The Gunny to Participate in 4th Annual Hunting with Heroes Weekend


Bellingham, WA -- McNett® Corporation is pleased to announce that celebrity drill instructor and Golden Globe nominee, Ronald Lee Ermey, AKA “The Gunny,” will be joining this year’s Hunting with Heroes™ Veteran appreciation weekend taking place October 2-5 in Klickitat, WA. Hunting with Heroes is an annual event to honor veterans in their community as well as provide a healing experience for area vets.

The Gunny will lead a procession of motorcycles driven by the Legion Riders, Patriot Guard Riders and the Bellingham Police Department from Bellingham via a parade route through town before heading east for an amazing weekend of hunting and fishing. The procession will leave McNett headquarters at 1411 Meador Ave. at noon on Thursday, October 2. Local businesses and students from area schools will wave flags as Veterans are escorted out of town in VIP-fashion.

“To have an American icon like ‘The Gunny’ joining our vets on this amazing journey is beyond words,” said Travis Huisman, McNett CEO. “His continuing support of service members and the Hunting with Heroes event speaks volumes about his dedication to this amazing country.”

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About Hunting with Heroes

For the 4th consecutive year, McNett has partnered with non-profit Home with Heroes™ for the Hunting with Heroes appreciation weekend. The event serves to honor area veterans and to provide an outlet to connect with other service members. Participants are treated to an all-expense paid weekend of pheasant hunting, fishing and great food on a private ranch.

About McNett

For over three decades, McNett and its family of brands, Gear Aid™, Outgo®, M Essentials™, Aquamira® and McNett® Tactical, have provided quality, innovative products for the dive, outdoor, sporting goods and military markets. With its unique blend of reliable products and personality, McNett enhances the lives of people working and playing outside.

McNett’s corporate philanthropy efforts also include lending support to causes and organizations including: the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Rivers of Recovery, and the Take a Kid Outside program. For more information, please visit:


Gerald Craft

Consumer Marketing Director