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Sunday Spotlight – M.I.C. Gear

With remembrance day on our doorstep, often we ask “How can I honor our Serving members/Veterans?” What better way than by supporting their small business?

The owner of M.I.C. Gear is a currently serving Navy member and M.I.C. Gear has a number of different items, including a line of chest rig style paintball pod carriers and accessories for MILSIM play, including remote line covers, pouches and universal 1 point slings. All gear is custom and made to order. All equipment has been created, designed and made in Canada.

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Maker Monday

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In today’s Maker Monday spotlight,  we’ll be focusing on Privateer Factory:

Pierre is the owner and operator of Privateer Factory, along with his lovely spouse Isabelle. Pierre has been with the Royal Canadian Navy for over 16 years. He is still currently serving with the navy as a Naval Electronic Sensor Operator.

Example of their work: Canadian Veteran – Strong and Free Tee

 

Privateer Factory’s main business is BMX, MTB and Cycling gear. They also enjoy giving back to the Armed Forces community, and this is why they decided to create some designs for their fellow service members and veteran alike.

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Honoring Sacrifice

In the days leading up to Remembrance day, we stop to remember those who have sacrificed their all for our country;  both in the field and here on home soil:

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, died Oct. 20 after a “radicalized” individual deliberately ran him down in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. He was targeted simply for wearing his uniform. Then, on Oct. 22, the nation’s capital was attacked and a gunman shot Nathan Cirillo in the back, before storming Parliament Hill and being shot down. The reservist had been standing ceremonial guard at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier when he was senselessly attacked, without warning.

Both of these men died, simply for serving their country. On this somber anniversary, it is our duty to remember their sacrifice, and to remember why they served.

We at Tactical 74 salute their dedication, honor and their service. 

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Celebrating Our Vendors

Today, we have an extra spotlight on one of our vendors:

Clarence, best known here at Tactical 74 as Lures for Vets, has been awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation! This commendation is awarded to “Individuals who have performed commendable service to the Veteran community, and/or individuals who represent commendable role models for their fellow Veterans.”

Clarence’s passion and enjoyment of fishing came about after attending a Wounded Warriors Weekend 2013. Lures for Vets was created after receiving supplies as a Christmas gift and he generously donates ten percent of sales back to Wounded Warriors Weekend Foundation!

We are so proud to share with you Clarence’s commendation, and hope you will join us in celebrating him, one of many amazing and talented veterans that make up the team here at Tactical 74.

Bravo Zulu Clarence!

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Vendor Spotlight: Ottawa Wood Works

Today is a “Prime” day to highlight local craftsmen, and women! Today we’re focusing on Ottawa Wood Works:

They are an Ottawa-based, home wood-working service couple (she is a retired veteran, he is currently serving) crafting wooden pieces of art that you will be thrilled to gift or to display proudly for generations to come. 

 All of their products are made by hand and made to order (fully customizable and individualized)

Stunning Wooden paddles, wrapped in 550 paracord with a personalized wood-burned design
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National Coming Out Day 2020

A little late, but we here at Tactical74 did not want to miss the opportunity to acknowledge #NationalComingOutDay2020 which was yesterday.

All of our brothers and sisters in the CAF are deserving of respect and, though there have been challenges in the past that we need to acknowledge, there have been great strides made towards inclusion in today’s forces.

Today we honor those LGBTQIA+ members, past and present, who have served our country with honor and distinction.

Love is Love

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Trials and Triumph HBA Podcast

Did you know that we have been featured on HBA? Check out our interview!
 
Listen to T74’s founder Jay as he discusses his trials and strategies to be successful post military.

 

“Do you think you’ll like it?  I don’t know I’ve never tried it before.”  This is a fantastic episode from Jay, owner of Tactical 74.  When leaving service, is it identity loss or should we look at it as a new mission objective?  In this episode we discuss not only what happens, and how it feels to suddenly be taken from the thing you’ve given most of your life to.  We also discuss how to soldier on in a different capacity.  Jay has also picked up an interesting hobby because of this switch in lifestyle, one he never thought he’d enjoy.  Get out there and try stuff!  You never know what you may potentially find joy in.

To find out more information about the Honey Badger Alliance project, it can be found here: https://honeybadgeralliance.com/

We also spoke about Quilts of Valor, an amazing project that can be found here: https://www.quiltsofvalour.ca/

Cultivating strength and resilience by leading example.

Listen to the podcast HERE