Event Organization


K38 in association with Trident Outdoor Adventure presents the Never Quit Challenge! Active duty personnel will be operating Jetskisin an arduous 1,600 mile crucible jouney to bring awareness to vital programs that support recovery, education and welfare for our nations veterans.

Proceeds raised will directly benefit these participating charities helping our wounded veterans, assitional veteran charities, families and outreach programs.

-Boot Campaign

-Phoenix Patriot Foundation

-The Station Foundation

-Our Virginia Beach, VA fundraiser stop will be hosted by the Connected Warrior Foundation


K38 has been promoting events since 1989 in both the Personal Watercraft Industry, educational outreach and athletic events. K38's founder Shawn Alladio has been privilged to work within the personal watercraft industry for 3 decades as a subject matter expert, an international leader in water safety, instructor and program director ranging from competitions, symposiums, conferences, team training, and event management. She has enjoyed producing programs for the American Watercraft Association (AWA), International Surfing Association (ISA), Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA), the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA), California Department of Boating and Waterways, and a variety of related venues.

She has assisted Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA, Yamaha Motors Corporation USA and Bombardier Recreational Products in event safety, education and event management.  K38 is the Event Organizer for the Never Quit Challenge. 


Trident Outdoor Adventure is operated by Darrin Isham. Darrin's background comes from a Naval military career Trident Outdoor Adventure, LLC is a multi-service entertainment company. Specializing in small to medium size events that include team building, event planning, consulting, live entertainment, and audio/visual production.


fueling stations


Tracking Page Banner

   SPOT GPS button Real Time Feed buttonGLYMPSE GPS button


NCQ Teams are tracked by a locator beam carried on their person while riding their JET SKI®, allowing you to 
follow your riders as they run up the eastern seaboard.  

Additional link: Delorme Tracking Device #2 & #3 


Track the stops of the Never Quit Challenge Operators: 

 Google Maps Link For Viewing

Transit: Key West, Florida to New York, New York U.S.A.

Mileage: 1,600 

Timeline: 6 days
, 266 miles per day or less

Staging in Key West, Florida September 5th, 2013

Departure: September 6th, 2013

Completion: September 11, 2013

TRIBUTE: In honor of those who go the distance.

The operators of this 1600 mile adventure will be seeking public sector financial donations on their behalf while going the distance.

Teams will solicit charitable contributions on behalf of their select non-profit charity.

 DeLorem inReach Tracking Pages And NQC Teams

1. K38 DEALER 54



 SPOT Locator Tracking Pages and NQC Teams

3.  NQC GROUND CREW-Vehicle caravan



Never Quit Challenge Stages



Track the stops of the Never Quit Challenge Operators: 

Google Maps Link For Viewing


• September 5th- ORIENTATION in Key West Florida-Kick off Party at the Hog's Breath Saloon 7-10:00 PM

• September 6th-Depart from Key West Florida to Miami. Arrive at Rickenbacker Marina in Key Biscayne Fl. at 6:00PM for fundraising/celebration

  Fuel Stop at the UDT Navy SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida - Media outreach stop

September 7th- Jacksonville, Florida

September 8th – Charleston, South Carolina

• September 9th - Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (fuel stop)

September 9th - Virginia Beach, Virginia (Evening Fundraising Party hosted by Connected Warrior Foundation at Smoked Out 7-10:00PM)

September 10th - Atlantic City @ the Borgata Hotel and Casino, New Jersey  7:00-9:00PM

  Fuel Stop at Beach Haven, NJ - Media Outreach @ 9:00am, hope to see you there at the boat ramp!  Thank you BHFD!

September 11th New York City, NY arriving at North Cove Marina in Battery Park City at 2:00PM, - 4:00 PM


never quit challenge stages


Here is a float plan that shows the vessel arrival destinations for emergency use

Never Quit Challenge Float Plan Registry

Stage One:  Never Quit Challenge Key West, Florida

September 5th, 2013

7:00 - 10:00 PM




 “Hog’s Breath is better than no breath at all!”


