"Ride for Heroes" rolls through Combat Center

By Lance Cpl Ali Azimi | DVIDS | dvidshub.net | August 10, 2012 TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The Ride for Heroes team's journey began in St. Augustine, Fla. They have traveled across the southern paths of the United States to their final destination – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. On July 31, the Ride…

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North County Times: "Ride for Heroes" to reach Pendleton on Friday

By Mark Walker | North County Times | nctimes.com | August 7, 2012 Four recumbent tricycle riders who departed St. Augustine, Fla., in early June for fundraising trip for the Oceanside-based Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund are scheduled to arrive at Camp Pendleton on Friday afternoon. Three of the participants in the "Ride for Heroes"…

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Teen bikes cross country for injured Marines

By Linda McIntosh | U-T San Diego | utsandiego.com | August 3, 2012 CAMP PENDLETON – Billy Osterman, 16, raised $3,000 in a cross country bicycle ride to benefit the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit supporting injured Marines and their families. The former Fallbrook High School varsity Lacrosse player rode 2,500 miles over 45 days…

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MACG-38 Golf Outing raises money for Semper Fi Fund

By Pfc. Raquel Barraza | DVIDS | dvidshub.net | August 3, 2012 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Marine Air Control Group 38 held a golf outing fund raiser for the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Memorial Golf Course aboard MCAS Miramar, Calif., Aug. 3. The Injured…

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The Globe: Marine veteran bikes across America

The Globe | camplejeuneglobe.com | July 26, 2012 Tim Tuomey, a Marine Corps veteran, took to the road April 20 on a mission to raise awareness about the need for support for combat-wounded veterans. Tuomey called his mission to raise awareness Operation Awakening. More than 3,300 miles and 63 days later, Tuomey finished his long…

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Help Hot Rod Help Injured Marines

By Thom Taylor | Hot Rod | blogs.hotrod.com | July 25, 2012 This madness involves everything we like: competition, contests, ebay, good causes and cool old vans. Well, maybe not the last part, but Hot Rod is going to try and change your idea of what a cool project van should be with the help…

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Journey of the heart passes through Socorro

By Elva K. Österreich | DChieftain | dchieftain.com | July 19, 2012 When Marine Lance Cpl. Ben Maenza came back from Afghanistan in October of 2010, he found himself alone in a hospital, clothes gone, legs removed. Then the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund stepped in, flying his family in to be with him, buying…

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The Globe: Next generation leaders earn their stripes

By Amy Binkley | The Globe | camplejeuneglobe.com | July 19, 2012 Service members understand putting their personal safety at risk comes with the job description, but for military children, the idea of a parent in harm's way is a heavy burden. When warriors return home injured, whether physically or mentally, the weight on a…

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