Hometown Hero Banners

South Shore BID

Councilman Joe Borelli


We are forever grateful to our veterans and we’re happy to be able to showcase our thanks in a unique and public way”

— Councilman Joe Borelli

STATEN ISLAND, NY, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2019 / — The month of May is Veterans Awareness month, and The South Shore Business Improvement District (BID) and Councilman Joe Borelli have partnered to launch a first of its kind campaign created to recognize and honor our local Servicemen & Women. The Hometown Hero Campaign will allow the community to nominate a local veteran and 6 finalists will be featured on custom banners to be printed and hung within the towns of Annadale, Eltingville, and Great Kills.

“We are forever grateful to our veterans and we’re happy to be able to showcase our thanks in a unique and public way,” said Councilman Joe Borelli. “Now when you’re visiting the South Shore and see these banners, you’ll be reminded how fortunate we are that these men and women live in our community.”

Interested parties can nominate a Hometown Hero by visiting and clicking the Hometown Hero link. Submissions are already being accepted and the nomination process will end on Friday, May 24th. Submissions will be reviewed, and 6 finalists will be selected to have a custom banner created and hung from telephone poles within the towns of Annadale, Eltingville and Great Kills. Unveiling of the banners to be announced at a later date.

“The South Shore BID is proud to partner with Councilman Borelli on this campaign,” said Gary Fleming, President of The South Shore Business Improvement District. “We hope that when the banners are hung people will stop and think how blessed we are for the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.”

For more information about the Hometown Hero campaign please visit, email, or dial (718) 490-5023.

About The South Shore Business Improvement District (BID)
The South Shore BID was created to promote the economic vitality in the towns of Annadale, Eltingville, and Great Kills. A Business Improvement District (BID) is a program whereby business and property owners come together as a collective group to increase the economic development and revitalize the neighborhoods and community they service. For more information visit

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Author Don Brown Travesty of Justice

Author Don Brown

The Shocking Prosecution of Lieutenant Clint Lorance By Don Brown

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, May 21, 2019 / — When a young army officer on a red-hot battlefield in the bloodiest war zone in the world makes a snap decision to protect his men against a possible suicide attack by motorcycle, the Army responds by stabbing the officer in the back, and sacrificing him on the altar of political correctness. Clint Lorance is charged with “double murder,” after his men shoot Taliban bombmakers. Unfortunately, the prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance is no work of fiction. It is a TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE – a travesty that must be made right.


"A Must Read…." – Sean Hannity, Fox News

"Lays Out Overwhelming Evidence for the Exoneration of Clint Lorance." – Chicago Tribune

"A Righteous Call – Finally – For the Exoneration of Army Lieutenant Clint Lorance." – The Baltimore Sun

"The Most Powerful Case to Date for the Exoneration of Imprisoned Army Lt. Clint Lorance." – Sun-Sentinel

“A Shocking Exposé of the Army's Sacrifice of One of Its Best Young Officers, Imprisoned Lieutenant Clint Lorance” – The Daily Press

“Exposes the Army's Shocking Kangaroo-Court Prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance”—The Orlando Sentinel

“Don Brown's Powerful Argument for the Release and Vindication of Imprisoned Army Lieutenant Clint Lorance” – The Virginia Gazette

About the Author:

DON BROWN, a former US Navy JAG Officer and former Special Assistant United States Attorney, is the author of 14 books on the U.S. military, including the national bestseller LAST FIGHTER PILOT: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II, endorsed by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. His latest book, TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE, The Shocking Prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance, exposes the most despicable court-martial against an American soldier in U.S. military history.

On, March 23, 2018, Newsmax Media named Don as one of the "25 Best Nonfiction Military Authors" in the United States. Don has appeared on Fox & Friends, The Sean Hannity Show, Coast to Coast AM, the David Webb Show, and dozens of other media outlets around the country. An active attorney, Don serves on the legal team for First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, the 82nd Airborne officer serving 19 years at Fort Leavenworth for “double murder” when Lorance’s men fired on a fast-moving motorcycle charging their position in an active battlefield in Afghanistan.

Release Date May 1, 2019
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A New Chief Executive Takes the Helm at NAVSO

NAVSO’s new CEO Tim Farrell

Tim came to us highly recommended and he brings vast nonprofit experience and deep understanding of the veteran serving organization environment that will lead NAVSO into its next stage of growth.”

