Survival Story: Waiting On Your Marine

Hi, folks

Here is one use of Survival Straps that came to mind as our son was completing boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

As a family we were trying to think of a way we could show solidarity with him while he was enduring The Crucible, the 54-hour exercise that is the defining moment of a Marine’s boot training.  Some families burn candles, but we didn’t want an open flame in the house when we would be at work or running errands.  So we decided to each design and wear a Survival Strap and not remove it until we were sure that he had earned his Eagle Globe & Anchor.

The day before graduation our new Marine had five hours of liberty available to us, and it was a tearful moment as we saw him for the first time in 5 months.  We showed us the Eagle Globe & Anchor that was awarded to him at the end of The Crucible, and we showed him the Survival Straps we wore to support his safety and success.

Attached is a photograph we took of the Survival Straps we wore that day when he showed us his EGA.

Waiting On Your MarineSo for families of Marine recruits who want to remind themselves of what their son or daughters are enduring on all our behalves, consider designing for yourselves a Survival Strap and wear it for each hour of The Crucible as a way of helping your loved one transition from recruit to Marine.

Respectfully,

Brian Shea

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Survival Straps Christian Collection

Survival Straps® is excited to introduce a new feature with our Survival Bracelets™ and key fobs. Our Christian Collection comes interwoven with a beautiful stainless steel cross that adds a personal and unique display of your faith. Both charm and enclosure are made from the same incredibly strong material and are built to never rust, break or fade.

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Whether for yourself or as the perfect gift for an impossible-to-shop-for loved one, our new collection is sure to be something the entire family will love and wear daily. With several feet of durable military spec paracord at your disposal, you can combine style and utility wherever you go. Choose up to two different colors to fit your personal style and wear them with pride as Survival Straps stands for strength, honor, survival and the greatness of American production.

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Purchase your Survival Straps Christian Collection gear, here.

Support Page: Students Serving Soldiers

Recently we launched a Support Page for an impressive group of high school students out of Armonk, NY. They started a club called Students Serving Soldiers to support our troops, a cause we are deeply supportive advocates of.

StudentsIn their own words:

“The Students Serving Soldiers club is a club out of Byram Hills High School in Armonk, NY that dedicates itself to supporting the troops past and present. As a club we do this in a variety of ways. We visit local veteran hospitals and play games with many of the WWII, Vietnam and Korean heroes who are so often forgotten for their sacrifices. We also raise money to pay for the training of service dogs for wounded troops. One of the club’s greatest successes is the care package drives that it runs. In the most recent drive Students Serving Soldiers sent sixty boxes to the 10th Mountain division in Afghanistan. The club’s ability to send more packages is only limited by monetary donations. This club is full of dedicated high school students who work tirelessly to fulfill the club’s mission to the best of their ability. The servicemen and women do so much for us; please help us do something for them. If you have any questions about the club you can reach us at studentsservingsoldiers@gmail.com and we will get back to you as fast as possible. Thank you for your support!”

Pretty impressive, right?

730499_4277209609262_1376172845_n (3)We’re so impressed by these dedicated young people for their service and support of our Men and Women in Uniform! Keep up the good work!

To visit their Support Page and/or start your own, visit here.

Green Beret Foundation

Green Beret Foundation

Survival Straps is proud to announce our partnership with the Green Beret Foundation, an organization that provides a wide spectrum of support and services to the United States Army Special Forces, more commonly known as the Green Berets. Green Berets perform a variety of different services all with the intent of protecting our nation and seeking freedom for those oppressed. Because of their often clandestine and specialized tasks, Green Berets are familiarly known as the United States Army’s Quiet Professionals, and their heroic deeds often go unnoticed or kept secret. The Green Beret Foundation seeks to laud and assist these heroes on a more dynamic and outspoken level.

regular (2)The Green Beret Foundation employs six active approaches towards their mission which includes: caring for those service men and women injured in service, advocacy on their behalf, providing financial and emotional support to family members of fallen Green Berets, and so much more! They’re doing amazing things to support our troops, a cause near and dear to our hearts, and we couldn’t be more excited to launch this new collection on their behalf.

fobIf you’re passionate about supporting our troops, than this gear is for you! A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated directly to the Green Beret Foundation to support their mission and goals.

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Birdies for the Brave

Survival Straps is proud to announce our partnership with Birdies for the Brave, a nationally recognized PGA Tour Charities, Inc. program that does so much to support the incredible men and women of the US Armed Forces and their families.

regularIn support of soldiers injured in combat, Birdies for the Brave was originally created by TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, in 2005. Since then, their organization has expanded to include a variety of different military outreach efforts such as care packages to troops, military celebrations, fundraising events, and so much more! We couldn’t be more proud to partner with such an organization.

lightdutyIncredibly, Birdies for the Brave, in collaboration with other PGA Tour players and corporate partners, has raised millions of dollars that reaches eight different national military homefront groups approved by the Department of Defense. These organizations include Homes for Our Troops, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Homefront, Navy SEAL Foundation, Military Warriors Support Foundation, United Through Reading and Green Beret Foundation.

fobIf you love golf and supporting our troops this gear is definitely for you! We’ll donate a portion of the proceeds back to Birdies for the Brave to support their inspiring mission. As always, Survival Straps is proud to support our country, troops and veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. To see more information and to purchase a Birdies for the Brave Survival Strap, visit: http://www.survivalstraps.com/support-our-troops.

Soldier Ride

This past Friday, we had the pleasure of being a part of Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, a bike ride that brings together soldiers for a four-day event full of camaraderie and companionship. The Survival Straps headquarters was one of their “watering stops.”

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It was a beautiful day, and we were ready!

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We made sure to keep everyone hydrated!

DSC_0884It was quite a group!

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Here at Survival Straps, we’re passionate about supporting the men and women who serve, past and present, our country and have sacrificed so much. We truly appreciate everything they have done and continue to do for our freedom. To check out more ways we support our troops and country, check out our “Support Our Troops” collection here.