The journey to get here has been filled with highs and lows, celebrations and conflicts, achievements and setbacks…and yet both our organization and our Country persist. In fact I would say that it is BECAUSE of the setbacks that we have achievements and because of the conflicts we can have celebrations… THAT is why we celebrate.

Building on our individual vetting program and our apps platform, we will soon realize the goal of scanning the QR codes on our dog tags to validate the holder and their status within AmCon.

Our Structured Training Program is beginning to take shape, a program where you will not only learn the skills necessary to survive and thrive in crisis, but will be able to show your progress through the program with achievement levels and status.

Our Weather Team has set the standard for daily usable information and now the Situational Awareness Program is beginning to produce work product that will ensure you have validated, usable information regarding the events, activities, and threats that you face each day.

We will expand the AmCon Marketplace, making it easier for you to list not only your business but also be able to host virtual swap meets to exchange goods and supplies among ourselves.

We will (finally) be able to offer access to significant discounts and offers for the products you need. Long-term storage food, health and medical supplies, and (solar?) generators to name a few. In addition, we will be offering access to every day services that you already use that will help support the organization.

And we will continue to build resources to help you reach out to your friends, family, and neighbors to offer them the resources they need to be better prepared for whatever life throws at them next. This includes building our own disaster response program built around the CERT model, the construction of response nodes (trailers with equipment and supplies), and establishing staging locations around the country to enable us to respond.

As I look at this list, it is a lot. In ideal times the challenge to achieve these goals would be a big one…and today as we stare down the barrel of a recession, it may look even more daunting. But these are the times when our families, communities, and our Country need us the most. Be the leader your community needs…and as more and more communities feel that influence, we will restore and strengthen the resilient communities of our Great Country through YOU!

AmCon, our community and our Country are the sum of all the steps we’ve taken so far, both good and bad, and our future is what we make it! I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to think about your role in securing the blessings of life and liberty for yourself and future generations. Seek ways to step up and fill the gaps, and live the example of the America we can be proud of!