The All Veteran Group (AVG) and Heroes Vodka announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership that is expected to promote brand awareness for both veteran owned companies.  The new, innovative partnership leverages the respective strengths of AVG and Heroes Vodka.  AVG is one of the premier veteran parachuting exhibition groups in America, (all active or former military). Collectively, AVG have performed over 50,000 jumps participating in events from NASCAR, to NFL to hometown military events. Additionally, the Founder, Mike Elliott jumped with former President George H.W. Bush on his 90th Birthday in June 2015.  Heroes Vodka is a U.S. Veteran-owned award winning premium American vodka. As the "Official Spirit of a Grateful Nation," Heroes Vodka is made from 100% American corn and it is naturally gluten-free. Each batch is distilled 4 times to create an ultra-pure, world-class spirit. The mission of Heroes Vodka is to deliver exceptional taste and superior value to consumers, while honoring Veterans and other American service organizations through charitable contributions. Every purchase of Heroes Vodka supports American Veterans through its Official Giveback Partnership Program. A percentage of proceeds from sales of Heroes Vodka is allocated to AMVETS to develop community assistance programs for active duty military, veterans and their families.   Marketing is more than simply letting people know about our product. It’s connecting with our consumers on an emotional level and communicating our message to drink responsibly while honoring everyday Heroes, said Travis McVey, CEO of Heroes Vodka. AVG is the perfect brand Ambassadors to deliver that message.  Mike Elliott stated, “This unique alliance will make Heroes Vodka stand out from the competition as we jump into events around the country branded with the Heroes Vodka logo. This unique marketing campaign will drive sales and help both organizations continue their philanthropic outreach supporting our military and their families.”  The agreement enables both organizations to focus on their core business while uniting to continue the mission of honoring those who defend the nation.
The All Veteran Group (AVG) and Heroes Vodka announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership that is expected to promote brand awareness for both veteran owned companies.  The new, innovative partnership leverages the respective strengths of AVG and Heroes Vodka.

WWII veteran from North Carolina goes skydiving for 95th birthday

WWII veteran from North Carolina goes skydiving for 95th birthday

RAEFORD, N.C. — A World War II veteran from North Carolina has gone skydiving for his 95th birthday.

Several news channels reported that Col. Hal Shook recently jumped from an aircraft at 12,000 feet in skies over Hoke County with Mike Elliott, Combat Veteran and founder of the All Veteran Group.

Shook is a retired Air Force colonel. He flew on D-Day and was shot down during the invasion, according to the TV station. He later served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Friends and family came from across the country to watch the celebratory jump.

“It’s a joy, and you’re sitting there and you can see everything below,” Shook said. “It’s beautiful.”

Travis Mills Jumps With AVG

Travis Mills Jumps With AVG

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his team from the 82nd Airborne were checking out reports of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan when one detonated underneath him.

His right arm and leg disintegrated. His other leg dangled and his remaining wrist was shredded.

Mills eventually lost all four limbs. These days, he's making it his mission to help other wounded warriors, hosting a camp for them in Maine and traveling the country as a motivational speaker.

Tandem Jump with First Lady Anne LePage of Maine

 Tandem Jump with First Lady Anne LePage of Maine

Ann LePage, Maine's first lady, skydived on Aug. 9 to raise money for the Northern Maine Veterans Museum & Community Center. She jumped alongside veteran Travis Mills, who made his second jump since his 2012 injuries in Afghanistan that took both arms and both legs.