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Don’t Miss “War and Recovery” with Dave Roever on TBN!!!

TBN has put Dave on air so he can reach more suffering souls with the Truth that will transform them and set them free of their PTS forever! So excited to see this premiere!

I was blessed to meet Dave Roever and hear him speak at the 2010 Road to Recovery Conference in Orlando when I was working for VeteranCaregiver.com   His story is so inspirational, but his love for God and warriors, is even more so.  He has been a such a gift to the military community and has helped to heal several veterans that I’ve known.  He has been able to open their hearts and minds to the gospel and they have been healed!  We know too many veterans suffer everyday with post traumatic stress and suicidal ideations and there is not enough talk about the healing power that is experienced through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Understanding the LOVE God has for each of us and discovering our true identities is the first step.  Praise the Lord for TBN taking his speaking talent and putting him on air, so that we can reach more suffering souls around the world.  Make a point of watching!

Don't Miss "War and Recovery" with Dave Roever on TBN!!!

TBN has put Dave on air so he can reach more suffering souls with the Truth that will transform them and set them free of their PTS forever! So excited to see this premiere!

I was blessed to meet Dave Roever and hear him speak at the 2010 Road to Recovery Conference in Orlando when I was working for VeteranCaregiver.com   His story is so inspirational, but his love for God and warriors, is even more so.  He has been a such a gift to the military community and has helped to heal several veterans that I’ve known.  He has been able to open their hearts and minds to the gospel and they have been healed!  We know too many veterans suffer everyday with post traumatic stress and suicidal ideations and there is not enough talk about the healing power that is experienced through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Understanding the LOVE God has for each of us and discovering our true identities is the first step.  Praise the Lord for TBN taking his speaking talent and putting him on air, so that we can reach more suffering souls around the world.  Make a point of watching!

Flashback VIDEO! Jill surfing with CMOH Al Rascone in Hawaii

Like me, CMOH recipient Al Rascone, used to skip school to go surfing in So.Cal! I was absolutely honored to get him on a board again for the first time in 41 years! Produced by Ray Hollowell for the “Sea of Inspiration” TV series, we captured him reconnecting with the ocean in Hawaii during the 2012 CMOH Convention. His wife Carol was a natural! Even with some of the flattest surf I have ever seen, pins and bullet holes through his body, this legendary warrior had a blast and found a bit of his youth. This is why I do what I do!

Video: 9th Annual Freedom Fighters Open – Nov. 6, 2015

Video: Supporting Operation Santa, serving Georgia's deployed Army troops and Ranger families at Christmastime.

We got out and about to visit friends and patriots at the 9th Annual Freedom Fighters Open at the BridgeMill Athletic Club in Canton, Ga. Nov. 6th. Sponsored by VFW Post 12002, it was a great event to benefit Operation Santa. Serving Georgia’s deployed Army troops and Ranger families, with needs during the Christmas holiday. Great to see “Mad Max” Mullen out supporting, along with other notable Rangers like Brigadier Gen. (RET) Joe Stringham. Enjoyed golfing, skydiving demos, gun, gear and product raffles. Check out the quick video re-cap and support it next year! www.FreedomFightersOpen.org

Patriot Promotions Provides National Heroes for SFC 2015 Gala

Patriot Promotions provides talent management for successful charity event.

Patriot Promotions was honored to provide talent management for this Military Heroes themed event.  Every year this anticipated gala brings in hundreds of supporters to hear world class speakers such as; Rudy Guiliani, Laura Bush, Condie Rice and last year, Ben Carson.

We gathered some of our bravest warriors, heroes and notable friends to show their support at the Carlsbad McClellan Airport.  It was an elegant affair, hosted in a stylishly transformed Jet Source hanger.   Special guests and speakers included;

  • Taya Kyle, Veteran Advocate and wife of our friend and patriot, Chris Kyle (RIP)
  • Clint Bruce – Navy SEAL and former NFL (Ravens) player, motivational speakerDick Marcinko – Original SEAL Team 6 Commander and SEAL legend
  • Ed Eaton- Army Sniper Legend and MOH nominee
  • Craig “Sawman” Sawyer – Navy SEAL Sniper, Actor, tactical trainer, and his lovely wife, Tressa
  • Jim DeFelice – Author of American Sniper and American Wife, Rogue Warrior and others
  • 25 other Military active duty and retired Special Operations, as well as, other notable patriots.

The 2015 Annual Evening to Remember for Solutions for Change, raised over a million dollars to help permanently end family homelessness in N. San Diego county. The enterprising model vows to support the local growing veteran homeless problem now and in the years to come.

