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Forever Warriors, Powered by Step One Automotive Group, Announces Participation in Upcoming Events to Support Military and Local Communities

Forever Warriors, in collaboration with Step One Automotive Group, is proud to announce its involvement in a series of events designed to engage and support military personnel, their families, and the broader community. With activities ranging from gaming conventions to fitness challenges and community festivals, Forever Warriors is dedicated to broadening its reach and impact within the military community by meeting them where they are.
Pensacon: Gaming Everything
Date: February 23-25, 2024
Location: Pensacola, FL
Expectation: This premier gaming event, expected to draw between 50,000 to 80,000 attendees, half of whom are connected to the military, aims to broaden Forever Warriors' reach within our military gamers by engaging with them in an environment they are passionate about.
Forever Warriors and partnering agency, UKnightedXP will host a panel, 24Feb24 1600 at the Wright Place, 2nd Floor Room 5. Topic: "Leveraging Gaming and Gaming Culture to Support Military and Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention".
United Way Field Day
Date: March 1, 2024
Location: Niceville, FL
Expectation: An opportunity for Forever Warriors volunteers to demonstrate dominance in camaraderie and sportsmanship, fostering a competitive yet friendly environment.
Lightning CrossFit on Eglin: The Open 2024 CrossFit Games Season Launch
Dates: March 1, 8 & 15, 2024
Location: Eglin AFB, FL
Expectation: Partnering with the Panhandle's oldest CrossFit gym, this event welcomes 50 to 100 participants each Friday to kick off the CrossFit season, emphasizing the connection with the military community.
Date: March 30, 2024
Location: Hurlburt Field, FL
Expectation: Aiming to support military and military family retention efforts, this family-friendly event is expected to welcome 1,500 attendees.
The Savage Loop: 42 Mile Ultra Marathon
Date: April 13, 2024
Location: Across 5 cities and 1 Air Force Base
Expectation: Conceived by local Green Berets to support terminally ill children and local Gold Star Families, this grueling challenge is anticipated to attract over 500 participants.
FWB Chamber Military Appreciation Day
Date: April 20, 2024
Location: The Landing, FL
Expectation: A celebration of local military members with free activities and services, expected to draw 4,000 attendees in a grand gesture of appreciation.
Commando Games
Date: May 3, 2024
Location: Hurlburt Field, FL
Expectation: Focused on active duty military retention efforts, this event is projected to attract over 1,000 participants.
Operation Battle Laugh in partnership with Barracks Legend Foundation
Date: May 4, 2024
Location: The Island, FL
Expectation: A night of laughter and camaraderie, supporting military and military family retention efforts with an expected attendance of approximately 350.
6th RTB Open House
Date: May 11, 2024
Location: Onsite at 6th RTB
Expectation: Showcasing Army activities in the swamp, this open house aims to connect the community with military efforts, expecting 2,000 attendees. 
Air Force/Space Force Silkies Swear In
Date: June 21, 2024
Location: DOD Beach
Expectation: Swearing in of Panhandle Future Air Force and Space Force Members followed by a day on the Gulf to include Veteran Owned food trucks, VSO’s MSO’s and other Military Focused Partners with an expected attendance of approximately 200+ Airman, Guardians and their families.
Freedom Fest
Date: June 28, 2024
Location: Hurlburt Field, FL
Expectation: A celebration of freedom and support for military and military family retention efforts, anticipating 3,000 attendees.
Forever Warriors, with the support of Step One Automotive Group, is excited to participate in these events, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to supporting our military and local communities through engagement, fitness, and entertainment.
For more information about Forever Warriors and its upcoming activities, please visit
About Step One Automotive Group
Step One Automotive Group is an American company based in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, built on a singular dedication to empowering lives through smarter and easier ways of accessing mobility. Step One Automotive Group owns 20 new car dealerships in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, representing 17 brands, including Chrysler, Dodge Jeep, Ram Fiat, Volkswagen, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Genesis, Ford, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati. Step One Automotive Group also owns two standalone pre-owned operations, three wholesale parts operations, and one rental car operation. Out of 18,000 dealerships in the United States, Step One ranks in the top 90 dealer groups in the United States and the top 10 in Florida. Step One employs 787 team members across three states and six cities.

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