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Room for 3 more warriors! “WINGS of INSPIRATION” Nov. 11th Lake Elsinore, CA.

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We have room for 3 more wounded warriors to tandem skydive for FREE this Monday!

We are still short $3,000 in sponsors so you must get your self there to participate.  Contact Jill below for referrals.

Kevin Jackson and Joe the Plumber team up with the “Colorado Buck” show to help combat wounded

Shout out for corporate sponsers interested in funding and product placement on the popular “Colorado Buck” Hunting show.  They will be filming a combat wounded veteran on an Elk Hunt with these two conservative clowns!  Its going to be a great time for a deserving veteran, but we need your help to meet all expenses. In kind support for air travel, needed as well!

Remember when I booked Chris Kyle on an Elk Hunt a few months before his murder? He told me afterwards it truly inspired him to continue helping vets through these types of recreational activities and we know thats exactly what he was doing when he died.  Hunting trips are LIFE affirming and I will keep up the work to find funding for them, in Chris’memory. 

YOU can help heal a hero AND get your company brand or product seen by millions of viewers on TV!

Now thats a PR plan everyone should get behind!
Contact me for more details:

Now Booking Red Jacket Firearms, the stars of Discovery Channel’s “Sons of Guns”

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Contact Jill to book an appearance from the favorite firearms family on TV.
Support the 2nd Amendment and women in firearms trade and manufacturing.

Press Release: World Champion pistol competitor Dave Sevigny teams up with the All Veteran Parachute Team, Blue Emu and PBR for a wounded warrior Adventure Day to remember!

Press Release

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Contact: Jill Trammell
  • 3pm. EDT, May 8, 2012                     (239)273-4783


Multiple National & World Champion pistol competitor, Dave Sevigny & Team Sevigny Performance show their respect for wounded Warriors with a special day of one on one instruction, followed by skydiving with famous Golden knight, Mike Elliot and the All Veteran Parachute Team (AVPT).

Fayetteville, NC (April 2012) – World Champion pistol shooter and firearms instructor Dave Sevigny and Anna Brooke of Team Sevigny Performance, joined with PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association), their loyal sponsor Blue Emu and famous Army Golden Knight, Mike Elliot with his All Veteran Parachute Team, along with others to host a simulated “SOF Adventure Day” for wounded warriors and professional bull riders from PBR.

Dave and Brooke did their part coaching and teaching the group how to improve their marksmanship while representing Sevigny Performance and OMB Guns.  New techniques and tricks were learned while the crowd was given a “shock and awe” performance on steel targets by Dave Sevigny.  His lightning fast magazine changes, along with his stone cold accuracy on the targets left the crowd cheering and wanting more!  However, they had to move on to the next amazing treat, a tandem skydive with the famous Golden Knight, Mike Elliot and his All Veteran Parachute Team (AVPT).  The wounded warriors and PBR guests started in the wind tunnel and it was clear there was a sense of freedom from their wheelchairs and adaptive equipment that can’t be rivaled by any other experience! For many, especially the sponsors, this was one of the best parts of the day as you can’t put a price on the smiles given to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.

Sevigny Performance regularly conducts LE and civilian firearm training courses. Brooke heads up the ladies team and adds a touch of class to every event, demonstrating her top notch pistol skills for the crowd and assisting Dave as he instructs. The two were able to provide an exclusive training with the new FNH FNS 9 striker-fire pistol which received rave reviews.

“At one point the three wounded warriors were in the wind tunnel with the instructors. Seeing them smile and embracing that moment was a once in a lifetime sight for Dave and I,” said Brooke, a competitive shooter and trainer for Sevigny Performance.    Dave says “ I highly respect these heroes and it was an honor to work with them.”

Patriot Promotions has teamed up with Sevigny Performance, Mike Elliot and the All Veteran Parachute Team, to plan for more Adventure Academy events, like the one you see here.   They will be hosting future veteran/wound warrior events that provide winning opportunities for wounded warriors and caregivers.

Companies should spend their marketing or charitable dollars to host their own Adventure Academy for teambuilding or cause marketing.   Seeing our combat wounded war fighters have the time of their life, makes this the most memorable way to spend your marketing dollars.

