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August 31st, 2015 by AmSJ Staff


[su_heading size=”35″ margin=”0″]Adventures For Heroes Fundraiser[/su_heading]

By the Veterans Sportsman Alliance


[su_dropcap style=”light” size=”4″]P[/su_dropcap]lease join our VSA Family at the beautiful Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards located in Saratoga, Calif. for a day of food, drink, live music with Ric Hines & The Ones, Raffle Prizes and silent auctions.

Special features from four executive chefs donating their services so you can bid for your own private dinners (up to 12 people). All proceeds from this event will get our Heroes out of the house and hospital, and back into the therapeutic surroundings of nature and outdoor adventures. We hope to see you there!


When: September 12, 2015 3pm-6pm


Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards

23600 Congress Springs Road, Saratoga, CA 95070

Price: is $20 per person, appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages Included

Tasting Booth by True Olive Connection, Santa Cruz

“Benefiting The Most Worthy Among Us”
Adventures for Heroes Fundraiser

* Space is Limited R.S.V.P. by September 7, 2015 at Reservations@SavannahChanelle.com

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to help, please visit our website for donations and be sure to follow us on Facebook

Veterans Sportsman Alliance
A Registered 501(c)(3) Corporation
(408) 499-4139

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June 12th, 2015 by AmSJ Staff

Story by Troy Rodakowski • Photographs courtesy of VSA

NEWS Veteran Alliance Troy Rodakowski

Jose Martinez was successful on a recent Veterans Sportsman Alliance-sponsored ram hunt.

“Benefitting the most worthy among us” is the motto of the Veterans Sportsman Alliance, a small nonprofit organization which is a 100-percent volunteer program and operates primarily on donations and sponsorships. Their mission? Get injured and disabled veterans out of their houses and hospitals and into the therapeutic surroundings of  the outdoors. VSA was founded by a family in California, and has recently launched a chapter in Portland, Ore., with plans to expand into Idaho and Arizona in the near future.  “We are a little different than other similar organizations because we not only believe in creating memorable adventures, but we also focus on creating a support network for our veterans by making them a part of our VSA family,” explains Jacqueline Ess, vice president of the Oregon VSA chapter.


Jose’s 135-mile escort was from the Cal / AZ State Line to the Ranch.

In May, they organized a fishing derby for 18 veterans, had a blood drive, held a raffle and put on a concert, all to help raise money for their cause. Many veterans find immense value through the therapy associated with spending time with other veterans on the water and in the field. It’s invaluable to their recovery and growth.

VSA also recently facilitated two separate hunting trips this spring: a ram hunt for Jose Martinez, who is a triple amputee from combat in Afghanistan; and a hog hunt for a father and son who are both still active in the military.  “The VSA has several more hunts, fishing trips and other events planned for the year, and we look forward to making a difference in the lives of the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us,” says Ess.
For more information on VSA, visit VeteransSportsmanAlliance.org. ASJ

VSA Salute

San Jose Fire Station 9 Union street bridge over hwy 85 for MSG (Ret) John Steinbaugh’s escort and from airport to our hunting ground. Different departments were on six different overpasses put on by San Jose Police and the Patriot Guard Riders. About a 50-mile escort in total.

VSA Alliance


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May 12th, 2015 by AmSJ Staff

History Channel Square

The History Channel and the producers of “Top Shot” are looking for military, police, sheriff, SWAT and other agency marksmen and snipers with compelling stories of shots that they’ve taken while in service.

Maybe you’re a current or former military sniper or precision marksman who succeeded in an extraordinary long or short-range engagement. Maybe you’re a serviceman, federal agent or cop who landed an incredibly accurate shot that saved your life or the lives of others.

If you have a memorable tale of marksmanship that served your community or country, then the History Channel wants to know your story.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a precision or sniper-related challenge to WIN A PRIZE!


Send an email to Casting@pilgrimstudios.com with:

* Your name

* Your city/state

* Your phone number

* A recent photo of yourself

* And a brief explanation of why you are right for this show

All former/current law-enforcement and military personnel are encouraged to apply. This is your opportunity to share your story with the rest of America!



  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of the United States.
  • Candidates must be in reasonably good physical condition and proficient in precision and long-range marksmanship.
  • All potential participants will be required to enter into written agreements with Producer, provide verification of their actions and undergo a customary television background check.
  • All potential participants must be available to travel to Los Angeles (at the Producer’s expense) for in-person, on-camera casting interviews during the week of June 28, 2015. Final dates TBD.

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