The World Famous Hog’s Breath Saloon in beautiful Key West, Florida is the kickoff location for the Never Quit Challenge on September 5th, 2013. This is where all the #NQC teams will gather with Trident Outdoor Adventure and a fun party will commence with staff, patrons and supporters. We will have a lot of military personnel coming to pay their respects as well as emergency responders. What better location in Key West than to kick it up at the Hog's Breath Salon!


The Hog’s Breath Saloon has been a popular “Key West Watering Hole” with locals and visitors for nearly 25 years. Have a cold drink or dine in an outdoor tropical setting or choose the comfort of our air conditioned inside dining and bar area.


The Hog’s Breath features daily live entertainment with the very best in local and national bands. Watch what’s happening live at the Hog’s Breath Saloon on one of our 3 web cams. A trip to the Hog’s Breath would not be complete without a world famous t-shirt available in our mercantile store.


If you can’t get here in person all of the Hog’s Breath merchandise is available at our online store. Conveniently located at the corner of Front and Duval Streets in the heart of Old Town Key West there is always something special going on at the Hog’s Breath. Be sure to make us your first and last stop while visiting Key West and remember….HOG’S BREATH IS BETTER THAN NO  BREATH AT ALL! 


HISTORY:  The fishing and diving is good in Key West, but the night life fit right into the program. Since then it’s become the most popular locals bar on Duval Street. It is also a big hit with tourists looking to blend in with a Key West flair. The raw bar features local seafood, and the grill takes care of everyone else’s taste. No one leaves town without a Hog’s Breath T-shirt!



Stage Two:  Never Quit Challenge Miami, Florida

September 6th, 2013




Not just a Beach Bar, but a Great Restaurant. Great Food, Great Service, and affordable prices. Plus, the Best place for private parties either on our patio, in our private room or our dining room.

Whiskey Joe's Miami website

Whether you want to inquire about reservations, plan your perfect event, need some information not found on our homepage, or just want to leave feedback, contact us here at Whiskey Joe’s Restaurant.

Whiskey Joe’s Restaurant

3301 Rickenbacker Causeway at the Rickenbacker Marina, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

Phone for inquiries:  (305) 423-6590





Rickenbacker Marina, Inc. is a Family operated, full service marina that has been offering its customers friendly and professional dockage, dry storage, fuel, and maintenance services since 1983.


Rickenbacker Marine Website

Rickenbacker Marina Facebook Page


  • Office Hours
  • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / 7 days a week.
  • Dry Storage Hours
  • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / 7 days a week.
  • Summer Months (June - October) :
    7:00 am - 8:00 pm / Saturday & Sunday

  • The marina office is open every day except (Thanksgiving Day, December 24th after 12:00pm, Christmas Day, December 31st after 12:00pm, and New Year's Day).
      • Rickenbacker Marina 
        Office: 305.361.1900
      • 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway 
        Key Biscayne, FL 33149
      • Services

        Rickenbacker Marina offers both 110V-30 Amp and 220V-50 Amp electric hook-ups and all its slips are serviced by Bell South's telephone connections.

        • 24 hr dockside assistance
        • Showers and laundry rooms

        Water, Electricity, Phone hook-ups, Dock Attendants, Showers, Laundry Facilities for Our Live-Aboards

        Fine Restaurants within walking distance

        Rusty Pelican
        3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
        Key Biscayne, Florida • Tel: (305) 361-3818


        • Rickenbacker Marina offers 24 hour security as well as over 70 digital surveillance cameras recording at times.
        • 24 hour dockhand assitance is also available.

        Fuel Dock

        • Fuel dock facilities are located mouth of our main channel.
        • Pump-Out Service
        • Live bait for sale at the Fuel dock

        Certified & Insured Mechanics Professional Service

        • Fiberglass Experts
        • Maintenance For Your Boat
        • Cleaning
        • Flushing
        • Full Detail

        Boat Charters for Fishing or Cruising

        Freedom Boat Club - Ph: 1-866-390-2628
        Visit website •  

        Tropicalboat Charters, Inc - Ph: 786-218-3030 
        Tropical Boat •  Caribbean Yacht Charters

        Marine Retail and Convenient Store that offers:

        Sodas • Sandwiches • Beer • Ice • Ice-Cream • Bait & Tackle

        Parts delivered in 24 hrs.

