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Day 10: The Few, The Proud, The Marines & HEAVY Medal III

Camp Fuji-Japan—As morning broke and Mount Fuji crept out from behind its normal cloudy veil, Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III made an early start of Day 10 of the tour at Camp Fuji visiting US Marines.



Located at the foot of majestic Mount Fuji, 60 miles/100km away from…


Added by Michael Lane on May 8, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

Day 9: Bomb Shells Join Bomb Squad For The Day

Sasebo-Japan—Two Olympic bombshells, Kaylin Richardson and Caroline Lalive, traded their traditional downhill speed suits for specially designed bomb blast suits when Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III spent a few hours with members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5, Detachment 51 stationed at Sasebo, Japan.



Members of…


Added by Michael Lane on May 7, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Sailors, School & Socializing

Sasebo, Japan—Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III came ashore for Day 8 at COMFLEACT Sasebo for a visit with sailors, a trip back to school, spare time and an evening spent socializing with troops.



After a breakfast at the Harbor Cafe that set the team up for the morning,…


Added by Michael Lane on May 6, 2011 at 5:02am — No Comments

HEAVY Ordinance

The spirit of every member of the 83rd Ordinance Battalion is something that impressed the HEAVY Medal team the minute we first stepped foot on the post.


The majority of these service members, less than 30 men and women, are in Kure without their families.  A posting to Akizuki is…


Added by Michael Lane on May 4, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

HEAVY Medal III – Japan’s Golden Week

With cooler temperatures replacing the hot and humid tropical conditions experienced over the past few days, Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III team enjoyed a day with US Army troopers of the Akizuki/83rd Ordinance Battalion in Kure, Japan.


It was only appropriate in the Land of the Rising Sun that the Sean Colgan and Robi Powers met the morning sun with the squad for physical training. After a series of vigorous calisthenics, the squad headed out the main…


Added by Michael Lane on May 4, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

Rising Sun - HEAVY Duty

 Kure, Japan - The Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III Team has arrived here in this small seaport town to spend time with a very special group of US Army Service Members. " We haven't had anyone visit us in at least 6 months so you guys coming is like Christmas in May for our Soldiers" said David Ricks, Kure Lodging and Club Manager to the Akizuki/83rd Ordinance Battalion - U.S. Army. " There are less then 60 US Army Soldiers Stationed here and…


Added by Michael Lane on May 4, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

High Octane HEAVY Medal Style

Guam, May 2, 2011—Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal Tour took to the skies heading up, up and away with the US Air Force in Guam. As morning broke, the team set their compass for north on this small island and started off for Andersen Air Force Base and the 36th Wing,


After an…


Added by Michael Lane on May 2, 2011 at 5:42am — No Comments

Armed Entertainment Heavy Medal Tour III: The Hunt for HEAVY Medal

Guam, May 1, 2011—With visions of Sean Connery and Scott Glenn at the helm from the movie, Hunt for Red October, Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III went full speed ahead visiting two Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines, which first came to prominence during the Cold War.


After a late night arrival by Olympian Sean Colgan to join Team USA, HEAVY Medal III started the day with an early duty call aboard the USS BUFFALO (SSN-715) just back in its home port of Guam.…


Added by Michael Lane on May 1, 2011 at 8:04am — No Comments

Armed Entertainment Heavy Medal Tour III: Heavy Lifting!

Heavy lifting wasn’t the only action taking place today as Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal Tour III helped usher in the Grand Opening of the new Charles King Fitness Center at Navy Base Guam.



Two-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist, Nelson Carmichael; two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson and three-time…


Added by Michael Lane on April 30, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

HEAVY Medal III-Touch Down, GUAM!

After crossing the International Date Line, the HEAVY Medal III team touched down in Guam, a United States territory located in the western Pacific Ocean after a day (or was it two days) of travel to reach this island oasis. Guam is the southern most island in the Marianas Island chain and the first US outpost to greet each new day for the United States.



After a 16+ hour flight from the US mainland,…


Added by Michael Lane on April 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

HEAVY Medal III Wheels UP!

