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94-year-old Montford Point Marine veteran awarded Congressional Gold Medal

By |September 3rd, 2019|Featured Service Member, Veterans|

A 94-year-old Marine veteran from Hayward, California, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Aug. 2 — nearly three quarters [...]

After losing both legs, soldier in famous viral photo recovers with sled hockey

By |March 20th, 2019|Featured Service Member, Veterans|

When Sgt. Josh Hargis lost both legs to explosions in Afghanistan, he worried about his unborn son. “There was an [...]

Peru Bound

By |May 31st, 2018|Articles, Featured Service Member, Veterans, Veterans to Peru|

Heading into late 2017 and early 2018 the Kniestedt Foundation staff began to discuss the potential of broadening the scope [...]

‘Gunny’ Remembered: The Life of R. Lee Ermey

By |May 1st, 2018|Articles, Featured Service Member, Veterans|

"This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine." It’s a classic quote, lodged in [...]

Kristin Ennis: Going “Full Throttle”

By |February 27th, 2018|Articles, Featured Service Member, Veterans|

Veteran Kirstie Ennis is one of the best Paralympian snowboarders in the world, and she’s also eying the seven great [...]

Scout Sniper Shines in South Texas Snow

By |January 20th, 2018|Events, Featured Service Member, Past Events, Veterans|

For as long as he could ever remember, Jay Rhyne wanted to be a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper.  [...]

The Kniestedt Foundation Heads West

By |October 3rd, 2017|Featured Service Member, Outdoors, Past Events, Veterans|

When it comes to hunting, there is nothing better than quality gear, precision firearms, exceptional guides, and warm hospitality. A [...]

9 Mobile Apps Designed To Help Veterans

By |October 3rd, 2017|Articles, News You Can Use, Veterans|

TechRepublic.com published an overview of 9 different apps designed to help veterans in one easy-to-read article. The Veterans Administration app [...]

Strategies and Tactics for a Successful Transition

By |August 16th, 2017|Articles, Featured Service Member, News, Veterans|

Considered one of the nation’s best civilian tactical firearms experts, Kelly Venden, founder of Criterion Tactical, provides “world class operational [...]

Kate Callahan Meets Life Head On

By |June 5th, 2017|Articles, Featured Service Member, News, Veterans|

Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Elite Athlete, Volunteer, Olympic Medalist, Nurse, Recreation Therapist, World Traveler, Educator, Army and Air Force Veteran [...]