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Video: Quickly Educate Yourself on the Syria/ISIS/Russia/USAllied/ War

SHORT BUT SWEET – HISTORY OF SYRIA, ISIS/ US,A RUSSIA AND ALLIES

“As more outside groups get involved in the war, each escalates by backing their side, then a rival will also get involved to back the other side. So what you have is not just the Syrian factions escalating, but regional and global powers escalating as well, thus worsening the war and entrenching Syria’s divisions.

You’ll also see that the countries getting involved don’t always have the same objectives, and can end up working against even their allies. When Gulf states begin funding Syria’s rebels, for example, they are mostly seeking to topple Assad and set back his patron, Iran, so they often fund extremists, believing they’re better fighters. And different Gulf states fund different groups — at first Qatar is the most active, then Saudi Arabia — that are sometimes at odds with one another. And so on. These internal contradictions are an important part of understand how the war has gotten so bad.”

“For more, read the brief history of Syria’s war, from the rise of the opposition to the refugee crisis to why the US and Russia ended up intervening.”

If you aren’t learning about this yet, you need to be.

 

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

 
 
 

‘What I Really Want to Say’ debut’s #76!

Steven Ybarra -iTunes051015 (1)   One of the most gifted, honest musicians to emerge from San Diego’s thriving singer-songwriter scene in years, national recording and touring artist Steven Ybarra, has captivated crowds across North America with his voice, guitar, and keen ear for that perfect melody. An accomplished and innovative standout, Steven Ybarra has put out eight captivating, heartfelt albums of passionate pop gems. Along the way he’s earned not just devoted fans, but numerous accolades, including four San Diego Music Awards and 1st place at the Durango Songwriting awards for ‘Sum of Two Hearts’.  Steven has shared the stage with Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jeremy Camp, Sugar Ray, and countless others.  His modern country and pop songs have been featured on MTV, ESPN, in motion pictures and documentary films.  His albums ‘Love Love Love’ and ‘Best Days’ have helped build his solo career to what it is today, and now his 3rd CD, What I Really Want to Say, is set to catapult him all the way to the top of the country charts!  Steven is currently signed with Pacific Records and lives in Del Mar, California.  Contact Jill Trammell for PR, booking and cross promotions.

Hear for yourself why Steven is a new favorite artist for country music lovers everywhere!  Great song!

 

We are proud sponsors of the 2015 Annual SniperFest !

APRIL 13-15, 2015 PEORIA, AZ
PRESENTED BY
Tacflow Academy
Attendance is open to active Law Enforcement, Military, and Corrections.
SNIPERFEST, now in its fifth year, started out as only an idea but has grown into one of the premier sniper training events in the country. Instructors and Students come in from all over the country to train and compete. Deputy Michael Puente from MCSO, (TACFLOW Lead Instructor and newly appointed Co-Chair to the ATOA Sniper SME Committee) has been the driving force behind the scenes.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and individuals who would like to join our mission to give back by providing high level training to our service men and women at a low cost, while also promoting you business.

HOSTED BY
Arizona Tactical Officers Association

SPONSORED BY
CowTown Range Arizona
Pain Pod – North America with Patriot Promotions, LLC.
Pro Mag Archangel
Tango Down
Point Blank Body Armor
Surgeon Rifles
Daimondback Police Supply Co. Inc
Targets Online
Five Toes Custom Rifles
America’s Mighty Warriors
Natiaonal Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association
Lakeside Bar & Grill
Keynote Speakers
MONDAY APRIL 13TH
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & VENDOR SHOW- COMMUNITY OF GRACE
NO PRIOR SNIPER EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!

Day 1 Presentations are open to all active Law Enforcement, Military, and Corrections officers.
The price for Day 1 only is $25 or $15 for ATOA Members.

0700-0730 ♦ CHECK IN AND VENDOR SHOW

The Shapes of Violence- Rigo Durazo, Tacflow & Craft International

Barrier Penetration and Physics – Dr. Lyman Hazelton, NASA

Battle of Shok Valley – John Wayne Walding, United States Army- 3rd Special Forces Group

MCSO Incident debrief- Michael Puente, MCSO

Special Guest Speaker- Sgt. Ed Eaton, United States Army- Vietnam

Book Signing of “Mekong Mud Dogs” – Sgt. Ed Eaton for his auto biography

DAY 1 LUNCH HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY ATTENDEES!
Training
TUESDAY APRIL 14TH
TRAINING DAY- COWTOWN RANGE
0700-0730 ♦ CHECK IN AND SAFETY BRIEF
0730-0830 ♦ ALL STUDENTS RIFLE ZERO

