|We still have slots available for our Special Ops parent/teen camp to be held March 27-30, 2015 in Kentucky at Mammoth Cave. It will be an INCREDIBLE adventure that will include extreme ziplining, canoeing and caving adventures that will help Special Ops families build memories and make new friendships that will last a lifetime.Please share this flyer with Special Ops families and tell them it’s not too late to sign up. The camp is service member parents and their teenage children to attend together, but spouse/partner of service member can come with or in place of service member to this camp.The camp is open to Special Forces families from any state and any military branch. Families who would like to sign up can contact Kelly Ulm, camp coordinator, at Kelly@LifeAdventureCenter.org to get the code to sign up for this camp (thiscamp is not visible on our public website for the camp grant at http://www.lifeadventurecenter.org/military.html).We will have 12 more camp offerings between June 2015 and April 2016 including THREE camps designed specifically for Special Ops families, so tell them to visit this link regularly to see all the camp opportunities we will be offering!Thanks so much for helping us spread the word and get families signed up for this fantastic opportunity.|
2 weekends ago Ayden and Heath both won big! Heath took 1st place overall in the 2015 American Action Shooting National Shoot-off Championship. Ayden followed big daddy and won the junior national title there, as well!
This past weekend, Ayden won the US Steel National Junior pre-teen title in both the Open and Rimfire division for the second year in row.
If you want to team up with the Parson’s to sponsor their ongoing action pistol and 3-gun tour, please let us know and we’ll connect you.
As if our military at home didn’t have enough to deal with, the ongoing terrorist threats to harm US Service members continues to escalate. Months ago, SOCOM alerted families of the threats made to murder them on the homefront from embedded ISIS supporters. That did not deter most of the families from carrying out their online lives as usual. However, the latest posting of military families names, locations and personal information took it a step further. While our military families are used to the risks involved in being a soldier for American idealism, the game ISIS is playing is simply diverting press from the attacks on them abroad.
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My favorite place on the planet is in the Turks and Caicos, on the small island Caye Caulker, located next to the larger, Ambergris Cay. The region is known for its amazing sea life, scuba diving, atolls and incredible natural beauty. This heavenly place has a relaxed vibe and island life that you will never want to leave. I’ve always wanted to own property here and while picturing my dream retirement, I came upon this information that might also be relevant to those in the US involved in their other properties.
I’ve just learned that the Ambergris island developers, (currently featured on AWE Private Islands series) DPS is having the plug pulled by the Caribbean Bank, BCB on what is described as 1 Billion dollar real estate scheme. The Company and it’s private investors creates private five-star sporting communities on historic and unique properties around the Turks and Caicos region. They also have developed sites on the mainland that you may know!
Heads up to those involved with any of these sites including the Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia, Snake River Sporting Club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Ford Plantation in Georgia and Deep Water Cay Club on Grand Bahama Island.
Full Story from Turks and Caicos Today, March 7, 2015:
AMBERGRIS Cay workers are out on their ear after the luxury residential development was plunged into receivership – the latest in a trio of schemes to apparently have the plug pulled by British Caribbean Bank (BCB).
All operations on the tiny island have been suspended and all but a handful of security and maintenance staff sent packing.
One employee told the Weekly News that foreign workers had been given paid flights home.
Nine firms associated with the exclusive $1bn scheme – once dubbed the Hamptons of the TCI – have been placed in the hands of Provo-based receiver Dean Charles Boyce.
The move comes four months after the collapse of Johnston International. The construction giant went into official liquidation in September, three months after employees were locked out of their headquarters by BCB.
And in September 2009, BCB was appointed receiver to the fallen Nikki Beach resort. BCB chief Lord Michael Ashcroft has long denied any involvement with the controversial South Beach-style hotel, despite contradictions by its developers.
The Turks & Caicos Sporting Club opened on 1,100 acre Ambergris Cay in 2008, selling home sites for up to $6.5m.
The previously uninhabited island, 50 miles from Providenciales, was to eventually feature 350 private family homes with all the amenities of a five-star resort. Only a handful were ever constructed.
In November 2008, 34 workers were given the boot following a slump in sales.
The tiny cay is home to the region’s longest private airstrip which allowed international visitors to fly there directly without having to clear immigration in Providenciales.
The 5,700-foot runway is also currently closed.
In addition, the island features a spa and fitness centre, environmental learning centre, bar and restaurant.
Ambergris Cay was bought by Canadian businessman Henry Mensen in 1995. Mensen helped lead the Sporting Club project along with local luminary Harold Charles. The airport was named in former SkyKing chief Charles’s honour.
The pair were bought out in March 2008 by developers DPS TCI Ltd and some private investors.
DPS bosses Peter Pollak and Steve Schram were granted Belongership status by ex Premier Michael Misick after investing millions in infrastructure into the scheme.
DPS creates private five-star sporting communities on historic and unique properties around the region.
Other sites include the Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia, Snake River Sporting Club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Ford Plantation in Georgia and Deep Water Cay Club on Grand Bahama Island.
In May this year, Pollak spoke of sales in recent months of almost $20m. And just last month, in a website posting, bosses spoke of their excitement at opening for another high season.
A notice from BCB confirmed the appointment of a receiver had been made by the bank as a lender, and as agent and security trustee for the lenders on November 11.
BCB managing director Andrew Ashcroft declined to comment.
By Gemma Handy
SAF Authorizes Court Action If .223 Ammo Ban Is Implemented
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has authorized court action if the proposed ban on .223-caliber ammunition is implemented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the foundation’s general counsel has warned in a letter to BATFE Director B. Todd Jones.
Writing for SAF, general counsel Miko Tempski tells Jones, “This proposal is just an attempt to limit firearms rights because the President’s other such attempts have been blocked through constitutional checks and balances on his power.
“Should the BATFE lawlessly proceed on this path,” Tempski warns, “SAF intends to call on those checks and balances to stop the Administration’s executive overreach again.”
Tempski’s three-page letter dissects the BATFE proposal, noting repeatedly that M855 ammunition at the center of this controversy “is not armor piercing pursuant to the definition in the statute.” The federal provisions requires that a cartridge fire a “full jacketed projectile large than .22-caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun…,” or to otherwise be fit for use in a handgun and have a core “entirely constructed” form a specific list of non-lead metals to be prohibited.
Tempski explained that the M855 round does not meet either of these criteria. He said the first definition, “fails immediately as the 5.56 x 45 mm round is not designed and intended for use in a handgun,” and he questioned the ATF’s honesty with regard to the second definition, noting that a “small tip of steel making up less than 1/6th of the projectile cannot be used to claim the bullet or its core are “entirely” steel.
“The proposed framework,” he writes, “intends to define the intended purpose of ammunition based on the availability of certain types of handguns made for it. Such a circular definition is highly illogical in any context.”
The comment period remains open through March 16. People may submit comments to:
Fax: (202) 648-9741.
Mail: Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.
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