2014

Working Wounded Games 2014 Raises Record Funds To Support Adaptive Athletes

The third annual event raised more than $50,000 thanks to sponsors, in kind donation, spectators and a silent auction.

For immediate release.

 VIENNA, VA – The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance is pleased to announce that its 3rd Annual Working Wounded Games, held Nov. 1 at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va., helped raise a record amount of funds in support of adaptive athletes – just more than $50,000.

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games, which pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field, benefit the Alliance’s mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

“We couldn’t do this without our sponsors, both the ones that donated money and those who gave generously of their goods and services,” said Sara Olsen, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance.

The Milbank Foundation and Rogue Fitness were the 2014 Presenting Sponsors.

LMT Inc. returned as a Gold Sponsor. LMT has been a sponsor helping coproduce the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012. 

“When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way,” said Lani Hay, CEO of LMT, the leading company helping provide predictive analysis for military commanders in Afghanistan in support of counter improvised explosive device operations (the very weapons that wounded many of the participants). “It’s our duty.”

The 63 athletes who competed came from all over the world (as far as Chile) and included military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs or cerebral palsy, amputees following vehicle accidents, and athletes with a traumatic brain injury.

Airrosti Rehab Centers was the Silver Sponsor with RLJ Lodging Trust supporting the event as the Podium Prize Sponsor. T-shirt sponsors included the VFW and Brawlers DC; Athlete Meals Sponsors were Operation Enduring Warrior and Mobility WOD for Warriors; Workout Sponsors were Hudson Trail Outfitters, The North Dace, Convergenz, and Go Ruck Challenge; Spectator WOD Sponsors included Wodcast Event Score Tracking and Sox box; and the Silent Auction Sponsors were Kill Cliff, Out of the Box Bakery, Hylete, Fitaid and Rock Tape.

The games have tripled in size since it was founded in 2012, nearly doubling just since last year.

They competed in pig flipping (220 to 400 pound wooden structures flipped end over end), weighted sled pulling, Tabata-style rowing and presses, burpees and sand bag tossing, medicine ball throws, weighted carries, kettlebell swings, deadlifting and more.

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES: 

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year’s event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can’t make it in person.

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

ABOUT LANMARK TECHNOLOGY INC (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Director of Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

 

 

Family Not Phones--Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Families and Friends of LMT,

I would like to take a moment and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Opportunities to take time to reflect on what we are thankful for are rare and my hope is you and your family and friends can have a great Thanksgiving.

In preparing to write this note, I reflected on one of our motivational themes for the year, Mind-Body-Spirit, and a thought came to mind. I have made the commitment on Thanksgiving Day between the hours of two and six o'clock (4 hours) to turn off my cellphone. I want to spread this commitment because I remember the days when we enjoyed our families and loved ones without constant interruption from the smartphone world.

If you will commit to this endeavor, I would like you to show your family dedication by making a personal or family pledge to make four hours of Thanksgiving a cellphone-free occasion. We here at LMT corporate are calling this event "Family Not Phones" and we would like you, your family and friends to commit to four hours of smartphone silence. If you are committed, please Tweet @LanmarkLMT and #familynotphonechallenge your commitment and pass it on around the world. If you don't use Twitter, we ask you to declare your promise to the people closest to you. Help us to make Thanksgiving an extra special day.

LMT Expeditionary Support Services Sponsors Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference in Norfolk, Va.

For immediate release.

VIENNA, Va. – LMT Expeditionary Support Services (LMT ESS) will join military and federal government leaders this week in Norfolk, Va. at the NDIA’s Expeditionary Warfare Conference as the event’s Silver Sponsor for 2014.

This year’s event focuses on Joint Expeditionary Warfare Challenges and Opportunities and features the following sessions:

  • Naval Expeditionary Warfare
  • Current Expeditionary Issues and Service/ Operational Perspectives
  • Combat Development and Integration
  • Sea Basing

The Tidewater region of Virginia is home to many important Expeditionary Forces, as well as LMT team members supporting military training and operations.

The event topics and focus are of keen interest and relevance to LMT, which, for the past decade, has operated in austere regions around the world, at the forefront of an enduring global threat, providing support to the military’s overseas operations, like in Afghanistan.