— NAVSO Board Chairman, William Ahmanson

ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2019 / — The National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO) Board announces Tim Farrell as its new Chief Executive Officer, after a nationwide search led by executive recruiters. NAVSO is a national military/veteran service nonprofit organization focused on transforming the veteran services marketplace to improve the lives of veterans and military families.

Tim will lead development and implementation of NAVSO’s strategy that will take the organization from its early-stage and founder-led roots into its next phase of growth and impact in the veteran-serving marketplace. NAVSO’s revenue growth since its inception in 2015 is 52% year over year with over 150 members across the nation.

“Tim came to us highly recommended and he brings vast nonprofit experience and a deep understanding of the veteran serving organization environment that will lead NAVSO into its next stage of growth,” says NAVSO Board Chairman William Ahmanson. “Tim’s commitment to NAVSO’s future, coupled with his broad and deep record of impact, is exactly why there was such an extensive search for NAVSO’s CEO. Tim assumes organizational leadership from Kelly Finn Störmer, who served with distinction as Interim CEO since January 2019, and remains with NAVSO as Chief Information Officer.”

“I’ve closely followed NAVSO since our founder Chris Ford’s initial launch, and I’m both grateful for and impressed by how NAVSO has transformed the veteran service marketplace to improve the lives of veterans and their families,” says Tim. “NAVSO made a substantial impact in its four-plus years under Chris and Kelly’s extraordinary leadership. I’m thrilled to join the team, and I look forward to partnering with our staff, board, members, partners and the wider veteran-serving community to multiply our impact meaningfully, so our current and future members can find funding faster and serve veterans and their families better.”

In addition to serving as NAVSO’s CEO, Tim sits on the City of San Antonio’s Veterans Affairs Commission and the World Affairs Council of San Antonio’s board of trustees, and he chairs the board of directors of Summer of Service (SOS) – San Antonio. Tim is also a Texas State Leader and one of the “Veterans for Smart Power” within the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He served as Chief Operating Officer and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Operation Homefront, and as the first Chief Operating Officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum.

Tim is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, serving for more than 23 years and rising to the rank of Colonel. He’s a veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. He retired in September 2011 after his final deployment as the Commander of the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Group at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

Find out more about Tim and the NAVSO team here:

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About NAVSO: NAVSO is exclusively focused on transforming the veteran services marketplace to improve the lives of veterans and military families. Since 2015, NAVSO has accomplished this mission by fostering innovation and delivering resources to those who serve this remarkable community, fund their support, study their needs or employ them. NAVSO offers educational programming, provides direct consultation, hosts summits, commissions research, shares democratized data resources, and facilitates the evaluation of meaningful services. Learn more at

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New England Airfoil Products awarded 'New Business of the Year' by Town of Farmington Economic Development Commission.

From Left- NEAP: Michael Grey, Michele Cassin, Ian Gonzalez, Carlos Rodriguez, Gloria Febles, Anna Pelligrini, Steven Watson, Pietro Rosa Group: Clive Cunliffe, Farmington Economic Development Commission:Brian Connolly –Chairman, Rose Ponte – Economic Development Dir

The accolade is for the company that has exemplified excellence and success in business growth, initiative, entrepreneurship and community engagement.

Tremendous support received from the DECD,various associations and institutions helped guide us and give us the connectivity that is invaluable in making our North American business a real success”

— Clive Cunliffe President North American -Pietro Rosa Group

FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT, USA, May 20, 2019 / — Farmington, CT is home to a vibrant business community with over 1500 businesses ranging in size from Fortune 500 headquarters to small entrepreneurial start-ups. The Farmington Economic Development Commission recognizes the beneficial contributions new and growing businesses bring to the local economy and as such, each year asserts to celebrate one of Farmington’s brightest company with this award.

In 2016, Pietro Rosa TBM, a leading Italian based manufacturer of compressor airfoils for gas turbines and complex structural components, acquired New England Airfoil Products. When Pietro Rosa TBM acquired the 100,000 square foot facility, there were just a handful of employees. In three short years, New England Airfoils Products added over 150 new employees to their roster and that number continues to grow. Tens of millions of dollars have been invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and infrastructure making the working environment simply a great place to be. A Green Initiative has also been put into place, which resulted in an overall electricity reduction of 30%.

