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APRIL 2019 | NEWSLETTER
Join Us for RAH5K & Family Day
Eagle OPS first annual Run with A Hero 5K followed by Military/Veteran & First Responder Family Day will be here before we know it!

You can register for RAH5K HERE!
Registration is just $30 for general participants and $25 for military/veterans & first responders.
Want to get Involved?
From Sponsorships to Difference Makers, there are plenty of ways you can help us make sure this day is a success!
Eagle OPS Represents in D.C.
Eagle OPS represents in Washington D.C., y'all! RAH!! 
Why were we there? As part of the  Tulsa Mayor’s Challenge we were invited by the VA & SAMHSA to speak on methods and modalities for ending the dark tragedy of veteran suicide in our nation. This invitation came via Qwynn Galloway-Salazar, liaison and Technical Assistance support with SAMHSA— Subtance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration—and she is absolutely awesome! Each of our founders bring a lot of passion to our mission, and we are proud to say that the private, veteran focused business owned one of our founders has developed a veteran transitional program that was announced this year by the Department of Defense as a best practice. Yes, Eagle OPS is on the move! That program is called Veteran Rally Points, and Eagle OPS now forms a critical arm to that umbrella program called Veteran Rally Points. Combined, these two interface to ensure that our mission of “Bringing Our Heroes Home, One Operation at a Time” is successful and reducing veteran suicide. What’s to come? Eagle OPS will be mobilizing Eagle OPS Crisis Response Teams to combat veteran suicide as part of our mission. Stay tuned if you want to learn more, and reach out to us if you’re a veteran who would like to join one our Eagle OPS Crisis Response Teams.  
EAGLE OPS SPOTLIGHT
Tulsa Cornhole
Tulsa Cornhole has been organizing professional cornhole tournaments in the Tulsa area since 2017. Their weekly blind-draw tournaments are located outdoors at FlyingTee during the warm months and indoors at the Tulsa VFW Post 577 in the winter months. These have been a great Rally Point for our Reach One More Operation. We are grateful for the collaboration.

We are proud to introduce Tulsa Cornole owner & Eagle OPS Difference Maker, Jason Strickland.
Jason Strickland - Owner, Tulsa Cornhole & Air Force Veteran
Jason Stickland (pictured left) served honorably from 2002 to 2012 in the United States Air Force. Having played cornhole since 2010, Jason decided to kick off Tulsa Cornhole to bring more tournaments to the Tulsa area. In 2017, Jason hosted his first tournament at Fuel 66 and has been hosting one a week ever since.

"We have been privileged to help fund raise for awesome charities and foundations like the American Heart Association, Soldier's Wish and the Tulsa VFW to name a few. We are thrilled to be able to add the Eagle OPS Foundation to the list this weekend." - Jason Strickland
Eagle OPS Cornhole Open
A chance to win $1000!
Grab your battle buddy and register today!
In collaboration with FlyingTee, Tulsa Cornhole will be hosting a fundraiser tournament for Eagle OPS Foundation! Even if you don't intend to play, please come out and have lunch! FlyingTEE will donate 10% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales to Eagle OPS Foundation during this event!

We hope you'll come out and support! Together, we are bringing our heroes home!

For up to date information, please see the Facebook Event.

When: Saturday, April 6th
Time: 11:00am Check-in / 12pm Bags Fly
Where: FlyingTee, Riverwalk, Jenks
MISSION CRITICAL PARTNERS
Teamwork makes the dream work! We've been blessed with the partnership we have established with FlyingTee as they are true difference makers in the mission to bring our heroes home, one operation at a time!

On the first & third Monday of every month FlyingTee and our coordinator, Zachary Walker, makes sure we have several bays available for veterans, veteran families & patriots during our Golf Nights. In addition, they allow us to post up our Rally Point Flag out front for visibility. It may not seem like much, but these consistent missions are critical to our Reach One More Operation.

Furthermore, FlyingTee has extended their CommuniTEE Partnership with Eagle OPS for the month of April! Watch your inbox because we'll soon be distributing a coupon that can be used from the 8th to the last day of April that will generate a $3 donation to Eagle OPS every time that it is used!