Stage Three: Never Quit Challenge, Jacksonville, Florida

September 7th, 2013

Stage Four: Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 9th, 2013



Connected Warrior Foundation NQC Information Page


Connected Warrior is Proud to Announce the Fundraising Location for the NQC Virginia Beach Stop!

Introducing SMOKED OUT



The Never Quit Challenge's anchor fundraiser spot is scheduled for Virginia Beach, VA. Home of warfighters, teams and the East Coast Advantage for warrior ethos, we are going to PARTY LIKE A PIRATE! Smoked Out, Fine Meats and Spirits is our host location. We are proud to be affiliated with this amazing local establishment. We will be having live entertainment and charity auctions to benefit our NQC Charities.Connected Warrior Foundation is our anchor charity hosting this NQC fundraiser, we are really looking forward to 'Party Like A Pirate'.


You have to bring your best Pirate interpretation as we celebrate our 1,600 mile Jet Ski adventure.


Smoked Out is located at 1375 Oceana Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454


We hope to have you join us on September 9th, 2013 at 6:30pm

Check out SMOKED OUT on YELP!

Smoked Out fine meats and spirits is a local owned and operated company. Serving high quality grass fed meats and fresh local produce. Specializing in smoked BBQ and chicken. We serve over 5 flavors of smoked BBQ as well as delicious fresh cut steaks. We also have a vegan friendly menu to dine with as well. Looking to come in for happy hour specials this is the place to be with a hefty size lunch specials running daily. 


Heading out for a night on the town this is guaranteed to by a 1 stop spot! the staff is amazing the vibes are whats expected of to have a good time. We also have a huge outdoor patio with dinning fire pits and a patio bar! Big stage with sound system perfect for live bands and DJs.


Please visit their facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smoked-Out-fine-meats-and-spirits/392148634192640?fref=ts

A tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, the Connected Warrior Foundation (CWF) was founded in Maryland in 2012. The charter of the Foundation is to fund programs and support activities that successfully empower wounded veterans, improving their quality of life by keeping them connected to their families, friends, community and the world.


It is the CWF’s intention to continue to support wounded vets by raising awareness and support through such means as technology (existing as well as innovative), events, blogs, resources and community outreach. With the generous contributions of individual donors and in partnership with Google, Inc. and Amazon.com, CWF delivers Android devices such as Kindle Fire and Nexus tablet computer reading and web devices to wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center in TX and Freedom Station in San Diego, CA. The aim of the Foundation is connection—both human and technological—and the provision of much-needed support and resources.


Connected Warrior Foundation serves veterans—whether newly-injured or on the path to recovery over an extended period of time—who have suffered severe physical and/or emotional ‘invisible’ wounds (PTSD) received during the course of combat in Iraq or Afghanistan post 9/11 on behalf of the United States of America.




Operation Google Gadgets


We are partnering with Google, Inc. to ensure that every single physically wounded combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11 receives a Google Nexus tablet device for their use.  


Operation Feeks’ Fires & 7s


Established in honor of Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 16, 2012, these programs provides Kindle Fires and Nexus 7 tablet computer reading and web devices to combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11 with invisible wounds (PTSD).


Connected Warrior/CRAB Sailing Team:


In partnership with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, Inc. (CRAB) through CRAB’s new Wounded Warrior Sailing Squadron initiative, CWF is forming a sailing team of wounded veterans that will compete in several regattas and clinics in 2013. The CWF Sailing Team program engages our warriors to embrace the Corinthian spirit and build their confidence through sailing. Team members, all of whom have served honorably in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq post 9/11, suffer from a wide range of injuries, both physical and emotional. The intention of the program encourages vets to overcome any sense of limitation from their injuries and incites them to regain the sense of camaraderie they experienced during their military service. Sailing is a therapeutic outlet that connects participants with nature and allows them to harness its power to achieve a cohesive goal.


