Alpen Optics Honors Injured Female Veterans

by
posted on September 11, 2012
helpingheroes.jpg

Alpen Optics, along with Mississippi Outdoors, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Prois, Fisheries and Parks and PVA-ORHF recently hosted a turkey hunt/fishing event for injured female veterans to "celebrate" these women and the sacrifices they've made for our country.

Vickie Gardner, co-owner of Alpen Optics, said she wanted to make the media aware of this Celebration Hunt and solicit the media's help in raising awareness for female veterans—especially injured female vets—and how hunting can provide a level of healing for them.

Veterans Leslie Smith, Kate Calahan and Cheri Arnold all suffer from debilitating injuries, but said that hunting and spending time in the outdoors provides them with a sense of empowerment and self-assurance that strengthens their spirits.

The participants enjoyed two days of hunting and fishing on the beautiful 8,000-acre property owned by Mississippi Commissioner Billy DeViney. Two of the ladies ended up taking a bird.

Latest

black pistol right side on white with text on image noting "NRA GUN OF THE WEEK"
black pistol right side on white with text on image noting "NRA GUN OF THE WEEK"

NRA Gun of the Week: Rock Island Armory STK100

On this week's "Gun of the Week" video preview, watch as American Rifleman staff examine and range test a Rock Island Armory striker-fired handgun in 9 mm Luger that features an aluminum frame with an internal steel chassis.

Smith & Wesson's Triple Lock: A Look Back

The Triple Lock was the first Smith & Wesson revolver built on what is now called the N-frame—S&W’s N-frames have defined the modern wheelgun.

The Armed Citizen® Oct. 22, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Champion Continues Support For Kids & Clays Foundation

Champion Traps & Targets is continuing support for the Kids & Clays Foundation, and helping raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Review: Norinco Type 54 From AIM Surplus

The Type 54 is a 1950's era North China Industries (Norinco) clone of the Russian TT pistol, and large quantities have recently become available through AIM Surplus.

Smith & Wesson SD9VE: A Budget Friendly Striker-Fired 9 mm

First introduced in 2012, the Smith & Wesson SD9VE provides a 9 mm striker fired handgun with a price point that has continued its popularity as a budget friendly pistol. 

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.