If you would like to become a sponsor of one of these events, please contact :

Jill Trammell of PATRIOT PROMOTIONS at 239-273-4783.

For more information about booking a Sevigny Performance LE and civilian training class:

please email Dave and Brooke at


Dave and Brooke of Sevigny Performance with Blue Emu, prepping for the warriors.

ESPN in background.

Following the demo, Dave ran the guests through a competition


Wounded war fighter in wind tunnel at


Wounded war fighter shooting on the range

Getting ready to jump with the All Veteran Parachute Team



Life is good! Flying through the air with famous Golden Knight, Mike Elliot!


Dave and Brooke of Sevigny Performance with the Adventure Academy Sponsors

Tampa Tribune News: Special forces, businesses help each other out

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Special forces, businesses help each other out

By Howard Altman

It began less than two months ago as a brainstorm to help special operations forces veterans and raise awareness among local business leaders of what operators do in the field.

Have active-duty and veteran Air Force Special Tactics Squadron members, Green Berets, Marine Special Operations Command members, Rangers and SEALs teach local business leaders how to shoot machine guns and other weapons, then lead them in a competition.

Golf tournaments? Fishing derbies?

Been there, done that, says Scott Neil, a recently retired special forces master sergeant who came up with the idea. Neil, who used to train special forces members on how to shoot in urban combat situations, wanted to offer the amateurs “the same environment used by Green Berets and SEALs to test each other.”

For Neil, the event, called Shooting With SOF, was a natural for several reasons.

As a former senior enlisted adviser to the director of the Interagency Task Force at U.S. Special Operations Command, Neil was used to bringing disparate groups together to work toward a goal.

Coming on the heels of the anniversary of the demise of Osama bin Laden, the curiosity factor about special operations forces remains high.

Then there is the cool factor.

“People love to tell their buddies stories,” Neil says. “I did something you didn’t.”

After the concept was signed off on by a group of Neil’s fellow SOF veterans, including David Scott, a retired Air Force major general who served as deputy director for Socom’s Center for Special Operations, word quickly and quietly spread through the special ops and business communities. People offered to help. Without any advertising or media coverage, the teams quickly filled up.

“It was all achieved by word of mouth,” says Neil.

Shooting With SOF will not only give business leaders a chance to see how special operators work, Neil says, but it will also give special operators a chance to learn how to become successful in civilian life.

Paralyzed veterans will also get a chance to shoot, Neil says, thanks to Be Adaptive, which makes hunting and fishing equipment for the disabled. The company has a wheelchair device that allows a paralyzed shooter to use a blow tube to fire a weapon.

It all starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bad Monkey, a new bar in Ybor City run by Scott. From there, the shooters will travel by limo bus to the Teneroc Shooting Sports range in Lakeland. After the competition, shooters will head back to the bar for awards, razzing and perhaps an adult beverage or two.

The inaugural Shooting With SOF benefit supports three charities:

  • The Green Beret Foundation, which provides financial resources, immediate-need supplies, caregiver assistance, and educational scholarships to wounded or ill Army Special Forces warriors and their families.
  • TAMCO Foundation, a non-partisan organization dedicated to helping severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Black Dagger Military Hunt Club, providing peer-to-peer hunting and shooting opportunities for military men, women and family members.

Though the shooting slots are filled, anyone wanting to make a contribution to the charities or meet the special operators can attend the Cigars and Cars event at Jaguar of Tampa, 320 E. Fletcher Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday or show up Saturday night at Bad Monkey Bar, 1717 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.

For more information. about Shooting with SOF, go to

Interview with Benjamin Smith, friend of Andrew Breitbart on FOX RADIO 99.1 “TIPPING POINT” with Boone Cutler –

Patriot Promotions is pleased to help facilitate interviews with media in order to talk about what is happening in current events.

Listen to the interview with two of my favorite WARFIGHTERS!

BENJAMIN SMITH:  Friend of Andrew Breitbart reacts to his untimely death. 

“The early passing of Andrew Breitbart is shocking to the Constitutionally Conservative Patriot movement.  Those close to him before his untimely demise take notice of the efforts that he has given to the movement to wake people up from their governmentally induced malaise and realize the actual condition of our country at the hands of Obama and ACORN, Holder and Fast and Furious. His latest projects shined a bright light on the people and happenings behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, from Soros to the Communist Party, to extremists connected with the Muslim Brotherhood, which includes Anthony Weiner and his wife. These were all stories Andrew helped get needed attention.