Stage Five: Atlantic City (Beach Haven), New Jersey

September 10th, 2013 7:30pm


  • The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is a luxury hotel, casino, and spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. Wikipedia
    Address: 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Opened: July 2, 2003
    Height: 431' (131 m)
    Phone: (866) 692-6742
    Architectural styles: Italian Gothic architectureModernism

    Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City offers an unparalleled travel experience on the East Coast. The 2,000 room stylish casino-hotel, located at Renaissance Pointe, presents a destination designed to rival those once found only in cities such as New York City and Las Vegas.

    After igniting Atlantic City’s revival with its 2003 opening as the first new hotel property in 13 years, Borgata has experienced overwhelming popularity and near-capacity occupancy since its debut.

    Casino Hotel
    Designed in classic Italian style, the casino hotel’s 2,000 guest rooms and suites include six tiers of chic accommodation — 1,600 Classic Rooms (460 square feet); 313 Fiore Suites (700 square feet); 8 Studio Suites (900 square feet); 39 Opus Suites (1,000 square feet); 40 Piatto Suites (1,500 square feet); and two Residences (5,000 square feet). Stylish amenities, including floor-to-ceiling windows; 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and Egyptian cotton bath sheets; ultra-comfortable custom-made Sealy Plush mattresses; large bathrooms with granite countertops and marble walls and floors; oversized glass-enclosed showers with therapeutic showerheads and body sprays; high-speed internet access, and three phones, each with dual lines, are included in each suite and room in the hotel.

    With a 161,000-square-foot casino floor incorporating 3,475 slot machines and over 250 table games, Borgata puts the high-octane excitement of casino gaming on display in all its glory. Among the available table games are poker, blackjack, roulette, Baccarat, novelty games, Racebook, Pai Gow tiles and Sic Bo. Borgata’s preeminent poker program continues to gain momentum with daily tournaments in Borgata's Poker Room, the largest in Atlantic City.

    Borgata’s destination restaurants bring a world of culinary experiences to Atlantic City including the New York–landmark Old Homestead Steakhouse. Acclaimed chefs Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Michael Schulson and Stephen Kalt join Borgata's stellar lineup of fine dining restaurants with Bobby Flay Steak, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Izakaya and Fornelletto.  Also on-site: The Metropolitan Café, Oyster Bar and Gelato Bar; Gypsy Bar; B Bar;Borgata Buffet, and Noodles of the World (N.O.W.) and Roma.

    Today's headline acts perform at Borgata's entertainment venues. The 2,400 seat Borgata Event Center has been host to the likes of Pearl Jam, Gwen Stefani, Sting, Carly Simon, Kelly Clarkson, Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz.  The Music Box, a 1,000-seat theater hosts more intimate events and is home to Borgata's nightly Comedy Club. Live bands and pulse-pounding 









    September 11th, 2013

    9:00 am


    Latitude:  39.570990
    Longitude:  -74.238086
    We truly appreciate our emergency services, this is a fantastic group of professionalss in their community paying respect to our Veterans.


Stage Six COMPLETION:  New York City, New York

North Cove Marina, 2:00PM

September 11th, 2013


Battery Park City, New York City


2:00-4:00 PM

Public Relations Checkpoints






Key West, Florida - September 5-6, 2013

  Hog's Breath Saloon on September 5th 7-10:00 PM

  Launching at 7:30 am for depature to Miami

Miami, Florida - September 6, 2013

  Rickenbacker Marina, Key Biscayne, Florida 6:00 PM Arrival

  Party celeration hosted by the Miami Police Benevelont Association until 10:PM

  Departure on Sept 7th at 7:00am from Rickenbacker Marina 

  Arrival approximately at noon at the UDT US Navy SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Fl.

Jacksonville, Florida - September 7, 2013

• Charleston, South Carolina - September 8, 2013

Virginia Beach, Virginia - September 9, 2013

  Fundraiser hosted by Connected Warrior at the Smoked Out Friendraiser 7:00-10:00 PM

Atlantic City, New Jersey - September 10, 2013

  Fundraiser/Dinner at the Borgata Hotel and Spa 7:00-9:00 PM

  9/11/13 Depart for final leg:

  Arrival at Beach Haven, NJ for a memorial tribute celebration hosted by the Beach Haven Fire Co. and surrounding EMS groupss at 9:00AM

• North Cove Marina, Battery Park City New York City - Anniversary of 9/11, September 11, 2013

  2:00 PM Arrival - Greet the Veterans until 4:00 PM please join us to welcome the Heroes to the Big Apple!

