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25 09, 2020

An Evening with the Marine Raider Foundation – A Brief History

2020-09-25T21:59:34+00:00September 25th, 2020|

During the summer of 2012, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) lost 8 Marines and Sailors during combat operations in Afghanistan - Sergeant Justin Hansen, Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Price, Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Gifford, Staff Sergeant Sky Mote, Gunnery Sergeant Ryan Jeschke, Captain Matthew Manoukian, Hospital Corpsman First Class Darrel Enos, and Staff Sergeant Gregory [...]

6 08, 2020

Celebrating 8 Years as a Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partner

2020-08-06T22:52:37+00:00August 6th, 2020|

The Marine Raider Foundation has been a Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partner since 2013, thanks to Shelby Thompson, Mike Montoya, and a few of their friends who ran the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon 10K in honor of their friend, Marine Captain Matt Manoukian, who was killed on August 10, 2012 while on a combat [...]

30 06, 2020

#Run4Raiders at the Seventh Annual Seaside Semper Five

2020-06-30T22:01:03+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Since 2014, Frank Costello has spearheaded a race committee of 30 volunteers who coordinate, plan, and execute the Seaside Semper 5k Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. “I have the privilege of working with great, motivated people,” Costello said of the Seaside Semper Five Race Committee. Frank has an unwavering [...]

12 06, 2020

100 Miles for the Marine Raider Community

2020-06-15T13:55:20+00:00June 12th, 2020|

In response to COVID19 and the pivot from in-person to virtual events, the Marine Raider Foundation decided to create something that would promote wellness, build a strong sense of community, and sending a powerful message to the Marine Raider community that there are people who deeply appreciate their service and sacrifice. Realizing that [...]

10 05, 2020

Celebrating Eight Years of Supporting the MARSOC Community

2020-06-15T14:43:00+00:00May 10th, 2020|

We're celebrating eight years of supporting the MARSOC community! On May 11, 2012, the MARSOC Foundation hosted its commissioning ceremony to formally announce its inception and launch. I have had the honor of witnessing first-hand the Foundation’s expansion, success, and impact over the past eight years, and have met some truly wonderful and amazing [...]

24 04, 2020

4th Annual Rucking for Raiders Memorial March Goes Virtual

2020-06-15T14:51:51+00:00April 24th, 2020|

In Navarre, Florida, The Black Hawk Memorial pays tribute to the seven Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Raiders and four members of the Louisiana National Guard who were killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise on March 10, 2015. “They’re not just names, they’re families,” said Daniel Campbell, Second Lieutenant, [...]

30 03, 2020

Working Together to Support Marine Special Operators transitioning from Active Duty Service

2020-06-15T15:01:56+00:00March 30th, 2020|

The Marine Raider Foundation is one of the largest supporters of The Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides a world-class transition institute for U.S. Special Operations Forces to help them navigate the transition from military to civilian life and careers. Together, they were able to successfully build a third campus for transitioning Marine [...]

21 02, 2020

The Bloody Ridge Race Team Competes for a Cause

2020-06-15T15:20:13+00:00February 21st, 2020|

The Bloody Ridge Race Team competes for a cause! The first-ever Mint 400 Military Challenge is bringing together the military community to connect, compete, and raise awareness and funds for charities. “Who wouldn’t want to race an off-road vehicle to bring awareness to the special operations community, to veterans, and to active-duty service members,” [...]

16 01, 2020

NBC’s Kathryn Tappen’s Dedication to Preserve a Legacy

2020-06-15T15:32:27+00:00January 16th, 2020|

For Kathryn Tappen, her dedication as a board member to the Marine Raider Foundation is personal. It’s about honoring the life of her cousin Capt. Stanford “Ford” H. Shaw III, who was killed in a helicopter crash along with six other MARSOC Raiders and four members of the Louisiana National Guard. “He was a [...]

31 05, 2017

The Raider 7 and Stories from the Flynn & Kemp Families

2020-06-18T11:50:51+00:00May 31st, 2017|

This week, the Marine Raider Foundation will be featuring Jenna Kemp and Destiny Flynn, whose husbands were among the seven brave Marine Raiders tragically lost in a helicopter crash during a training exercise near Eglin, Florida on March 10, 2015. Jenna and Destiny recently joined the MARSOC Foundation as Ambassadors and have graciously [...]

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