LMT ESS builds on that history and experience and offers fast-paced and dynamic response to contingencies and other support requirements around the world thanks to a combined team with strong records of performance throughout the U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Security Communities.

With LMT ESS, federal government, international and private organizations rapidly mobilize intelligence-led and technology-inspired solutions that stabilize and sustain operations in austere and geographically challenging areas around the globe, as well as provide training and services to enhance mission accomplishments.

LMT ESS brings the capability and means to protect people, essential services, critical assets and infrastructure needed for short and long term operations. LMT ESS’ team is highly versed and able to operate in diverse environments because of experience in and education on the customs and cultures of the countries where contingency and humanitarian relief operations take place.

About Lanmark Technology Inc. (LMT) Expeditionary Support Services (ESS)

LMT ESS offers fast-paced and dynamic response to contingencies and other support requirements around the world thanks to a combined team with strong records of performance throughout the U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Security Communities.

With LMT ESS, federal government, international and private organizations can rapidly mobilize intelligence-led and technology-inspired solutions that stabilize and sustain operations in austere and geographically challenging areas around the globe, as well as provide training and services to enhance the client’s mission accomplishments.

After the initial stabilization phase, LMT ESS brings the capability and means to protect people, essential services, critical assets and infrastructure needed for short and long term operational success.

LMT ESS is highly versed and able to operate in diverse environments with a team uniquely attuned to the customs and cultures of the countries where contingency and humanitarian relief operations take place. LMT ESS can mobilize a global team of partners and sub-contractors with knowledge of the languages, rules, regulations and practices of the various militaries, governments, NGOs, and host nation citizens to which LMT ESS will be exposed.

LMT ESS doesn’t just function in challenging conditions. LMT ESS works and lives in the various environments, managing costs, and ensuring success in the following ESS service areas:

  • Theater Logistics.
  • Security and Advisory Services.
  • Life Support and Construction Services.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com. Connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

LMT Creative Team Earns TIVA Awards For Military Training Video and “FROGWOMEN” Program Reel

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VIENNA, Va. – LMT is pleased to announce that its Creative Services department earned two awards for its video productions earlier this month from the Television, Internet and Video Association (TIVA).

LMT’s “FROGWOMEN” video earned a bronze award in the Program / Series Promo category and its OCONUS (outside the continental U.S.) ORSA (Operations Research Systems Analysis) Training Video earned a Silver Award in the Internal Communications category.  

Brian Krow accepts TIVA Silver Award on behalf of LMT

The TIVA-DC Peer Awards in a merit-based award judged solely on the individual merits of the entry. It is not a competition, rather an acknowledgement and celebration of the exceptional quality work created by professionals and non-professionals in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware region.

“LMT believes strongly in the power of video to communicate complex information, tell powerful stories and inspire audiences,” said Brian Krow, LMT’s Director of Creative Services, an Emmy Award nominated producer. Days before receiving the awards, Krow completed shooting his latest work, a mini-documentary on adaptive athletes. “It’s an honor to be recognized for these efforts and even more so an honor to work with a company that believes in the power of digital visualization.”

Krow is an American television producer who spent 12 years in Los Angeles before returning to his Washington DC hometown and joining LMT. Krow has produced more than 100 hours of non-fiction programming across numerous broadcast and cable networks, becoming most widely known for his accomplishments on ABC’s award winner show “Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition,” which he earned an Emmy Award Nomination for.

The ORSA Training Video was produced in support of the analysts – some of which are LMT team members – working on the frontlines of military operations around the world, like Afghanistan. It was used by Director-level leadership and sent out to military schools for educational purposes, including the U.S. Army’s West Point.

OCONUS ORSA (LMT/JIEDDO) - FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY from LMT on Vimeo.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have worked in Afghanistan studying narratives from operations there to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Specifically, LMT analysts have worked to help combat the threat of improvised explosive devices, a key weapon used by the Taliban and other adversaries in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Where the ORSA Training Video was used by military men and women immediately as a training tool, “FROGWOMEN” aimed to help highlight the rigorous training those military service members endure.

