Thursday
Mar102016

Insperity Contributes to Able Forces Crisis Fund

The National senior regional leadership team at Insperity made a pledge to support a non-profit client with a financial donation collected from their staff. Mark Wetherill and Lauren Schoon of Insperity's Northeast Region presented a check to the staff of Able Forces for $880 to support their work with Military and Veterans in financial crisis.

Able Forces is proud to say that every dollar donated to the charity fund directly supports military, veterans, and their families in need. Thanks and God Bless you Insperity for your continued support.

Able Forces staff (l to r); Skip Rogers, Kathy Rogers, Stephen Carter, Lisa Salomon, Joe Cunningham

Tuesday
Mar082016

Able Forces Featured on The Inside Scoop

Able Forces was featured last night on The Inside Scoop TV show hosted by Amy Skiavo. The show provided an opportunity to highlight the Mission of Able Forces and background on our employment and charitable work with Wounded, Ill, and Injured veterans.

I was joined on the show by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt Maj Michael Mack, Regimental Sergeant Major of the Wounded Warrior Regiment-Quantico, retired. I had the privilege of working with Sgt Maj Mack and many of his Marines as they transitioned from active duty to civilian life.

I have included a link to the program. I hope you enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_2Zvhibi4

Monday
Feb222016

Regimental Sergeant Major - Wounded Warrior Regiment Quantico Retires

I had the honor to be at the retirement ceremony on Friday 19 Feb 2016 of Regimental Sergeant Major Michael T. Mack, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment Sergeant Major – Quantico, after 30 years of dedicated Service and Leadership. It has been an honor for me to work with SgtMaj Mack and the Wounded, Ill, and Injured Marines under his care and leadership. I will look forward to continuing to work with him as he now enters a new phase of his life. A big Army HOOAH!! and God Bless you and your wonderful wife Charlene for your outstanding Service to the Marine Corps and this Country.


Tuesday
Dec222015

Flight To The North Pole

Huge thank you Kane of iHeart Radio “The Kane Show” for selecting Able Forces to support the Flight To The North Pole event this year. Able Forces, working with Carlos Melendez of the Quantico Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment identified 10 “santa believing” children to take a “flight” to the North Pole to visit Santa, receive gifts, have cookies, and share an evening that they will never forget.

 

My sincerest thank to Kane, my staff, Chantilly Air for providing a beautiful business jet to transport the children, and RGI Events for creating the North Pole. 10 children and their parents were provided an evening of pure happiness. It was awesome. On behalf of each family, Thank You, Thank you and Merry Christmas to all!

 

Check out the AWESOME video of the kids:  
Friday
Dec182015

Randolf Macon Academy (RMA) Middle School Interact Club Donates $500 to Able Forces Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program

Able Forces was presented a check for $500 by the members of the RMA Academy Middle School Interact Club to support the Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program.  In September Michael Williams, Director of Student Life at RMA Academy Middle School and Interact Club Director, invited Able Forces to address the Club members and discuss the work we do with Wounded, Ill, and Injured veterans.  In addition, Skip Rogers discussed the annual Able Forces Christmas program; Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas, where families of military and veterans having financial difficulties are supported with Christmas gifts for their children and food for their Christmas meal.  As a result, the students decided to support the Christmas program and "Adopt" a military family.

Since September, the kids held a bake sale, paid to wear their own clothes (as opposed to the school uniform, on set dates), and set aside between five to ten percent of their weekly allowance, in order to raise these funds.  $500 of the $700 they raised was donated to Able Forces.

Our sincere thanks to Mr. Williams and each of the Interact Club members for the love and caring they shown by this beautiful, selfless gesture.  God Bless each of you and may all have a very Merry Christmas.