Off The Wall: The SHOT Show is more than just guns


Marla W writes…

I just read that you’re speaking at the SHOT show in Las Vegas this week. VERY disappointing. There are already too many guns in this country, and too much faux patriotism surrounding the second amendment. I can’t believe you’d risk your good name associating with a bunch of gun nuts. You’ve lost a fan.

Well, hi there Marla. And Happy Sunday!

It’s true, I’ll be in Vegas this week, addressing a roomful of people who like to shoot guns. I’m not sure what I’m going to say yet – probably the same thing I tell anyone who invites me to discuss the various ways we might close America’s skills gap. But one things for sure – while I’m at there, I’m going to make sure I see my friends at The SEAL Family Foundation.


Drew VachalOff The Wall: The SHOT Show is more than just guns
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Anti-Gunner Calls Out Mike Rowe for Speaking at Pro-Gun Dinner. He Sets Her Straight.

We are excited to see Mr. Rowe at the Shot Show.  Come visit us at Booth #2519.

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Mike Rowe. What else is there to say about the guy? He loves his country and he loves to shoot guns. He is all about hard-working Americans, and once an anti-gun advocate messaged him on Facebook to discourage his decision to speak at the SHOT show he put her in her place. FULL STORY

Drew VachalAnti-Gunner Calls Out Mike Rowe for Speaking at Pro-Gun Dinner. He Sets Her Straight.
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Several Navy SEALs receive medal upgrades


WASHINGTON — The Navy upgraded 17 medals on Friday to sailors — most of them SEALs — for bravery they exhibited in clandestine missions conducted since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus upgraded nine Navy Crosses and eight Silver Stars, the second- and  third-highest awards for valor that the service awards its troops. The names of most of the SEALs were not released to protect them and their families, and because many of them remain on active duty…. FULL REPORT

Drew VachalSeveral Navy SEALs receive medal upgrades
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CQT Class 92

The Naval Special Warfare Command welcomed 13 new SWCC graduates,  2 spouses and 1 fiance for their special graduation dinner. There were 120 attendees in total, traveling from Kailua, HI, Carbondale, CO, Houston, TX, Redding, CT, Saint Charles, IL and many more states across the country. Congratulations to these fine young gentlemen for their determination to get where they are today and to their families who helped them prepare for this journey.

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Let’s Meet in Vegas – SHOT Show 2017!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

The entire team of the SEAL Family Foundation is pleased to be exhibiting at the 2017 SHOT Show for the first time.  This show provides us a very unique opportunity to showcase to the many vendors and guests who we are and what we do for the U.S. Navy SEAL Families. We are honored to be afforded the opportunity to highlight our mission of building family resiliency in Naval Special Warfare at this great venue. 

The 2017 SHOT Show is a week away and we are honored to be one of the 1,600+ exhibitors at the show. The show runs from Jan 17-20th. Our booth is #2519. Please stop by to say hello.  

We’re proud to attend this show and stand beside our partners and supporters who assist us with all things shooting, hunting and the outdoors. 

This years mark up has the products, suppliers, the connections, the know-how — the stuff you need for a successful year.  It’s the most comprehensive showcase of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services for professionals in the shooting, sports, hunting, and law enforcement industries. 

We are excited to showcase our Foundation with this industry and to be a part of it all.  We hope to see you there!  


SEAL Family Foundation

Drew VachalLet’s Meet in Vegas – SHOT Show 2017!
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