The concept for “FROGWOMEN” was to put 24 elite women through six-week U.S. Navy SEAL training to test their mental fortitude. Federal policy currently doesn’t permit women to be in combat with the U.S. military’s Special Forces units, like SEALs.

Krow’s WarFront REAL Productions partnered with LMT for “FROGWOMEN” with the goal of creating inspirational television. LMT opened up unprecedented access to the U.S. Navy SEALs in Coronado, Ca. and Virginia Beach, giving Krow the opportunity to observe and understand this elite training.

“FROGWOMEN” also won the Real Screen Summit’s “So You Think You Can Pitch” contest.

Krow is a 1999 graduate of West Virginia University’s Acting Conservatory Program, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Before moving to California to start his career, Krow did a short term of graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University studying Shakespeare.

Krow’s successes also include writing a public service announcement for Actor Chris Evans to promote “Captain America” on behalf of the Navy SEAL Foundation. The announcement was picked up by the NFL and played across stadiums across America, generating tens of thousands of dollars of “text in” donations to help support the families of fallen SEALs. 

About Lanmark Technology Inc. (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com. Connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

 

Hundreds Watch As 63 Adaptive Athletes Compete In 3rd Annual Working Wounded Games

Brendan Ferreira, who was wounded by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2010, was named overall champion Nov. 1 at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va.

For immediate release.

VIENNA, VA – When a suicide bomber ran up to then Army Staff Sgt. Brendan Ferreira in Afghanistan in 2010 "it was game over for the left arm."

In fact, even a couple years later, Ferreira would have told you it was game over for him.

"Doctors told me I wouldn't be able to do a lot of what I was used to doing," he said about life after the blast, which included a left arm amputation, hearing loss, vision loss and nearly losing his legs. "I listened to them because they were doctors."

So he started drinking. Eating bad food. Smoking.

"I blew up to 260 pounds," Ferreira said, and even though people kept telling him what an inspiration he was, he didn't feel that way.

"If people were going to say it, I at least wanted to earn it," Ferreira said.

Ferreira earned it Saturday, Nov. 1 as he competed in and was named the overall champion in the 3rd Annual Working Wounded Games at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va.

Sixty-three athletes competed in the games, the flagship fundraising event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field.

"For me, it's about competing in a place where there is no prize for just showing up," said Army Capt. Larkin O'Hern, a triple amputee wounded by a homemade bomb in Afghanistan on Jan. 1, 2011. "Nobody feels sorry for you because you're hurt. Everybody's hurt."

Athletes came from all over the world (as far as Chile) and included military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs or cerebral palsy, amputees following vehicle accidents, and athletes with a traumatic brain injury.

They competed in pig flipping (220 to 400 pound wooden structures flipped end over end), weighted sled pulling, Tabata-style rowing and presses, burpees and sand bag tossing, medicine ball throws, weighted carries, kettlebell swings, deadlifting and more.

Spectators cheered the athletes on from the sidelines for every event, often rushing in and circling around those athletes who needed an extra oomph to get across a finish line.

"I look forward to this day all year," David "Chef" Wallach, owner of CrossFit Rubicon, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance, said during closing ceremonies. "And I just don't want you all to leave."

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games benefit the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance and its mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

"This is a level playing field," Wallach said. "It's an honest and fair competition. There are no injury classifications. No sex classifications." Just workouts to get done.

Sara Olsen, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance, said the event has tripled since it was founded in 2012, and nearly doubled in size just since last year.

"We're able to do this because of our sponsors," said Olsen.
The Milbank Foundation and Rogue Fitness were the 2014 Presenting Sponsors and LMT Inc. returned again this year as a Gold Sponsor.

LMT has been a sponsor helping coproduce the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012.

"When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way, said Lani Hay, CEO of LMT, the leading company helping provide predictive analysis for military commanders in Afghanistan in support of counter improvised explosive device operations (the very weapons that wounded O'Hern and Ferreira.
"It's our duty."

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES:

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year's event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can't make it in person.

