ACADEMI Joins Others In Sponsoring S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 14. February 2014 12:22
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, has returned as one of the major sponsors for the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As part of their support, ACADEMI will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“ACADEMI hosts its own IDPA monthly matches at its Salem, Conn. facility. They understand the importance of improving shooting skills through competition, and have been generous in their support of IDPA’s major matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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XS Sight Systems Returns As Sponsor of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 12. February 2014 18:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, has again joined the list of major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“XS Sights is a strong sponsor of IDPA because of their commitment to promoting the shooting sports, and their focus on the CCW holder. IDPA members appreciate the generous support XS Sights and others in the industry have given to the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals.,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

In sponsoring the sold-out 2014 match, XS Sight Systems is joined by Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like XS Sight Systems.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Speed Shooter Specialties Back As Major Sponsor of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 12. February 2014 10:12
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Speed Shooter Specialties, one of the top online retailers catering to competition shooters using Smith & Wesson products, will once again take its place among the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Speed Shooter Specialties joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat, XS Sights Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the sold-out 2014 match.

“The success of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals has a lot to do with the generosity of companies like Speed Shooter Specialties, which has long been dedicated to supporting the competitive shooter and the matches they compete in,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Speed Shooter Specialties will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“We can't pass on the opportunity to support the IDPA Indoor Nationals.  Smith & Wesson and top tier pistol shooters: it doesn't get any better than that and we're glad to be a part of this match again,” said Kenny Dickerson of Speed Shooter Specialties.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Speed Shooter Specialties.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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GLOCK Returns As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 11. February 2014 07:40
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, will again be a major sponsor of the sold-out Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

GLOCK joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the 2014 match.

“IDPA deeply appreciates GLOCK’s ongoing commitment to our sport, as well as all the shooting sports they support. Their generous sponsorship of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals is testament to how highly GLOCK values competitive shooting,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, GLOCK will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“The kick-off of the IDPA shooting season is always filled with anticipation,” stated Josh Dorsey, VP of sales and marketing for GLOCK, Inc. “With GLOCKs new offerings for CDP and the BUG divisions, we are excited to be able to witness, and be a part of, this wonderful shooting discipline that exacts the finest out of each of its competitors.”

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like GLOCK.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

About GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://us.glock.com.

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Harris Publications Again Sponsors S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 11. February 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications and owner of such titles as Combat Handguns and the popular websites Tactical-Life.com and PersonalDefenseWorld.com, is returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Harris Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the sold-out 2014 match.

“Harris Publications has been a consistent voice of support for IDPA and our competitors. Whether it’s in the pages of their numerous publications, or through their generous match sponsorships, Harris Publications has always backed IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Harris Publications will host the Wednesday and Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“Harris Publications is pleased to support the IDPA in any way we can. We thank Smith & Wesson for hosting such a successful event and we honor all participants,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Harris Publications.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Leapers Signs On As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. February 2014 07:40
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Michigan based Leapers, Inc., a company known for its uncompromising high standards in supplying sportsmen and women with shooting, hunting and outdoor gear since 1992, is the latest sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Leapers joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“Thanks to companies like Leapers, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals continues to grow in prominence as one of the shooting sports’ best supported matches. We’re grateful to Leapers for their very generous support of this championship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Leapers, Inc. will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“We are proud to sponsor various matches including those in IDPA. This follows our mission statement to promote a quality lifestyle for hunting and shooting sports activities,” said John Kapusta of Leapers, Inc.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Leapers.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals Welcomes Back Michigan Ammo As Major Sponsor

by Editor 4. February 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Michigan Ammo Company is once again supporting the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and has signed on as one of the returning major sponsors of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Michigan Ammo Company joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Michigan Ammo Company will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the competition.

“We’re very pleased to continue our relationship with the Michigan Ammo Company which has been a constant presence these last couple years at the Smith & Wesson hosted championships,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“Michigan Ammo Company is a proud supporter of the shooting sports and our ongoing partnership with IDPA, Smith & Wesson and the national level championships they host,” said Mike Patrick, president of Michigan Ammo Company.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Michigan Ammo Company.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

 

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SIG SAUER Returns As Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 3. February 2014 18:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – New Hampshire firearms maker SIG SAUER® has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like SIG SAUER.

“SIG SAUER continues to support IDPA, both nationally and locally at their training facility in New Hampshire, and we’re very pleased to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

SIG SAUER joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

As part of their support, SIG SAUER will host the reception prior to the Saturday evening awards banquet.

“The staff of the SIG Academy looks forward to the S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals every year. It is a fantastic event and venue, we are excited to sponsor the match as always. IDPA competitions fall directly in line with our “train how you fight” philosophy so what better way to put shooter skills to the test than at this highly competitive match,” said Adam Painchaud, director of the SIG SAUER Academy.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Brownells Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 31. January 2014 07:40
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Longtime IDPA supporter Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − is continuing its commitment to the sport with sponsorship of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We are always so pleased to partner with Brownells to bring top-rate IDPA championship events to our members. Brownells remains one of IDPA’s closest corporate sponsors and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Brownells will be providing lunch for all competitors each day of the match.

“Smith & Wesson and IDPA have set the standard for indoor matches with the Indoor Nationals and we’re excited to be a part of it for 2014,” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Brownells.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Self Defense Association Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 31. January 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship continues to pick up support as the Self Defense Association (SDA) is the latest to sign on as a major sponsor.

SDA is an exclusive association consisting of concealed carry permit holders. SDA caters to these concealed carry permit holders by providing additional training and education resources, discount programs tailored to the concealed carry holder and up to $250,000 self-defense coverage.

SDA joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We want to thank the Self Defense Association for their ongoing support of IDPA competition and welcome them as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, the Self Defense Association will host the Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“SDA is proud to sponsor IDPA. We believe in the continual training in the safe use of firearms and IDPA is a great organization for everyone that has a concealed carry permit to join to become more proficient with their handguns,” said Darryl Swagerty of the Self Defense Association.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like the Self Defense Association.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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