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.


Continuing support from Ancient Order of Hibernians

Rick Ring, President of the Fr. Kelley Division, Ancient Order of Hibernians, presents a check to Skip Rogers from the proceeds of the recent Hibernians Beer Tasting Charity event held in Manassas Virginia.  Alot of fine craft beer was drunk that night by these fine Irishmen and women (and me!!) and Able Forces appreciates their continued support of our Crisis Fund to assist Wounded, Ill, and Injured military families and veterans in financial crisis.  God Bless you guys for all the fine charitable work you do!

DEPCOM Power supporting Able Forces Crisis Fund

Big shout out and thank you to our friends all the way out in California at DEPCOM Power for their large donation to our Crisis Fund. 100% of all donations assist active duty warriors and families as well as veterans in immediate financial crisis. We are so Blessed to have such supporters and on behalf of all those this donation will assist; thank you, thank you!



Morris and Company Realty - 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Thank you Brenda Morris, owner of Front Royal’s Morris and Company Realty LLC for selection of Able Forces as the charity recipient for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament held at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club 15 April 2017.  A HUGE thank you also to Audrey Lowry and Christine Ruffner for their tireless work to pull together 18 teams and sponsorship for this event.  Over $4000.00 was donated to Able Forces through their efforts and the sponsorship of:

 ·        Power Solutions (sponsored 4 teams 5 signs)

·        Charles Pingley- (made all the signs donated all materials and time)

·        VAMAC (sponsored 4 teams and 8 cases of water)

·        Dupont Fabros Technologies (donated 5 signs)

·        Shenandoah Ford GMC (sponsored the Hole In One car)

·        Poole & Kent (sponsored 2 teams)

 A special thank you also to Shenandoah Valley Golf Club and all the golfers for their generosity and support.  100% of the donations will support veteran and Wounded, Ill, and Injured warrior families in immediate financial crisis.

 Pictured in the photo below are: Christine Ruffner (l), Skip Rogers, Audrey Lowry (r)