With snow still falling over much of the Rocky Mountains and ski boots just recently put away, Armed Forces Entertainment’s HEAVY Medal III is wheels up as it heads out on a Pacific adventure to salute troops and their families in Guam and Japan with United States Olympians Kaylin Richardson, Caroline Lalive, Sean Colgan and Nelson Carmichael.

The four U.S. Olympians are heading to the region for a salute and thank-you to U.S. Armed Forces for their dedication and service to our…


Added by Michael Lane on April 28, 2011 at 12:03am — No Comments

Armed Forces Entertainment HEAVY Medal III

The tour rolls out this coming week to Guam and undisclosed bases in Japan. Special thanks to Olympians Nelson Carmichael, Sean Colgan, Caroline Lalive and Kaylin Richardson along with American300 Warrior Tours founder, Rob Powers, for giving up the time for the Troops!  



Tour officials will…


Added by Michael Lane on April 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments


The best snow in the Rockies lands in Steamboat, so can you with special airfares on American, Continental and Delta directly into Ski Town, U.S.A.® With the snows of the season already falling on the slopes combined with amazing vacation packages; and now, unheard of airfares; it’s shaping up to be a winter snow season you don’t want to miss

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Added by Michael Lane on November 6, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-October 29, 2009-Industry terrain park veteran, Nicholas Roma, has been named to the position of Terrain Park Manager for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.

“Steamboat has made considerable strides across its terrain parks over the past three years and we are delighted to have someone as talented and accomplished as Nicholas carry that momentum onward,” said Jim Schneider, vice-president of skier… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on October 29, 2009 at 8:21am — 4 Comments


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-October 26, 2009-With cold temperatures moving into the area, and another round of forecasted storms on the horizon, Steamboat’s snowmaking crews jumped into action Sunday night firing up the snowmaking system in anticipation of Opening Day, November 25th.

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“This year’s been fantastic so far, as we have already seen… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on October 26, 2009 at 5:49pm — No Comments


Platinum Selling Artist & Colorado Favorite Joins World Champions & US Best Freestyle & Nordic Combined Athletes at Nationally Televised Olympic Selection Event in Ski Town, U.S.A.®

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-October 13, 2009-Colorado favorite and platinum recording artists, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, will perform a free concert on December 23rd during US Olympic Trials in Freestyle & Nordic Combined Skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The US… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on October 13, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (Oct. 12) - U.S freestyle and nordic combined athletes will get a one shot, winner-takes-all chance at making the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team as the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) host the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Steamboat Springs Dec. 23-24. A total of five U.S. Olympic Team spots in moguls, aerials and nordic combined will be up for grabs on those two days in Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. ®.

Scheduled to air… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on October 12, 2009 at 1:54pm — No Comments


Fly Steamboat Program Enters 24th Season of Convenient Access to Ski Town, U.S.A. ®

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-October 2, 2009-The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation launched a brand new interactive website, flysteamboat.com , today, Friday, October 2nd highlighting its industry leading nonstop air program, accessibility and state-of-the-art airport.

“The new Fly Steamboat site is the best and most… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on October 2, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments


New helmet use guidelines receive industry support from the National Ski Areas Association and Canada West Ski Areas Association

Vancouver, B.C.—October 1, 2009—Intrawest today announced that, beginning with the 2009-2010 winter season, the Company will increase awareness of the importance of helmet use at all of its wholly-owned ski resorts in North America. Intrawest will recommend that all skiers and… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on October 1, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments


Even though the calendar says Fall officially arrives tomorrow, Mother Nature provided a brief preview of winter as the Steamboat Ski Area awoke to its first snow of the season today, Monday, September 21st. Snow was seen down to just below the top of Christie Peak about 8,000 feet with between a trace to half an inch as you moved up from the top of the gondola up to the summit of Mt. Werner.

The Steamboat Ski Area opens for the 2009/10… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on September 21, 2009 at 10:27am — 2 Comments


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