We look forward to continued partnership with FlyingTee and ALWAYS appreciate them being difference makers for our service members and first responders!
CURRENT OPERATIONS
Golf Nights
Operation:
Reach One More
When:
1st & 3rd Monday of each month.
April Dates:
1st & 15th
Rally Point:
Flying Tee, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

**See our Facebook Events for up to date information.
Freedom Shoots
Operation:
Reach One More
When:
3rd Saturday of each month
April Date:
20th
Rally Point:
US Shooting Academy (Tulsa) 10:00am

**See our Facebook Events for up to date information.
Blind Draw Cornhole League *Hosted by Tulsa Cornhole
Operation:
Reach One More
When:
Every Tuesday Night
April Dates:
2nd, 19th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Rally Point:
FlyingTee - Riverwalk, Jenks 6:30pm

**See our Facebook Events for up to date information.
Come on out!  The fire is warm!  #ReachOneMore #RallyPoint
Firepit Nights
Operation:
Reach One More
When:
Bi-Weekly & alternating Friday & Saturday nights.
April Dates:
13th & 26th
Rally Point:
TBD, 7pm-11pm
 
**See our Facebook Events for up to date information.
MISSION ADDITION!
FREEDOM BALLS TEAM CHALLENGE!
That's right! We said FREEDOM BALLS! Just because our mission is serious, doesn't mean we can't have some fun accomplishing it!

We are adding a fun addition to our 3rd Monday Golf Night at FlyingTEE! Teams of 3-5 will compete for prizes while playing 9 holes of golf.

We encourage friendly service branch vs. service branch, first responder vs. first responder, VSO vs. VSO or even Patriot vs. Patriot competition to see who has the best, longest or most accurate Freedom BALLS!

Not great at golf? Don't let that discourage you. It's all about connecting and building relationships and as long as we are doing that, we are continuing the mission!
SPONSORS NEEDED!

We are currently looking for sponsors to donate coupons, game tickets, gift cards, gift baskets, ect. for these events. If you would like to be a difference maker please contact:

Zachary Walker:
918.758.8240
or
Johnathon Shepherd:
918.527.2828
FREEDOM SHIRTS!
Our Freedom Shoots are awesome! Coffee, donuts, veterans and RISE AR15s! As if that weren't awesome enough, we are bringing up the level with our new Freedom Shoots shirt design, courtesy of Bethany Kirby Graphic Design. We'll have these for sale at our events for just $25!

RALLY POINT RECAP
Eagle OPS Firepit Nights
Eagle OPS was on the move in March! Although we had a lot of options to choose from for our Rally Point Recap, we decided Firepit Nights at The Gathering Place was definitely the highlight.

The final Saturday of March we were given an opportunity to hold our bi-weekly Firepit Night around the fire below the William's Lodge at the Gathering Place.

As always, our Firepit Night activities consist of some kind of food, our Reach One More A.O.C. (Ask, Oath & Challenge), laughter and good conversation. We met some new brothers & patriots and just had a great evening building relationships.

In addition, we were treated to a brief tour of the amazing Gathering Place by a member of community relations.

Generally, our Firepit Nights are hosted at various locations through-out Tulsa and surrounding areas. We depend on our Difference Makers to offer to host Firepit Nights. Our purpose in doing so, is because we feel like it should be a community effort to bring our heroes home. We can even provide our mobile firepit if one is not available!

If you are interested in hosting Firepit Night, reach out to us and we can secure a date!
FIVE DOLLARS
That's the cost of a good cup of coffee! Would you be willing #GiveACup to support the mission of Eagle OPS?

Join Operation: #GiveACup
Click the donate button and choose the "Monthly" donation tab. Sign up to give a minimum of $5.00 each month to the Eagle OPS Foundation.

If you #GiveACup for twelve consecutive months, we will send you an Eagle OPS Difference Maker shirt for supporting the mission to Bring Our Heroes Home, One Operation At A Time.
What are the Eagle OPS Operations?
Outreach
Collaboration and support of the many veteran service organizations to ensure opportunities to connect veterans with the relationships and resources available to them.
Reach One More
Community operations where veterans, veteran families and patriots form meaningful bonds with each other through social events and activities. These connections build meaningful relationships that combat loneliness and isolation.
Difference Makers
Recognizing the deep, military cultural mindset of "Service" that our veterans hold dear, we actively encourage community partners to provide opportunities for veterans, veteran families and patriots to be difference makers by connecting with each other and their communities through acts of service and volunteerism.
Grants & Scholarships
This program is still in development. More information coming soon.