SEALkids is an organization that identifies and provides educational assessments, specialized therapies, academic support and enrichment services for the children of Naval Special Warfare.
NSWKids, Inc., was granted 501(c)(3) status, establishing SEALkids, Inc., in 2012 in order to provide “the best educational and enrichment resources to the children of Naval Special Warfare.”
SEALkids was created after the Extortion 17 tragedy in 2011, when a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Taliban forces in the Tangi Valley of Wardak Province, Afghanistan, struck a a United States Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter and claimed the lives of 17 Navy SEALs.
As a result, two children from the Navy SEAL community helped create SEALkids, an organization that helps children of that same community reach their full potential.
SEALkids was recently featured at the ADS Warrior East Expo in Virginia Beach.
ADS, Inc., is a company that provides equipment, procurement and support solutions to the defense, military and law enforcement markets.
The Expo is intended to bring customers and companies together to be able to “touch, try and train,” and the event is described as the “equal sign” between consumers and products. There are also opportunities to take educational courses during the Expo.
“Warrior Expo is the embodiment of our mission to actively seek out our customers’ equipment and logistics challenges and deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their ability to complete their missions,” ADS said. “It is this commitment that has made ADS the world’s premier equipment, procurement and support solutions specialist to the military, law enforcement, first responders and the defense industry.”
The company serves the following markets:
- Department of Defense
- Federal Government Agencies
- First Responders
- Humanitarian Organizations
- Partner Nations
- State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
- Major Prime Contractors