeds going to Veteran charities.

www.silenceandlightmusic.com

Cummins Signs Statement of Support for National Guard and Reserve members

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Columbus, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its support of its National Guard and Reserve employees and their families. Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer Tony Satterthwaite signed a Statement of Support of the DoD program, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

 

The Statement of Support reinforces Cummins’ commitment to the company’s guardsmen, reservists, veterans and their families. Cummins joins other Fortune 250 companies in pledging to:

 

• Recognize, honor and comply with Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act

• Provide the company’s managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve

• Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists and veterans

• Continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families, in peace, in crisis and in war

 

“Diversity and Inclusion is a Cummins core value, and guardsmen, reservists and veterans are  cornerstones of our workforce,” said Satterthwaite. “The military cultivates our shared values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, and leadership, and the unique skills and experiences members of the Guard and Reserve bring with them to the workplace are invaluable. Signing this document reinforces our commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees and I am honored to do it.”

 

“More than ever, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of our National Guard and Reserve units,” said Ron Bogle, ESGR National Chair. “Guard and Reserve forces make up nearly half of our military and possess many unique skills and mission capabilities not found in the active component. Employers like Cummins, who support the continued military service of our guardsmen and reservists, are absolutely critical to the success of our national defense strategy.”

 

ESGR seeks to foster a culture where all employers support and value the employment and military service of National Guard and Reserve members. ESGR promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and reserve service by developing mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing potential conflicts between employers and their service members and acting as employers’ principal advocate within the DoD.

 

Black Rifle Coffee Company Introduces MACV-SOG Blend & Apparel

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Black Rifle Coffee Company is launching a new flavor today, commemorating Military Assistance Command Vietnam’s Studies and Observation Group, an organization used to cover much of the US covert war effort.

The MACV-SOG blend will be exclusive to their coffee club and the Exclusive Coffee Subscription. They are only opening up 800 new Exclusive Coffee Subscriptions.

However, BRCC is also offering some really cool merch to go along with the launch and it includes out favorite camouflage pattern, Tigerstripe. These include hoodies, T-shirts and caps.

BRCC also has a great blog called Coffee or Die and they’ve posted an article on the equipment used by MACV-SOG and you can read it here. Like us, they want to share the history of our Special Operations Forces.

Viral Filmmaker Honors Life of America’s Most Deployed Soldier Killed in Action

Monday, November 11th, 2019

HERE AM I, SEND ME

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one of YouTube’s most popular filmmakers, Devin Super Tramp, traveled to Normandy with a team of Special Forces soldiers, veterans and Gold Star Mother Scoti Domeij, to document as they jumped from a WWII aircraft to honor the life of Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij. Domeij was the most deployed U.S. soldier (14 deployments) to have been killed in action (Oct. 22, 2011).

The film will debut on YouTube on Veterans Day, 11/11, and will be sent to film festivals worldwide. We’d be honored if you’d consider covering this moving piece on service and memorializing someone who gave all to our country this Veterans Day.

FROM THOSE WHO WERE THERE:

“Participation in the 75th Anniversary of D-Day was a lifetime experience of lifetime experiences,” said Matthew Griffin, former Army Ranger and Co-founder of Combat Flip Flops. “A team of Rangers, Green Berets, pilots and filmmakers came together to honor a legend, Army Ranger Kris Domeij. We did this to memorialize his character, provide perspective, and honor the sacrifice of the thousands that lost their lives on D-Day to ensure freedom for the oppressed.”

“We took on this project not knowing exactly what we were going to capture or even how, but we knew it was the opportunity of a lifetime and that we had to be a part of it,” said Devin Graham, Director/DP at Devin Super Tramp. “It ended up being a more meaningful experience than we could have imagined. Due to the subject matter, historical locations, and the personal stories shared, each day after filming there was an immense emotional weight. It genuinely opened our eyes and changed our perspectives on sacrifice, family and gratitude.”

“While we by no means want to compare ourselves to the veterans we had the privilege to work with there, we chose Here Am I, Send Me for the title of the documentary feeling it not only represented so many of these soldiers but also fell right in line with how we felt when this project was first presented to us. Filming these veterans, and a Gold Star mother, and sharing with them this experience in Normandy, was an intimidating and overwhelming responsibility but we essentially raised our hands and said “we’ll do it, send us!” and we are forever grateful that we did.”

A Veterans Day Message From SSD

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Our message on this 100th anniversary of Veterans Day is pretty simple and like Remembrance Day, it goes for our brothers and sisters both here in the United States as well as our allies.

Thank you for your service, and please keep it up.

For those of us who aren’t serving, support those that do.