SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE
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We are in the midst of our 7th annual SWAG Bag for our combat wounded & combat injured heroes this Christmas!
Showing Warriors America’s Gratitude! Get involved GIVE BACK NOW! Click here to learn how!
Show Your Soul By Giving Up Your Soles:
Campaign collected over 13,000+ pairs of slightly used shoes in 3 weeks!
Sons of Anarchy star Rusty Coones (Quinn), owner of Illusion Motorcycles and guitarist for Attika 7, his wife K.O. along with the American Soldier Network are working to shoe the shoeless, give willing citizens a chance to work and donate funds thru A.S.N. to pass on to further benefit its continuing campaigns for the U.S. military wounded and recovering warriors.
Coones, an ardent supporter of military-based causes and support including numerous
motorcycle fund-raising rides, and Annie Nelson, the head of the American Solider Network partnered in
a Used Shoes Campaign to act as a three-fold program: to refurbish used shoes for citizens of
impoverished and communities in 3rd World Countries, employ local workers by giving them a trade and
repairing and refabricating donated footwear and finally, to create enough support monies to aid America’s combat wounded and combat injured by using the monies to aid the American Soldier Network 7th Annual Christmas
S.W.A.G. Bag (Showing Warriors America’s Gratitude) campaign. Recycle, Employ and Donate is their
program’s mantra. In addition, the program will help alleviate some of the 630+million shoes that are
thrown into land fills every years creating chemical compound breakdown nightmare. The Campaign hopes to help create similar programs to help not only heal those who are without but to also help heal the environment.
SHOW YOUR SOUL DONATE YOUR SOLES IN THE NEWS:
SEND SHOES TO
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TOM HENDERSON F2O
C/O American Soldier Network SHOES
5223 E Kaley St. Orlando FL 32812
2013 SO FAROur 1st Junior Patriot Program eventof 2013, we had an absolute wonderful time with the Orchestras from Yorba Linda HS and Esperanza HS under the direction of Phil Mortensen & Kay Drask. Joining them on stage from American Soldier Network were actor/veteran Michael Broderick and USMC wounded warrior Mark Plummer. Our Junior Patriots making the news on the MAIN stage of the 2013 NAMM Show. A true honor for everyone involved!
More American Soldier Network in the news!2013 NAMM Show at Anaheim Convention Center, we hosted wounded warriors, enlisted men & veterans to a day at the 2013 NAMM Show, music mends and we were thrilled to partner with NAMM to share with our heroes! www.namm.orgGrammy TIMEHosting some of America’s Finest Navy SEALS behind the scenes at the Grammy Rehearsals! Thanks to all involved in making our annual Grammy experience possible!American Heroes the PITCH is ON~ stay tuned for our new series We are currently pitching our reality series, this one of a kind television show is a long time coming and sure to top the ratings charts all across America!ARMY STRONG this spring we supported the Battleshark event in Huntington Beach CA where hundreds of future soldiers took to the sand for competition, bonding and family time! It was a great way to show our communities just what it takes to truly be ARMY STRONG, and to show the families the unique experience their sons/daughters are about to embark on!Then we were off to Ft. Irwin to give some love and learn more of the amazing dedication & training our soldiers go through just before they deploy. Ooh Rah to all!
Warrior Trials everyone should be in the stands next year! Get your children out to see these amazing athletes compete! Our heroes are true inspirations and role models! Parents, leaders, mentors, teachers, everyone should make it a point to get out and support the Warrior Trials and Warrior Games in 2014! NO EXCUSES!http://www.teamusa.org/warriorgames/August 2013 The American Legion Riders Chapter 132 HONORS the American Soldier NetworkSeptember 2013 Where the Turf meets the Surf If you’ve ever been to Del Mar on our 8th Military Appreciation Day (or watched via the simulcast signal), you know that the event is reserved exclusively for combat-injured & combat wounded personnel and Purple Heart recipients, along with their spouses or “significant others.”Our goal is to provide them with a unique experience, away from their daily grind of medical appointments and rehabilitation, where they can relax and partake in the sport we all love. Apart from giving our military guests an up-close and personal introduction to the sport of horse racing via paddock access, starting gate visits, and of course the Winners Circle, we also create a rather spirited afternoon in the beautiful Sea Biscuit banquet room above the Del Mar race track.Premier foods prepare an amazing lunch & evening snack, we have interactive contests throughout the day where we provide cash awards to every single participant. It excites and inspires them like nothing else we do. This year we had over 80+ of our heroes & their guests in attendance and it was a magical day. The smiles, hugs and laughter was priceless and if we were able to give back to these amazing men/women for even just one day, well that in itself is worth more than words can say!
Hosting our NAVY SEALS behind the scenes at the GRAMMYSthanks to all involved every year! Special day for special heroes…..
US Veterans Magazine & our Founder Annie Nelson as a columnist with her ”American Heroes” column www.USVeteransMagazine.com ”U.S. Veterans Magazine is proud to be partnering with Annie Nelson and the American Soldier Network to reach our nation’s transitioning veterans, helping them successfully move from military to civilian life. Annie’s hands-on work with thousands of active-duty service members and veterans each year gives her unique insight into their strengths, concerns, and challenges. She brings us stories of great hope, highlighting veterans who have come home and found victory and fulfillment as civilians. With these stories, we hope to inspire all returning veterans and to guide them to the resources they need to write their own success stories!” —Mona Lisa Faris, President and Publisher, U.S. Veterans Magazine
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Did YOU Know?
We have a POW Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl Captured 2009 by Taliban
Almost Four years ago, a typical 23-year-old US Army Private First Class soldier walked off his base in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban.
- SGT. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in June of 2009.
- SGT. Bergdahl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska, and has been promoted twice since his disappearance in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
- Officially, SGT. Bergdahl is listed by the Department of Defense as DUSTWUN: Duty status-whereabouts unknown. He has been issued the Prisoner of War Medal.
The U.S. government has always believed that SGT. Bergdahl is alive; a belief supported by five videos that the terrorist network has released in an attempt to negotiate a ransom of $1 million dollars, plus the release of more than 20 Afghan prisoners. One of 5 Released video from Mujahideen Afghanistan Captures; BOWE speaks of his family, friends, what he enjoys and his families love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
- While reports have varied over the years, authorities have reason to believe SGT. Bergdahl is being held in Pakistan, or perhaps being moved about between the two countries.
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Additional PICTURES OF BOWE: http://supportbowe.org/brief-
What We Can Do
Tuesday’s – known as “BOWE Tuesday” – since he was captured on a Tuesday. Share his story with others so American’s know we have a POW in 2013 & pray for BOWE & his family daily.