NFM and more than 2,000 museums provide free admission for military families through Labor Day

The President Theodore Roosevelt collection at the National Firearms Museum

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

The Second Amendment in parchment from the NRA Store
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.

The NRAstore 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

GLOCK donates $100,000 to the children of fallen Special Operation 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

Recovering veteran inspects her target with NRA Range Safety Officer Matt Sharpe

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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Members of the Missouri Scholastic Pistol Team enjoy pistols paid for with NRA grants

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 ...

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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

Sportsman Channel and NRA Partner to Bring NRA Life of Duty Franchise to Network 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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From Hornady - Hornady® and HAVA Help Disabled Hero Realize Lifelong Dream

Hunting Bison with Hornady & HAVA Mullen, Nebraska - Spending six hours hunting for bison in a Polaris RZR in 7-degree temps and 20 mph winds may not be on everyone’s bucket list, but it fulfilled a lifelong dream for Matt Keil, a quadriplegic veteran who shot an 1,800-pound bison during a hunt organized by Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA). The hunt took place in February at Dismal River Outfitters, a 50,000-acre ranch in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills.

Matt Keil’s life changed forever February 24, 2007, when he was critically injured while on a mission with the 3rd Platoon Able Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division from Ft. Carson, Colorado - just six weeks after he married his wife, Tracy.

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From the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit - USAMU shooters infiltrate 3-Gun Nation Pro Series

Three-time series national 3-Gunchampion Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner

Fort Benning, Georgia - FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers and an Army spouse officially joined their USAMU teammates on the 3-Gun Nation Series Pro Tour for 2014 after impressive performances at the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Qualifier Feb. 15-16 at the U.S. Shooting Academy (USAA) in Tulsa, Okla.

Leading the way was Sgt. Matthew Sweeney, who won the match only a few weeks after completing the Warrior Leader Course. Coming in closely behind Sweeney was Sgt. Shane Coley, placing third overall. Capt. Ryan Calhoon finished in 14th place, also earning a spot on the tour.

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From Yamaha Outdoors - Yamaha Donates SE Viking to SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Tactical Black Viking to be Auctioned at Foundation Event to Raise Funds for SEAL Families

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW TACTICAL BLACK VIKING EPS 4X4Cypress, California - Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has donated a new Special Edition Tactical Black Viking EPS SxS vehicle to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation. The Assembled in U.S.A. Viking will be auctioned at an upcoming Foundation fundraiser near San Diego with proceeds going to the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families.

The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is a San Diego based 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale. Details about the upcoming fundraiser on March 22 are at http://supportourwarriors.org/.

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