Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. We are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families. Through our Mobility, Caregiver, Adaptive Sports, Advocacy, and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their caregivers.
Mobility Many severely wounded Veterans have lost the ability to experience activities they previously enjoyed. Veterans who use our all-terrain mobility devices regain the ability to do the things they love, transforming their lives toward a better future.
Darren has dedicated his life to public safety, has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, and is a recently retired and highly respected Staff Sergeant with the Victoria City Police Department in British Columbia Canada. Darren holds 6 separate certifications in Open Source Intelligence collection and online investigational techniques and is one of only a few civilian provincially licensed and certified advanced online open source intelligence and social media investigators in British Columbia. Darren is also an internationally court recognized safety and violence prevention expert, award-winning published author, who has also written over 120 articles on social media safety and is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker, who specializes in the area of personal safety and self-protection both online and offline.
We are an internet safety and digital literacy education specialist company based in North America that travels everywhere facilitating workshops and providing presentations on technology safety and privacy subjects.
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We help students understand the benefits and safety components of technology. Our programs start in grade four and go all the way through to high school. These sessions are always age-appropriate and adapted over time as the tools today change. We offer energetic, engaging and motivating performances that will help students to harness the power of the internet, while doing it in a secure, legal, and appropriate manner. We have already presented to hundreds of thousands of students, and we are constantly updating our programs to meet the ongoing changes in the digital world.
We Talk with Mack Mcalister from Rogue American Fort Bragg, and Rogue American Apparel.
ROGUE AMERICAN was founded in August 2011 by a Marine, who also served as a High Threat Security Professional and Executive Protection Specialist, in places like Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe and the United States. Proudly serving with America’s Finest Individuals who live by the Warrior Ethos of Courage and Commitment inspired me to create a brand that kept within the high standards of those who LIVE this warrior mindset. We don’t just promote our brand image; we live it and have been there, just like our customers.
LTG Roger Schultz President and Kerri Kline VP of Operations are hear to talk about the National Museum of the United States Army.
The National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) is planned as the official museum for the history of the United States Army and is under construction just outside Washington, DC. The objectives of the museum are to honor America's soldiers, preserve army history, and educate the public about the army's role in American history.
The National Museum is located on 84 acres at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. Ground was broken for the museum in September 2016, and it is currently projected to open sometime in 2020. The main building will be approximately 185,000 square feet and display selections from the Center of Military History. Outside this facility will be a park with a memorial garden and parade ground. Space is being planned to accommodate ceremonies, reenactments, lectures, educational programs, conferences and reunions.
The National Museum of the United States Army will serve as the capstone of the Army Museum Enterprise and provide the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions. The National Army Museum will celebrate the selfless service and sacrifice of over 30 million men and women who have worn the Army uniform since 1775.
Warrior 180° Foundation is a Christ centered organization that has been established to:
Jeff is the founder and Executive Director of Warrior 180 Foundation. Jeff’s heart is to come along side of those who are hurting and offer care and compassion as well as equip others to reach out to those in need in their community. Jeff served in the US Army Reserve for eight years as Battalion Chaplain. He was a Master Trainer for the US Army in suicide intervention. Following his deployment to Iraq/Kuwait in 2010-2011, the Lord gave Jeff the vision for Warrior 180 Foundation.
Criss is the daughter of an Airforce Veteran, and also sister to a Retired Army CPT and Sister in law, a retired Army Reserve LTC. Criss & Jeff have a son who served two tours of duty in the war on terrorism in the middle east before receiving a purple heart and medical discharge from the Army. Criss has a varied back ground from beautician, librarian assistant, nanny, accounting.
Pedersen, a distinguished military veteran known as the “Godfather of Topgun,” is credited with establishing the Navy Fighter Weapons School. His memoir, a collection of captivating, action-packed anecdotes and pivotal events in his naval career, moves briskly through time spent with committed men dedicated to their “monastic calling.” The author enlisted in 1956, and he covers his early years before moving into tales of Vietnam. As mounting losses and ineffective artillery, tactics, and leadership weakened America’s defensive strategies in the 1960s, Pedersen recalls craving a fresh master plan to even the odds. Recognizing Pedersen’s excellence in aerial gunnery and overall flight and defensive precision, the Navy selected him, then stationed at Miramar, California (“Fightertown USA”), to head up an air combat graduate school featuring eight other passionate and talented officers known as the “Original Bros.” In describing the founding days of Topgun, the author details his selection of veteran pilots and a procedural curriculum to utilize the new MiG fighter jets. He also highlights the toll their call of duty took on marriages and families; regrets aside, “for us, flying always came first.” Throughout the book, Pedersen ably conveys the immense camaraderie among the courageous brotherhood of American fighter pilots and conjures the excitement of daring aerial combat and weaponry maneuvers. He proudly notes that, at its 50th anniversary, the Topgun course remains the standard of excellence for providing air combat and weapons systems training.
Terry Schmidt who served on the USS Henry B. Wilson DDG -7, took and Honor Flight to Washington, DC. We sit and talk with Terry about the experience from start to finish.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices.
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Operation BBQ Relief was founded in May 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri, a community of about 50,000 residents. Volunteers from competition BBQ teams from eight states answered the need to help feed displaced families, police, fire, National Guard and emergency personnel. Operation BBQ Relief strives to provide compassion, and offer hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by disasters across the United States. We leverage our expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals with our ability to quickly mobilize our teams into any area where disaster disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.
When Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot’s life ended on April 22, 2006, in military action near Baghdad, Iraq, his sister Kelly Luisi’s life immediately changed in two significant ways: Kelly became a member of a group that no one wants to join, becoming Gold Star Family member; and she marked Kyle’s death as a milestone in her own life by starting an outreach to the military that continues today.
Homeless Veterans of San Diego exists to put an end to the epidemic of homelessness among our veterans. No veteran that has served our country should have to sleep next to a freeway, in downtown doorways, under bridges, in tents on busy city streets, or in brush in canyons and parks.