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Honor & Appreciation

The Beacon provides links to a wide-array of corporations, organizations, and programs which go above and beyond the call of duty in recognizing and realizing honor by granting appreciation for the United States Armed Forces.

CARS AND TRUCKS

FORD MOTOR COMPANY - In 1922, Henry Ford began a relationship with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization that continues to this day. In recent years, Ford has donated more than 160 vehicles to the DAV Transportation Network, and also contributes to scholarships and DAV programs such as the Winter Sports Clinic. Ford also supports Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and Veteran Advantage. Ford Motor Company is grateful to you for your honorable service to our country. And we're proud to support members of the military, and their families, who sacrifice, and have sacrificed so much for our country. To emphasize Ford's support and show our appreciation of those men and women, we are proud to offer you and your families a $500.00 Bonus Cash Offer good toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2013/2014/2015 model year Ford vehicle (not available on Mustang Shelby GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Focus Electric and F-150 Raptor). This offer may not be used in conjunction with AXZD-Plans. For exclusive military offers visit Ford today online at https://www.fordspecialoffer.com/military/.

To express our appreciation for your dedicated service, all members of the Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans Advantage are eligible for exclusive savings on new Ford vehicles through the X-Plan Partner Recognition Program. The program offers members the opportunity to purchase or lease eligible vehicles at X-Plan prices. In addition, X-Plan can be combined with other publicly offered programs. At Ford Mobility Motoring, we have a long commitment to making it easier for persons with disabilities (and those who care for them) to purchase and adapt vehicles to fit their individual wants and needs. Here, you'll find guidance through every step of the process in choosing, financing and adapting a vehicle. Basically, it's everything you need to do what moves you. In order for a vehicle to be eligible for the Ford Mobility Motoring Program, it must be a new model Ford car, van, CUV, SUV or truck sold or leased during the program period and/or a new vehicle acquired from a U.S. Ford Authorized Pool Converter. Used vehicles of any kind are not eligible. For your vehicle to remain eligible, your qualified adaptive equipment must be installed within one year of vehicle purchase or lease date.

HOME LOANS AND IMPROVEMENT

NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION - Since 1933, Navy Federal has grown from seven members to over 4 million members. And since that time, our vision statement has remained the same: Navy Federal Credit Union will perform with such excellence that all present and potential members will choose Navy Federal as the preferred source for their primary, lifetime financial services. You can leave the military, change employers, move, retire, get married—and never have to leave Navy Federal. "Once a member, always a member."

THE NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION HOME CENTER - A Navy Federal mortgage is more than just a mortgage. It's a commitment to great rates, low fees, service for the life of your mortgage, and straight talk about the process. It's a promise of integrity. That's why many of our members stay with us for life. Just thinking about home buying can be overwhelming. Home Center takes the guesswork out of one of life's most enjoyable accomplishments. You'll learn the ins and outs of the process, determine your budget, calculate payments, find to-do lists and track your progress in your personalized workbook. Everything you need to get on the path to homeownership is here. You can even get pre-approved for a mortgage when you're ready!

LOWES NEVER STOP IMPROVING - While Lowe’s has had a military discount program in the past during select times of year, the new policy will allow those who are serving to benefit from the discount whenever they need it the most. In addition to offering a 10% military discount, Lowe’s has extended benefits for its employees serving in the military and offers employment opportunities to military personnel after their military service has ended.

MOTORCYCLES AND BOATS

BAYLINER BOATS - A familiar and trusted name. Every new boating season, more and more people hit the water with Bayliner because of its well-known reputation for quality and reliability. Countless boaters trust their weekends with Bayliner, knowing the experience is sure to be "So Worth It!"

CRESTLINER BOATS - Crestliner offers a discount to active duty servicemen, former servicemen who were honorably discharged, and immediate family members of servicemen killed in military conflicts. Discounts vary by model. Available on select models through participating Crestliner dealers in the U.S. See your dealer for details. Discount program may be terminated at anytime without notice. All prices reflect MSRP in US dollars and apply to the US only. International customers must contact their local dealer to obtain accurate pricing.

