News & Press Releases


Able Forces Interview: Channel 3 Winchester VA Talk of the Town  Skip Rogers; Co-Founder and Executive Director of Able Forces was interviewed by Barry Lee, Host of Winchester VA's Talk of the town. To view the interview click HERE and select Episode 29. The interview is at 8:20 minutes of the program.

Able Forces provides testimony to the House Armed Services Committee  Recently, the HSC Foundation in partnership with the House Armed Services Committee and the offices of Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) hosted a congressional briefing in Washington, DC to discuss the issues facing returning veterans with disabilities. The briefing was video'd and can be viewed by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the video link. Able Forces testimony is at 18:05 minutes. Skip Rogers as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Able Forces provided testimony. He is a Board Member of the HSC Foundation's National Youth Transition Collabrative with Able Forces being selected as a primary non-profit providing services at their National Veterans Center in Washington DC.

9/11 10th Anniversary Event  Able Forces in association with Guts & Glory Motorsports is sponsoring a Day of Remembrance on Sunday September 11th. The day will feature a Motorcycle Rally through the Shenandoah Valley, with music from Nashville, military displays, and fun for the entire family. For additional information click here

Able Forces Featured in Insperity News.  Insperity Teams With Military Charitable Organzation. Click HERE to take look.

Able Forces Featured in Cover Article for U.S. Army PEO STRI.  Able Forces and the 1st-ever Federal contract to exclusively employ Wounded Warriors has been featured in the cover article of the U.S. Army PEO STRI magazine. Take a look: Wounded Warriors Bring A Unique Perspective To STRI

Able Forces Awarded 1st Federal Contract exclusively to employ Wounded Warriors.  Able Forces began supporting U.S. Army PEO STRI (simulation command) in Orlando Florida on 2 May 2011.  This 1st-ever Federal contract is exclusively providing Wounded Warriors as Military Enviornment Experts to assist the Command with updating and upgrading the military simulation systems that train and prepare our Warfighters for combat.

Able Forces and Booz/Allen/Hamilton (BAH) Team to support Missile Defense Agency.  Able Forces and BAH are teamed to support the Missile Defense Agency MiDAESS contract.  Able Forces is currently providing cleared-Wounded Warrior personnel to support document declassification activities.

Able Forces and HSC Foundation Partnership - Able Forces and HSC Foudnation are partnering to extablish a "Vets Center" within the National Youth Transitions Center.  The Vet Center will bring together several nonprofit organizations that serve wounded veterans in the following areas: post-secondary education; job training and the transition to civilian employment; job placement; and family supports.  The Vet Center will occupy a designated space in the Transitions Center and will include a training facility and one-on- one counseling space.  Participating veterans will be invited to attend Transitions Center social events, town hall meetings and more. The goal is to provide a special “vets only” space but also help these young people make the transition back to civilian life.  Dedication of the new $40M facility located in Washington DC is scheduled for September 2011.

Able Forces working closely with Virgina Army National Guard.  Able Forces is working with the Virginia Army National Guard 3/116th (Winchester/Manassas) on serveral upcoming events.  The Guard is supporting Able Forces in June for two events; Car Show For The Troops and the Honor and Courage Festival.  The Car Show For The Troops will be held on 4 June 2011 at Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas Virginia from 1PM to 5PM.  The Honor and Courage Festival is being held on 25 June at their Armory at 118 Pendleton Drive, Winchester Virginia as an outreach event for all Veterans.  It is being held from 10AM to 4PM and will feature live entertainment, static displays, and family activities along with many charitable organizations that support our Heroes.  

 

WALGREENS - Walgreens, its Managers, and customers have been tremendous supporters of Able Forces and our work with Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans.  They have spend countless hours gathering and creating Gift Bags, now over 4,100 to distribute to our Veterans Hospitals, Ft. Belvoir Warrior Transition Unit, Quantico Marine Base, and Walter Reed Mologne House.  They most recently collected over $2500 to provide 150 Wounded Warriors $20 Gift Cards to their stores.  The Gift Cards were distributed to Warriors at both Ft. Belvoir WTU and Walter Reed Mologne House.  


Here's some recent articles and clips from various media outlets talking about Able Forces, the work we do and the people behind it.

08/28/10 - Warren Sentinel Article

04/10/10 — Radio Interview with WINC FM & Barry Lee

03/11/10 — Warren Sentinel Article 

 

 

Press Releases

23 December 2010 - Heroes For Hire-The Country Network

15 December 2010 - Heroes For Hire Program

8 December 2010 - Guts & Glory Motorcycle Rally

11 August 2010 - Training Classes Press Release

29 June 2010 - VWIP Press Release 

29 June 2010 - RIDE Press Release