Baldy – a True Role Model Fighting the Ultimate Fight

Too often we memorialize someone when he/she passes. Well I want to turn that upside down and give a shout out to an incredibly special person who I’m proud to call friend and fellow American/human. Stage 4 cancer has a death grip on him but he keeps hanging on (and he’ll kick my ass for outing him!). He lives the ‘Quiet Professional’ ethos through and through but Baldy, may you inspire others as you’ve inspired me and so many! 

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End of Federal Fiscal Year Spending-Part Two

Continuing our efforts to help put your money to good use, US Elite recruited Mike Baldwin, otherwise known as “Gear Guide,” for this week’s recommendations.  

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End of Federal Fiscal Year Spending: Part One

September is fast approaching, so for U.S. Federal Government spending, it’s coming down to “use it or lose it” regarding the budget, despite efforts by many to stop the practice.  There are two important components to this funding: if an organization does not use all of its allotted funding for the year, it will be viewed as not needing to be approved for as big a budget the following year.  Secondly, the funds will disappear come October 1. The “common budget” is $3,000, but it also depends on the unit, individual needs and other factors.

US Elite wants to make sure your money is put to good use, so we asked three members of our Team for their recommendations on what they would have spent the money on when they were serving.  In this three-part series, over a three week period, you’ll get a breakdown on which products we’d recommend, giving reasons as to why. We can also help combine personal and budgetary funds to make a purchase if necessary.  Here are U.S. Elite CEO Steve’s Keefer’s recommendations:

Steve earned his stripes in BCo 3rd Platoon 2nd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and appreciates the edge that high-quality gear offers in terms of performance, safety and comfort.  He’s thrilled that he can pay it forward being where he is now.

Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket ($239.00): This is a super versatile piece.  It can be a mid or outer layer, wearing it under gear or as part of a cold weather system.  It can be 'tactical' or low-visibility.

Benchmade Triage Knife ($182.79): One can never have too many knives!  An added bonus is it’s made in the USA. It’s a versatile product made with the best materials and with safety features like a seatbelt cutter and glass breaker.

Outdoor Research Ironsight Gloves ($45.00): Great gloves at a reasonable price.  They are quick-drying, highly breathable, with amazing tactility and grip.  These gloves also have slip-free grip pads on the palms and fingers.

Salomon Forces XA Mid GTX ($189.95) or Non - GTX ($169.95): The ideal jack-of-all trades assault boot They are super comfortable and require minimal break-in.  They have a wider toebox and reinforced instep, so this boot can handle tactical tasks like rappelling and fast roping.

Kuhl Airspeed Shirt: short sleeve ($75.00) or long sleeve ($85.00): A very comfortable shirt that’s good for variable weather and low-visibility.  It’s designed for UV-Ray protection, moisture wicking and drying quickly. It’s also ideal for anyone looking for a concealed-carry garment for daily use.


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Don't Sweat the Summer Heat: A Guide to Hydration

It should go without saying, but drinking water is important. Yet, there are plenty of people who show up to high-energy events like firearms training, long-distance hikes or even airsoft and paintball events without an adequate source of water. 

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Last Chance To Save

If you haven't had a chance to check out our website, don't wait much longer! Save big on brands like ScarpaSalomon ForcesSuunto and Arc'teryx LEAF.

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Sales On Sales on Sales....[You Get It]

Save 25% on Outdoor Research, including headwearjackets and pantsStill don't need a coupon, but you need to hurry before it sells out!

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Arc'teryx LEAF [We Got The Deals]

Enjoy 20% off all Arc’teryx LEAF gear, including glovesheadwear, and jackets. No coupon is needed, but act fast since it’s a limited time discount!

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Three S's are Better than One

Three great brands, all on sale. Check out Suunto, Scarpa and Salomon- get yourself some kick-ass gear at a great price. We're always here to answer any questions you may have.

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Making It Rain

We have a ton of sales coming your way, and you may have questions about which discounts to use. You'll always receive the best price, but you can always reach out if you need any help! Rock on Warriors!

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All Oakley Everything

Join us for the Oakley Friends and Family Sale. We love our online fam, so check out the site to get yourself some cool gear. Let us know if you have any questions!

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