1st Annual Hot Rod and Custom Car Show

On Monday May 25th, 2015, we are hosting our, 1st Annual “¼ Mile.” hot rod and custom car show. The benefit will be held at the beautiful Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, Florida. The day will include an auto show, live music, a military display, a swap meet, food Trucks, and much more. […]

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Welcome Home Troops / Home for the Holidays

December 13th from 3-5p we will host a big party at RideNow PowerSports in Ocala. A band has been booked. Food Trucks has been provided by Big Country Entertainment.   “Welcome Home Troops/Home for the Holiday’s” promotion at the dealership.  A blanket drive benefiting the residential center for Saving Solders Lives here in Ocala .     […]

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Fall Music & Chili Tasting Festival

Thursday morning I left Atlanta to go to North Central Florida. We are doing a Fall Music & Chili Tasting Festival Oct. 4, 2014 at the Howlin Wolf in Keystone Heights, Florida. I was raised that it was a sin to go visit someone in Florida and not carry them some good ole Georgia Peaches […]


Government Alone Can’t Take Care Of Our Veterans

While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs restructures itself to improve access to its services, advocates for veterans continue to urge everyday Americans to consider the community’s needs — and not just on Veterans Day. The scandal that erupted earlier this year — some patients reportedly died while waiting for care at VA hospitals — […]


Fall Music & Chili Tasting Festival

Fall Music & Chili Tasting Festival     “CROSSING THE BORDERS FOR OUR VETERANS” WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST CHILI IN TOWN! WHEN: OCTOBER 4TH, 2014 TIME: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM WHERE: THE HOWLIN WOLF 701 SR 100 Putnum Hall, FL HVMF INC. & BTG PARTNERSHIP FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT OUR HERO VETERANS ENTER THE CHILI […]


Downtown Grill for Rotary Club

Bridging The Gap will be speaking at Downtown Grill in Starke Florida for the Rotary Club starting at Noon on September 17th, 2014  


Western Steer Steakhouse for Kiwanis

Bridging The Gap Will be Speaking at Western Steer Steakhouse in Starke Florida for the Kiwanis starting at noon on September 16th, 2014GPS 29.934597,-82.112846  


THE SOLUTION

“We are dealing with veterans, not procedures; with their problems, not ours.” — General Omar Bradley, Director, Veterans Administration, 1946 General Omar Bradley ran the VA for two years following World War II and is credited with improving the healthcare system and overhauling the organization.  Today’s Department of Veterans Affairs would be well served to […]


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is failing America’s veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is failing America’s veterans. For too long, veterans of all generations — and their families — have been underserved, overburdened, and flat-out ignored by an unaccountable and corrupt bureaucracy. Stories of undue wait times for routine care, mistreatment and manipulation of data to cover up malfeasance are emerging from […]


The Strength and Security Project

For many of us, September 11th , 2001 was a day that changed the direction of our lives and galvanized us to serve our country in uniform and on distant battlefields. Yesterday I wrote a piece – entitled “The Next 9/11-Generation” — that shares my thoughts on this anniversary. The attacks of that day shattered […]