• Ground Zero Visit - Never Quit Challenge Visit on September 12th



Never Quit Challenge Facebook Page

Never Quit Challenge Youtube Channel


Note: All operators will be wearing ‘Boot Campaign’ combat boots during the ride for charity support. Please see www.BootCampaign.com They are a major contributor to the NQC


Boot Campaign

What Is A Nautical Mile?

 A unit length that is about one minute of arc latitude measured along any meridian, or about one minute of arc of longitude at the equator. By international agreement it has been set at 1,852

1 Nautical Mile:  1,852 Meters -  6,076 Feet

1 Nautical Mile = 1.15078 Mile

In English usage a sea mile is, for any latitude, the length of one minute of latitude at that latitude (1 sea mile = Earth radius x one minute in radian). It varies from about 1,855.3 metres (6,087 ft) at the equator (equatorial radius × π / 180 / 60) to about 1,849.1 metres (6,067 ft) at the poles (polar radius × π / 180 / 60), with a mean value of 1,852.3 metres (6,077 ft). The international nautical mile was chosen as the integer number of metres closest to the mean sea mile.

1,600 nmi = 2,9632 k

A Nautical Mile is a standard international measurement - used by all countries to measure surface distance over water. Conversions to U.S. distance measures are as follows:

1 Nautical Mile is equal to 1.15077 "Road" Miles

1 Nautical Mile is equal to 6,076.115 Feet

1 Nautical Mile is equal to 72913.385 Inches

1 Nautical Mile is equal to 1.958906e-13 Light - Years




Chief of Police for The City of Miami Police DepartmentMISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission, together with the communities of Miami, is to make our city a place where all people can live, work, and visit safely without fear.


The Miami Police Department will maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity. We are committed to the philosophy of community and neighborhood policing. We will build partnerships and coalitions with the business, corporate, and residential communities to identify and recommend solutions to problems with the goal of improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. We will employ time-tested police methods and promising innovative approaches to better protect our communities. We value the cultural unity and differences of our communities, recognizing that there is strength in both. Our commitment is to provide professional service to our citizens, residents, and visitors.



  • Integrity and ethical behavior at all times.
  • Respect for the rules of law and the dignity of all human beings.
  • Acceptance of full responsibility and accountability for our actions.
  • Empathy and compassion for others.
  • Direct communications that permit and encourage healthy disagreement.
  • Resolving differences in a mutually supportive and positive way.

  • Individual and team effectiveness in solving crime and crime related problems.
  • Exceptional response to community needs.
  • Equal protection and service to all, regardless of economic status.
  • Continuous commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Innovation, creativity, and reasoned risk-taking.
  • A methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Responsible and creative management of our resources.
  • Excellence and continuous improvement in all we do.




Our purpose is the restoration and return to operation of Miami Marine Stadium. It is the goal of Friends of Miami Marine Stadium to work with the City and community at large to accomplish this purpose and have it operated in the public interest. 






  • Built on Virginia Key as the first purpose-built venue for powerboat racing in the United States.
  • Dedicated as the Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium on December 23, 1963. Stadium was built at a cost of $1 million; basin was dredged for approximately $900,000. 




  • The 6,566 seat stadium was designed by architect Hilario Candela, a 28-year-old recent immigrant from Cuba at that time.
  • Considered a Modernist icon because of its cantilevered, fold-plate roof and construction of lightweight, poured-in-place concrete, popular in mid-century stadiums. 
  • At 326 feet in length (longer than a football field), it was the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world when it was built. Its eight big slanted columns are anchored in the ground. 


Boat Races and Other Sporting Events


  • The stadium hosted many world-class powerboat events including Unlimited Hydroplane, Inboard, Outboard, Performance Craft, Stock, Modified, and Grand National divisions.
  • It was the site of many nationally televised events including the Bill Muncey Invitational and the ESPN All American Challenge Series.


