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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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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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