alwaysfaithful

Always Faithful

Story and photography by MATT BROCKMAN The Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program ignites a sense of purpose in wounded  warriors. JOHN MAYER REMEMBERS THE FIRST TIME HE LOST A FELLOW SOLDIER IN COMBAT. “He was 19 years old and pretty much bled to death in my arms,” recalls Mayer, a 33-year-old U.S. Marine Corps officer who…

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Over 3,000 miles, 11 days, 12 cyclists

The Disabled Sports 24/7 Road Bicycling Adventure rounded up 12 disabled, paralyzed, wounded, injured and able-bodied cyclists who tackled the challenge of a continuous ride from Camp Pendleton, CA to Camp Lejeune, NC; cycling 24/7 from sea to shining sea. They completed 3,113 miles in less than 11 days! Why you ask? – To heighten…

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Don Bloomfield and his wife, Patricia Martinez.

“We wanted to do something that would last”

Don Bloomfield enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1956, right after graduating high school in Canton, the Illinois farm town he called home. “I was very frightened initially,” he recalls, “so I decided that what I needed to do was excel. So I did. I became a model Marine. I learned so many things about…

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CrossFit Del Mar

Looking for a good workout? CrossFit Del Mar is dedicated to supplying you with all the tools you need to achieve your fitness and nutrition goals in an extremely fun and positive environment. Their job is to inspire, motivate, and hold you accountable in achieving your goals by working with our world-class trainers and team….

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Athens, Georgia: Wood for Warriors

Sutton Norris has pledged to chop, split, and sell firewood for donations in order to reach his goal of purchasing a new Action Track Chair for a wounded service member. His goal is to raise $13,000 – the cost to purchase a new ATC.  If you’d like to support Sutton with his efforts, visit his…

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KADE Restoration – Like us on Facebook and support the Fund!

Online – As soon as KADE Restoration reaches 5,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, KADE will donate $5,000 to Semper Fi Fund. Please support KADE’s generous fundraiser! Like us on Facebook! KADE Restoration is professionally repairs damage from flood, mold, sewage, and fire disaster. They are the finest in water extraction, fire remediation, mold removal, flood damage…

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Blue Fin

Meet Blue Fin! This fabulous Chocolate Lab and his human, Beverly Bickhart, participate in multiple Dock Dog Diving Events and Competitions around the country and throughout the year as a way to raise awareness and funds for the Semper Fi Fund. Please keep help them support our wounded and critically ill service members by cheering…

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CoreCorps

Scott Wylie discovered Pilates after repeated lower back spasms. So started doing lots of the basic mat classes and now after maybe 200 mat classes since last July, his back feels much better. Scott now leads Men’s Pilates classes at local clubs and YMCAs in the Connecticut area. Please visit his website for more information…

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Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle

New River Harley-Davidson is raffling off a 2013 Ember Red Sunglo Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster now through November 9, 2014. Winner need not be present to win. Winner is responsible for tax, tag, and doc fees. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Jeff Myers at 910-376-4245 for more information.