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2016 Ironman Canada

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BENEFITING: MARSOC FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Jul 24, 2016

Timothy Riggs

THE STORY:

Today, MARSOC is deployed in over 40 countries around the world. The average MARSOC Critical Skills Operator is away from home and family more than 50% of the time, either on deployment or out-of-area training. During their service to our country, they are often exposed to combat and other hazardous activities that can have immediate and lasting impacts. As demand grows for the unique services of MARSOC, so too does the need for benevolent support.

The MARSOC Foundation was established to provide benevolent support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families as well as to the families of Marines and Sailors who have lost their lives in service to our Nation.

The Foundation aims to meet needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Marines and Sailors following wounds, injuries and extended deployments.

 

Primary Services of the MARSOC Foundation:

-Assist MARSOC personnel who are injured or wounded in combat, contingency operations, or training with special needs through advanced rehabilitation programs and equipment, operational health & performance programs and equipment, and advanced vocational training.

-Assist the families of MARSOC personnel with health and welfare challenges by funding for medical treatments not provided by the government, advocacy and services for children enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program, funding for childcare and emergency services when the spouse of a deployed service member is unable to care for the children.

-Support memorials and services that commemorate fallen MARSOC personnel through funeral services and commemorations not covered by the Department of Defense (DOD), travel costs to funeral services and commemorations not covered by the DOD, and construction and upkeep of memorials.

-Support reintegration and transition assistance of MARSOC personnel by funding for spouse and children participation in reintegration activities for the service member returning from combat and contingency operations, veterans Affairs disability claim support, and mentor programs with business leadership and career transition activities.

 

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