HARLEY DAVIDSON - Harley-Davidson’s commitment to the U.S. military dates back almost 100 years. After use in the Mexican Expedition, the U.S. military commissioned nearly one-third of all Harley-Davidson motorcycles produced in 1917 to support efforts during World War I, and nearly half of the Motor Company’s production in 1918.

SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY

MICROSOFT MILITARY APPRECIATION EDITION - When your country calls, stay connected to the people who matter most. Office 365 Home Premium Military Appreciation Edition: Get the special offer, exclusively for military families. With the new Office, you'll get the latest Office applications plus Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive–all so you can keep your family connected throughout deployment. With the new Office, you'll get the latest Office applications plus Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive–all so you can keep your family connected throughout deployment. The Microsoft Military Appreciation Edition is licensed for noncommercial use for households with a qualified military user. Use Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs with just one subscription.

SPRINT - The Sprint Military Discount is 15% on monthly service plans. Call 866-639-8354 or to find out if you are eligible for the discount of visit a Sprint Retail Store.

PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK - Mobile computers designed to handle almost any situation-from business-rugged computers that withstand bangs, bumps and spillage, to fully-rugged that can survive extreme conditions, such as drops up to six feet, rain, oil, pressure, dust and extraordinary swings in temperature. The technicians are so demanding that more than 1,000 Toughbook mobile computers are deliberately damaged every year, just to determine how tough they really are. Rugged reliability, low cost of ownership and accolades from reviewers are just a few of the reasons why Toughbook computers keep winning over the world's toughest users. The quality, durability and reliability of Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers translate into significant financial advantages. In situations that would damage conventional computers, rugged Toughbook computers keep performing. As a result, users eliminate costly repairs or replacements, and avoid wasting time to recover lost work. The bottom-line results are compelling: lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and greater return on investment (ROI) over the computer's useful life. For available configurations and pricing please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Panasonic recommends Windows 8.

ALIENWARE - When it’s time for a little R&R, you want a PC that’s battle-tested for peak performance just like you. Game on with Alienware PCs loaded with premium graphics, sound and performance. Build a custom gaming PC at Alienware. Alienware manufactures the world's best high-performance PC gaming laptop and desktop computers.

DELL COMPUTERS - Because Dell appreciates everything you do for us, we would like to invite you to take advantage of exclusive military discounts on Dell PCs featuring 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, electronics and so much more. Whether you’re at home or abroad, soldiers save big with Dell. With military spouses and families, time together is precious and fleeting. That’s why Dell helps bring heroes and their families closer together whether they’re across the country or around the world. Stay connected with friends and family with a high-definition (HD) camera and preinstalled Skype. No matter where you’re stationed, international shipping will get your order there on time. Rest easy knowing your special delivery will be on its way to meet you anywhere duty calls you.

SPORTING EQUIPMENT AND GEAR

TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF - We are committed to combining innovation with authenticity. We are passionate about the game, and pledged to be competitive. We work hard to grow by delivering products that help players of all skill levels reach their potential. Since 1979 our mission has remained the same: Create the Best Performing Golf Products in the World. We recognize the important role the military, veterans and their families play in our nation. As one of the nation’s largest private employers of veterans and those on active duty, we value military experience. To remember and honor these veterans in a special way, we teamed up with a nonprofit organization called Operation Game On, which is a program for returning soldiers who are severely physically and mentally injured and going through rehabilitation at Naval Medical Center San Diego. We believe that our service members and women have one of the most difficult and important jobs in the world. In an ongoing effort to recognize the service and sacrifice of our military personnel and their families, we support organizations nationwide that are working hard to create opportunities and provide services for the military community.

ADIDAS - Shoes, Casual Shoes, Apparel and Sports Equipment shoes are available to anyone with a military I.D. at a 10% discount. The military discount applies to official Adidas stores across the United States.

