The Pain Within: War Wounds Run Deep for Returning Veterans

By Karen Guenther: Founder, President and CEO of the Semper Fi Fund | The Huffington Post | huffingtonpost.com | January 23, 2013 Amidst the end-of-year hustle and bustle, most Americans were understandably preoccupied with shopping, travel and family. So many Americans also failed to notice the tragic milestone we passed this holiday season: in 2012,…

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Patriots Hockey checks Semper Fi Fund

By Sgt. Michael Cifuentes | DVIDS | dvidshub.net | January 16, 2013 SAN MARCOS, Calif. – A Southern California ice hockey team comprised of active and former service members made a huge play Jan. 13 when they presented the Semper Fi Fund with a check for $1,400. The team, Patriots Hockey, raised the money at…

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Ready, Set, Go: Second Annual Flight Line Dash

By Lance Cpl. Raquel Barraza | DVIDS | dvidshub.net | January 15, 2013 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – At 6 a.m., with the cold San Diego breeze making them shiver, volunteers with the Officers' Wives' Club hosted the second annual Flight Line Dash aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 12. Approximately…

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Veterans' Needs, Charitable Dangers

By Richard C. Morais | Barron's | barrons.com | Jan 5, 2012 Military personnel are committing suicide at a rate greater than they are dying in battle. In 2011, there were 283 confirmed Army, Reserve, and National Guard suicides, according to the Defense Department. Last year, it appears, the tolling bells rang an even sadder…

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Boeing Workers Donate $420,000 to Vets

The grants, through an employees fund, were given to nine groups that help military veterans transition into civilian life. By OC Patch Staff | Los Alamitos – Seal Beach Patch | losalamitos.patch.com | Jan 4, 2013 Boeing’s California employees recently gave more than $400,000 to groups that aid military veterans, according to the aerospace and…

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Antlered runners hit the beach for 21st Red Nose Run

By Bianca Kaplanek | The Coast News | thecoastnews.com | December 18, 2012 DEL MAR – Clouds and rain couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of the more than 200 runners and dogs who took part in the 21st annual Red Nose Run, a 3K and 5K run/walk hosted by The Low & Slow Running Club…

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The Del Mar Times: Tee it Up for Troops donations

By The Del Mar Times | delmartimes.net | December 14, 2012 Tee it Up for Troops made a significant donation to the Semper Fi Fund for the benefit of the Navy Medical Surf Clinic that occurs every Thursday morning at Del Mar Beach.

Go Daddy Goes "Gangnam Style" to Celebrate Spectacular 2012 Success

By BUSINESS WIRE | CNBC | cnbc.com | December 8, 2012 Legendary Party Featured $2MM Donation to Semper Fi Fund & $1MM in Employee Prizes. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Go Daddy's end-of-year holiday parties have become legendary and 2012 was no exception. Last night, a few thousand Go Daddy employees and their guests were…

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New York Times: In Veterans' Aid

By James Dao | New York Times | nytimes.com | November 8, 2012 GATHERING over a kitchen table and glasses of wine in early 2003, a group of officers' wives at Camp Pendleton, Calif., cobbled together a plan for helping Marines injured during the invasion of Iraq. First they distributed snacks and toiletries at hospitals,…

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