It has been a while since I’ve written a letter to the community-at-large, but with the world around us being so highly impacted socially, economically, and physically, I wanted to share some updates about what we’re doing to support in the small ways we can at SOFREP.
Our company is distributed around the world. From our writers to our web development team to our customer service team, to our marketing team, and others – we’re all in a very fortunate position to be able to work from home, wherever that may be. This ensures that we are able to continue providing you with the content, products, and services that you are accustomed to. As a result, we are in a position to help in several ways.
First, we’d like to offer support for brands and retailers across various industries that have a greater potential for impact by the havoc that COVID-19 is bringing upon the economy. For many, supply chain issues are bogging down their ability to provide products. For others, state-mandated closures of non-essential businesses are preventing them from fulfilling orders from their warehouses – even if they have the products in stock. If you own a business of any size and would like to promote your ability to deliver essential items in spite of the current market conditions, please reach out to [email protected] and describe your situation so that we can explore ways to promote your business via a weekly collective report.
We are also offering our own 15% discount for all orders at our online store with code “STAYSAFE.” We have a large selection of survival and health products and we are working many distributors within the U.S., so your support goes far beyond our company.
From an editorial perspective, we will continue to report daily on the latest COVID-19 news and updates while mixing in our core topics of special operations and general military news, war stories, selection tips, and gear reviews.
Next month is looking to be most interesting content-wise. In an exclusive article, our Managing Editor Stavros Atlamazoglou explores the perilous state of the Special Forces Combat Diver capability. Moreover, he sits down with Don “Headshot” Bradley, a retired Special Forces and CIA paramilitary operator, and discusses his unbelievable story. Fan-favorite Geo pens a hair-raising account of the first mission in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks. Jonathan Weiss, a former Navy SWCC and Special Operations Medic, investigates a story that will shake the Special Operations medical community. Furthermore, Steve Balestrieri, a retired Special Forces warrant officer, answers your questions in a series of live Q&As on SOFREP’s social media accounts. Please keep an eye out for scheduling announcements on our social media platforms.
We have also compiled a collection of COVID-19 related articles and third-party resources that we encourage you to refer to on a daily basis. Our podcasts will continue as usual. SOFREP Radio episodes will be available every Friday morning, and new episodes of Fired Up! With Rad will be available every Wednesday morning.
To those who are not members yet, we are offering extended free trials of our SOFREP Team Room membership for those who may be on the fence due to financial hardship as it relates to spending the money on a membership fee. This will provide free access to our community forums and chat along with our streaming platform where you can enjoy popular series like Inside the Team Room, Training Cell, Big Mountain Heroes, a series of interviews with the founder of SEAL Team 6, and more. Please visit our signup page for details.
In closing, we may not be able to solve any big picture issues with respect to COVID-19 and the socioeconomic fallout, but within our community, we can assure you that we’re still here and will continue to be a reliable resource in these uncertain times. If you or someone you know has a cause or a specific need that we can assist with, please don’t hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to promote and support.
Please stay safe and remain civil out there.
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