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  • Friday, November 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE

    Kris "Tanto " Paronto To Make Special Appearance At Hy-Vee Heroes Game



    Established prior to the school's first meeting as Big Ten Conference opponents in 2011, the Hy-Vee Heroes Game was created to honor the rich football traditions of the University of Iowa and University of Nebraska football programs while also annually honoring community heroes in both states. Hy-Vee is proud to be the title sponsor of the annual Heroes Game, a yearly matchup that also benefits the American Red Cross, an organization doing incredible good in the heartland.

    The “Heroes Game,” scheduled for the Friday after Thanksgiving, pits conference powerhouses Iowa and Nebraska in a nationally-televised battle for bragging rights in the nation’s heartland. The winner of each year's game will take home The Heroes Game trophy, which was designed by Rickabuagh Graphics. The trophy, which stands 30 inches tall also features a dark gray acrylic etched with a corn stalk pattern on all four sides and the logos of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers.

    The trophy has four sides:

    the front prominently displays the Heroes Game logo in brushed aluminum
    the back is labeled at its top "TRADITION" and includes brushed aluminum art that prominently displays images of Memorial Stadium and Kinnick Stadium
    the left side is labeled at its top "VALOR" and carries the badges that will be dated and carry the names of the two "Citizen Heroes"
    the right side is labeled at its top "VICTORY" and carries the badges that will be dated and carry the final score of each Heroes Game.


    The Hy-Vee Heroes Game is about more than a trophy or bragging rights. With the help of Hy-Vee, the national stage created by the Iowa-Nebraska game will be utilized to recognize individuals for acts of heroism in their communities. In addition, Iowa and Nebraska officials are counting on the intense interest in the big game to help raise money for the American Red Cross as they continue doing heroic work in the two states. Hy-Vee stores in Iowa and Nebraska will spearhead the fundraising effort by creating activities designed to engage and excite fans of each school.

    In advance of each year's game, fans of each school will be encouraged to nominate everyday citizens of Iowa and Nebraska who deserve to be honored for extraordinary acts of heroism. One citizen-hero from each state will be invited to attend the game as a special guest of the teams, receive on-field recognition and have his or her name inscribed on the game trophy.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 09:00 AM through December 03, 2017 ·

    Battleline Two Day Vehicle Defense Tactical Training Course with Tanto & Boon - Daytona, Florida


    Two Day Vehicle Defense Course (VDC)

    Date: Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2017

    Time: 9am until 5pm 

    Location: Big 3 East Range - Battleline Tactical's Florida Home Range

    4691 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124

    Fee: $550 per person - 10% Discount for Battleline Tactical Alumni $495 per person


    The Vehicle Defensive Course focuses on fundamental defensive skills in, and around vehicles. This course will include a vehicle ballistic lab and concealed carry considerations while seated in the vehicle.

    Topics Covered:
    • Safe weapons Manipulations in and   around vehicles.
    • Justifiable Use of Force.
    • Awareness/ Mind Set/ OODA Loop.
    • Concealed Carry Considerations while seated.
    • Shooting in and out of Vehicles.
    • Vehicle TTPs.
    • Vehicle Ballistic Lab of your defensive rounds.
    • Vehicle use of Cover.
    • Protecting Multiple passengers.
    • Managing Multiple Threats.
    • Go Bags.
    • Managing Gunshot Wounds.

    Prerequisites : BattleLine Concealed Defensive Pistol or equivalent from a reputable instructor. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

    Required Gear.
    • Quality IWB or OWB holster( IWB holster must remain open after drawing pistol).
    • Open or closed concealment garment.
    • Quality pistol of at least 9mm/38 caliber.
    • Ability to carry at least one spare magazine or speed loader on your body.
    • At least 3 magazines or speed loaders.
    • 400 rounds of ammunition.
    • Recommend 10 Defensive carry rounds for ballistic lab.
    • Wrap around eye protection.
    • Hearing protection ( Noise canceling Ear Muffs preferred).
    • Long sleeves and pants recommended.
    • Baseball style cap recommended.


    Due to a limited number of spots open, refunds are unavailable. Credits for a future class will be given if a 48 hour notice is given .