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

ABOUT LANMARK TECHNOLOGY INC (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Director of Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

Spectators Welcome To Witness Adaptive Athletes Compete In Working Wounded Games Nov. 1

The third annual functional fitness athletic competition on Nov. 1 at CrossFit Rubicon showcases the physical feats adaptive athletes can make. Athletes include military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs, amputees following vehicle accidents, athletes with cerebral palsy and more.

For immediate release. 

VIENNA, VA – That day, it happened in slow motion.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Weaver spotted the roadside bomb in Afghanistan and told his driver to pull over. It would be the 30th improvised explosive device he would disarm – all of which with his own hands – since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.

But as he put himself in between the truck, his comrades and the explosive, another 50-pound bomb he didn’t spot detonated. The ground rose up. Weaver watched as his leg got hit and felt the blast move through him. When he came to, his ears were ringing and he his left leg below his calf was gone.

And that’s when it happened. Weaver’s five seconds of cool.

“When you get blown up, you have to take a picture with your thumbs up,” said Weaver said.

A sign that no matter what you will overcome the injury? Absolutely. A moment in time that Weaver carries with him in all he does in life now? No doubt.

“I don’t remember saying it, but apparently in that moment I told the guys, ‘you better hurry up and take that picture because I only have five seconds of cool left in me,’” Weaver said. 

Turns out, Weaver has a lot more cool left than he realized. And he’ll prove it this weekend.

Weaver, who has since returned to full active duty with Navy SEALs out of Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in Virginia Beach, will join 62 other adaptive athletes from around the world Saturday, Nov. 1 and compete in the 3rd Annual Working Wounded Games at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va.

Weaver is the event’s defending champion and only returned from his latest overseas deployment to the Middle East and Africa weeks ago to compete.

The Working Wounded Games, launched in 2012, is the flagship fundraising event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field.

Spectators are encouraged to attend.

“Adaptive is a compliment,” said David “Chef” Wallach, owner of CrossFit Rubicon, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance. “It’s their capacity to adapt and overcome. We look at it from a completely different perspective.”

The Working Wounded Games help adaptive athletes see that where they previously thought they were limited, they are not.

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games benefit the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance and its mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

To date this year, 63 athletes from all over the world, coming in from as far as England, will compete in the 2014 Working Wounded Games, said Sara Olsen, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance. This is more than double from the first Working Wounded Games in 2012. 

The Working Wounded Games drew 33 competitors from all over the country in 2013, with more than half being amputees and many of them military veterans.

LMT Inc. has been a title sponsor and has coproduced the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012. 

“LMT’s commitment to the military veteran community and its support of our country’s mission in the counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fight are two ways we help protect our communities, country, and American way of life,” said LMT CEO Lani Hay. “Many military veterans impacted by IEDs are participating in the Working Wounded Games. When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way. It’s our duty,”

The Working Wounded Games expanded its competition categories this year and will bring back Spectator Workouts of the Day.

“Come cheer on your favorite athlete or just get a glimpse at some of the most amazing athletes in the fitness competition community,” Olsen said.

All attendees – from athletes to spectators and volunteers – will be required to sign a waiver upon entry. Event opening ceremonies will start at 9 a.m.

Athletes who have competed in the previous games, and those who are registered for the 2014 event, include military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs, amputees following vehicle accidents, athletes with cerebral palsy, and more.

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES:

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year’s event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can’t make it in person.

 ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

ABOUT LANMARK TECHNOLOGY INC (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Director of Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

 

 

Media Invite: Working Wounded Games, Nov. 1

More than 60 adaptive athletes, many of them amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will compete in the third annual functional fitness athletic competition Nov. 1 at CrossFit Rubicon.

For immediate release. 

VIENNA, VA – The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance and its sponsors are pleased to invite the media to the third annual functional fitness athletic competition.

WHEN: Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

WHERE: CrossFit Rubicon, 8500 Tyco Road, Vienna, Va. 

WHAT: The Working Wounded Games, launched in 2012, is the flagship fundraising event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field.

The Working Wounded Games help adaptive athletes see that where they previously thought they were limited, they are not.

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games benefit the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance and its mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The athletes are coming in from all over the world for the event that has more than doubled in size from the first Working Wounded Games in 2012. 