NEAP recognizes that its most valuable asset are the employees, and as such, the company introduced the PRIDE Award to recognize valued employees. Furthermore, NEAP is developing a formal apprenticeship program in partnership with Tunxis Community College, Connecticut Dept. of Labour and Capital Workforce Partners to provide “homegrown” skills and knowledge for success.

Since NEAPs acquisition by Pietro Rosa TBM, the company has been proud to exhibit alongside the State of Connecticut at the world-famous Farnborough and Paris airshows and are active participants at the Aerospace Component Manufactures Trade Show and the Workforce Fair.
These combined efforts to drive the company forward have not gone unnoticed; Senator Chris Murphy named NEAP one of Murphy's Monday Manufacturers. This past spring, Senator Blumenthal spent an afternoon meeting with company leadership and received a tour of the various state of the art machining techniques used by the company.

Rose Ponte, the Town of Farmington Economic Development Director, commented:

"Farmington is home to a vibrant business community, so we are thrilled that three years ago, Pietro Rosa acquired New England Airfoil Products (NEAP), and through their efforts, investments, and talented workforce that they have made NEAP a thriving company once again."

At the award giving breakfast sponsored by People’s United Bank, Clive Cunliffe – President North America, Pietro Rosa Group stated:

"Our thanks go out to the Town of Farmington for making us so welcome in the community, the tremendous support we have received from the Department of Economic Development, and the many associations and institutions that have helped guide us and give us the connectivity that is truly invaluable in making our North American business a success ".

For further information e-mail:
Or telephone +18606771376 (Ext 3310)

About Pietro Rosa TBM
Pietro Rosa TBM is a leading international manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission-critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.
The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining, and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research center globally.

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Pietro Rosa Group
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Vox Melilla y Jesús Delgado Aboy protegerá e impulsará el crecimiento y desarrollo de la Comunidad Israelita de Melilla.

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Jesús Delgado Aboy (candidato a la Presidencia de Melilla): “los hebreos melillenses siempre han sido un ejemplo de convivencia, de paz, y de tranquilidad…."

los hebreos melillenses siempre han sido un ejemplo de convivencia, de paz, y de tranquilidad, además de un motor de desarrollo económico para nuestra ciudad”

— Jesús Delgado Aboy

MELILLA, MELILLA, SPAIN, May 20, 2019 / — Cuando acceda al Gobierno de la CAM, VOX Melilla hará una apuesta firme y decidida para proteger e impulsar el desarrollo de la Comunidad Hebrea de Melilla. Así de claro se ha expresado esta mañana su candidato a la Presidencia de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla, Jesús Delgado, para quien “los hebreos melillenses siempre han sido un ejemplo de convivencia, de paz, y de tranquilidad, además de un motor de desarrollo económico para nuestra ciudad”.

Jesús Delgado tiene claro que hay que apostar de manera clara y decidida, “no ya para impedir que el número de judíos melillenses descienda cada vez más en nuestra ciudad, sino por el retorno de aquellos que se fueron de Melilla ante la pasividad de nuestras instituciones”. El candidato de VOX cree que “mantener y reforzar a los judíos melillenses en su tierra, será señal de que la convivencia que se pregona es real y de que se recupera el desarrollo económico”, cosas que para el líder de VOX Melilla son “más que necesarias”.

Lo primero que hará VOX nada más llegar al Gobierno de la Ciudad es “darle a la Comunidad Hebrea de Melilla el papel que verdaderamente merece en la sociedad y ante los hebreos melillenses”, y no como sucede ahora con el Gobierno del Partido Popular, “que parece querer darle a una asociación privada, compuesta no sólo por judíos, un papel preponderante entre los hebreos melillenses, incluso por encima de la propia Comunidad”.

De igual modo, Jesús Delgado se compromete a “trabajar lo que sea necesario por el mantenimiento y el desarrollo del Liceo Sefardí”. Un centro “ejemplar y modélico”, en el que habría que aumentar los ciclos escolares, hasta, a ser posible, llegar al Bachiller. Para ello, desde el Gobierno de la Ciudad en el que esté VOX, “apostaremos, de igual modo que se hace con otras confesiones religiosas, por ayudar a la impartir determinadas materias, merced a convecinos, acuerdos y ayudas de tipo público”.

