Assisting Veterans of America Support Team

AVAST - Amputee Veterans of America Support Team



2017 Color Guard Appearances

Rudy Salas, Commander
Charlie Chagares
Jay Calmes
Reggie Blossom

We are the AVAST Color Guard

Jan. 12 - Military Officers Association of America, MOAA Luncheon, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL

Jan. 27 - Wounded Warriors Amputee Football Team vs. NFL Alumni Game, Orlando, FL

Feb. 3 - 4 Chaplin Memorial Service, Sun City Center, FL

Feb. 16 - VA Hospital Helping Hand Dinner for Wounded Veterans, Tampa, FL

Mar. 5 - Massing of the Colors Memorial, Pasadena Community Methodist Church, Tampa, FL

May 6 - Veterans Golf Tournament, Bellview Biltmore, Tampa, FL.

Mar. 13 - Grand Opening, Mission BBQ, Bradenton, FL

Mar. 18 - Tribute to Troops, Crowne Plaza West Shore, Tampa, FL

Mar. 24 - Military Officers Association of America, MOAA Golf Tournament, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL

Apr. 6 - Tamco Foundation, Captains Dinner, West Shore Yacht Club, Tampa, FL.

Apr. 22 - Veterans Dinner, Fort Harrison Hotel, Clearwater, FL.

Apr. 30 - Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club, Golf Outing and Dinner, Tampa, FL.

May 19 - 9th Annual Military Muster Golf Tournament, Crescent Oaks Country Club, Tarpon Springs, FL

May 25 - Bristol Myers Squibb Memorial Day Celebration, Tampa, FL

May 31 - AVAST Golf Outing, Terrace Hill Golf Course, Temple Terrace, FL

Sep. 8 - Thanks Troops Golf Classic, Crescent Oaks Country Club, Tampa, FL.

Oct. 21 - Zellwood Station Golf Tournament, Zellwood, FL.

Past Appearances





2016 2015 2014 2013

The AVAST Color Guard is a well-respected Color Guard dedicated to providing a professional addition to your event.  Members of the Color Guard are all volunteers and are passionate about creating a program that honors the country, veterans and all people that comprise these United States.  They are in demand in the Tampa area by professional sports teams, political events, both large and small gatherings where their professional presence is requested.  Appearances are booked for a nominal donation to AVAST.  Call early to ensure your date is available, because the Guard is in demand and their calendar books up fast.  

If you are interested in volunteering for the Guard or booking them at your event, contact Rudy Salas, Commander at 813-928-1631.

Joseph Gonzalez
Shaun Newman

Pam Bondi,

Florida Attorney General

Rudy invited Ona and Robin to accompany him at the St Pete College 18th Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon. AVAST gave two checks that will go toward two scholarships. One goes to the Ed Suckiel Memorial Scholarship and the other goes to the AVAST Annual Scholarship. Both scholarships go to students in the prosthetic and orthotic college. To be eligible students have to have a veteran in the family. AVAST scholarship funds are provided by donations given to the AVAST Color Guard.