About Us

We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization formed by retired military members, family members and civilians for the express purpose of serving our nation’s wounded combat veterans and the families of fallen service members. All of our events with veterans, wounded combat veterans and families are paid for solely by contributions from donors, sponsors and our fundraising events. Every dollar goes toward the expenses related to bringing these deserving heroes and families coming from all over the country together to have the time of their lives…and enjoy a little Horsepower Therapy!

Our 501(c)3 letter available upon request.

“The spark comes from the never ending desire for more horsepower….”

 



Founders:

CW4 (R) Brian Russell  (President)

  • MH-47E/G “Chinook” heavy assault helicopter aviator, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A)
  • Senior Tactical Operations Officer and Developmental Test Pilot
  • Complex combat operations planner for all Department of Defense Special Operations Units
  • 8 combat tours between 2001-2007
  • Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Global War on Terrorism
  • Member: Night Stalker Association

 

CW4 (R) Greg Coker  (Vice President)

  • AH-6 “Little Bird” attack helicopter aviator, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A)
  • Senior Lead Instructor Pilot and Tactical Operations Officer
  • Complex combat operations planner for all Department of Defense Special Operations Units
  • 11 combat tours between 2001-2007
  • Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Global War on Terrorism
  • Memeber: Night Stalker Association

 


Board of Directors:

Dan Bodeker (Vice President for Corporate Outreach)

  • Vice President, Business Development, Cummings Aerospace
  • 26+ years of supporting Department of Defense and NASA
  • Below The Radar Brew House, Co-owner, Operations & Marketing Lead
  • Member: Huntsville/Madison County Schools Foundation Board, Committee of 100, Huntsville Rotary, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board

CW5 (R) Mike Keenan (Vice President for Operations)

  • MH-47E/G “Chinook” heavy assault helicopter aviator, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A)
  • Maintenance Examiner, Maintenance Test Pilot, and Standardization Instructor Pilot
  • Complex maintenance management and mission sustainment for Department of Defense Special Operations Aviation Units
  • 12 combat tours between 2001-20014
  • Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Global War on Terrorism
  • Member:  Madison Beatification and Tree Board,  Rotary of Madison Alabama, Order of Daedalians, Night Stalker Association

 

Mark Umansky (Media Relations)

 

 

Jena Salvetti (Community Outreach)