No a los insultos
Jesús Delgado Aboy ha querido dejar claro que ningún Gobierno local en el que esté VOX tolerará “ofensas, insultos, menosprecios y quema de banderas de un estado por el que se ven representados los judíos melillenses, como es el Estado de Israel” que, recordó, es la “única democracia plenamente funcional de Oriente Próximo”.
Delgado ha recordado que los últimos gobiernos de PP y PSOE “han permitido y tolerado que en las principales calles de esta ciudad se insulte, se hagan pintadas en comercios y se amenace a los judíos melillenses”.
Delgado recordó que hay partidos que atacan a la convivencia entre comunidades; “lo que no puede ser es que cada vez que CPM quiera desviar la atención sobre el islamismo radical, monte manifestaciones basadas en el insulto, el menosprecio y la ruptura de la convivencia en Melilla, con proclamas que van directamente encaminadas a ofender a los judíos melillenses”.

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candidato a la Presidencia de la Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla – Jesús Delgado Aboy

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7 Briefings from Leading Vendors to be Delivered at the Future Soldier Technology USA Conference

Future Soldier Technology USA 2019

Future Soldier Technology USA 2019

SMi Reports: Seven high-level briefings from key industry suppliers will be presented at Future Soldier Technology USA 2019 taking place June 24th-25th.

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, UNITES STATES, May 20, 2019 / — With increasing investment in soldier and marine assets throughout the US and across its allies, SMi are delighted to announce that Future Soldier Technology USA, convening in Arlington, Virginia, will boast seven high-level briefings from key industry suppliers, including: Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Glenair, Leonardo DRS, Secubit Ltd, Ultra Electronics and FN America.

This year’s industry led presentations at Future Soldier Technology USA include:

Next Generation Interconnectivity Powering Mission Success
• Understanding Mission Profiles
• Adaptive Technology to Meet the Profiles
• Tactical Engineering and Integrated Manufacturing Capability
• Tactical Applications
• Worldwide Technical and Logistical Support
Presented by Mr Mathias Nakatsui, Systems Engineering Manager, STAR-PAN System Architect, Glenair.

Chasing the Future, Running from The Past of Soldier Systems
• Advances into new Soldier capabilities are being driven by commercial technology
• Developing systems and capabilities which utilize commercial’s rapid advances with an eye toward the primary missions of shooting, moving, communicating and sustaining both on and off the battlefield will require a new paradigm in defense research, development, testing and production
• Advanced soldier systems such as ENVG-B and IVAS are bridging these commercial and defense worlds and creating new unique capabilities and challenges, some of which are presented here.
Presented by Mr Jerry Hathaway, Vice President and General Manager, Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems, Leonardo DRS.

The Impact of Connected Weapons in The Future Battlefield
• The Future Battlefield’s challenges
• What information will we get from the Future Soldier
• How AI will impact the Future Battlefield
• Weapon logic & future systems integration
• AI-powered decision making
Presented by Lieutenant Commander Itay Weiss, CEO & Israeli Navy Reservist, Secubit Ltd.

Delivering Technological Infrastructure at The Tactical Edge
• Maintaining future systems growth and development
• Enabling efficient and effective force application
• Enhancing data, voice and situational awareness
• Meeting current and future close combat challenges head on
Presented by Mr Richard Waldrom, Capture Lead Soldier Systems, Ultra Electronics.

How FN Herstal Responds to Operational Needs to Improve Soldier’s Lethality
• Integrating ballistics and environment parameters to maximise hit probability
• Enhancing combat effectiveness through marksmanship training
Presented by Mr Francois Legras, FN e-novation Product Manager, FN Herstal and Mr Thomas Smith, Information Technology Insertion Consultant to FN, FN America.

You can view the two-day agenda and speaker programme at the event website:

This year, the two-day event will include: twenty-four presentations across two days, seven industry sponsors and exhibitors, one site visit to USMC Gruntworks Facility – Marine Corps Base and one evening networking drinks reception hosted by lead sponsor Glenair.

For those interested in attending, there is an early bird discount of $100 available if your place is booked by 31st May. Register on the event website

If you are US DoD: You will be granted free admission to the conference. In order to attend this event pre-registration is required, which is subject to final approval.

