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.


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:  

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.




Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas - Quantico Marine Corps Base

Able Forces dropped off Christmas presents at Quantico Marine Base yesterday for our Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program. Our thanks to the Regiment for their continued support. This old soldier loves his Marines!


Blanket Drop-off -- VA Medical Center - Martinsburg

I wish I had more photo's of the Blanket Drop-off at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center.  HUGE thanks to all the folks at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for their wonderful gifts of blankets to our Veterans in need donated this year on Veterans Day.  They were so appreciative.  We filled their storage area to overflowing.  75 veterans are benefiting from your kindness.  Merry Christmas and God Bless each of you.