HAVA – Needed More Than Ever

HAVA — Honored American Veterans Afield — is dedicated to helping disabled combat veterans, and injured active duty military and their families. Since 2007, HAVA has assisted disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities.

In November, the organization held its Fifth Annual HAVA National Family Day in Texas, co-hosted by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). It was a day of shooting, prizes, family fun, food and fellowship. Nearly 300 disabled veterans and injured active duty military and their families attended the event at the SAPD Training Academy.

“These warriors’ commitment to America’s defense was unwavering during their service, and HAVA is committed to their support. With the help of the SAPD and all of the San Antonio-based military community, we will continue to increase our service to these deserving families who were ‘all-in’ when their nation called,” said Tom Taylor, HAVA chairman.

HAVA plans to hold its Sixth Annual HAVA National Family Day in San Antonio in November. Between now and then, the organization will sponsor hunts, special events, field a team for the Shooting Industry Masters and hold its Second Annual National Family Day — East in June at the ACADEMI training facility in Moyock, N.C.

HAVA is needed more than ever. We still have soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines on the battlefield. Some of them will return wounded, injured. There are thousands of others who are still in recovery, and will be for years. As the nation turns its attention to other matters, our citizens may waver in honoring and helping our warriors.

While we cannot control what others will do, we as an industry must never lessen our commitment to those who have gone in harm’s way to defend our country.
To learn how you can support HAVA, contact Tom Taylor at (781) 789-2539. Also visit HAVA’s new website, www.honoredveterans.org.

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Packing In Pink Partners With Blade-Tech

Kim Page, founder and president of Packing in Pink, is delighted with her partnership with Blade-Tech Industries, which is manufacturing her line of pink holsters and magazine pouches.

“It has been a mind-blowing experience,” Page said. “The whole team at Blade-Tech has really gone above and beyond for this project. To see the words ‘Packing In Pink has partnered up with Blade-Tech’ left me in awe.”

The new line of pink thermoplastic gear is made in the USA, and is designed for daily concealment wear, use at the range or during competition. All the holsters are IDPA and IPSC legal.

The new line is available now. At SHOT Show, Page will present the line at the Blade-Tech booth #1625. Be sure to visit her and place a massive number of orders.

You can reach Page by email: kim@nullpackinginpink.com. Also, visit www.packinginpink.com.
By Russ Thurman

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