Lead Sponsor: Glenair
Gold Sponsor: Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Leonardo DRS
Sponsors: FN America, Secubit, Thales, Ultra Electronics

Future Soldier Technology USA
June 24th & 25th
Arlington, Virginia

For delegate enquiries please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or

For sponsor/exhibitor/commercial enquiries please contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, May 17, 2019 / — PCX, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Ammer Naber in the role of VP of Marketing. Ammer comes to PCX, Inc. with many years of experience leading strategies and executing on the build-out of online sales platforms as well as Search Engine Optimization. His experience includes the successful deployment of, Ebay,com, and E-commerce sites in general. Ammer was born and raised in San Francisco, California and pursued an education in arts at the Laguna College and Art and Design. He decided to move to Southern California for his education and has been here ever since. He enjoys staying active with surfing and culinary arts as well as being a father and family man. Ammer is quoted saying “I am looking forward to using my skills and experience to accurately target the marketing direction and generate relevant exposure for the company”.

The CEO and Founder of PCX, Gilles Aouizerat, stated “Ammer’s incredible depth and breadth of success both technically and artistically make him uniquely qualified to lead PCX into the future as he leaves his imprint on the organization’s online marketing and ecommerce efforts. His deep insights in the intricacies of the online world will bring the customer experience to an unprecedented level.”

“VP of Quality & Operations, Ed Dimmler, said “Ammer has an outstandingly clear vision for how to make things interface from the customer needs and translate seamlessly into the operational sphere to create superior client fulfilment experience.”

Sara Burrell, VP of Sales further stated, “Our entire team is thrilled to be joined by such a high caliber player and look forward to his positive impact for our customer interactions.”

PCX Inc. is a DSCC authorized supplier of monolithic integrated circuits and other critical components, with an Alternative Release Program letter from DCMA, AS9120 certified, ISO9001 certified, and ESD ANSI S20.20 certified company. PCX Inc. was a founding member and is on the board of the IDEA (, ERAI member, NEDA member, CCAP member. Clients come to PCX when they are annoyed they can’t find a high-reliability distribution partner, are frustrated by long lead times, concerned about shortages, upset with poor vendor communications and angry with vendors with low integrity and truly want to address those issues.

Commercial and military markets who is also a member of the Electronic Components Industry
Association ( as well as a founding member and treasurer of the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (
NOTE: PCX, Inc. is also certified in the following;
ISO 9001:2015
As well as our world renowned 67 Step Star Quality Program video.

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Diamond Aircraft Industries and Leonardo announced to sponsor the 8th Annual Military Flight Training Conference

Military Flight Training 2019

Military Flight Training 2019

SMi Reports: Sponsors Diamond Aircraft Industries & Leonardo will be speaking and exhibiting at the Military Flight Training conference in London this October.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 16, 2019 / — SMi’s Military Flight Training conference will comprehensively cover latest developments in fast-jet, rotary-wing, and fixed-wing training, as well as national approaches to pilot development and technological advances to synthetic and live training programmes.

The two-day event will also cover the most crucial topics today including: technical air crew training, pilot retention and attrition reduction, and cooperating with external contractors for increased training efficiencies.

This year’s event is taking place on the 9th and 10th October 2019, in London, UK, which will feature over 15 presentations from senior military officials, international representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, UK, and USA, as well as leading industry experts including sponsors Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH and Leonardo.

The newly-released brochure with the two-day agenda and speaker line-up is available to download at

For those looking to advance their flight training capabilities, both sponsors will be speaking and exhibiting at the event to share their latest solutions and services.

About Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH – Diamond Aircraft offers the most complete range of certified piston aircraft models; from the 2 seat single DA20 to the stunning new 7 seat DA62. Diamond’s designs have achieved an impressive and consistent safety record over many years, ensuring the features and characteristics of an aircraft offers pilots maximum protection in case of accidents.

About Leonardo – From advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms, Leonardo masters the full cycle of development of rotary and fixed wing platforms and of sensors and effectors to deliver a full range of proprietary solutions and managed services. Leonardo also offer Aircrew and Groundcrew training courses that are structured according to the best international military training practices.

