Gander Mountain Academy Salutes Our Armed Services

Offers deep discount to active and retired military this Memorial Day weekend.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. –-( Memorial Day weekend is a time for Americans to salute those who have given their time and talents to the cause of defending our nation and keeping the peace.

The nation’s six Gander Mountain Academy locations will honor those men and women in the coming days, with the launch of their Salute to Those Who Serve initiative. From Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28, all veterans, reserves, active military and uniformed personnel will receive 50% off their Gander Mountain Academy experience, with proper identification.

“The most important part of any Memorial Day weekend is taking time to recognize those who keep us safe day and night, whether their service is done, they are at the ready as reserves, they currently serve in a branch of the armed services or they wear a uniform in the interest of public safety every day,” said Chris Juelich, the national director of Gander Mountain Academy.

“Our Salute to Those Who Serve is an unprecedented discount offer, to allow those fine people a rare opportunity to experience all that Gander Mountain Academy has to offer at a rate that simply says, ‘thank you for your service.’”

Gander Mountain Academy is the first civilian training facility to offer highly skilled instructors, a variety of comprehensive courses, modern multi-media classrooms, a live-fire range, and exclusive virtual simulation technology previously available only to military and law enforcement agencies, including the amazing virtual range — the world’s most accurate simulated firing range, and high-definition, multi-screen, virtual simulators that put students to the test in real-world self-defense and recreational scenarios.

Each Gander Mountain Academy is a unique destination experience designed to set new standards for developing and improving firearms safety and proficiency in a safety-first, family friendly environment. There are currently six Gander Mountain Academy locations in the country: Lake Mary, Fla., La Crosse, Wis., Lakeville, Minn., DeForest, Wis., Spring, Tex., and Wichita, Kan. For more information on all of the academy’s offerings and details on the the Salute to Those Who Serve discount offer, please visit the Gander Mountain Academy web site at

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at

About Gander Mountain Company
Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is the nation’s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a “We Live Outdoors®” culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are currently 114 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 23 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s (, a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.