The Red Devils Partner with Gentex to Support Word of Honor Charity

Ops-Core FAST Helmets worn during promotional and training jumps in San Diego, California   

March 12, 2018

Carbondale, PA, March 12, 2018.  Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel announced today that its partners, The Red Devils, will conduct a jump during their promotional and team training this month in San Diego, California to support Word of Honor Fund, a charity that facilitates milestone events for the surviving children of SEALs and Special Operations personnel who have died in the line of duty. Gentex provides The Red Devils, the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army, with Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmets, worn during their jumps.  

“We’re proud to support Word of Honor Fund,” said Tom Short, vice president ground systems, Gentex Corporation.  “Helping to fulfill a fallen operator’s promise to their children further emboldens us in our mission of protecting those that serve.”

Through their partnership with The Red Devils, Gentex supports The Paras and the British Army, both long time customers of Gentex Corporation, and promote their common goal of advancing parachuting and skydiving safety.

With its unique system design and patented rail technology for mounting helmet accessories, Ops-Core is today’s leading brand of modular, scalable, open-architecture helmet systems for elite defense and security forces. Ops-Core helmet system platforms and components are designed to seamlessly work together to provide true system level performance for today’s most demanding users.

To learn more about or to make donations to Word of Honor Fund, click here.

About Gentex Corporation
Leveraging a history that spans over 100 years, Gentex is a leading provider of innovative solutions that enhance personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. The company’s product portfolio includes helmet system platforms and capability upgrades for defense and security forces, sold under the Gentex, Ops-Core, ALPHA, Cromwell, and Argus brands; Aegisound hearing protection and communications products for military and industrial personnel; PureFlo industrial respiratory protection systems; Dual Mirror aluminized fabrics; and Filtron light management technology. Privately held, Gentex is headquartered in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and supports its global customers through a worldwide distributor network and five other facilities in the U.S. and the U.K.  Learn more at

About Word of Honor Fund

Word of Honor Fund provides a continuum of support that facilitates milestone events for the surviving children of SEALs and Special Operations personnel who die while assigned to select Naval Special Operations Groups. Our word is our bond and it is the purest form of trust. The most sacred of all is a father’s promise to his children. Word of Honor Fund is committed to fulfilling the intentions of our fallen heroes by ensuring his children experience life as he had planned before his sacrifice. His untimely passing challenges his promise. Who will honor his word? We will…Learn more at

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