The biggest early bird discount of £400 ends on Friday 31st May 2019. Places can be reserved at

Snapshot of past attendees include: Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, US DoD, Aero Vodochody, Affinity Flying Services, Air Combat Training School (LSS), Swedish Armed Forces, Airbus Defence & Space, Aircontact Group AS, Argentinian Air Force, Army Training and Recruiting Agency, Ascent Flight Training, Austrian Air Force, Babcock International, British Army, CAE, Inc., Czech Air Force, ELVOS Solutions Ltd, Embassy of Argentina, London, Embassy of Jordan, London, Embraer, Empordef Tec Inf SA, European Air Transport Command, European Defence Agency, European Personnel Recovery Centre, FlightSafety International, French Air Force, Grob Aircraft AG, Helios Aero Services, Hungarian Air Force, International Helicopter Training Center, Bundeswehr, Italian Navy, KF Aerospace, Leonardo , Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Nova Systems, Ocean Software Pty Ltd, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, RCAF International Training Programs, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Navy, SkyTech, Swedish Air Force, The Polish Air Force Academy, Thinke Company Ltd, UK MoD, US Air Force, US Air National Guard, Vedette Consulting, and many more.

Military Flight Training 2019
9th – 10th October
London, UK
Sponsors: Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH and Leonardo

For exhibition and sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 / email

For delegate enquiries, please contact Damien Howard on +44 (0) 20 7827 6736 / email

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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Purple Heart Homes, The Home Depot Foundation, and Bank of America Announce Purple Heart Homes Inaugural Family Day

1st annual event being held May 18, 2019 to celebrate the life of Dale Beatty and to honor the Service Connected Disabled Veterans served by Purple Heart Homes

STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, May 16, 2019 / — May 16, 2019, Statesville, North Carolina. Purple Heart Homes (PHH) ( is pleased to announce its’ inaugural Family Day, the first of an annual event that celebrates the many Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans that the organization has served since its’ inception in 2008. All PHH-served Veterans and their families are invited to join the PHH staff and their families, along with the community. The event will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the PHH headquarters from 8:00am-8:00pm. Together with Bank of America and the Home Depot Foundation, we invite everyone to join us for a day of fun, food, and entertainment.

This year, Family Day will celebrate the life of Dale Beatty, Co-Founder of Purple Heart Homes, who passed away in 2018. The event will begin at 8:00am with the building of raised garden boxes for PHH’s Patriot Memorial Garden. Food will be grown in these boxes and offered to the community in memory of Dale and Jerry, who were avid gardeners and shared their bounties with the people of Statesville. Boxes will also be available for purchase. A celebration starting at 12:00 pm will include live music by Rockie Lynne, Outlaw 21 – for which Dale played drums, Down the Mountain, and Jewell’s Harp, featuring Dale’s cousin Jewell Waldrup. A kid’s zone will feature inflatables, kid's characters Moana, Jasmine, and Captain America, fire trucks, rescue and military vehicles, and tethered balloon rides, food vendors, and a beer garden will be available for all to enjoy. Admission is free (vendors will charge patrons for food and drinks). All funds raised will benefit the Beatty Children’s College Fund.

John Gallina, CEO and Co-Founder of Purple Heart Homes, is delighted to launch the first of this annual event in memory of his friend, partner, and battle buddy Dale Beatty and his father Jerry. “It’s a fitting event for them,” he said. “Dale and Jerry were committed to the Service Connected Disabled Veterans of our nation, loved to garden, and their generosity with their harvest was well known in our community. They would be proud and pleased to have this gathering for children and adults, offering up food, fun, music, and the raised gardening boxes. Please join us for an action- packed, exhilarating day.”

Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:00am-8:00pm Purple Heart Homes Headquarters 755 Washington Avenue, Statesville, North Carolina For more information please call 704.838.4044

More than 4 million Service Connected Disabled Veterans live in the United States today (U.S. Census Bureau, features/2017/veterans-day.html), and over 50 percent of veterans 65 years of age and older live in homes built in or before the 1950’s and 1960’s that often are no longer suited to meet their needs because of their ages and disabilities.

Please join Purple Heart Homes and its partners in thinking about the value that a safe and accessible home brings to our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for each of us. Please consider donating to Purple Heart Homes, joining its’ Hearts of Honor Club, volunteering for a project, or starting a Chapter in your community. There are so many more of these veterans who need our help. Visit to learn more about how you can help Purple Heart Homes in its mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans.

