Observer-Dispatch – ‘Team Eli’ running for Semper Fi Fund

By – STAFF REPORT, Observer-Dispatch, Link to article Posted Oct 16, 2013 @ 01:12 AM REGION – The third annual Empire State Marathon/Half Marathon will take place Sunday, Oct. 20, in Syracuse and members of “Team Eli” of Camden, will be participating as community athletes for the Semper Fi Fund. Named in memory of U.S….

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CNN – All-terrain wheelchair helps disabled get back on track

By Natalie Angley, CNN updated 3:03 PM EDT, Wed October 16, 2013 | Filed under: Innovations | Link to article (CNN) — Cpl. Michael Boucher will never forget June 12, 2011. He was on his second deployment with the Marines in Afghanistan. Another squad had been hit by two improvised explosive devices, and he was…

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WNCT9 – Service dog helps Marine veteran manage PTSD

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Updated: Oct 15, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Link to article By Madeleine Wright, Digital Journalist – email RICHLANDS, N.C. – Military veterans sometimes find it difficult re-adjusting to life at home after a combat tour. But one former Marine with post traumatic stress disorder is not…

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VMI cadets ride 102 miles for charity, fallen soldiers

WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va Posted: Oct 04, 2013 6:06 PM EDT Updated: Oct 04, 2013 6:06 PM EDT By Tim Ciesco, Reporter – email Link to article LEXINGTON, VA – VMI cadets Keith MacDonald, Ryan Long, Schafer Wymond, and Travis Via got one last practice in Friday before they embark on a “modest”…

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Cycling fundraiser benefits veterans

The Foothills Focus Staff Report~ 10/3/2013 Link to article A team of cyclists that includes several Marines, including those injured in combat, and families of fallen soldiers will pedal 430 miles in 4 days through Arizona’s mountain ranges to support military service people and their families. “The Ride 430 Challenge” begins Oct. 9, leaving from…

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Using brawn to raise bucks

By Patricia Kime | Navy Times – Washington, DC | navytimes.com | Published: September 14, 2013 – 3:46PM | Link to article | Marine Lt. Col. Bill Conner was stationed in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2008 when he got an email telling him he had won a spot in the prestigious Hawaii Ironman triathlon, a berth…

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Semper Fi Fund is highlighted in Stars and Stripes!

By Terri Barnes | Stars and Stripes – Washington, DC | stripes.com | Published: September 5, 2013 At a luncheon to honor outstanding military spouses from all service branches, Marine wife Karen Guenther was introduced by Bonnie Amos, the first lady of the Marine Corps. Guenther’s family was at a nearby table. Her husband sat…

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Team Semper Fi Represented in Para Cycling World Champions

Please join us in congratulating the following Team Semper Fi Athletes who are in Baie-Comeau Canada preparing to compete in the Para Cycling World Championships.  *SSgt Jeffrey Scott Martin (TBI/PTSD) *LCDR Steven Peace (Stroke/right side paralysis) and TSF Mentor *Lcpl Jon Copsey (TSF Mentor)