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Ways to Thank First Responders

SR792BF12F010As the holiday season quickly approaches, remember to thank those who perform necessary but often under-appreciated jobs. First responders are known to have one of the most straining jobs, taking a toll on the responder’s moral. Giving thanks is a great way to show first responders how much you care about their work for the community. Even a small amount of gratitude can help these responders through a difficult time and push them into a positive state of mind. Continue reading Ways to Thank First Responders

The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor

The funeral ceremony has often served as a means of mourning, remembering, and honoring those who have passed, and as a country some of the most formal and revered ceremonies are held for those in military service, as well as police officers and civil servants. Those who carry out these ceremonies are called the honor guard. Continue reading The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor

5.11 Tactical Debuts Limited Edition Folds of Honor T-Shirt

5.11 Tactical®: Global Innovator of Tactical Apparel and Gear Will Donate Portion of Proceeds Generated Through Purchase of T-Shirt to Non-Profit Organization that Benefits Military Families of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers

MODESTO, Calif. Feb. 12, 2015—5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, has launched a limited edition 5.11 Folds of Honor t-shirt. Created as part of its ongoing mission to support the Folds of Honor Foundation, 5.11 Tactical will donate a portion of the proceeds generated through the 5.11 Folds of Honor t-shirt to the nonprofit organization. Folds of Honor Foundation provides annual educational scholarships and tuition assistance to military families of those who have been killed or disabled while serving in active military duty.

To design the commemorative t-shirt, 5.11 Tactical teamed up with retired Sgt. LeGrand Strickland. Strickland left his civilian job as a professional graphic designer to serve the nation during Operation Enduring Freedom and sustained extensive injuries during an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, which resulted in the need to amputate both of his legs. After returning home, Folds of Honor Foundation provided Strickland with the financial support he needed to ensure his two sons were receiving the education they needed.

“I’ve always believed that education is a gift that can’t be taken, and offering that gift to my children was a goal I wasn’t ready to give up on,” said Strickland. “The support Folds of Honor offered my family during a time of critical need is something I’ll always be thankful for; they made obtaining a quality education possible for our children. Having the opportunity to give back and support the organization by tapping into my design skills, and working with 5.11’s innovative product development team has truly been a privilege.”

Both committed to raising awareness of- and support for the Folds of Honor Foundation, 5.11 Tactical and Strickland partnered to leverage their combined expertise and design a one-of-a-kind item. Available in red or blue color options, the t-shirt features premium 5.11 graphics that are resist fading and peeling.

“Our 5.11 Tactical team is tremendously excited to work with the Folds of Honor Foundation and Sgt. Strickland, whose dedication to both our country and his family are a true inspiration and embody our ‘Always Be Ready’ mindset.” said Tom Davin, CEO at 5.11 Tactical. “We are honored to support Folds of Honor and their ongoing mission of providing scholarships to veterans’ families.”


The Folds of Honor t-shirt is $22.99 MSRP and is available now at Galls.com. To learn more about 5.11 Tactical’s Folds of Honor Series and the company’s wide breadth of tactical apparel and gear, please visit 511Tactical.com. More information on the Folds of Honor foundation can be found at FoldsOfHonor.org.

Media interested in speaking with a 5.11 Tactical spokesperson should contact 5.11@formulapr.com.

About 5.11 Tactical

With offices globally, 5.11 Tactical collaborates directly with end users/operators to create purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of first responders worldwide. 5.11 Tactical products exceed rigorous and exacting standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and cement itself as the premier choice for Duty-Driven professionals. Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Connect with 5.11 Tactical on Facebook, #511tactical, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical.

Veterens Day – Military Homecomings


“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln.

It takes tremendous courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his country. That is why, as civilians, it is our duty to honor these heroes. Here is a compilation of various military homecoming photos and videos that are sure to jerk a few tears.


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10 Photographs From A Soldier’s Perspective

When one thinks of war photography, brutal images and violence come to mind. But what about the all the time spent not in combat? Soldiers gain a unique view of the world when on battlegrounds, but often is is overlooked by the press. Here are 10 high res photographs of the night skies in a way you’ve never seen them before…


















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10 Ways to Celebrate National Military Appreciation Month

military appreciation monthWith National Military Appreciation Month right around the bend, it is time to brainstorm ideas to honor those who’ve dedicated their lives to serving our country. May was chosen as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 because it has the most days to celebrate our military achievements. Here are 10 ways to commemorate and make this celebration really count:


1. Gather a group of people and make a trip over to a Veterans’ hospital a few times this month.

2. If you are in the Public Service Industry, volunteer to speak at a school or a university about National Military Appreciation Month and its signifigance.

3. Post military photographs and videos, both past and present, on your social media platforms to create the buzz. Perhaps find a patriotic Facebook banner.

4. If you don’t already, put a flag outside your house and perhaps in your workplace, to remind the community of this commemoration.

