Thank You Supporters

Thank You Supporters2020-03-25T00:28:18+00:00

Thank You to the Following who Helped Make possible the Re Launch of   

A National Grass Roots Media Site  For, By, About our Troops,

First Responders, Veterans, Families, Military, Veterans,

First Responders Support Groups, Companies who Hire and Support them Plus More!!!

We invite you to visit their websites and Thank them!!!

*Thank You (Bill) William Wischnewsky (Ret) 23+ Army Veteran and Veteran Company Owner –  Your Friendship, Help and Advice for over 12 years has been indispensable and very much appreciated!! Bill also has a store in the Ft Benning PX and Bill is President of LLC and he Serves on the Board of Directors of

Lightning Graphics and Awards is a Columbus, Georgia family owned graphic design company. Since 1995 we’ve offered custom framing, banners, trophies, screen printing services and more for its clients. Throughout the years, Lightning Graphics and Awards has become Columbus local graphic designer favorite!

Custom screen printing and Embroidery. We can design a shirt so everyone that wears one will be a walking Billboard. (Free advertising) Custom Framing matting. And much more. We can change your Business, Home, or Unit into a work of art.
Ask to see some of our completed work on Ft Benning and Columbus Ga.

At Lightning Graphics and Awards, we aim:

  • To serve civilians and military personnel with the highest quality custom t-shirts, frames, and awards.
  • To go beyond customer expectations by diligently working to earn their satisfaction and future business.
  • To inspire creative ideas within our staff in order to improve and maintain excellence in our work atmosphere, products, and customer service.
  • To give back to our military community

Our staff is very skilled and experienced, and strives to make our clients comfortable. We offer all our great services at rates that are easily affordable. For all around great service, call on Lightning Graphics and Awards. For friendly graphics service in Columbus and Muscogee County call (706) 689-7900 today!

*Thank You Colin Clark, longtime Friend and Supporter of those who Serve(d) our Country. Thank You for Helping and for years. Your Help and Advice have been a big part of our Mission being what it is today.

Colin’s Dad was Judge William Clark, National Security Adviser in President Ronald Reagan’s Administration. See his Book on —  The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand by Paul Kengor.

*Thank You Gordon Sumner for your Help. Thank You again for Your Service to our Country and for continuing to Serve other Veterans with Veterans Moving Forward  You are truly making a difference.

Gordon Sumner, PhD is a retired senior Army officer and member of the US Federal Government Senior Executive Service. He is also a member of the Santee Tribe of South Carolina. Dr. Sumner, founder and owner of Gordon Sumner Consulting, LLC, and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and Native American Small Business, previously served as the National Director for the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). As a presidential appointee at the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense level, he provided executive leadership to the largest volunteer organization within the Department of Defense comprised of over 5000 uniformed military, government civilians, defense contractors and volunteers located in every State, Territory and the District of Columbia.

After retiring from the US Army in 1997, Dr. Sumner served in various leadership roles with small and large businesses such as SYColeman, formally SY Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L3 Communications, Peduzzi Associates and Prestige Technology, Inc. He also has extensive work with, and leadership positions with national and international nonprofits such as the Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Association of Air Medical Services, the MedEvac Foundation International and the Red Cross.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education from Madison University (Summa Cum Laude), a Master of Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Auburn University, a Master of Education (with Honors) from Boston University and a BS, Music Performance and Music Education, Jacksonville State University. He is also a Graduate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Gordon currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Affiliate Faculty, George Mason University; a Council Member, Graduate Education Development Council, Auburn University; Scholar; and, the Board of Advisors, Office of Military Services, George Mason University. He is an Army Reserve Ambassador and an Ambassador with the Yellow Ribbon Fund. He is also the Commander, Greater Washington DC Chapter 353, Military Order of the Purple Heart supporting his fellow wounded veterans and their families.

He holds numerous awards and decorations to include the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the Commandant of the Coast Guard Distinguished Civilian Service Medal. Dr. Sumner, a decorated combat veteran, is the recipient of the Legion of Merit (OLC), Bronze Star Medal (V), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Air Medal and Joint Services Commendation Medal. He also holds the Army Master Aviator badge, the Master Parachutist badge and the Ranger Tab.

He was awarded other US and foreign awards and decorations such as “The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” awarded by HRH, Queen Elizabeth II, the British Army Air Corp Badge, British Parachutist Badge, Ecuadorian Parachutist Badge, the “Order of Saint Michael”, and the National Guard Bureau “Minute Man” award.

He is a recipient of the “Military Alumnus of the Year – 1993” at Jacksonville State University and the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) “People of Distinction Humanitarian Award” in 2013.

** Thank you for Your decades of Service in the Air Force to our Country (ret) LTCOL Florian De Castro and for all you do now helping keep our Country safe plus you are an Entrepreneur and Business Owner. Thank You for taking your time with Lynda Cink (Thank You Lynda for Your Service to our Country too) to meet with me here in Colorado Springs. Thank You for your Suggestions, Donation and Help!!!

I look forward to seeing our discussions turn into action furthering our missions in supporting those who Serve(d) our great Country, their/our families and those who support/help them Blessings Bob Calvert

**Thank You Lynda Cink for your Help and most important for Your Service to our Country. Lynda  served her country and now serves her community. She is helping small business owners by offering marketing & business strategy techniques.

**Thank You Bob Deschner and Dottie Goodsun Founders of for your Your Help and all that you do in San Antonio and other areas of Texas. You are Veterans and Service Providers in Your Community Who Provide Proven and Innovative Methods, such as EFT, Therapeutic Massage, Energy Techniques, Acupuncture and Chiropractic Adjustments, to Relieve Stress and Chronic Pain.

Your Mission at Vet TRIIP is to honor and empower veterans and service members; their families and caregivers; and service providers living with Post-Traumatic Stress, chronic pain and related symptoms to create healthy, happy, and productive civilian lives. Keep up the great work!!! Contact:

**Thank You Rhonda Rees for Your Help and for your amazing courage after losing your home and office completely due to the big fire in California. You will always be an inspiration to me and I am sure many others.

Rhonda is a top Hollywood award-winning publicist, author, speaker and advocate. Over the years, she has represented a wide variety of clients in the fields of business-to-business, consumer, industrial, non-profit, and entertainment industries.

** Thank you Joshua and Josiah with the Team for your Help. I look forward to collaborating with you all and seeing your in  www.

“Thank you, Bob Calvert, for this and all of your dedication over the years. You’ve lightened the load for many soldiers and now veterans and their families are lining up here to thank you and bless this launch of your next phase, as the battle is heating up all around us.

We created along the lines of the Quartermaster Corp. motto, “Supporting Victory,” because that’s where news needs to be today. In this momentous year of 2020, we’re featuring important stories, veteran voices, real news from our Armed Forces, analysis and providing space to veteran candidates for office who will defend our interests in Washington and on the home front.

Thank you so much, Bob. You have made so many of us proud over the years with your generous spirit and enthusiasm, we all pledge to be good stewards of your work for the next generation of soldiers to lean on.”
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