16th Annual Pechanga Golf Classic

July 29, 2014

Temecula, CA - It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy 2 days of golf fun at the award winning, "Journey at Pechanga Golf Course" for the "16th Annual Pechanga Golf Classic." This exciting tournament draws local and regional tribal participants. This year, the Semper Fi Fund was chosen as the recipient of the proceeds raised from the days' events. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Annual Green planet Car Show

July 21, 2014

Dallas, TX - This September, the "Green Planet Car Wash" will be hosting a fun filled event in support of the Semper Fi Fund. Stop by and enjoy some cool cars, raffle prizes and a yummy BBQ. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi/Hello Betty Donation Dinner

July 21, 2014

Oceanside, CA - Our friends at Hello Betty, Oceanside's newest hot spot is hosting a day for the Semper Fi Fund. 20% of the days proceeds will be donated to the fund. Please come out for lunch or dinner for some fabulous food, fun and amazing views all while supporting the Semper Fi Fund. We look forward to seeing you! Read the rest of this entry »

Fontana Police Department vs San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office Charity Softball Game

July 21, 2014

Fontana, CA – The Fontana Police Department softball team has challenged the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department - Rancho Cucamonga Station to a softball game to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Proceeds from ticket sales and food sales will go to the charity. This law enforcement family event will take place at Coyote Canyon Park 5065 Coyote Canyon Rd., Fontana, CA on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The first pitch will be at 7:30pm. A $10 donation will be for the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded veterans begin healing process in Big Horn Mountains

July 18, 2014

Q2-KTVQ TV | Jul 18, 2014 8:03 PM | by Aja Goare - Q2 News | Link to Article

BILLINGS - Speaking of veterans, recovery through sport is the idea behind a program devoted to helping service men and women recover from traumatic injuries.

It's called the Semper Fi Fund, an organization helps wounded veterans with the recovery process, but not with hospitals or therapy. Read the rest of this entry »

Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with Al-Qaeda

July 18, 2014

Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with Al-Qaeda - Fallujah Redux is the first book about the Fallujah Awakening written by Operation Iraqi Freedom military veterans who served there, providing a comprehensive account of the turning of Fallujah away from the al-Qaeda insurgency in 2007. The city of Fallujah will long be associated with some of the worst violence and brutality of the Iraq War. Initially occupied by U.S. forces in 2003, it eventually served as the headquarters for numerous insurgent groups operating west of Baghdad, including al-Qaeda in Iraq and its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, until forcibly retaken at the end of 2004. Read the rest of this entry »

Mas Fina Cantina Golf Tournament of Champions

July 17, 2014

San Marcos, CA – Mas Fina Cantina will be hosting their Charity golf tournament at St. Marks Golf Course in San Marcos, California on Sunday August 10, 2014. This will be a team scramble format. The fee for the tournament is $100 which includes Golf, T-shirt, goodie bag and beverages at the course. We will head back to Mas Fina Cantina at 2780 State St. in Carlsbad for more drinks, dinner buffet, prizes and a raffle. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi member Josh Sweeney received 2014 Pat Tillman Service Award on ESPN!

July 17, 2014

Team Semper Fi member and 2014 Team USA Sled Hockey Gold Medalist Josh Sweeney, who scored the winning goal against Russia, is received the first ever Pat Tillman Award for Service presented by ESPN and the Pat Tillman Foundation at the 2014 ESPY Awards on July 16th at 9pm ET (http://espn.go.com/espys/2014/). Josh was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost both legs in October 2009 Read the rest of this entry »

10th Annual General James T. Conway Golf Outing

July 12, 2014

ST. Albans, MO – The Missouri Friends of Injured Marines will host their 10th annual charity golf tournament with proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The tournament will be held at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri, on August 24, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund Saddle Up For Doublerafter Cattle Drive

July 11, 2014

Injured Veteran Athletes Gear Up for Cowboy-Style Adventure

RANCHESTER, WY July 11, 2014 - Next week, from July 15 to July 18, the injured veterans of Team Semper Fi (TSF) and Team America’s Fund (TAmF) are saddling up for the adventure of a lifetime: for four days and three nights, these athletes will become cowboys, driving cattle through the mountains of Wyoming for the Doublerafter Cattle Drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Shootout for Soldiers – Long Island, NY

July 10, 2014

Long Island, NY - Shootout For Soldiers is a 24 hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded American soldiers. Participants will play during a particular time slot for either of the two teams – Stars or Stripes – with fellow participants roughly their same age and skill. Through the common bond of lacrosse, the goal is to raise significant funds for wounded American soldiers as well as establish a stronger connection with local veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

On Wisconsin: Danger and hospitality on the Mississippi River

July 7, 2014

July 06, 2014 8:00 am | By Barry Adams | Wisconsin State Journal | Link to Article

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN – The mosquitoes are thick, the storms relentless and the river high.

This is a dangerous time to be on the rain-swollen Mississippi River, especially for those with little experience on the water.

The current is deadly. Debris is prolific, often out of sight but just below the murky surface. The conditions have limited recreational traffic, but barges and winds persist, teaming at times to create waves that could easily swamp a kayak. Read the rest of this entry »

Corporal Josue Barron, USMC (Ret.)

July 7, 2014

Growing up in Los Angeles, Josue was the middle child of seven kids being raised by a single mother. He played a lot of street basketball and got involved in the L.A. gang scene.

“I started in the gangs when I was 14,” Josue recalls. “By the time I was 17, I had done so much, I was tired of it. Most of the gang members were getting nowhere, and as I was getting older, I saw that was not the life I wanted to live. I wanted to change Read the rest of this entry »

Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

July 5, 2014

Merced Sun Star | by JULIE WATSON | Associated Press | July 3, 2014 | Link to Article

SAN DIEGO — The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer’s leg and hand.

It’s his smile.

The bomb technician had asked a team member to take the picture. He knew his defiance in the face of death would keep his comrades going and ease the torment caused by what they had witnessed. Read the rest of this entry »

Trophy Club Salutes Wounded Warriors 2014

July 5, 2014

Trophy Club, TX – The Trophy Club Salutes Wounded Warriors, Inc. is a 501 (c)3 whose mission is to raise money in support of wounded warriors and direct these proceeds to other 501(c)3 organizations. TCSWW is planning a wonderful weekend with an exciting Silent Auction and Banquet, great Golf, and amazing Texas weather for the 5K and 10K Run. Please visit www.tcsww.org for more info. Read the rest of this entry »