5. Find local events, parades or speeches to attend and connect with your community.

6. Wear a red, white and blue ribbon on your shirt through May.

7. Light a candle each night for those who’ve sacrificed their lives for the safety of our country.

8. Contact local libraries & museums suggesting recognition through reading material and displays.

9. Contact the media and offer personal stories to share.

10. Recognize the Pledge of Allegiance and, if you can, play some patriotic music around the house or in your work place.

For more ideas, visit http://www.nmam.org/participate.htm.

Where to shop for Military and Federal Agency tactical gear and apparel


Did you know that Galls offers gear and apparel to Military and Federal customers as well?

Not only is Galls a leader in quality, public safety equipment and apparel – for police, fire and EMS services – we also help support the Federal government, its agency and military personnel with the same great quality gear that’s specific to their needs.

Galls is committed to serving the needs of our U.S. Military and Federal Agency customers.

We provide equipment and apparel that are necessary to help you complete your mission from top brands like Blackhawk, Safariland, London Bridge Training and others.

We also offer over 400 products on GSA – Galls contract #GS-07F-0157M.

Galls carries a huge selection of:

  • Casual clothing
  • Uniforms
  • Badges
  • Duty gear
  • Flashlights
  • Footwear / boots
  • Organizers for gear
  • Body armor
  • Restraints
  • Training equipment
  • Knives
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Vehicle equipment
  • Communications gear
  • Medical supplies
  • and much, much more…

To shop directly at Galls.com for Military and Federal agency gear, click here.

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A Total Solution for Equipment and Uniforms for Military and Federal Agencies


Why is Galls is your Total Solution for equipment and uniforms for Military and Federal Agencies?

3 reasons!

  • Superior, profesional account management
  • GSA streamlined ordering
  • Industry largest in-stock inventory

Everyone at Galls appreciates the sacrifices each of you makes to serve out country. It’s our “mission critical” to provide you with a total solution to your gear and equipment needs. Our dedicated staff is standing by to be at your service. You can count on them to work hard on your behalf to find the best solutions for your needs.

Our staff includes many U.S. Military veterans and former law enforcement professionals.

We have more than 80 brands with over 3,000 products that focus on federal Agency and U.S. Military needs.

  • We provide customized kitting services and arrange for worldwide delivery options.
  • We have expanded our relationships with Set-Aside Business Partners.
  • We offer 8a, Service-Disabled Veteran or Women-owned Small Business solutions.

We are pleased to offer only the finest, top quality equipment because you and your mission are the top priority. Call us today so we can start working hard on your behalf. Our dedicated staff can be reached at 1-888-831-9824.

Your Total Solution

Galls is committed to being your total solution for all your gear and apparel needs. With a full spectrum of equipment and apparel, much of which has been specifically selected for federal and military agencies

Bids and Quotes

Receive a quote or a bid from Galls by contacting an experienced Sales Rep at 1-888-831-9824.. We will provide quick quotes, RFQ, RFP, RFI, Sources Sought, IDIQ or BPA responses.

Procurement Vehicles

Galls understands that at least 23% of your purchases are designated for small businesses. We have established relationships with reputable set-aside business partners.

Contact Us

At Galls we’re here to help you succed in your mission and we’re always eager to work with you personally. We will listen to you and work within your parameters. Our dedicated staff are ready for your call. Our dedicated staff can be reached at 1-888-831-9824. Or online at GallsGovOps.com.


Stars And Stripes Forever – Patriotic And Enduring


Composed over a hundred years ago, Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, is an enduring piece of music. Patriotic, inspiring and grand it is immediately Stars and Stripes Forever for Memorial Dayrecognized whenever played.

Listen to Stars And Stripes Forever here.

As it is the National March of the United States, you’ll hear it often at event including Memorial Day and Independence Day. Sousa was well known in the late 19th century and early twentieth century as a composer of military and patriotic marches. Better understood today as ‘theme songs’ most of his work is recognizable to the average listener.

Regarding Stars and Stripes Forever, there is an interesting story of how and why the march was written, relayed here at PBS -The Story of Stars and Stripes Forever.

John Philip Sousa wrote the words to Stars And Stripes Forever:

Let martial note in triumph float
And liberty extend its mighty hand
A flag appears ‘mid thunderous cheers,
The banner of the Western land.
The emblem of the brave and true
Its folds protect no tyrant crew
The red and white and starry blue
Is freedom’s shield and hope.

Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom’s nation.

Hurrah for the flag of the free!
May it wave as our standard forever,
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with mighty endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

Let eagle shriek from lofty peak
The never-ending watchword of our land;
Let summer breeze waft through the trees
The echo of the chorus grand.
Sing out for liberty and light,
Sing out for freedom and the right.
Sing out for Union and its might,
O patriotic sons.

Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation,
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom’s nation.

Hurrah for the flag of the free.
May it wave as our standard forever
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right
. Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with might endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.