Ft. Belvoir Children's Christmas Party

The annual Able Forces Ft. Belvoir Warrior Transition Christmas Party for the children of our Wounded, Ill, and Injured soldiers was an AWESOME day. Thank you to the Warrior Transition Unit cadre, Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Allegis Corporation, Hogs and Heroes (Santa, Mrs Claus, and Snow Flake the Elf), Paula Mitchell Morgan, and most especially Warrior families and their children for a wonderful Holiday party.


3rd Annual Flight To The North Pole

What an unbelievable evening with Kane of The Kane Show, Chantilly Air, and Lyndsay Cadillac for supporting the 3rd Annual Flight To The North Pole; an event started by Kane 3 years ago. This year we had 3 separate flights accommodating 20 children and parents. Go to “The Kane Show” facebook page to view the awesome videos he took of the event. Once again, the children of our Wounded, Ill, and Injured military had an unforgettable evening topped off by a visit with Santa at the North Pole and personal gifts given to each child by Santa in his workshop.

Thank you Kane for once again looking to Able Forces to support this event. A big Army Hooah!!! to you and all involved.


Breakfast With Santa

HUGE Thank You to Christine Ruffner and Audrey Lowry of Morris & Co, along with Applebee’s for sponsoring Breakfast With Santa this past Saturday AM as a benefit for the Able Forces Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program. They opened their doors specially for this event and staff of Morris & Co, CORE (Front Royal), Premier Copier, family, and friends all assisted with waiting on tables and making this event a huge success.

We also can’t forget Santa (Don) and his Snow Flake Elf (Christina) of the Hogs and Heroes Motorcycle Club (VA 2) for riding out and joining everyone to make it a very memorable event. Kids and family alike had a wonderful morning and generated over $900 for the Able Forces “Adopt” program. Thank you and God Bless everyone for their continued support of our Mission. Merry Christmas to all!!!!!



A little food for thought... A group of wolves:

The three in front are old & sick, they walk in front to set the pace of the running group lest they get left behind.

The next five are the strongest & best, they are tasked to protect the front side if there is an attack.

The pack in the middle are always protected from any attack.

The five behind them are also among the strongest & best; they are tasked to protect the back side if there is an attack.

The last one is the LEADER. He ensures that no one is left behind. He keeps the pack unified and on the same path. He is always ready to run in any direction to protect & serves as the 'bodyguard' to the entire group.

Just in case anyone wanted to know what it really means to be a leader. It's not about being out front. It means taking care of the team.



Rappahannock County High School Students support Wounded, Ill, and Injured Military

Skip Rogers, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Able Forces was honored to receive hand made pens from Mr. Scott Schlosser, Building Technology instructor at Rappahannock County High School.  These pens were made as a thank you for your Service by individual students specifically for Wounded, Ill, and Injured warriors in transition at Ft. Belvoir WTU, Quantico Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR), and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  The making of these pens was totally voluntary. 

Able Forces was selected to brief the students on what are Wounded, Ill, and Injured warriors, what is the process of their recovery and how do they prepare for transition from military to civilian life.  Able Forces was also asked to present the pens to the transition communities at each of these military centers of recovery.  The students spent over 4 months making a total of 70 beautiful pens, hand made out of exotic hardwoods.  Bless you Mr. Schlosser for your leadership.