Using brawn to raise bucks

By Patricia Kime | Navy Times – Washington, DC | | 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 | | 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)

Star News Online: Semper Fi Fund celebrating a decade of charity

By Thomas Brennan | Jacksonville Daily News | | July 27, 2013 Sometimes, a name says it all. May marked a decade that the Semper Fi Fund has remained always faithful to wounded, ill and injured Marines and sailors across the country. The organization’s team of several hundred volunteers across the United States provides…

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The Daily News: From Amputation to Independence

By Thomas Brennan | The Daily News – Jacksonville, NC | | July 21, 2013 As the dust from the blast began to settle, Raymond Mackey knew his life had changed forever. “We were doing a company-sized patrol near Marjah, Afghanistan – a sweep for improvised explosive devices,” said retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Raymond…

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Institute Donates $25,000 to Semper Fi Fund

The Potomac Institute donated $25,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, representing proceeds from sales of “Al Gray, Marine: The Early Years.” Gen. Al Gray and author Scott Laidig were on hand to present the check with Mike Swetnam, CEO. Receiving the check were Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder of the Semper Fi…

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CBS: Marine wife raises $101M to support troops

Karen Guenther, named the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Military Spouse of the Year, and her husband, Col. Glenn Guenther, speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about founding the Semper Fi Fund, which has provided millions to troops and families in need. Watch the video of the interview:

Semper Chai: Marine spouse promotes healing power of tea

By Hope Hodge | Military Times | | May 19, 2013 A Marine spouse believes she has found a remedy for deployment separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress and even battlefield wounds — and it’s all in a cup of hot tea. For Rachel Crawford, wife of a Marine major stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., her…

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