HAVA/ACADEMI Family Range Day Features Attack Dog Demo

Moyock, NC June 24, 2019 Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and ACADEMI Corp announce the very successful completion of their 8th Annual HAVA/ACADEMI Family Day at the ACADEMI 4,000-acre training facility in Moyock, NC (formerly Blackwater). Threatened by thunder storms that never arrived, nearly 300 disabled veterans, family members, kids and volunteers participated in this all-day event which featured 8 shooting stages on the range, 2 meals, gift bags, kids events and a police attack-dog demonstration. After dinner, each attending child won a raffle prize and the event was capped with a free raffle for disabled veterans, where many won very substantial prizes including 14 guns from contributing sponsor companies including Sig Sauer, Glock, Ruger, FN and SCCY.

“HAVA and ACADEMI have been partners in this event for 8 years,” said HAVA Chairman Tom Taylor. “and our combined efforts have served those deserving veterans and their families well. We salute the 22 HAVA sustaining sponsors listed below and the dozens of others who continue to support our goal of convincing disabled veterans that the best of life is still ahead.”

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 Spo prts Foundation (NSSF), SIG SAUER, Academi, Arnold Defense, Crimson Trace, E3 Training, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), Operation Hat Trick, Ruger, Savage, Surefire, Taurus, Vista Outdoor/Federal, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies.  To learn more about HAVA, go to: www.honoredveterans.org.


ACADEMI, a Constellis company and leading provider of elite training services, owns and operates the largest private training center in the United States. Located in Moyock, NC, the 4000-acre state-of-the-art training facility hosts more than 20,000 students each year. Able to train 1500 students at a time, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, ACADEMI delivers high volume, concurrent training and educational capabilities for government and commercial customers. Offering over 500 different curriculums, ACADEMI instructors come from a wide range of military backgrounds including U.S Army Special Forces, U.S. Navy Seals, U.S. Army Rangers, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and SWAT teams. ACADEMI also offers satellite training facilities in San Diego, CA; Salem, CT’ and at customer sites. Learn more atwww.academi.com