-Disabled Vets get “on-the-move”
-Newly formed organization gets disabled Vets “on-the-move”
-Disabled Veterans start unique non-profit
-Oscar Mike; catalyst for U.S. Veteran progress
-Severely injured veterans follow dreams of helping others
Who: Disabled Veterans form “Oscar Mike”
What: Non-Profit Foundation & Apparel Co.
When: Grand Opening 11-11-11 (Apparel pre-orders 10-11-11)
Where: Online at oscarmike.org , oscarmikefoundation.org
Why: To give back to America’s disabled Veterans
Oscar Mike’s Story
With plans to move the Organization to Southern California, Oscar Mike is hoping make a big impression on their target market which includes active duty, veterans, and those who support them. Having over a dozen military bases within a 50 mile radius and a prominent retired military and veteran population, Southern California seems like a great fit. Oscar Mike is not limiting itself to its target market though. The apparel company can do special orders for any team, company, fire & police department, or other mass order needed. Along the same line, the foundation is designed to take donations from large to small companies, organizations, or just individuals who are patriots. Donations go directly to supplementing organizations like the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Disabled American Veterans to get disabled veterans “on-the-move”
Founder and President Noah Currier and his staff of disabled veterans all understand first-hand that meeting goals physically will lead to setting and meeting more rehabilitation goals for disabled veterans in their future. Adaptive sports clinics such as the DAV winter sports clinic, the VA Summer Sports Clinic, and the National Veteran Wheelchair Games have helped push the Oscar Mike team to pursue other avenues of becoming productive members of society and the Veteran community.
Donations received by the Oscar Mike Foundation will afford disabled veterans the ability to participate in adaptive sporting events, pursue further education, receive job training, and other means of getting our countries veterans back “on-the-move”
By: Kyle Kienitz, CO Marketing / Sales - Oscar Mike
Oscar Mike Breakdown
Today’s market for military-themed apparel and unit shirts only offer apparel made in foreign countries, primarily the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Oscar Mike is an all-American made retail organization and a charitable foundation that was started to offer service members, veterans, and their supporters a high-quality clothing line that honors our own.
Veteran owned and operated, Oscar Mike plans to have a competitive edge by providing contemporary and hip styles. The product series offered by Oscar Mike blow away the stagnant market trends for military-themed apparel. Oscar Mike also offers custom apparel orders for military units, schools, operations and more for all military branches and civilian service organizations, or simple mass orders. Ten percent of proceeds from the apparel are donated to the Oscar Mike Foundation which assists the following Veteran affiliated organizations;
Noah Currier, OM/OMF founder, recently participated in the DAV Winter Sports Clinic, the VA Summer Sports Clinic, and competed in the PVA National Veteran Wheelchair Games. We can relate to the disabled veterans that Oscar Mike is hoping to help, because we have been in their shoes. Oscar Mike is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans and service members remain active and vigilant in order to live fulfilling lives.
Providing more comfortably engineered materials, better fitting apparel, fresh designs, and supporting good causes – Oscar Mike is on the move to becoming the most trusted name in military themed apparel. To learn more about the 100% veteran owned and operated Oscar Mike and its 100% American made apparel line, visit oscarmike.org or oscarmikefoundation.org
By: Kyle Kienitz, CO Marketing / Sales - Oscar Mike
Q & A:
Q: What is OM?
A: “On the move” is communicated as “Oscar Mike” in radio jargon used on the front lines in combat, but to us it means even more. Like the translation from radio jargon we are using it to motivate injured veterans by keeping them on the move. We do this with both the Oscar Mike Foundation and the Oscar Mike apparel company.
Q: What does the foundation do?
A: The foundation raises money to assist injured veterans that need or want to remain active by supplementing great organizations like the PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) and the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). There are great organizations and events that exist, but the current marketing and fundraising cannot afford all of these opportunities to the large number of injured veterans that could and should be catered to. We believe it is integral for our severely injured veterans to remain active by participating in adaptive sports, education, and other things to progress their minds and bodies. 100% of the funds raised by the foundation go directly to this cause.
Q: How does the apparel company support your mission?
A: The Oscar Mike apparel company we like to say is “apparel with a mission.” We started this company as a means to offer gainful employment for injured veterans and a way to market the foundation in a unique fashion that resonates with all generations of veterans. Another reason we found it necessary was that we were trying to find cool military apparel that was made here in the United States but couldn’t. The existing market for military apparel, from what our research shows, is all made overseas.
Q: Where do you guys find the drive to do this?
A: First I would say the veterans need this and it’s hard for anybody else to lead by example the way we can, being that we at OM are injured Veterans in similar positions. Secondly, I would say that a lot of people support our troops and want to know how they can give back or donate to Veteran organizations but they want to know that their contributions are making a difference. They feel good knowing that a donation to OM does make a difference!
By: Noah Currier, President / Founder - Oscar Mike
For answers to other questions or to set up an interview, contact Noah Currier President / Founder as per above.
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Veteran owned & operated, Oscar Mike is an all-American made retail organization and a charitable foundation that was started to offer service members, veterans, and their supporters a high-quality clothing line that honors our own. Check out our designs