GOLF GEAR - Birdies for the Brave is a program supported by the PGA TOUR and its affiliates, including PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. that raises funds to help support the critical programming and services offered by Birdies for the Brave military homefront groups. The services offered by these groups are designed to meet the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our American heroes and the families who stand behind them every step of the way.

BASS PRO SHOP - Bass Pro Shops today isn’t just fishing. It is an outdoor retail leader in hunting, camping, nature gifts, outdoor cooking, and much more. Each Bass Pro Shop retail store offers a 10% military discount beginning on the 15th of each month extending for one week.

CABELA'S - Quality Hunting, Fishing, Camping and Outdoor Gear at competitive prices Cabela's honors active-duty military with a 5% discount at retail locations across the nation. Gift cards and e-Gift cards are a spectacular way to recognize a wounded warrior! While deployed the Cabela's catalog will keep you abreast of the latest products.

SIG SAUER - Discounts for Law Enforcement and Military members on a wide range of our most popular duty-style pistols and rifles. Those who carry a firearm on duty as a public safety official or military member may qualify for our discount programs, through one of our SIG SAUER Law Enforcement Distributors (SLED). Our reputation for reliability, durability, safety and accuracy is unsurpassed in the industry. Our dedicated Law Enforcement, Federal & Military department will provide you with the firearms, training & Individual Officer Support Programs that are tailored to your needs.

REMINGTON - Trap, skeet and sporting clays are in our DNA, and so is outperforming the competition at every venue. Our Model 11-87 Sportsman Field is the versatile clay buster you've been looking for, combining soft recoil, dependable function and classic good looks. Whatever your game, we offer a shotgun proven to smoke 'em. And our full line of target loads delivers industry-leading performance for every application. To improve your scores, trust a name that's reigned supreme in American shooting sports for decades. Remington. Hunters with a knack for filling their tag or limit tend to have more than success in common. They trust their hunt to Remington firearms and ammunition. To make it even better, Remington offers Rebates and Promotions to ensure you're outfitted with the best products in the industry.

UNDER ARMOUR - Do you Believe In Heroes®? We do. Under Armour stores offer a 10% transaction discount to all military veterans. Additionally, Under Armour provides support for Lone Survivor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy Seal Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, along with many other charities supporting our nation's heroes.

NIKE - Nike deeply appreciates all military men and women for their service. All active, retired and reservist U.S. military personnel, and their families, can receive a 10% Nike military discount* at all U.S. Nike retail stores. A valid U.S. military ID must be presented at the time of purchase. The Nike military discount is available in-store only and not on Nike.com. The Nike military discount is not available at Nike Employee Stores.

SMITH AND WESSON - To recognize your service, Smith & Wesson offers active and retired US Military Personnel a special rebate. This offer is available to ALL active duty U.S. Military, Retired Military with retired Military Status, active National Guard Reservists and Disabled Veterans of all U.S. Military branches including U.S. Coast Guard. Customers wishing to take advantage of this offer are required to submit the following documentation: 1). the redemption coupon, 2). a copy of sales receipt and 3). a copy of a Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) AND Driver’s License or 4) a copy of your Military Orders AND Driver’s License.

NRA LIFE OF DUTY - Thanks to the generosity of millions of NRA members and our sponsors, special one-year memberships are available free of charge to all active-duty military, law enforcement and first responder personnel. Signing up is easy – and we're here to help. NRA Life of Duty is an exclusive program for members of the military, law enforcement and first responders who serve and protect our nation. Annual memberships qualify active Life of Duty members to receive valuable benefits. The premium NRA Life of Duty membership includes all regular NRA benefits, plus $27,500 in combined group specified accident only insurance coverage for qualified members, gear discounts, subscriptions to all NRA official journals and a subscription to the NRA American Warrior digital magazine. NRA members have sponsored memberships specifically for you. So sign up to receive an NRA Membership at no cost to you!