Concerts and Cultural Events


  • With a floating stage, the stadium would become host in later years to different events ranging from boxing matches to classical, rock and pop music concerts, even Sunday services.
  • The stadium is where Sammy Davis Jr. hugged Richard Nixon in 1972, and the site of a legendary and raucous 1985 Jimmy Buffett concert.
  • The 1967, the Elvis Presley movie "Clambake"—about an oil tycoon's heir swapping places with a poor water-skier—was filmed there.
  • Other memorable performances: Queen, The Beach Boys, Steppenwolf, Dave Brubeck. Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, Miami Philharmonic, Ray Charles and many more.


The Sleeping Beauty Years


  • In the wake of Hurricane Andrew, it was declared an unsafe building under Miami-Dade County building code and shuttered by the City of Miami on September 18, 1992.  An engineering study demonstrated it was sound and not damaged by the hurricane but it was closed to the public, nonetheless.
  • Since then, the stadium has become a haven for vandals, graffiti artists and taggers.


The Future


  • On February 20, 2008, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium (FMMS) was formed.  The effort undertaken by FMMS is the first-and only feasible plan in 20 years for restoration and operation of the property.
  • FMMS secured historic designation by Miami’s Historic Preservation and Environmental Board.
  • The stadium was also recognized as an architectural masterpiece by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was named to the National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered List in 2009.


  • In 2009, the Worlds Monuments Fund, the foremost organization worldwide devoted to the preservation of architectural and cultural sites, named the Marine Stadium to its 2010 Watch List (significant endangered sites), along with places such as Macchu Picchu, the historic center of Buenos Aires, the City of Old Jerusalem, and Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
  • On April 6, 2010, Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed a resolution to allocate $3-million to the stadium to start its historical preservation and return it as a venue for water sports and major concerts.
  • On July 22, 2010, the Miami City Commission approved the Virginia Key Master Plan, which includes the Miami Marine Stadium.
  • In January 2012, Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority (MSEA), a quasi-public organization, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Resolution, the first step in the creation of a partnership between FMMS, MSEA and the Miami City Commission to restore the Marine Stadium.  
  • In March, 2012, the Miami City Commission approved the MOU. Friends of Miami Marine Stadium must submit a business plan within six months and develop full funding within two years.


About Friends of Miami Marine Stadium (FMMS)


  • Friends of Miami Marine Stadium was created as an all-volunteer organization in February 2008 to advocate for restoration of the Marine Stadium, under the administrative umbrella of the Dade Heritage Trust. Since then, FMMS has provided over $600,000 to the cause and has never received nor requested funding from the City of Miami for its efforts.  


  • FMMS has now transitioned from a group focused on advocacy to one that is prepared to guide the restoration of the Marine Stadium.  It incorporated in December 2010 and received its (501)(c)(3) designation in August 2011. 








A Brief History of the National Trust


In the late 1940s, leaders of a fledgling American preservation movement recognized the need for a national organization to provide support and encouragement for grassroots preservation efforts. In response, a small group set to work on the establishment of a National Trust for Historic Preservation. Their efforts bore fruit when President Truman signed legislation creating the National Trust on October 26, 1949.


The founders envisioned an organization whose primary purpose would be the acquisition and administration of historic sites. True to this vision, in 1951 the Trust assumed responsibility for its first property: Woodlawn Plantation in northern Virginia. Twenty-seven other historic sites, ranging from the 18th-century Drayton Hall in South Carolina to the Glass House in Connecticut, have come become National Trust Historic Sites in the years since.


Both the National Trust and the preservation movement entered a new phase with the 1966 passage of theNational Historic Preservation Act. Among other important provisions, the Act provided federal funding support for the Trust’s work. After 30 years, this federal appropriation was terminated by mutual agreement. Today the Trust relies on private-sector contributions for support.


Outreach programs have continued to assume importance as the organization has grown. The Preservation Services Fund was created in 1969 to provide financial assistance to local preservation projects. The first field office opened in San Francisco in 1971. There are now 13 in 12 states and the District of Columbia.


Demonstration projects soon followed: the National Main Street Center, which emphasizes preservation as a tool for revitalizing traditional business districts, in 1980; Community Partners, which employs a similar approach in historic residential neighborhoods, in 1994. Other special programs were created to focus on rural preservation(1979), heritage tourism (1989) and statewide organization development (1994).