    LODGING INFORMATION: If you need lodging, we have partnered with a great hotel on the beach for a special rate. Please contact Judy at, and let her know what nights you need.

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Centerplace Regional Event Center in 2426 N. Discovery Place , WA





    Author of “The Ranger Way” and Co-Author of “13 Hours” Visits Spokane to Share Insider Account of the Attacks in Benghazi; Limited Tickets Available to Public Courtesy of Zaycon Fresh

    WHAT: Zaycon Fresh, a Spokane-based direct to consumer farm-fresh meat provider, is hosting Former U.S. Army Ranger and Hero of the Benghazi Attack, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, to speak in Spokane at the Centerplace Regional Event Center on December 8th. Paronto is a former U.S. Army Ranger, motivational speaker, and author of two books, “The Ranger Way” and “13 Hours,” that share the story of Paronto’s involvement with the September 11th, 2012 attack on the U.S. special mission in Benghazi, Libya. Paronto will share with the audience his insider account of the attacks in Behghazi, detailing the moments, decisions and results of the historic day. A book signing will follow Paronto’s speech.

    As a company that has a high regard for, and close personal ties with, military families and veterans, Zaycon Fresh is hosting Paronto for this event. Limited tickets will be available for the public and can be reserved here: LINK TK (COMING SOON). For more information on Kris Paronto, please visit 

    WHEN: Friday, December 8th 
    7:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Centerplace Regional Event Center
    2426 N. Discovery Place
    Spokane Valley, WA 99216


    ZAYCON FRESH: Zaycon Fresh is a privately owned company based in Spokane Valley, Washington. The company was founded in 2009 with the simple mission to bring farm fresh meats direct to consumers at wholesale prices. The company currently delivers to nearly 1000 locations across the country. 

    KRIS PARONTO: Kris “Tanto” Paronto is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government's Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world. Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto's story is told in the book "13 Hours" written by Mitchell Zuckoff along with his five surviving annex security team members.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 01:00 PM

    Kris "Tanto" Paronto - Keynote Speaker SWAT Presentation


  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Minot City Auditorium in Minot, ND

    Kris Paronto Keynote Speaker A Magic City Christmas

    Details Coming Soon!

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 at 08:15 AM
    TBD in College Station, TX

    Kris Paronto - Opening Speaker - Symposium

  • Friday, January 12, 2018 at 09:00 AM through January 13, 2018
    Alloy Arms Outdoor Gun Range in Whitesboro, TX

    Battleline Tactical Training - The Fight for Freedom 2 Day Concealed Hangun Defensive Tactical Training with Tanto and Boon


    The Fight for Freedom
    2 Day Concealed Hangun Defensive Tactical Training with Tanto and Boon 

    $599.99 Per Person Lunch Included

    To Be Held at Range: 
    Alloy Arms Outdoor Gun Range 
    1941 Chisum Trial Rd,
    Whitesboro, TX

    We train to GUN, FIGHT, WIN!!!

    For more information, call Larry at 469-964-1421, or Register Online at: .

    Register NOW only 20 spots availible!

    Firearm, Equipment and Ammo Requirements:

    The handgun must be fully functional, have all factory-installed safety devices intact, and have no dangerous modifications (such as a hair trigger, or a removed trigger guard, etc.)

    A minimum of two magazines - single or one double magazine pouch is recommended. 

    Electronic hearing protection is highly recommended. W recommend aquiring ammunition, handguns, hearing protection and all other needed or desired items. Sturdy belt, hat, eye protection, loose pants, comfortable shoes or boots, etc. You will need a to be able to conceal your firearm with a garment which includes the need for a concealment holster.

    Ammunition Quantity:

    Bring the following quantities of new, factory-made ammunition:

    Minimum of 400 Rounds

    *Lunch included:)
    **Each individual responsible for own snacks and hydration drinks needed throughout the day, however, there will be water and soda available

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM through January 24, 2018
    Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV


  • Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    PRIVATE EVENT in Salem, OR

    Kris Paronto Keynote Speaker Northwest Utility Company

  • Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    PRIVATE EVENT in Long Branch, NJ

    Kris Paronto Keynote Speaker Earle Asphalt Company

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