We feel Andrew served as the modern surrogate of Samuel Adams in his opposition to the current administration’s attempts to abolish the Constitution of the United States and the ten amendments that give us our liberties.  Andrew Breitbart stood tall and said the inconvenient truths that most of us believed were true and would never hear in the mainstream news.  Andrew Breitbart stood tall against the big leftist organizations, wading into circumstances that would cause most people to fear for their safety, and he would stride fearlessly into the ensuing mayhem.  Andrew Breitbart helped place the deluge of the Socialist cabal into a common language and perspective so the common hard working citizen could be aware of the reasons their country is failing.

The media and the left have already started celebrating his death (look, you will find it).  Look soon to efforts to slander his name and achievements from all who he made uncomfortable by his telling the truths of their corruption.  Know that he is and was an honorable man and will live forever in out hearts and minds.

I have stood shoulder to shoulder with you Andrew in engaging Occupy Wall Street at CPAC and other times. You are a knight in shining armor on the Battlefield of Ideas and you will always have my respect and reverence. I am honored sir . . . Honored.

We live in crazy times — pay attention, there are bad people out there that are happy he is dead, and if they will cheer aloud his death, what else are they capable of doing?


TODAY   AT  SUPERBOWL  ALLEY  5:15 PM  (Below the zip line in the field)

Run – Ranger – Run!

Cory Smith will run 565 Miles in 28 Days

Why is Cory running?

1. To get home to his daughter
2. Bring awareness to the struggle of the disproportionate numbers of transitioning military and veterans experiencing, unemployment, suicide and homelessness.


Ranger Run started on January 3rd (Tues) and will end around January 31st (Tues). Cory has been covered along the route by Fox and CNN.  Please come out to support him as he makes his way (with a wounded leg and foot) to meet his friends and family at Superbowl Alley by 5:30pm!

SPECIAL GUEST MC:  Boone Cutler, America’s only Wounded Warrior, ON-AIR Radio personality from Fox 99.1 FM (Reno,NV) will be there and available for interviews. He will greet Cory, pump up the crowd and broadcast to tell their fans about Cory’s accomplishment and how to help thousands of our transitioning military struggling with homelessness and suicide. Boone is the real deal!

How you can help?

  • Please consider supporting this event by donating to the “Gallant Few”.  A Ranger lead, 501c3 organization that has a revolutionary veteran support network which Boone and Cory can tell you about.  Gallant Few “leads the way”  in mentoring and assisting the transitioning of our military men and women. Your donation is tax-deductible and provides direct support with “boots on the ground” help for our heroes!
  • Please share with everyone in your networks.

For more information on Gallant Few and to donate, please direct to:

Image for distribution:  “Gallant Few”


Image for distribution:  Cory Smith, 3RD Ranger Battalion

CORY SMITH with his baby girl who’s worth running 585 miles!

IMAGE for distribution:  BOONE CUTLER, America’s only OIF/OEF Wounded Warrior Radio Personality and Talk Show host. TIPPING POINT WITH BOONE CUTLER ON FOX 99.1 FM

More information can be found at:


A Salute to the Sponsors of “Warrior Appreciation Night – Shot Show 2012”

                                                  WHAT A NIGHT!

A heartfelt salute to the sponsors and volunteers for the “Warrior Appreciation Night” held at Gordon Biersch on Thursday, Jan. 19th, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.  Just under $25,000 was raised for  5 fantastic non profit organizations!  All the proceeds will directly benefit veterans, law enforcement and active duty military families.  We are already planning next years event  and I expect that our wonderful sponsors and donors will come through again.  So, please… spend your money with these companies when you need a product or service this year!

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~ Special thanks to SGM Mark Christianson, Mark Quinn and Matt Burkett. I know many others had their hands in this event and it could not have been done without you all!~

I’m looking forward to having a big role in next years event, so contact me with your sponsorships, donations, ideas and requests. Lets double the donations next year!

God Bless you all in 2012 and thank you from Patriot Promotions and the US Veteran Corps!

Jill Trammell

Half a trillion in military budget cuts today will eventually, affect us all.


