Winchester, Ky. (November 2018) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols and edged weapons, continues to demonstrate its commitment to Veterans by donating a special edition DoubleStar Midnight Dragon™ rifle to the USA Cares Raffle. The rifle will be raffled off with all proceeds benefiting USA Cares. Tickets for the raffle cost $20 each (only 1,000 tickets are available). Visit the following link for details and tickets: https://www.tfaforms.com/4698170. “USA Cares is a great organization that helps Veterans in need, along with their families. We are proud to team up with them again this year as they raffle off a custom, laser engraved, DoubleStar Midnight Dragon rifle,” Nick Collier, director of special operations, remarked. The Midnight Dragon rifle is meticulously built for long-range precision with a 24” spiral fluted, nitride-coated stainless barrel that delivers sub-MOA accuracy. A superb shooter interface is provided by enhanced accessories, like a knurled free float aluminum handguard, ERGO tactical grip, Cedar Enterprises two-stage trigger, tactical latch and fixed ARFX™ skeleton stock by ACE. What makes this firearm exclusive is the engraved USA Cares logo upon the rifle. Watch the video for more information: https://www.facebook.com/DoubleStarCorpUSA/videos/327214438059235/. USA Cares is committed to its mission to provide financial and advocacy assistance to post-9/11 active usacares-logo.pngduty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. USA Cares was launched through a grassroots partnership between WAVE-3 TV in Louisville, Kentucky, the Mid-South Division of Kroger Food Stores and the Association of the United States Army Fort Knox Chapter. The organization was dubbed Kentuckiana Cares, with a goal to raise funds to help military families in financial crisis through the sale of “Support Our Troops” yard signs. In October 2003, in response to the increasing number of requests for assistance, Kentuckiana Cares evolved into what is now USA Cares, a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that has assisted thousands of veterans and military families facing hardships related to service. In recognition of the adoption of the Second Amendment in December 1791, the drawing for the DoubleStar Midnight Dragon rifle will take place on Dec. 12, 2018 at USA Cares Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky at 10 a.m. EST. Entrants must be 18 years old to enter. Some restrictions apply. For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

Widely considered to be the leading authority in tactical operations information, The Tactical Edge reaches more than 50,000 law enforcement officers from more than 8,000 agencies and divisions in both digital and print throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. The Tactical Edgehas been integral from NTOA’s beginning and continues to be a major benefit and prime communicator to the NTOA membership.

Members-only features include “Planning a Multi-Agency Training Exercise” by Bruce Liebe and “Active Shooter Incident Command and Control” by Joe Witty. Also featured is “Combined Arms: Using Multiple Less-Lethal Weapons Systems During Use-of-Force Encounters” by Travis Norton. The entire issue is available online to law enforcement officers whobecome members of the NTOA.

The NTOA has also made several articles available online to nonmembers, including “2018 Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Tradeshow Milwaukee, WI.” This article highlights the 35th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, which concluded in Sept. and saw more than 1,100 attendees from 43 states and 425 agencies. “Lessons in Leadership: Preparing to Pass the Torch – the Critical Need for Succession Planning” by Phil Hansen, discusses how as a leader there is no greater legacy and tribute to your service than to put a positive imprint on younger, upcoming personnel who are the future of your organization and how the failure to prepare potential successors for key leadership roles will likely result in loss of organizational momentum, stagnation, and at times, a significant regression. Another article available online to nonmembers is John Montenegro’s “Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SEB Celebrates 60 Years,” where he discusses the history of SEB, its five details and how they integrate in times of crisis. Other items of interest include the Executive Director’smessage and a profile of NTOA Command College student Lt. Anthony Kies of the Muscatine (IA) Police Department.

The Tactical Edge has been providing the law enforcement community with cutting edge, lifesaving information from leading experts for more than 35 years and is the winner of multiple awards, including the 2006 American In-House Design Award from Graphic Design USA and the 2013 APEX Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts. It has been on the forefront of law enforcement publications, featuring lifesaving information from a legion of seasoned experts. Articles focus on current tactical and patrol topics, as well as a section on crisis negotiation. It is published quarterly in February, May, August and November.

The Tactical Edge is always seeking new content. If you have an area of expertise or would like to write about an incident, training technique, crisis negotiation or another topic, please contacteditor@ntoa.org. Don’t be intimidated – The Tactical Edge editing team can help new writers through the article writing process. For submission guidelines, visitntoa.org/tacticaledge/.

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