July 16th is Military Consumer Protection Day

US_hundred_dollar_billDid you know there is a day designated to learn about the resources and organizations that can help protect your well-earned military pay or veterans benefits?

In 2013, the CFPB and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) combined had 81,000 complaints from military consumers. There was a range of reasons but the most important common theme in all the complaints was that the member in the military community who wrote the complaint had taken the time to look for help on a pressing consumer issue from a trusted source.

Take the time for yourself — who would YOU turn to if you need help with a financial or consumer problem.  Read here to find out more and keep this information on hand.  More than anything, it’s important to express your complaints as this organization is here to help you.

It’s NO Joke: 20% off Raine BLACK

IMG_0885Simply go here and ‘Like’ Raine Inc. for 20% off your first order on Raine BLACK’s website. Once you ‘Like’ the page, you will receive a special code to use.

Raine Inc. offers a variety of products in their Raine BLACK line, superior high end gear to be used up to the Tier One level and is Berry Complaint.   Raine BLACK: “Serving the Best Warriors in the World”.  More information on products can be found at www.raineblack.comFollow Raine BLACK on Instagram to see the latest.

Learn More About “Road To Hope” for C.O.P.S. and the Officer Down Memorial Page

Starting on May 10th this year, from Chesapeake, VA to Washington, D.C., teams of bicycle riders from across the USA will ride 250 miles to raise funds for C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) and the Officer Down Memorial Page.  This year also marks its 5th anniversary of “Road to Hope”.

The “Road To Hope” is about helping survivors know that they are not alone and enable resources like Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) to help these families rebuild and to preserve the memories and honor their fallen hero.

Raine Inc. would like to spread the word about this “Road To Hope” event which kicks off Police Week in Washington, D.C.  To learn more, go to http://www.lawenforcementunited.org/.  This event is put on by Law Enforcement United, Inc.– Honoring The Fallen, Remembering The Survivors.

Raine Inc. manufactures over 500 products- from nylon military field gear, law enforcement equipment, cell phone cases, radio cases, paramedic pouches, police duty gear, ID holders, equipment belts, holsters, sports bags to tool pouches for tough field use. 95% of Raine’s products are Made in the USA and Berry Compliant, more info can be found at: http://raineinc.com.

First Ever Military Consumer Protection Day

Did you know? The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) partnered with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other governmental agencies and advocacy organizations on July 17th, to celebrate the first ever Military Consumer Protection Day in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol Building.

Military Consumer Protection Day was an organized, national promotion earlier this summer to provide service-members, veterans, and their families with the knowledge and resources they need to make positive consumer financial decisions and avoid fraud. There was an Inaugural Congressional Information Fair on Capitol Hill and provided an opportunity for NACA and other partner organizations to highlight numerous resources to offer service-member consumers and their families.

What is NACA?  “NACA is comprised of more than 1500 attorneys who represent and have represented hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive, and predatory business practices. As a national organization fully committed to promoting justice for consumers, NACA’s members and their clients are actively engaged in promoting a fair and open marketplace that forcefully protects the rights of consumers, particularly those of modest means. NACA’s Military Consumer Justice Project (MCJP) is an educational initiative that links the needs of service members and their families with NACA members and their considerable experience and skills in consumer law.

To reduce fraudulent and abusive business practices that negatively impact morale, welfare and readiness, NACA works with federal, state, and private organizations to identify common financial services problems service members face and to advocate for service members’ rights.  NACA attorneys have been collaborating with the military arms for years, providing training for the Air Force, Army, and Navy Justice Schools and at local military training symposiums.  In addition to training military legal personnel and support staff on consumer protection issues, NACA’s MCJP also trains NACA members on how best to work with military personnel and represent service members.  They also develop, collect and promulgate educational materials for service members and their families to increase awareness of consumer rights and help them avoid consumer scams.  For more information on the NACA’s Military Consumer Justice Project and educational materials, check out the Military Consumer Justice Project Brochure” at http://www.naca.net/sites/default/files/MCJPbrochure2pdf.pdf.

NACA also partnered with the FTC to provide a free webinar update on the Military Consumer Protection Day on August 1st.  Info will be posted once received on the outcome and how the day was meant to promote cooperation on Military Consumer Protection issues year-round.  For more information involving Consumers in the Military, go to:  http://www.naca.net/issues/consumers-military.

 Source:  Langston, Chelsea. “NACA and Military Consumer Justice”,  National Association of Consumer Advocates.  5 August 2013. http://www.military.ncpw.gov/blog/naca-and-military-consumer-justice.

Raine Inc. is in its 26th year of producing high quality, durable nylon gear and have been overwhelmingly accepted by the US Military as well as by professionals in the areas of Police, EMS, Fire, Rescue, Security, Industry and Outdoor Sports.  To learn more about our Made in the USA and Berry Compliant products, click here.

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Regarding Sandy

When we, as a nation, experience devastation as we did with the recent east coast hurricane, we all realize how fragile all of our situations are. At any moment, everything we hold dear could be at risk. At Raine Inc., our thoughts and prayers go out to all those adversely touched by this disaster. It gives us hope to see stories of folks from far and wide bringing in their expertise in repairing the damage to get the region back on track.

With a hurricane, unlike the tornados we have in our area, there is usually some time afforded to make plans to evacuate or lay in supplies to help families sustain themselves until a return to normal is achieved. I have spoken to some of our customers in the area and have been told that disaster preparedness supplies were on hand and available to help those who sought them. This is a facet of our industry that is a source of pride for me. I take pleasure and comfort knowing that, whenever disaster strikes, our customers lead the way in helping citizens protect themselves and to also recover after feeling the brunt of nature’s wrath.

We wish everyone on the east coast a speedy recovery.

Ron James                                                                                                                              Business Manager

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What Do YOU Want to Learn About the Maneuver Center of Excellence Exposition?

Raine Inc. will be at the Maneuver Center of Excellence Exposition (MCE), formally called the Infantry Warfighter Conference, from September 18th through the 20th at Ft. Benning. Let us know what YOU would like to learn from this conference?

Vendors gather to show their newest gear for today’s fighting force.  The show addresses the primary needs of the individual soldier, but also displays high-tech armored vehicles and equipment for entire units.

For a complete list of Raine’s products, go to http://raineinc.com.  Click here to become a fan of Raine’s on Facebook and receive 10% off your online order.

Gearing Up for the Big Game

Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is this Sunday, Feb 5, 2012. It airs on NBC. Kick-off time is approximately 6:25 pm on the East Coast; 5:25 pm Central; 4:25 pm Mountain; and 3:25 pm Pacific.

Did you know?
  • The first Super Bowl was held at the L.A. Coliseum in January.
  • Jerry Rice has the most touchdowns in a Super Bowl,  8 to be exact.
A glance of the streets in Indianapolis this week
Ice Sculptures on the streets of Indianapolis this week
For the latest updates to this year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis, check out http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/general-information/    
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