Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  2014 BOSTON MARATHON TOUGH RUCK @ HISTORIC BATTLE ROAD CONCORD CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RUCK March 7/BOSTON - ”The Boston Athletic Association, as part of its long-standing commitment to the military community, is pleased to lend its enthusiastic support to the inspiring efforts of the Military Friends Foundation in organizing [...]

January 2014/Boston – Military Friends Foundation announced this week that Iraq Combat Veteran Brigadier General (ret.) Thomas Sellars has been appointed Chairman of the statewide “32E Campaign”.”  This campaign encourages tax-payers to make a donation on Question 32E on the Massachusetts Tax Form in support of military families and families of Fallen Servicemembers. One hundred [...]

Each day 22 Veterans lose their lives to suicide.  The Military Friends 22-for-22 campaign pledges to engage military families, students and community members in 22 events in the next year to combat the growing epidemic of suicide.  This campaign is founded in conjunction with families impacted by suicide, members of the Massachusetts National Guard, and [...]

              Dear Friends, Today we thank all of those who have worn the uniform for their service and sacrifices made on behalf of this great Nation.  We also recognize the families who have shared their Heroes with us and faced their own battles here at home with strength and [...]

LYNN – October 2013 By Chris Stevens / The Daily Item Tuesday’s kickoff for the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program was a very significant event in the eyes of Lynn Veterans Council President George Fitzhenry. “There are a lot of returning veterans in need of housing and other services,” Fitzhenry said, “and getting a [...]

FALL RIVER – On Sunday, October 20, the third annual ChristmasToy Drive will begin for Operation Military Smiles, a Military Friends Foundation 501(c)3 project.  The  state-wide toy drive will kick-off at The Liberal Club in Fall River and OMS hopes to collect more than 10,000 toys in the next four weeks for military kids. Operation [...]

NEW YORK CITY – 12 June 2013 | Three Tough Ruck Army National Guard Soldiers from Boston traveled to New York City this Wednesday to be honored as Heroes of Boston at the Challenged Athletes Foundation Heroes Heart and Hope gala. 1LT Stephen Fiola, 1SG Bernard Madore, and SSG Mark Welch were all called up [...]

Boston – 20 May 2013 | Gold Star Families gathered today at South Station for the re-dedication of the Gold Star Memorial Train.  The train, a project of the MBTA and the Mass. Bay Commuter Rail, is wrapped in blue and bears Gold Stars with the name of each service member killed in action in the [...]

BOSTON – April 15 2013 | At 5:30am on Monday, twenty Soldiers lead by 1LT Steve Fiola of Fitchburg began the 26.2 mile “Tough Ruck” to honor comrades killed in Iraq and Afghanistan or lost to suicide and PTSD-related accidents after coming home.  The “Tough Ruck” , a charity march benefitting the Military Friends Foundation [...]

HOPKINGTON – On Marathon Monday, a group of local Soldiers will gather at the Boston Marathon start line at dawn to march in honor of Massachusetts fallen heroes.  The group will be doing a 26.2 mile “Tough Ruck” march in military uniforms and carrying their ruck sacks which can weigh up to 45 pounds.  “Tough [...]