Complementing outreach, the Trust continued to emphasize education. Publication of a magazine (today calledPreservation) began in 1952. The first Preservation Honor Awards, recognizing individuals, organizations and projects that represent the best in preservation, were presented in 1971. The Trust has championed the annual nationwide celebration of Preservation Week since 1973. The yearly list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, first issued in 1988, has become a highly effective means of spotlighting treasures in trouble and rallying efforts to save them.


In 2011, the National Trust announced a dynamic new program called National Treasures, through which the organization will identify significant threatened places across the United States, and take direct action to save them. National Treasures are part of a new and focused effort to bring more Americans into the preservation movement, and demonstrate the relevance of preserving the nation’s historic places.


Today, the National Trust has a staff of 300 employees based at headquarters in Washington, D.C., in field offices nationwide, and at historic sites in 15 states. With 750,000 members and supporters, today’s National Trust has become the organization its founders envisioned: the vigorous leader of an expansive movement that is changing the face of America.






Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. Wikipedia


Area: 35.68 sq miles (92.42 km²)
Weather: 79°F (26°C), Wind NE at 0 mph (0 km/h), 86% Humidity
Local time: Saturday 3:48 AM
Population: 408,750 (2011)

Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.In 2010, Miami was classified as an Alpha- World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities.In 2008,Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America",is the second-largest U.S. city (after El Paso, Texas) with a Spanish-speaking majority, and the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.


Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. The Civic Center is a major center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers, and biotechnology industries. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World," has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines





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Consulting Services

OGI consultants provide regional and theater focused advice to national security decision makers based on thirty-four years of international maritime, aviation and border anti-smuggling, counter-terrorism and security operations.

OGI Subject Matter Experts have extensive experience from years of highly successful field operations in:

• Emergency Preparedness
• Disaster Response and Survival
• Intelligence Fusion, Analysis and Systems Integration
• Exercise Design and execution of Table Top and Real Time Live Exercises and Drills
• Design and Staffing of C4I Command Centers including developing CONOPs and TTPs

OGI Instructors provide training for:
• Intelligence collection including Human Intelligence source development and management
• Undercover operations and controlled deliveries
• Internal conspiracies and Fraud investigations
• Business Anti-smuggling private/government Partnerships
• Maritime Domain Awareness
• Port Security combat operations
• Anti-piracy operations
• Design and implementation of lethal and less than lethal counter-measures
• Vessel and Aircraft boarding and search techniques
• Air Interdiction operations

Our clients
Airports, Seaports, Critical Infrastructure, Inter-modal cargo facilities , Commercial Properties, Residential Communities, Schools and Churches

Business Development
At OGI we also conduct Business Development and systems integration for our clients which include manufacturers of state of the art security equipment: Thermo Scientific, Fireade, Mirasys, IC Real Time, Erico, Inferno and Embsec.


Special Thanks to Don Shipley and the Navy Seal Training Experience for donating a 'Hell Night' to auction off on behalf of the Never Quit Challenge!


NAVY SEAL TRAINING for Civilians...


Navy SEAL Training for Civilians

All my friends are Navy SEALs, family members are Navy SEALs,  all our Training Instructors are Navy SEALs, and when you get through BUDS Training in the Navy, you'll be stationed in San Diego or "here" in Norfolk, Virginia at a SEAL Team. 
I work my ASS OFF to show you guys, younger or older, what Navy SEAL, BUDS Training and ALL US Military Special Forces training programs are like.
I keep the prices as LOW as possible, and provide BUD/S Preparation Training here that is only second to actual SEAL Training in the Navy.
Guys come here to better themselves through adversity, they come here to “WIN.”  Nobody pays for a course to lose or feel bad about themselves, nobody comes here to take last place, get embarrassed, or be humiliated. 
There is NEVER a good reason to lower someone’s self esteem or confidence.
There is NEVER a good reason to destroy someone’s dreams.
Running a “Proper” training course requires skill, YEARS of experience, and die-hard motivation to get it right and show guys what SEAL Training in the Navy really like. 
Grab a weapon; get on the Helo… I’ll show you what Special Forces Training is like… and you'll have a HOOT... 