0830-1030 ♦ BLOCK #1
Extended Range Deployments
Randy DeHay
SACP Pistol
Rigo Durazo
Alternative Positions
Dan Coons, Chandler PD

1045-1245 ♦ BLOCK #2
Extended Range Deployments
Randy DeHay
SACP Pistol
Rigo Durazo
Alternative Positions
Dan Coons, Chandler PD

1245-1330 ♦ LUNCH – FOOD TRUCK AVAILABLE ON-SITE

1345-1545 ♦ BLOCK #3
Urban Hides
Jeff Chang, Phoenix PD
CQB Bolt Gun
Chris Ray, Phoenix PD
High Angle Shooting
Jeff Thurman, Surprise PD

1600-1800 ♦ BLOCK #4
Urban Hides
Jeff Chang, Phoenix PD
CQB Bolt Gun
Chris Ray, Phoenix PD
High Angle Shooting
Jeff Thurman, Surprise PD

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH

COMPETITION & VENDOR SHOW
Two man team competition
Distances will range from 50 yards to 800 yards
Will include pistol
No large caliber rifles- .308 preferred
Awards will be awarded for overall best team and overall top individual sniper
Amazing Prizes from our generous sponsors!
Competition scenarios will not be disclosed until the day of the event

LUNCH – FOOD TRUCK AVAILABLE ON-SITE

DATES & LOCATION
APRIL 13TH – 15TH/ PEORIA, AZ
Community of Grace
10561 w Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85383
CowTown Range
10402 West Old Carefree Highway
Peoria, AZ 85383
EVENT SCHEDULE
DAY 1 – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & VENDOR SHOW- COMMUNITY OF GRACE
DAY 2 – TRAINING DAY- COWTOWN RANGE
DAY 3 – SNIPER COMPETITION & VENDOR SHOW- COWTOWN RANGE

ATTENDEE PRICING
Day 1 Only- $25 ($15 for ATOA Members)
Limited to 200 Attendees
Open to all current LE/ MIL/ DOC personnel – No prior sniper experience necessary.
Day 1- 3 – $100 ($50 for ATOA Members)
Limited to 60 Attendees
Pre-requisite- participants at a minimum must have successfully passed a reputable basic sniper course.
GEAR LIST
All gear and equipment that you would deploy with on a sniper deployment
Assigned precision rifle- no large calibers (.308 preferred)
200 rounds rifle ammunition (+/-)
Pistol
200 rounds pistol ammunition (+/-)
Sniper pack
Elbow and knee pads
Eye and ear protection
Spotting scope
Range finders
Data book
Note pad
Pen and Marker
Poncho
Sunblock
Bug spray
Hat
Food and Snacks

**Note** Water and Gatorade will be provided

RAFFLE
We will have raffle drawings all 3 days of the Training and Competition.
COMPETITION
Competitors are encouraged to bring their own teammate. If you do not have a teammate, we will try to pair you up with another attendee, however you run the risk of not having a partner if we have an odd number of attendees.
HOSTED BY
ARIZONA TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
ATOA

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL SNIPERFEST@TACFLOW.COM
SPONSORED BY
Nammo Tactical Ammunition
Patriot Promotions
http://Tru-Spec
5.11 Tactical
Mr Target Online
Chambered
Asymmetric Product Development
Fisher Suppressors
Contact & Registration
Click the link below to visit the TACFLOW Store for registration and payment options.
For questions, please email sniperfest@tacflow.com.

PAST PRESENTERS & INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE:
Steve Reichert
USMC Retired, Mile long kill shot with .50 caliber
Staff Sgt. David Lyons
USMC 1st EOD, Multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan Purple Heart recipient
Sgt. Collin Raaz
USMC Scout Sniper, 2 tours in Afghanistan, Purple Heart recipient
Dr. Lyman Hazelton
NASA scientist and ballistics expert
Rigo Durazo
Founder of TACFLOW, Director of Combative Training for CRAFT International
Phil Hayes
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, holds several national records for long distance shooting
Mark Lang
Dallas SWAT, Developed Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue™, CRAFT International & TACFLOW Lead Instructor

Media
SNIPERFEST has been featured in local and national media, including:
American Rifleman Sniperfest Article
AMERICAN RIFLEMAN
Combat Tactics Magazine Summer 2013
COMBAT TACTICS SUMMER 2013
Fox 10 News
FOX 10 NEWS
Combat Tactics Magazine Summer 2012
COMBAT TACTICS SUMMER 2012
Blackwater Tactical Article
BLACKWATER TACTICAL

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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.

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.