Two Forces are Better than One

The mission statement behind ArmyBassAnglers (ABA) is “SUPPORT.DEFEND.FISH.,” and Michael J. Brooks, President/CEO of Ardent Tackle, LLC. pledged their support today of the ABA mission through a multi-year sponsorship.

“We are pleased to partner with ArmyBassAnglers. Their support of the men and women of the armed forces and the sacrifices they make each day are incredible. We know from experience that everyone involved with ABA coalition are some of the hardest working, most dedicated and conscientious people in our country and we thank them for their service and are committed to supporting them”.

“We are extremely excited about joining forces with Ardent and the ability to add another great organization to our arsenal of sponsors that will make our mission possible. The Ardent Apex / Wire & Bolt fishing reels are the newest weapons of choice for all ArmyBassAnglers and will improve everyone’s success on the water. The tactical performance of the Ardent equipment will help ABA Rule the Water—HOOAH,” stated Cody Roberson, President of ArmyBassAnglers.

ABA consists of 18 Pro Staff anglers and approximately 400 Coalition and 300 Task Force anglers all of whom are active duty or retired U.S. military from all branches of service. The group currently fishes Bass Champs on the World Fishing Network and numerous grass roots events and gained national prominence as the Ceremonial Launch Boats for the past four Bassmasters Classics, while raising national awareness for Returning Heroes Home, Heroes on the Water and Veteran Outdoors.

The Warrior & Family Support Center, ABA’s original nonprofit it supported, is a 12,000 square-foot rehabilitation center, funded solely by private donations. The center provides space for wounded soldiers undergoing treatment in San Antonio, allowing them to spend private time with their friends and families when they are not actively participating in rehabilitative treatment.

Heroes on the Water (HOW) is a national nonprofit 501c3 that focuses its efforts on kayaking and fishing as a rehabilitative outdoor activity for wounded veterans recovering from their combat injures. HOW is an incredible alternative to power boat fishing and outdoor recreation that has provided very inspiring results, both in physical and emotional rehabilitation.

A Soldiers Child Foundation (ASCF) is a national nonprofit 501c3 that is dedicated to the children of fallen soldiers by providing them birthday gifts each year on behalf of their parent that made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. They also provide college scholarships, camps and events across the country for these incredible kids as they recover from the loss of their parent or parents.

Be sure to tune into the exclusive television show of ArmyBassAnglers, FORCE on FORCE on Sportsman Channel, visit them at or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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