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Roger Wilco Profile: Major Brian Slamkowski

As a freshman at Gonzaga University in 2009, I was not only beginning my time as a student, but I was also embarking on my experience as an ROTC Cadet Private.  It was eye-opening for sure, but I loved every second of ROTC (well almost every second besides early mornings and being cold!) and I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world. I say that mostly because of the camaraderie I developed with my fellow cadets and the leadership skills I learned from many amazing members of the cadre.  One of these inspiring leaders is Major Brian Slamkowski (Gonzaga ’10), who was our cadet Battalion Commander. I just recently came across this article about Brian in the Gonzaga alumni newsletter,...

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Why Is the U.S. Flag Backwards?

We get this question a lot. Not so much  from our customers who already know the answer, but from people who see you wearing Roger Wilco hats and shirts and just can’t help but ask, “Hey, do you know the flag on your hat is backwards?” We think this might be one of the best trivia questions or at least a topic that always makes you look really smart! So, if you don’t know the answer, here’s the scoop: American military uniforms feature the U.S. flag, which is worn facing backward. The rule is that the blue field of stars should always be in the highest position of honor on the uniform. That position has always been the right shoulder...

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Warriors' Ascent Helping Veterans and First Responders with PTS

A big part of our mission at Roger Wilco Apparel is supporting veteran non-profit organizations both financially and by highlighting the work of people who are doing amazing things to help our veterans. The first non-profit we want to feature is Warriors’ Ascent. Based in Kansas City, MO, Warriors’ Ascent provides tools and techniques to help veterans and first responders manage the impact of post-traumatic stress in their lives. Warriors’ Ascent conducts a five-day Academy of Healing program approximately seven times a year. Separate cohorts are held for men and women. Using scientific, evidence-based practices such as meditation, yoga, mindfulness and diet, the Warriors’ Ascent program focuses on healing the mind, body and soul.  Now in its fifth year of...

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