For more info: contact@patriotpromotions.us

In the News: Friends and Patriots – ‘Normal people with a crazy story’

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‘Normal people with a crazy story’

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:17 PM

SANDESTIN — When Brian Kolfage and his family venture out to eat in a local restaurant, one of two things usually happens.
Scenario one: Moved by the sight of the handsome young man with the prosthetic legs and arm, an anonymous diner will pick up his bill out of gratitude for his service.

Scenario two: Awed and perhaps a little uncomfortable, people will hesitate to speak to the family.

VIDEO: See an interview with Brian Kolfage

“I guess people are worried about intruding, and they don’t quite know how to act around us,” Kolfage said. “But the truth is, we’re just a normal family with a crazy story.”

That crazy story began a decade ago at Balad Air Base in Iraq, where the then-22 year old Kolfage was a senior airman on his second tour of duty.

On Sept. 11, 2004, he was severely injured when a 107mm rocket exploded just a few feet from where he stood.

“My friends came running out of the tent and surrounded me,” he recalled. “I was conscious, but I wasn’t really feeling any pain. I could smell smoke, and I could see that my right arm had been blown off. I couldn’t sit up enough to see my legs, and when I tried, one of my friends covered my eyes. He didn’t want me to see that my legs were gone.”

Fortunately, Balad’s hospital was located just a minute from where Kolfage lay bleeding. Medics arrived and rushed him into the emergency room, where doctors frantically attempted to stop his bleeding.

“I would have been dead if the hospital hadn’t been so close,” Kolfage said.

During his recovery, Kolfage came to realize that despite the severity of his injuries, he could still count his blessings.

“When I was younger, if you had told me that I might lose my arm and legs, I’d say I’d rather be dead,” he said. “But then I would see guys with terrible brain injuries – so bad that they didn’t even know their own family. I realized that I was lucky just to lose my limbs. I can still do things. I just have to learn to do them in a different way.”

After leaving the hospital just 11 months after he was wounded, Kolfage began the next chapter in his life. He married his wife, Ashley, four years ago. The couple have an 18-month-old daughter, Paris, and are expecting a baby in September.

With his growing family in mind, Kolfage recently decided to reconsider an offer made to him by actor Gary Sinise, whose foundation builds state-of-the-art homes for wounded warriors.

“Back then, I didn’t think I needed a house,” he said. “But with kids now, I realize that I need more space. Gary told me to decide where I wanted to live, and then we would work together to build the house.”

After visiting several parts of Florida, the couple decided on the Sandestin community. They are currently renting a small home there, but have found a lot where they would love to build their dream home.

“It’s just perfect for us,” Ashley Kolfage said. “Everything is so convenient. Brian can just get in a golf cart and go to the beach or take Paris to one of the parks.”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

While the Gary Sinise Foundation will pay for the cost of building a home as well as part of the cost of a lot, the foundation will not allow the Brian and Ashley Kolfage to go into debt to pay for the balance due on the land.

They are hoping to raise about $100,000 to make their dream of a permanent, handicapped-accessible home come true.

In the News: Friends and Patriots – 'Normal people with a crazy story'

brian-kolfage

‘Normal people with a crazy story’

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:17 PM

SANDESTIN — When Brian Kolfage and his family venture out to eat in a local restaurant, one of two things usually happens.
Scenario one: Moved by the sight of the handsome young man with the prosthetic legs and arm, an anonymous diner will pick up his bill out of gratitude for his service.

Scenario two: Awed and perhaps a little uncomfortable, people will hesitate to speak to the family.

VIDEO: See an interview with Brian Kolfage

“I guess people are worried about intruding, and they don’t quite know how to act around us,” Kolfage said. “But the truth is, we’re just a normal family with a crazy story.”

That crazy story began a decade ago at Balad Air Base in Iraq, where the then-22 year old Kolfage was a senior airman on his second tour of duty.

On Sept. 11, 2004, he was severely injured when a 107mm rocket exploded just a few feet from where he stood.

“My friends came running out of the tent and surrounded me,” he recalled. “I was conscious, but I wasn’t really feeling any pain. I could smell smoke, and I could see that my right arm had been blown off. I couldn’t sit up enough to see my legs, and when I tried, one of my friends covered my eyes. He didn’t want me to see that my legs were gone.”

Fortunately, Balad’s hospital was located just a minute from where Kolfage lay bleeding. Medics arrived and rushed him into the emergency room, where doctors frantically attempted to stop his bleeding.

“I would have been dead if the hospital hadn’t been so close,” Kolfage said.

During his recovery, Kolfage came to realize that despite the severity of his injuries, he could still count his blessings.

“When I was younger, if you had told me that I might lose my arm and legs, I’d say I’d rather be dead,” he said. “But then I would see guys with terrible brain injuries – so bad that they didn’t even know their own family. I realized that I was lucky just to lose my limbs. I can still do things. I just have to learn to do them in a different way.”

