Smith & Wesson Donates $30,000 to Honored American Veterans Afield

Donation to help fund hunting, shooting activities for disabled veterans, wounded active duty personnel.

Smith & Wesson Donates $30,000 to Honored American Veterans Afield
Smith & Wesson Donates $30,000 to Honored American Veterans Afield : Pictured left to right: Tom Taylor, HAVA Chairman; Allan Bender, HAVA Director; Rick Cicero, HAVA Learn to Shoot Again Director; Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P Brands

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., –-( Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has presented Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) with a donation of $30,000 to help fund HAVA-sanctioned hunting and shooting activities for disabled veterans and injured active military personnel.

Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P Brands, presented the donation to Tom Taylor, Chairman of HAVA, in the Smith & Wesson booth on Saturday, May 5th at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, TX.

“As a founding sponsor, Smith & Wesson has been a continuous supporter of HAVA and its initiatives for over a decade,” said Taylor. “Over the years, Smith & Wesson’s generosity has helped fund shooting, hunting and outdoor experiences that provide an incredible amount of joy and excitement for thousands of veterans across the country.”

Founded in 2007 by several companies in the shooting sports industry, HAVA has sponsored events across the nation and has worked to heighten awareness of issues facing disabled veterans upon returning home. Donations from HAVA’s co-sponsors are crucial to sustain the many hunting and shooting sports activities that it hosts each year.

Those who would like to continue on HAVA’s mission, learn more about the organization and how to contribute or see photos from past events can visit

About HAVA

HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SIG SAUER, Academi, Arnold Defense, Crimson Trace, Vista Outdoor/Federal, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. To learn more about HAVA, go to:

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About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

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Wild Bill

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Permit me to bring to your attention an honored treasure of America. SGT Fae Gedz, WAC, and veteran of WWII. If you would like to help make it a special birthday for a 100 year old WAC. Please send a birthday card so she gets it in time for her birthday on Jun 12th. Her address is as follows:

Sergeant Fae Gedz
Apartment 1306
Park Place of Elmhurst
1050 S. Euclid Avenue,
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Ranger 2

She is a nice person that answered her country’s call, but will she be around long enough to get the mail?