AVAST Color Guard - Amputee Veterans of America Support Team

AVAST Assisting Veterans of America Support Team

Color Guard


AVAST Color Guard at the 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games held in Tampa, Florida

National Veterans Wheelchair Games came to Tampa, Florida on June 12,18, 2013.  The AVAST Color Guard appeared at the opening ceremonies and at the closing ceremonies as well.  Atheletes came from all the states and participated in competitions including baseball, basketball, racing, swimming, archery, pool, bowling, rugby, ping pong, discus, javelin, shotput, and much more.  Children were represented at the games as well.

2013 Color Guard Appearances

January 7 – Golf Support Our Troops, IMG Golf Bradenton FL

March 18 – Military Muster Golf Tournament, Fox Hollow Golf Club, Trinity FL

March 16 – ST Patrick Parade, Rough Riders & AVAST Float

March 21 – VA Dinner, MOAA, SCI James A. Haley Hospital

March 23 Lincoln Dinner, Pinellas CO. Republic Executive Committee, ST Petesburger

April 6 – American Legion Post 8, Winter Haven FL

APRIL 22- Birdies for The Brave, TPC Tampa Bay Golf, Lutz FL

April 28 – Tampa Bay Golf & C.C.

April 29 – Hunters Green Golf Tournament, VA and R&D Dept.

May 4 – Rolling Thunder, The Eagles Golf Club, Odessa FL

May 23- Wounded Warrior Weekend Golf & Fishing Tournament

May 30 – United Veterans Assistance service Inc., Bay Palms G.C., MacDill AFB

May 27 – Memorial Day Game, Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field

June 6 - Branson VETS, Branson, MO

June 29 –Veterans Fair, “Congressman Gus Bilirakis” River Ridge Middle School, Port Richey FL

July 4 –Independence Day Parade Brandon FL

July 13 – Opening, National Wheelchair Games, Tampa Bay Forum

July 17– Grand Opening Walmart, Pinellas Park FL

July 18 – Closing, National Wheelchair Games, Convention Center, Tampa Bay FL

July 28 – V.A. Memorial Service, James A. Haley Auditorium

August 15 – V.A. Dinner, Operation Helping Hands, MOAA

August 17 - Haley House, Bright House Stadium

September 5 – Daughters of American Revolution, Hawthorn Village, Brandon FL

September 6 – Thanks Troops Golf Tournament, Crescent Oaks Golf Club, Tarpon Spring FL

September 7- Guardian Angels, Tampa FL

September 9 – National Tee Tournament, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

September 14- 9/11 Memorial Service, Vietnam Memorial Park, Tampa FL

September 21 Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans of America, USF Tampa, FL

September 22- VET’s Porker Run Opening Ceremony, Wesley Chapel-Toyota

September 28 – Zellwood Station VETs Golf Tournament, Zellwood, FL

October 12- Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club Classic Fundraiser

October 19 – Hanley House Golf Tournament, Summerfield Fields Golf Club, Riverview, FL

October 21- USF Nursing Ceremony

November 2- AVAST Annual Picnic, Rowlett Park Tampa FL

November 8 – Chamber of Commerce, Tampa FL

November 10 – Victory life Church Presentation

November 11 - Buccaneers Monday Night Football Game, Military Appreciation Game

November 13- IMG VETERANS GOLF Bradenton FL

November 16 – Gold Star Mom, “Ride for The Fallen” Apollo Beach FL

December 1 - AVAST Golf Tournament, Terrance Hill Golf Club

December 19 – Operation Helping Hand Dinner, MOAA

In 2012, the AVAST Color Guard was invited to present colors at Wednesday’s Republican National Convention.

C-Span Network broadcast the convention gavel-to-gavel. The Guard was interviewed by many organizations including Reuter’s News and French Television. In the interviews, they stressed that AVAST represents the United States of America, all veterans and all amputees.

Video of the

Color Guard at RNC

Here is a sampling of interview videos.

WTSP Media Interview

WXTS Media Interview

If you would like to see more, google search “amputee color guard”. We hope to have many more engagements in the future.