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 [...]

31 05, 2017

Legacy of Cpl. David M. Sonka and K-9 Live On Through His Family

2020-06-18T12:13:44+00:00May 31st, 2017|

Legacy of Cpl. David M. Sonka lives on through his family. When the Sonka family learned that their son, Cpl. David M. Sonka and his K-9 Flex were killed in action on May 4, 2013, they had to travel between their Colorado home and Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to handle all details. [...]

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