Whats happening with the half a trillion budget cut to the military?  First of all, every one of our forces will be effected.  Its been stated that these cuts will significantly impact our government contractors and Sec. of Defense, Leon Panetta said they have to figure out which ones they can’t cut off completely.  We must continue to fund the most important companies in order to not lose our essential contractors, if and when they are needed to produce their products quickly.  However, immediate cuts will delay or stop much of the new stealth bombers and our replacements for the aging air fleet, already under contract.           Additionally, new weaponry projects are being put on hold in favor of high-tech warfare contractors, ie: unmanned drones and such.

The reasoning?  Counter insurgency campaigns are technically over, so we don’t need as many troops on the ground. 75,000 will remain active and more special operation forces will be trained and funded.  This is how our future military is described and its happening right now.
1/9 of the budget reductions are going to be felt in a reduction of military pay and we’re supposed to feel better about that because there will be an adjustment period for those currently enlisted before they see any changes… but don’t expect raises in pay. Healthcare changes are included as well, mostly for retiree’s and especially for the younger vets who are actually lucky enough to be employed.  This goes hand in hand with the huge push for corporations to employ veterans, especially those who are out for more than 6 mths.   I’m sure Mr. Panetta didn’t want to  start coup  by saying they were going to cut the retirement benefits of the currently enlisted…   So he stated they “don’t know what to do” about it just yet, as they didn’t want it to appear on the chopping block.  To avoid the obvious, they made a “commission” to discuss it further.


I’m afraid that BOTH are at a loss for words about this historical budge cut and any candidate will be inclined to make an empty promise, at this point.  The debt will continue to affect the budget, just as it does now and it’s not going to look much different unless our economy is stimulated by taking back the manufacturing industry from overseas, cutting taxes for small business, reforming the legal system rising the cost of healthcare, among other things.  The bottom line is that the money just isn’t there to support all the programs and services people have come to expect and rely on.  Entitlement has become a multi-generational way of life. We don’t take care of each other like we used to,  rather we rely on the government to do it for us.  The longer we are in debt to the world bank, and paying them to make all our products at the same time, the less likely we are to have everything we need and want for our country anyway, so this is the future…its here and now we have to find a way to deal with it.  Its going to affect us all, if it hasn’t already.

I try to look at the silver lining and the good part I see is that we will be a more technologically advanced military with awesome special ops forces who are proven to be more effective than ground troops in  a counterinsurgency strategy.  The sad fact is that tribal populations and other similar type civilizations, don’t understand much about negotiations.  They don’t get what they want and won’t trust an outsider.  Instead they play both sides and ultimately, no one wins. What they do understand and respond to is sad but true… death and destruction.  Also, if we can keep ourselves out of a conflict that would need a huge ground force presence,  we will have less of our children coming home with wounds that would have previously killed them, along with  mind-blowing angst from traumatic stress, causing unbelievable burdens on our heroes, the family and ultimately society.   However, if we must occupy another country for the good of saving our own, we have no choice but to have boots on the ground.  That is the piece that worries me the most about such a drastic downsize of our troops.  It means there may be a time when it has to be drastically increased and I don’t want to see another draft because the way we take care of the troops we do have, is not attractive to recruit and retain.

Bottom line is that I’m not happy about these cuts when there are other places that should be completely disassembled, before our military.  Lets start with downsizing the major agencies that weren’t in existence before 1970 and help the States take care of their own.

“The day that will live in infamy.”

I had two special guests to dinner at my house last night.  Both are Navy Vets, one a SEAL and the other a Medic who do special forces type training for civilians.  After grace, one of them asked the children if they learned what day it was in school today?  They didn’t know.  To be honest…I didn’t know or I would have said something during the prayer.  He gave them a clue, “the day that will live in infamy.”  I immediately realized what day it was and since I hadn’t watched the news, read the paper or even looked on the calender (if its even there anymore) I was confused until that reminder.

Sadly, my kids were not aware of what happened that day.  It made the three of us look at each other and just shake our heads in disbelief at how far gone the education system is from our important American history.  When will they truly teach what the future generations need to know in order not to repeat the past?  Do you know what day it was on 12/7?  Do your children?  What do you think they are missing in their history lessons and why?