Don Shipley BUD/S 131, SEAL Team ONE, SEAL Team TWO.








TAC has a long history of training marine law enforcement officers. The founders have been consultants and served on advisory boards for standardization procedures. TAC has developed an accreditation process to standardize marine law enforcement training. No other organization or entity can match the experience and credentials of our staff.


An agency can submit their marine training course to us for approval and receive a “TAC Accreditation” certificate. All applications must meet our standards for safety, liability, effectiveness, instructor credentials, lesson plans and presentations. Please contact us for further information.



TAC offers several training programs specifically designed for the marine law enforcement officer or supervisor. The following is a list and brief explanation of these programs:


BASIC MARINE LAW ENFORCEMENT – This training program is an entry level class designed for the new marine law enforcement officer or the officer who has never received any previous training. Topics may include: seamanship and navigation, basic boat operations, misdemeanor and felony boardings, liability, defensive tactics aboard a vessel, arrest tactics, vessel searches and prisoner transporting.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS – These classes are designed for the more experienced marine officer and/or officers who have attended the basic course. Topics include: marine medical emergencies, high risk felony boardings, boating firearms, anti-terrorism tactics and more.

ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS – These courses may vary in their titles but each are designed to meet current issues and demands. Topics may include: less lethal tactics on a vessel, boating firearms, stopping tactics for fleeing vessels, advanced marine medical procedures, liability, vessel pursuits, night operations, officer survival, boating accident investigations, port security, anti-terrorism, rescue operations, drug smuggling, alien immigration and advanced defensive tactics aboard a vessel.

AIRBOAT OPERATIONS – Airboats are becoming more and more popular in marine law enforcement. Very little formal training is available and the officer generally learns by trial and error. TAC has designed a certified airboat course that eliminates this trail and error method and addresses typical scenarios in airboat operations. Topics include: safety, nomenclature, loading and unloading, basic operations, boardings, pursuits, rescue operations, public services, liability and firearms training.

LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR PROGRAMS – These programs are designed for those that lead, manage, supervise or train a marine law enforcement unit. Topics include: staffing and developing a marine unit, specialized equipment, policy development, planning, officer training and vicarious liability. This training is essential for managers and supervisors.


TAC Founder: Major Mike Tucker, Retired


  • 35 years of state police, marine law enforcement experience
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy, 145 Session
  • Operational Commander of State Marine Police Academy
  • Original Developer of boating firearms and tactical boarding procedures for marine police
  • Certified State Police Instructor for firearms, defensive tactics, impact weapons and First Responder Emergency Care
  • Developed Specialized Training for marine police SWAT
  • Incident Commander for Mariel, Cuba boat-lift, organizing and supervising the influx of 200,000 Cuban refugees into Key West, Fl.
  • Commander of  State Marine Police District
  • Author of several magazine and newspaper articles featuring marine police tactics


robert_knight_bioTAC Founder: Captain Robert Knight, Retired


  • 34 years of state police, marine law enforcement experience
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy, 142 Session
  • Masters Degree, St Thomas University
  • Professor, Union Institute & University: Criminal Justice Management
  •  Active Reserve Police Officer
  • Served as a subject matter expert for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
  • Certified Police Instructor: firearms, defensive tactics and impact weapons
  • Marine Police SWAT Commander and Trainer
  • Coordinated Executive Protection details for the Pope and several United States Presidents
  • Published several newspaper articles relating to counter-terrorism tactics
  • Frequently appears on network television and has been quoted numerous times in the nation’s top newspapers



TAC Instructors: All TAC instructors are state certified and are court recognized as subject matter experts in their fields of expertise. Our staff includes members of SWAT Teams, SWAT Para-Medic, police divers, commanders and a staff attorney.




Join the Never Quit Challenge Veterans on September 7th 2013 as they come into the refuel check stop at the National Navy SEAL Museum!

  • The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, also known as the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, is located at 3300 North A1A, North Hutchinson Island, in St. Lucie County, just outside Fort Pierce, Florida. Wikipedia
    Address: 3300 N Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
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    Phone: (772) 595-5845