About Purple Heart Homes Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat-wounded veterans on a mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans that are substantial in function, design and quality. Purple Heart Homes has two programs: Veterans Aging in Place (VAIP), which encompasses the Operation Veterans Home Renovation Project (OVHR), and The Veterans Home Ownership Program (VHOP). From building a ramp for wheelchair-bound veterans to providing home ownership opportunities to veterans with physical as well as invisible injuries, Purple Heart Homes’ programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of veterans of all ages and from all eras, helping them to live and age in place, in their own safe, accessible and sustainable homes. For more information, visit Purple Heart Homes – Improving Veterans’ Lives One Home at a Time.

About The Home Depot The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $250 million in veteran causes and improved more than 41,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,000 cities. In 2018, the Foundation committed an additional $250 million to veteran causes taking the total to half a billion by 2025.

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and on Facebook at

About Bank of America Bank of America has a long history of serving our troops. It has been providing financial services to military personnel since 1920 and currently serves more than two million active or veteran military households. Bank of America operates military banking facilities overseas in 10 countries, including 70 banking centers and more than 300 ATMs, managed through a contract with the Department of Defense. They currently employ more than 10,000 veterans, Guard, and Reservists; hired more than 5,000 veterans since 2011, and over the next several years will maintain that pace. Bank of America’s efforts to help revitalize communities and support the housing needs of those who have served and sacrificed for our nation furthers our commitment. They have donated more than 2,300 homes nationwide to military veteran-support charities like Purple Heart Homes. To learn more about Bank of America’s support of our service members and veterans, visit
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New Zealand Defence Force to present at Military Space USA Conference 2019

Military Space USA 2019 Conference

Military Space USA 2019 Conference

SMi Reports: SMi Group are pleased to have Lieutenant Commander Steve Mansfield, New Zealand Defence Force present at the Military Space USA Conference in June

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, May 15, 2019 / — Convening on June 11th-12th 2019 in Los Angeles, Military Space USA will be featuring high level briefings from senior leadership across industry, government and allied partner states. The conference will explore how organisational efforts such as SMC 2.0 are facilitating the space supremacy that is demanded by the warfighter.

Lieutenant Commander Steve Mansfield, In Survel and Targeting Reqs, C4ISR Wing, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force will present on day two of the conference.

After 30 years in the commercial world, including 12 years as a reservist, Lieutenant Commander Steve Mansfield’s initial post with the RNZN was managing projects in Naval Capability, delivering Sat TV, Wide band Satellite, and RHIB Tracking systems, before going to sea on HMNZS Te Kaha. A two-year posting to the ANZAC Systems Program Office in Rockingham WA added interoperability and maintenance skills. Returning to NZ to work with Maritime lead, Lieutenant Commander Mansfield introduced new projects such as Maritime Mission Critical Internet before joining C4ISR and being responsible for the development and management of NVWAR and Sat Coms capability for NZDF.

The full agenda is available to download from the event website at

This year’s agenda includes:
• Presentations from the following nations: USA, New Zealand, India, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, United Kingdom.
• Hosting world leaders in space from: defence agencies, militaries, government, disruptive agile space companies across the Silicon Valley and established industrial primes that lead in the space domain.
• With over 4 hours of networking, Military Space USA will provide an ideal platform to secure future collaborations.

Confirmed attendees include: Accion Systems, US Air Force Space Command, US Air Force Research Laboratory, US Army War College, Booz Allen Hamilton, DISA, Dstl, ExoAnalytic, US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Indian Army, UK MoD JFC, Lockheed Martin, US Marine Corps Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Centre, Luxembourg MoD, Hughes, Kratos, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NanoRacks LLC, Officina Stellare, UK National Maritime Information Centre, Northern Space & Security Ltd, Northrop Grumman, New Zealand Defence Forces, US Army PEO PNT, Rocket Lab, Republic of Korea Defence Communication Command, SES Government Solutions, The Aerospace Corporation, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), UK Space Agency, US Air Force Institute of Technology, US Navy 3rd Fleet, XTAR, plus more.

For those interested in attending, you can register your place on the event website at

All military/government personnel will be granted free admission to the conference. In order to attend this event pre-registration is required on the event website, which is subject to final approval by SMi Group.

Military Space USA Conference
June 11th – 12th, Los Angeles

Gold Sponsors: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Lockheed Martin.
Exhibitors: Hughes, Kratos, Officina Stellare, PlaneWave, XTAR.

To sponsor, speak and/or exhibit at Military Space USA, please contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

Shannon Cargan
SMi Group
+44 (0) 207 827 6138
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