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Warfighter Countdown – Educational Courses

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Just five weeks from now is ADS Warrior West, May 14 & 15 at the San Diego Convention Center. One of the big draws is going to be the training they have lined up.

For example, Raytom Group is offering a Stop the Bleed class.


Raytom Group Founder Jason Funaro has over 15 years of experience both as a civilian field Paramedic and TacMedic. He will offer instruction in:

• Identifying different types of bleeding
• Methods to control these types of bleeds
• Treating the patient post bleeding control
• Basic, advanced, and field craft methods to control difficult bleeds

A full list of these educational courses can be found here.

Additionally, Tim Kennedy is offering a free class to Warrior West attendees, based off if the curriculum of his company, Sheepdog Response.


Rite in the Rain is the official sponsor of the series of educational courses for this year’s Warrior West.

Don’t miss out. Make sure you register at warriorexpo.com/register.

ADS Offering L3 Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

I recently met with ADS Inc to discuss their new Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade Program with L3.

When the Army begins to field the new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) to its Close Combat Forces, PVS-14s previously used by those forces will be redistributed within the Army.

That being said, there are hundreds of thousands of AN/PVS-14 night vision monoculars in service across all of the US services, our allies and with law enforcement agencies. Some have been in use for well over a decade. Most feature Green Phosphor tubes and are in need of an upgrade.

That’s what the Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade Program is about. ADS Inc teamed with L3 to offer upgraded tubes (un-filmed 2376 FOM White Phosphor). These White Phosphor tubes offer improved target identification and image clarity as well as decreased eye strain. They also work quite well with clip-on thermal enhancements like the Enhanced Clip-On SWIR Imager from Optics 1.

Tube replacement is relatively easy, meaning units can purchase the White Phosphor tubes and do the work themselves.

Alternatively, customers can send in the NVG and L3 will inspect the device and replace the tube. Many of these PVS-14s also need repairs or are missing parts. The program can make that happen as well.

Read about the upgrade program at adsinc.com/past-performance/l3-night-vision-device-sustainment-upgrade.

Belleville Ice Bridge Boot Challenge at ADS Warrior East

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Visit Belleville Boot Company at ADS Warrior East in Booth #1517 to take the Ice Bridge Boot Challenge.

This year at the ADS Warrior East Expo, Belleville Boot Company has partnered with VIBRAM® to introduce the new groundbreaking outsole technology specifically designed for wet ice to be used on Belleville’s newest cold weather boots.

Designed with a thermochromatic lug that senses when temperatures drop to 32°F / 0°C, Vibram’s Arctic Grip technology provides superior grip on slippery wet ice.

To test this advanced cold weather gripping system yourself, Belleville invites you to booth #1517 to “walk the walk” and take the Ice Bridge Boot Challenge!

THYRM Products Now Available at ADS

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018


Sunnyvale, CA — Thyrm is pleased to announce that its innovative, American-made, products for tactical and wilderness applications are now available through ADS, Inc. The company’s most popular products, the CellVault and SwitchBack, are available to all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organizations, law enforcement agencies, first responders, and the defense industry through the Virginia Beach, Virginia company.

The CellVault protects batteries and other critical gear while keeping them accessible and organized. The integrated, M.O.L.L.E. compatible webbing clip allows easy access to the CellVault’s contents without removing it, or you can quickly detach it for more control. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and durable – keeping your essentials safe.

The SwitchBack® 2.0 adds a multi-function finger ring and robust pocket clip to your tactical flashlight. It mounts securely between the light’s tailcap and body, providing a repeatable grip index during deployment from pocket or pouch, and enhances ergonomics while shooting or searching.

Learn more about these companies by visiting thyrm.com and adsinc.com.

SOFIC 18 – Rajuga Camouflage System by TYR Tactical

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

TYR Tactical has partnered with Israeli company Polaris Solutions to introduce the Rajuga concealment system to the US market.

Underneath this 3D, multispectral concealment net is a Polaris quad. The system is reversible, with different visual camoufiage patterns printed on either side of the Thermal Visual Concealment panel. The material also provides protection in the IR spectrum. Additionally, the TVC material offers sun, rain and wind protection and is bery lightweight at .7kg per sq m. It folds or rolls flat for transport and can be individually configured to mimic local terrain, offering a very effective 3D effect which sensors or observors can be concealed under.

It’s available in multiple configurations, including this sensor concealment.

Rajuga concealment systems are available to unit and agency customers from ADS Inc.

ADS Federal Range Day Is Coming

Saturday, May 19th, 2018


Federal Range Day is just around the corner, June 8th in Fredericksburg, VA. Open to Federal Customers only & Government ID required upon entry.

Be sure to register at adsinc.com/FRD

Gen James Conway, Key-Note Speaker At ADS Warrior East

Monday, May 14th, 2018

ADS has announced that former Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Conway (USMC, Ret) is the key-note speaker for the 2018 Warrior Expo East. According to ADS, he’ll likely address leadership, teambuilding, crisis management, U.S. challenges five to ten years out, and the military’s energy sources in the field.

Beginning his military career as an infantry officer in 1970, General Conway’s postings include serving as the director of operations (J-3) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force from 2002–2004, where he took part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Operation Vigilant Resolve in Fallujah, Iraq.

Before being named commandant, General Conway’s postings included serving as the director of operations (J-3) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force from 2002–2004, where he took part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Operation Vigilant Resolve in Fallujah, Iraq.


Conway began his military career as an infantry officer in 1970, with his first assignment being command of a rifle platoon with 3rd Battalion 1st Marines out of Camp Pendleton. He later served as Marine executive officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. He graduated with honors from the Army’s Infantry Officers Advanced Course. As a field grade officer, he commanded two companies of students, teaching tactics at the Basic School, where marines learn the art and science of being an officer. He then served overseas in Lebanon.


Once Conway returned to the U.S. in 1984, he served two years as the senior aide to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He graduated from Marine Corps Command and Staff College with honors and took command of 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines during the Gulf War, fighting in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. At the end of the war, he was promoted to colonel and assigned command of the Basic School.


In 1995, he was promoted to brigadier general and again assigned to the Joint Chiefs. There he acted as the deputy director of operations J-3 for combating terrorism. After becoming president, Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia, he was promoted to major general. He then served as commander of the 1st Marine Division and as deputy commanding general of Marine Forces Central. In 2002, he was promoted to lieutenant general. He led I Marine Expeditionary Force during two combat tours in Iraq, with 60,000 troops under his command. 


Awards and Decorations. His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold stars, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

ADS Provides Assistance to Austin PD Bomb Squad

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

During last month’s package bomb attacks in Austin, Texas, ADS, Inc supplied local law enforcement with equipment which helped identify the devices.

The Austin PD’s Bomb Squad used four MSPT Nanos and two Golden Engineering XR-150 X-ray generators, allowing each of the four EOD technicians to determine if suspect packages or actual IEDs or not.

ADS overnighted three devices to the Austin PD and contacted Golden Engineering, a long-time partner supplier, requesting they supply a second XR-150 to Austin PD direct from their warehouse in Indiana, which they did.

Read additional details at adsinc.com/austin-bomb-squad-assistance.