The Working Wounded Games drew 33 competitors from all over the country in 2013, with more than half being amputees and many of them military veterans.

MEDIA COVERAGE DETAILS: Media are encouraged to arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies kicking off at 9 a.m. The 63 adaptive athletes registered and is the largest group since the event began, will compete in a variety of events throughout the day, with the pig flipping (a giant dumbbell athletes flip end over end) taking place last, closer to the mid-afternoon.

AUDIENCE: The Working Wounded Games expanded its competition categories this year and will bring back Spectator Workouts of the Day. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

SPONSORS: The annual Working Wounded Games takes place thanks to a broad range of sponsors, including the Milbank Foundation, Rogue Fitness and LMT Inc. as title sponsors for 2014.

LMT Inc., a title sponsor that has coproduced the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012, called the event their duty to support.

“LMT’s commitment to the military veteran community and its support of our country’s mission in the counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fight are two ways we help protect our communities, country, and American way of life,” said CEO Lani Hay.  “Many military veterans impacted by IEDs are participating in the Working Wounded Games.  When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way. It’s our duty.”

INTERVIEWS: Athletes who have competed in the previous games, and those who are registered already for the 2014 event, include military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs, amputees following vehicle accidents, athletes with cerebral palsy, and more. They will be available for interviews with the media.

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES:

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year’s event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can’t make it in person.

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

ABOUT LANMARK TECHNOLOGY INC (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Director of Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

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Working Wounded Games Athletes To Demand More Of Themselves Nov. 1

Registration for the third annual functional fitness athletic competition for adaptive athletes closes Oct. 3.

 For immediate release.

 

VIENNA, VA– Adaptive athletes from around the world will compete Saturday, Nov. 1 at the 3rd Annual Working Wounded Games at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va.

The Working Wounded Games, launched in 2012, is the flagship fundraising event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field.

Registration is open until Oct. 3 for adaptive athletes ($30 for military veterans, $40 for civilians). Spectators are encouraged to save the date and attend. Businesses are invited to sponsor.

Register here.

“Adaptive is a compliment,” said David “Chef” Wallach, owner of CrossFit Rubicon, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance. “It’s their capacity to adapt and overcome. We look at it from a completely different perspective.”

The Working Wounded Games help adaptive athletes see that where they previously thought they were limited, they are not.

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games benefit the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance and its mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

To date this year, more than 40 athletes from all over the world, coming in from as far as England, have already registered for the 2014 Working Wounded Games, said Sara Olsen, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance. This is more than double from the first Working Wounded Games in 2012.

The Working Wounded Games drew 33 competitors from all over the country in 2013, with more than half being amputees and many of them military veterans.

LMT Inc. has been a title sponsor and has coproduced the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012.

“LMT’s commitment to the military veteran community and its support of our country’s mission in the counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fight are two ways we help protect our communities, country, and American way of life," said LMT CEO Lani Hay. "Many military veterans impacted by IEDs are participating in the Working Wounded Games. When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way. It’s our duty.”

The Working Wounded Games expanded its competition categories this year and will bring back Spectator Workouts of the Day.

“Come cheer on your favorite athlete or just get a glimpse at some of the most amazing athletes in the fitness competition community,” Olsen said.

All attendees – from athletes to spectators and volunteers – will be required to sign a waiver upon entry. Event opening ceremonies will start at 9 a.m.

Athletes who have competed in the previous games, and those who are registered already for the 2014 event, include military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs, amputees following vehicle accidents, athletes with cerebral palsy, and more.

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES:

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year’s event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can’t make it in person.

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

ABOUT LANMARK TECHNOLOGY INC (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at http://www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Director of Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow(at)LMT-INC(dot)com.

LMT Awarded Contract To Train Next Generation of Military Media Specialists

For immediate release.

 

VIENNA, Va. – LMT is pleased to announce its most recent contract award, in partnership with Lewis-Price & Associates, Inc., to train military media specialists at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) in Fort Meade, Md.

A component of the Defense Media Activity (DMA), DINFOS has a long-standing mission of producing outstanding Public Affairs and Visual Information personnel for all military services.

