First time competitive shooter arrives on the big stage at the NRA Nationals
Port Clinton, Ohio - Ending Day Three of the NRA National Pistol Championships on the third page isn't what you shoot for (no pun intended). But when you've only been worried about marksmanship for grand total of 2 1/2 months, it's not a bad place to be. Such is the case for Sgt. First Class Lawrence Carter from Alpha Company, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion out of Fort Bragg.
"Shooting is shooting, but you have to have a lot more patient when it comes to marksmanship," the Sergeant explained. "It’s very precise. Dramatically precise."
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Community says thanks to active duty military with weekend getaway to Scout Reservation
Rockaway, New Jersey - For seven years, the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been running Camp Noble Cause; a weekend of fun and outdoor adventure for active duty, Guard and Reserve military personnel in New Jersey. Held at the Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway, the weekend is chopped full of activities including rocket building, wall climbing, rifle, shotgun, swimming and archery. More than 100 volunteers give up their weekend to make the camp possible. And they do it for a simple reason.
“It’s a way to say thank you to our military personnel,” explained NRA Training Counselor Paul Dunberg. “It’s the least we can do.”
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From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - DNR Celebrates “Walk Off the War” Veterans as they Hike through Washington Monument State Park
Annapolis, Maryland -
The Department of Natural Resources’ Maryland Park Service hosted veterans participating in the Warrior Hike Walk Off The War program as they journeyed through Maryland’s portion of the legendary Appalachian Trail on June 12 at Washington Monument State Park. Park staff greeted the hikers with a much-appreciated potluck dinner organized by Christina Holden, Veteran Outreach Manager for the Maryland Park Service. Maryland Veterans Affairs Secretary Edward Chow, park staff and volunteers, and representatives from the Warrior Hike also joined in the celebration.
“On behalf of the entire Department and the State of Maryland, we salute the selfless men and women who protect and serve our country,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill. “We are humbled by the opportunity to provide these hikers a warm welcome and much-needed respite as they journey through Maryland along the Appalachian Trail.”
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NFM and more than 2,000 museums provide free admission for military families through Labor Day
Fairfax, Virginia - The National Firearms Museum is joining more than 2,000 museums across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa in this year's Blue Star Museum program. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts in a collaborative effort with Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, Blue Star Museums provide free admission to active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.
“As we kick off our fifth year of Blue Star Museums, more museums than ever are part of this military appreciation program,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “Together with Blue Star Families and more than 2,000 museums, we are proud to help connect military families with the cultural resources in their communities.”
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Exact replicas of America's most important founding documents
NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter comes to us this Monday with a Memorial Day special ...
Fairfax, Virginia - Across the country, millions of Americans will come together with familiar
faces to honor, and remember, those who made the ultimate sacrifice to
ensure our freedoms. But on this Memorial Day, we strive to remember where
those freedoms were actually forged.
wanted to find a way to commemorate our heritage not just one day a year, but
every day. And what better way to celebrate our history than with the very
blueprints that designed this great nation?
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From GLOCK - GLOCK, Inc. Supports Scholarship Program for Children of Fallen Special Forces
Tampa, Florida – GLOCK, Inc. has donated $100,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) College Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces.
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Injured servicemen and women from Fort Belvoir Military Hospital invited for a day at the range
Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this month, a group of recovering veterans from Fort Belvoir Military Hospital were welcomed to a day at the National Rifle Association.
Organized by NRA Range Customer Service Specialist Debbie Crews, the afternoon included a tour of the National Firearms Museum, a behind the scenes lunch, and a trip behind the firing line at the NRA Headquarters Range. A day away from their regular routines of rehab and respite to unwind behind a few of Samuel Colt and John Browning's finest.
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Fairfax, Virgnia - Most people only see one side of the Friends of NRA program — the side that brings together a collection of local Second Amendment supporters for an evening of games, auctions, drawings and a meal. That's when they discover that the doctor down the street, the architect in their office building or their kids soccer coach is part of the NRA experience too. On those nights, the are told that half the money raised at the event goes to local shooting sports activities.
But they don't always see the end result. Until now ...
Find out what programs received grants thanks to Friends of NRA ...
From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel and NRA Partner to Bring NRA Life of Duty Franchise to Network – Debuts Thursday, April 3
Sportsman Secures Exclusive Rights to Series Celebrating Heroes of Military and Homeland
New Berlin, Wisconsin - Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for American sportsmen
and women, is proud to bring NRA Life of Duty to a national TV
audience exclusively and for the first time. NRA Life of Duty, presented
by Brownells, premieres Thursday, April
3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – immediately following the premiere of the original
series, Amazing America with Sarah Palin,
at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will include regular
interviews with Lt. Col. Oliver North, award winning military historian, New York Times best selling author, and
chairman of the NRA military and veterans affairs committee.
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