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Service Dogs Matter

1st Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance to the members and family members of Special Operations Forces and Police Special Operations. Take a closer look at just how 1st Foundation and iK9 make that mission possible in our first ever 1st Foundation featured story. Follow Samford University Football Coach Ben Ashford’s story of how his …

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The Kids Want a Dog for Christmas. Should You Adopt?

Adoption is a wonderful holiday gift, but make sure your home is ready In recent years, a negative stigma has cast over gifting puppies for Christmas. This is because some households are unprepared for the great responsibility that comes with being a dog owner. However, research done by the ASPCA refutes this, claiming 86-percent of …

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Driving for Something Bigger than Winning

This season, some of the hottest names in racing have used their platforms to raise awareness for 1st Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to assisting police, special operations and the families of those who serve. 1st Foundation not only provides grants for continuing education, specialized equipment and training, but also helps service dogs and retired dogs …

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1st Foundation Offers More than just Sponsorship to Driver Brandon Jones

LOUDON, N.H. (July 19, 2019) – After an engine failure halted the night early for Brandon Jones this past weekend in Kentucky, the No. 19 iK9 team of Joe Gibbs Racing looks to rebound with a strong performance this weekend as the NASCAR Xfinity Series rolls into New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Lakes Region …

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Alabama company encounters obstacles to creating jobs, renovating Fort McClellan buildings

Original article source: yellowhammernews.com A contentious legal dispute between the McClellan Development Authority (MDA) and defense contractor Xtreme Concepts has led to concerns that the MDA has allowed personal issues to distract them from their core mission to drive investment and economic growth for the local community, according to numerous Yellowhammer News sources involved in …

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Win-win: new license plate allows Alabamians to support veterans, law enforcement, and dogs.

Thanks to the 1st Foundation, Alabamians can now purchase a license plate that will help support U.S. military veterans, law enforcement, and dogs. Earlier this month, the 1st Foundation’s commitment phase for their branded Alabama specialty license plate was approved, allowing drivers in the state to commit to buying one. Thanks to the donation of an …

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Hero dogs—many of them trained in Alabama—are finally being reunited with their handlers.

1,500 Iowans crowded into a gymnasium in August of 2011 to mourn the loss of Chief Petty Officer Jon Tumilson, a Navy SEAL hero who was killed in Afghanistan when a rocket-propelled grenade shot down a helicopter on which he and 29 of other servicemen were riding. After leading the funeral procession into the service, …

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