LMT and Lewis-Price will provide instructors for the following DINFOS departments:

  • Broadcast Operations & Maintenance
  • Course Development
  • Distance Education
  • Public Affairs & Leadership
  • Visual Communications

“Being selected to partner with Lewis-Price to help train the next generation of media specialists for the military fits perfectly into LMT’s mission,” said Lani Hay, President and CEO of LMT. “Effective communications is a vital part of the success of any organization and any operation. Helping ensure that media specialists are properly trained by providing highly qualified instructors is another way we help our military maintain its readiness.”

When Lewis-Price was named the prime contractor, there was no question about who to partner with on the project, said Ken Coleman, President and Founder of Lewis-Price.

“In addition to having similar business philosophies and a complimentary vision for corporate culture, the LMT and Lewis-Price partnership’s strength draws on its foundation of trust,” said Coleman. “Additionally, LMT has a track record of success. If you want to be successful, you need to surround yourself with people and partners who are successful.”

Coleman, who has worked alongside LMT since 2008, noted the success of LMT's team, which has supported a wide variety of federal government contracts globally with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Lewis-Price, which received 8(a) status in 2011 as a small, disadvantaged firm, provides, among other services, accounting, staffing, human resources and budget analysis for corporate and federal government clients, like the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir.

“We do have core capabilities at Lewis-Price,” Coleman said. “But more than that, we have integrity in our people. We are committed to developing strong teams that are committed themselves to making sure our client’s mission is fulfilled, from the budget analysis we do to providing key experts to train the next generation of media specialists for the military.”

About Lanmark Technology Inc. (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Marketing and Communications: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

 

Wounded Warrior Run Raises $16,000 For The Walter Reed Warrior Family Coordination Cell

Bethesda, Md. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of nearly 600 runners and 80 student volunteers, LMT Inc. and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Student Spouses Club (SSC) presented a $16,000 donation to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Warrior Family Coordination Cell.

On April 26, LMT Inc., a Vienna, Va.-based national security consulting firm, sponsored the 2nd Annual SSC Wounded Warrior Run at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Deerwood, Md.

“We ran to care for those in harms way,” said Lani Hay, President and CEO of LMT Inc. “We ran for their families. And we ran to help those service members who have sacrificed so much and are working on getting well enough to return home from Walter Reed.”

It’s a cause deeply important and connected to LMT Inc., a mathematics optimization company that helps businesses and government transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight.

For the last decade, LMT Inc.'s team of analysts, many of which are military veterans themselves, have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations in Afghanistan to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt.

The race, which included a 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run that wounded warriors and their families also participated in, was entirely organized and managed by volunteers from the Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences and their significant others.

One hundred percent of the proceeds benefitted the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Warrior Family Coordination Cell.

“We wanted to do something meaningful for our members and we couldn’t think of a better organization to do that for,” said Christine Kempsell, Race Director and spouse of a medical student at USU. “We really couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors and having LMT as the presenting sponsor took us to a whole new level.”

The Warrior Family Coordination Cell serves as the central coordinating point between the military branches and commands for all non-medical support for the wounded, ill and injured military service members recovering on the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda campus.

That non-medical support includes working with patients and their families to provide opportunities for them to enjoy wholesome activities on and off the Walter Reed campus during their recovery and reintegration back into society after sustaining serious injuries or illnesses.

Since 2011, the coordination cell has helped manage more than half a million dollars in donated goods and services and coordinated and executed more than 4,700 events, including those at the White House, on Capitol Hill and with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. That’s more than Walter Reed Georgia Ave. and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth have done combined, and four times more than the National Naval Medical Center was accustomed to prior to the latest Base Realignment and Closure Commission decisions.

“They also host weekly BBQs as a meet and greet for the families to get to know other, to get to know other people who are in the same situation as they are,” Kempsell said.

Couldn’t make the run? Donations are still accepted online.

About Lanmark Technology (LMT Inc.):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT Inc. views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT Inc.'s team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT Inc. for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT Inc. at http://www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT Inc.'s subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights.