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Navy 2018 Spirit of Hope Award Recipient Selected

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) — The Navy announced the non-profit organization Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) as this year’s recipient of the Spirit of Hope Award.

HAVA was nominated by Cmdr. Steven Macdonald, executive officer, Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC). NSLC is aligned under Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport, which reports directly to NUWC Headquarters and to the Naval Sea Systems Command. Macdonald selected HAVA because of the organization’s dedication to raising awareness, increasing confidence, and assisting injured men and women returning from military missions by reconnecting them with outdoor activities.

“When you look at the 11-year history of HAVA providing support to our wounded and injured veterans, they fully embody the dedication and commitment that Mr. Hope exhibited over his 50 years of service to our troops,” said Macdonald. “They are a great group of caring and dedicated people.”

From 2008 to 2017, HAVA conducted 148 different shooting, hunting and outdoor events throughout the United States, serving over 8,200 Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces and their families.

“Honored American Veterans Afield started more than 10 years ago with a simple mission to help disabled veterans and wounded active duty military personnel in their healing process”, said Tom Taylor, HAVA Chairman and Executive Director. “We are beyond humbled that this grass roots, volunteer organization, with a mission of using active outdoor sports as a means to help with rehabilitation, has been selected for such a prestigious award. It was never HAVA’s intention to pursue great numbers or awards, but simply to serve those who sacrificed so much in service to our country. We are truly honored to be a recipient of the Spirit of Hope Award.”

Representatives from HAVA will be presented with the Spirit of Hope Award in a ceremony at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes on Sep. 28.

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SIG SAUER Raises $40,000+ for HAVA at Annual Charity Golf Tournament

SIG SAUER Raises $40,000+ for HAVA at Annual Charity Golf Tournament

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce it raised over $40,000 for the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) organization at the 2018 SIG SAUER Charity Golf Tournament held Friday, August 3rd at Pease Golf Course in Newington, New Hampshire. In 2018 this annual event had a record-breaking year and expanded to 152 players that contributed to a 150% increase in fundraising over the previous year.

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Thanks to the combined efforts of companies in the firearms industry, these veterans were treated to a free day at the range to shoot some of the latest firearms models, check their marksmanship skills and, most importantly, bond with friends and families.

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Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) Teams with Operation Hat Trick

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Operation Hat Trick (OHT) announce a new partnership to further the cause to which both organizations are committed – that being the support of the rehabilitation and return to active civilian life of the injured veteran who has sacrificed in defense of freedom.

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