WRANGLER - Honor. Respect. Bravery. We salute the core principles of America's soldiers because they so proudly reflect the ways of the West. Wrangler is proud to present the Wrangler® National Patriot program, created to provide funding and support for America's wounded and fallen soldiers and their families. You can be a part of it by attending Wrangler National Patriot events in your area. You can also show your pride by wearing Wrangler National Patriot apparel, available in stores and at Wrangler.com.

ARIAT - Ariat is pleased to announce a new line of Western boots for men, women and kids called the Freedom Collection. These unique boots are detailed with patriotic and military-themed stitch patterns and a digital camo print lining to honor the men and women of the armed forces. In addition to the intricate embroidery, the Freedom Collection features Ariat’s premium full-grain leathers and innovative comfort technology. Along with creating the military-inspired Freedom Collection, Ariat is also supporting PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes (formerly NARHA Horses for Heroes), a non-profit organization that provides equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to wounded service personnel and veterans. PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes is tailored to address specific issues faced by military personnel and provides supportive and therapeutic environments for their families and loved ones.

JUSTIN BOOTS - It takes more than 100 steps and over 16 square feet of leather to produce one pair of Justin Boots. Now that’s quality. Handcrafted in the USA since 1879.

OAKLEY U.S. STANDARD ISSUE - Oakley takes great pride in offering the highest quality products at a direct rate for military and government personnel. The program is for active duty military, reserve, federal and local law enforcement, fire, EMS and those holding military retiree credentials. We have developed a strong program over the past 20 years and we want to ensure that the integrity of the program is held high.

IN THE ARENA

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." --President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, April 23, 1910

LOVE OF COUNTRY

"Most of us, most of the time, live in blissful ignorance of what a small, elite, heroic group of Americans are doing for us night and day. As we speak, all over the globe, American sailors and submariners and aviators are doing something very dangerous. People say, 'Well it can't be too dangerous because there are no wrecks.' But the reason we don't have more accidents is that these are superb professionals; the fact that they master the dangers does not mean the dangers aren't real. Right now, somewhere around the world, young men are landing high-performance jet aircraft on the pitching decks of aircraft carriers -- at night! You can't pay people to do that; they do it out of love of country, of adventure, of the challenge. We all benefit from it, and the very fact that we don't have to think about it tells you how superbly they're doing their job -- living on the edge of danger so the rest of us need not think about, let alone experience danger." --George Will, 28 JAN 1986

STAY STRONG

"And the living have a responsibility to remember the conditions that led to the wars in which our heroes died. Perhaps we can start by remembering this: that all of those who died for us and our country were, in one way or another, victims of a peace process that failed; victims of a decision to forget certain things; to forget, for instance, that the surest way to keep a peace going is to stay strong. Weakness, after all, is a temptation -- it tempts the pugnacious to assert themselves -- but strength is a declaration that cannot be misunderstood. Strength is a condition that declares actions have consequences. Strength is a prudent warning to the belligerent that aggression need not go unanswered." --President Ronald Reagan, November 11, 1985

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Inspired by the military community, Navy Safe Harbor Foundation was created to efficiently identify and meet the needs of recovering Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Merchant Marines and their families. NSHF will fill the gaps of current nonmedical provisions through collaboration with federal and community resources. NSHF wants to ensure that every service member is given an opportunity for full recovery by providing financial assistance, respite care, special equipment, transportation, recreational opportunities, and other services.

 

Inspired by the military community, Navy Safe Harbor Foundation was created to efficiently identify and meet the needs of recovering Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Merchant Marines and their families. NSHF will fill the gaps of current nonmedical provisions through collaboration with federal and community resources. NSHF wants to ensure that every service member is given an opportunity for full recovery by providing financial assistance, respite care, special equipment, transportation, recreational opportunities, and other services. The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation is dedicated to supporting the recovery of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families by assisting them with resources not currently provided by government or community resources.

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