America Supports You: Company Donates Gift Certificates
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2005 A company based in Monahans, Texas, has partnered with a grassroots-level America Supports You organization to distribute 300 gift certificates for tactical gear to deployed servicemembers.
Through its AmericaSupportsYou.mil Web site, the Defense Department showcases efforts of American citizens and industries to support the nation's armed forces.
Spec.-Ops. Brand provided the gift certificates for its line of nylon tactical gear to the Soldiers' Angels organization to distribute in care packages for deployed servicemembers.
"We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Spec.-Ops. Brand to provide holiday gifts of their products that we know our troops will really appreciate," said Don McKay, executive director of Soldiers' Angels. "Soldiers' Angels supports our troops as they defend the gift of freedom so far from home."
The gift certificates can be used to choose from among five popular Spec.-Ops. Brand products: the Universal MAMBA Combat Fighting Sling, the Pack-Rat Drop-In Organizer, the Better BDU Belt, the Recon-Wrap, or the T.H.E. (Tactical Holds Everything) Wallet.
The 300 certificates, redeemable at the Spec.-Ops Brand Web site, add up to about $10,000 in merchandise.
The five items for which servicemembers can redeem the certificates are among the company's most popular products, judging by sales on the company's Web site and in Army and Air Force exchanges, said Jeff Wemmer, Spec.-Ops. Brand chief executive officer. "Troops in Iraq or Afghanistan are buying them already, so we know they'll make great gifts," he added.
Wemmer said his company is grateful for the confidence American servicemen and women had placed in his products and saw the holiday gift as a way to say thanks. "This is a small way of thanking U.S. military men and women for both their continuing patronage over the years and, more importantly, for their selfless service to our country," he said.
(From a Spec.-Ops. Brand news release.)