After leaving the hospital just 11 months after he was wounded, Kolfage began the next chapter in his life. He married his wife, Ashley, four years ago. The couple have an 18-month-old daughter, Paris, and are expecting a baby in September.

With his growing family in mind, Kolfage recently decided to reconsider an offer made to him by actor Gary Sinise, whose foundation builds state-of-the-art homes for wounded warriors.

“Back then, I didn’t think I needed a house,” he said. “But with kids now, I realize that I need more space. Gary told me to decide where I wanted to live, and then we would work together to build the house.”

After visiting several parts of Florida, the couple decided on the Sandestin community. They are currently renting a small home there, but have found a lot where they would love to build their dream home.

“It’s just perfect for us,” Ashley Kolfage said. “Everything is so convenient. Brian can just get in a golf cart and go to the beach or take Paris to one of the parks.”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

While the Gary Sinise Foundation will pay for the cost of building a home as well as part of the cost of a lot, the foundation will not allow the Brian and Ashley Kolfage to go into debt to pay for the balance due on the land.

They are hoping to raise about $100,000 to make their dream of a permanent, handicapped-accessible home come true.

Slots available for Special Ops Family Camp!

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.

The most wounded airman in history needs your help, now!

The most wounded airman in history, needs your help, now!
Sr. Airman, Brian Kolfage, Jr. and his family have been blessed with a smart home from the Gary Sinise foundation’s “RISE” initiative.
As part of the program, they must have the land paid for and have found a location in Florida where they can live out their lives in a home that will empower Brian, Ashley and their family with equipment and accessibility they could only dream of.
Brian does so much for the warrior community, don’t you think its time we give him what he needs?!
To donate directly: www.gofundme.com/GarySinise  or contact us on the form below the video.

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‘Normal people with a crazy story’ (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:17 PM

SANDESTIN — When Brian Kolfage and his family venture out to eat in a local restaurant, one of two things usually happens.
Scenario one: Moved by the sight of the handsome young man with the prosthetic legs and arm, an anonymous diner will pick up his bill out of gratitude for his service.

Scenario two: Awed and perhaps a little uncomfortable, people will hesitate to speak to the family.

VIDEO: See an interview with Brian Kolfage

“I guess people are worried about intruding, and they don’t quite know how to act around us,” Kolfage said. “But the truth is, we’re just a normal family with a crazy story.”

That crazy story began a decade ago at Balad Air Base in Iraq, where the then-22 year old Kolfage was a senior airman on his second tour of duty.

On Sept. 11, 2004, he was severely injured when a 107mm rocket exploded just a few feet from where he stood.

“My friends came running out of the tent and surrounded me,” he recalled. “I was conscious, but I wasn’t really feeling any pain. I could smell smoke, and I could see that my right arm had been blown off. I couldn’t sit up enough to see my legs, and when I tried, one of my friends covered my eyes. He didn’t want me to see that my legs were gone.”

Fortunately, Balad’s hospital was located just a minute from where Kolfage lay bleeding. Medics arrived and rushed him into the emergency room, where doctors frantically attempted to stop his bleeding.

“I would have been dead if the hospital hadn’t been so close,” Kolfage said.

During his recovery, Kolfage came to realize that despite the severity of his injuries, he could still count his blessings.

“When I was younger, if you had told me that I might lose my arm and legs, I’d say I’d rather be dead,” he said. “But then I would see guys with terrible brain injuries – so bad that they didn’t even know their own family. I realized that I was lucky just to lose my limbs. I can still do things. I just have to learn to do them in a different way.”

After leaving the hospital just 11 months after he was wounded, Kolfage began the next chapter in his life. He married his wife, Ashley, four years ago. The couple have an 18-month-old daughter, Paris, and are expecting a baby in September.

With his growing family in mind, Kolfage recently decided to reconsider an offer made to him by actor Gary Sinise, whose foundation builds state-of-the-art homes for wounded warriors.

“Back then, I didn’t think I needed a house,” he said. “But with kids now, I realize that I need more space. Gary told me to decide where I wanted to live, and then we would work together to build the house.”

After visiting several parts of Florida, the couple decided on the Sandestin community. They are currently renting a small home there, but have found a lot where they would love to build their dream home.

“It’s just perfect for us,” Ashley Kolfage said. “Everything is so convenient. Brian can just get in a golf cart and go to the beach or take Paris to one of the parks.”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

While the Gary Sinise Foundation will pay for the cost of building a home as well as part of the cost of a lot, the foundation will not allow the Brian and Ashley Kolfage to go into debt to pay for the balance due on the land.

They are hoping to raise about $100,000 to make their dream of a permanent, handicapped-accessible home come true.

Charleston Polo Classic for NSW Kids: April 19, 2015

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