FEATURED /// May 02, 2022
Non-Profits Make Warrior Mission Stronger
When ADS first came up with the concept for Warrior Expo more than a decade ago, the goal was to create an idea exchange that brought suppliers and end users together in the spirit of collaboration, problem solving and solution building.
Luckily, we didn‘t stop there.
Then and now, Warrior makes it a point to give some of our dedicated non-profit partners room to showcase all the good they’re doing in our nation’s military, veterans and law enforcement communities.
At Warrior Expo West, six non-profit organizations joined hundreds of suppliers on the San Diego Convention Center exhibit floor to showcase their amazing work and impact.
"Having these non-profit organizations here makes the Warrior Expo experience so much richer. They do so much to serve our military, law enforcement and first responder communities every day, and they do it quietly and without a lot of fanfare. Warrior puts a spotlight on their efforts, and gives them a chance to make important new connections that hopefully will lead to more support for their missions and more solutions for our nation’s heroes."
- Jason Wallace, ADS CEO
Non-profits exhibiting on the San Diego Convention Center floor included:
Navy SEAL Foundation
The Navy SEAL Foundation provides critical support for the warriors, veterans, and families of Naval Special Warfare.
Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises.
Blue Star Families
Empowering military families to thrive as they served by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support.
Boulder Crest Foundation
Using the science of Posttraumatic Growth to guide veterans, first responders and their families through a proven process of transformation.
Miltiary Child Education Coalition
Supporting all military-connected children by helping resolve the educational challenges associated with the military lifestyle.
Team Red, White & Blue is the the nation’s leading health and wellness community for veterans, with real-life and virtual opportunities focused on building a healthier lifestyle.
All across the exhibit floor, these proud non-profits were flanked by dozens of ADS suppliers and partners giving guests and end users a crash course in training and equipment for the modern warfighter. Hundreds of attendees had the chance to see, touch and learn about the latest technology and explore the latest solutions from the world’s best manufacturers.
"Warrior Expo is still a one-of-a-kind event that is built on a commitment to connect end users and procurement officials with suppliers so they can collaborate, bridge acquisition gaps and move their needs forward. There’s nothing else that compares, and we can’t wait to do it all again at Warrior Expo East this summer in Virginia Beach."
- Jason Wallace, ADS CEO
Warrior Expo East is set for June 22 and 23 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Warrior Expo is free to attend for active duty military, federal/state/local government agencies, law enforcement and first responders.