MicroTech Supports Fort Belvoir Warrior Training Center

Tech Leader Sponsors MMA Stars in Special Appearance with Soldiers and their Families

Vienna, VA – May 14, 2012—Leading Service Provider and Technology Integrator MicroTech donated today athletic equipment to the new Fort Belvoir Warrior Combative Training Center. Major General Michael Linnington — Commanding General of the Military District of Washington — spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and highlighted MicroTech’s strong support of veterans, wounded warriors, and the active military. MicroTech sponsored the entire replacement project of the special training mats for the workout area of the new center.

MicroTech hosted a contingent of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) personalities at the event, including Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller, Aaron Simpson, Joe Lauzon, Justin Hickey, and Kris McCray. They were on hand to meet with Army personnel and their families, tour the facility, and sign autographs. Popular ring girl Brittney Palmer also made an appearance. The group toured Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Complex, meeting with the medical staff, and with soldiers undergoing rehabilitation.

MicroTech presented several lucky soldiers with tickets to the May 15th Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event at the Patriot Center. MicroTech is sponsoring four fighters on the Fuel TV broadcast.

MicroTech provides Technology Services, Systems Integration, Product Solutions, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Social Media Analytics to commercial enterprises, along with the public sector — managing more than half-a-million tech users daily. A prime contractor on more than 100 Federal projects and more-than-25 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to over 2500 vendors and a million tech products and services across the government.

“It is a rare privilege when MicroTech is able to partner with the UFC and host these special athletes in bringing much needed smiles to the American Patriots that sacrifice for our country,” said Tony Jimenez, President & CEO of MicroTech. “Every time we sponsor one of these events, I can’t help but to be amazed at the commitment and caring of the Army personnel. We always look forward to our visits to Fort Belvoir and hope that the donation of the training mats is a big assistance to the combatives training program." 

The Modern Army Combatives Program, created by a former Army Ranger in 2002, was developed to change the existing methodology of physical training so that real combative ability can be expected of every soldier. The military base in Northern Virginia hosts the U.S. Army Tactical Combative Instructor (Level-Four) certification; a reflection of the installation's influence as a center of military physical training.

As a strategic sustaining base for America's Army, the work at Fort Belvoir is vital to the success of the goals and objectives of the nation's defense strategy. A list of the organizations who call Fort Belvoir home reads like a "Who's Who" of the Department of Defense.

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