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TSSi Remembers 9/11

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King via  Flickr

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King via Flickr

A crash that brought a deafening ring over the city. A sight that brought millions to a standstill. An attack that sent shockwaves rippling through our nation. 
 
On the morning of September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center in New York City was struck by two airplanes and came crashing to the ground claiming thousands of victims in its wake. Following this devastation, a third plane struck the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. According to the 9/11 Memorial timeline, “after learning of the other attacks, passengers and crew members on the fourth plane attempted to commandeer control, and the plane was crashed into an empty field in Western Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed on that day, the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.”
 
We all remember the headlines, the never ending news reels, the images and videos playing over and over again while all watched in astonishment. 
 
But with tragedy comes bravery and action. Without hesitation, TSSi partnered with vendors to form Operation Respond in an effort to aid the Law Enforcement and First Responders in New York City and Washington, D.C. Operation Respond gained phenomenal support from over 30 companies who donated supplies such as rescue tools, specialized clothing, and safety equipment. Several individuals donated their time to assist in the effort to pack, load, and ship all of this donated equipment. Between September 20 and October 10, 2001, over 17,000 pounds of equipment was shipped to the New York City Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit.

Not only did numerous vendors donate supplies to Operation Respond without hesitation, but letters and notes of encouragement were left on the pallets addressed to emergency services; a glimmer of hope for humanity flickering though the dark clouds of disaster, slow to dissipate at these tragic sites of terrorism. 

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 A small team of employees including TSSi’s CEO, Bill Strang, traveled to Ground Zero in New York City. They experienced firsthand the damage and despair left in the surge of the 9/11 attacks. Burned cars with windows blown out. Buildings barely standing on their foundations, just black sketches in the sky. Ashes and debris covering the ground and a grim fog blanketing the city. 

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Because of the participation and support from our generous vendors, Operation Respond experienced great success with the assistance and donation of supplies to NYC and DC emergency responders. Our Congressman, Bob Goodlatte, as well as NYC Police Dept.’s Emergency Services Unit wrote to express their appreciation for everyone’s dedication and charity.
 
18 years later, TSSi still supports active missions and disaster relief throughout the world. We’re committed to helping law enforcement and emergency crews by providing both the best products for the job as well as outstanding response to fulfilling those needs. 

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USO Celebrates 78th Birthday!

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February 4 is the official birthday of the organization known as United Service Organizations or USO. The USO has been a fixture in military life for more than seven decades. Founded in 1941, the agency is a private, not-for-profit organization working in cooperation with the Department of Defense.

TSSi Hosted Eight Vendors for December Sales Week

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TSSi recently hosted eight vendors at our Harrisonburg headquarters for the annual December Sales Week. Vendors along with our entire staff had the opportunity to get an inside look at new and popular products and strategize for the upcoming year. TSSi would like to thank all of the vendors for taking the time to meet with us!


STAMPEDE GLOBAL

Stampede Global has been a leader in Pro AV distribution for over 10 years, and has a team of over 50 account managers servicing North America, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Partner with Stampede and experience value-added distribution the way it should be.

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TACTICAL WALLS

TacticalWalls is a family owned and operated business, based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We make products that are simple to install, are easy to use, and offer discrete storage solutions for every room.

 

M1 SECURE STORAGE

For decades, M1’s weapon storage specialists and in-house engineers have been designing and innovating solutions alongside elite military and government agencies to organize everything from heavy weaponry, to small arms, optics, evidence, and anything in between.

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WESTERN SHELTER SYSTEMS

Western Shelter has supported life in the face of adverse conditions since 1988. We are dedicated to building the toughest shelters and field support systems on the market, and pride ourselves on providing safe and comfortable working environments for our customers around the globe.

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GERBER

Gerber is an American brand whose products have global reach and relevance. Carried extensively by hunters, soldiers and tradesmen, Gerber’s heritage runs deep. And we are now looking toward the future, where tomorrow’s problems will be solved by the next generation of innovations.

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WGS SYSTEMS

WGS Systems, LLC is an award-winning Maryland based small business founded in 2007 to provide military, intelligence and law enforcement organizations around the world affordable, innovative, and high-performance systems.

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ATLANTIC SIGNAL

Atlantic Signal is North America's largest custom tactical communication's designer, manufacturer and supplier. They also distribute and perform value added work for tactical & covert communication manufacturers and suppliers including 3M/Peltor, Esterline/Racal Acoustics, Selex Communications and Phonak Communications.

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EAGLE INDUSTRIES

Eagle Industries is a leading provider of innovative equipment solutions for elite tactical professionals and passionate outdoor enthusiasts. Eagle Industries is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vista Outdoor Inc.

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