Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

DECEMBER 30/The Gold Star Mothers of Massachusetts, Gold Star Wives of Greater Boston and Military Friends Foundation are collecting new clothing items to assist the family of Fallen Marine LCpl Walter O’Haire after a fire destroyed their Rockland home yesterday.  LCpl O’Haire who was killed in action in Iraq on May 9, 2007.  Walter’s mother Maureen [...]

BOSTON/December 16 – Boston Globe/Sarah Roberts Holidays have been difficult for Karen Vasselian since her son Danny was killed in combat in Afghanistan, two days before Christmas in 2013. Marine Sergeant Danny Vasselian was 27 years old, away from family on his third deployment when he died, his mother said. The Abington Marine left behind [...]

WOBURN/Nov 2015 As the nation prepares to salute our veterans tomorrow, the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation is announcing plans to host its 12th Annual Army-Navy Football Luncheon on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill in Woburn, MA.  The luncheon will once again raise funds to support Operation [...]

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE by Lisa D. Connell By/Nov 2015— Welcome home, Sgt. First Class Mark Welch. A trip home to the city on Thanksgiving Eve was made possible courtesy of the Military Friends Foundation. Welch serves in the Massachusetts National Guard’s 1060th Transportation Company based in Framingham. He also is an Iraq War veteran. Welch is [...]

BOSTON/Nov 2015 – Military Friends Foundation is helping more than 100 Soldiers in the Massachusetts National Guard’s 1060th Transportation Company travel home to see loved ones before they deploy.  Members of the 1060th Transportation Company have been training out of state to prepare for a deployment to Kuwait later this year.  Each year taxpayers across [...]

Dear Friends, Tonight I joined many of you to watch a story on Fox25 News attempting to attack the work of my organization, Military Friends Foundation.  I stand firmly behind the work we do and as a retired SGM I would never lend my name to anything that didn’t met the highest standards.  Our veterans [...]

October 28, 2015 Dear Legislators, My name is SGM Jim Kelly and I am the President of the Military Friends Foundation 501c3, the organization that proudly administers the state’s Military Family Relief Fund.  I welcomed the opportunity to sit down this week with Kerry Kavanaugh from Fox 25 News Investigates to address uninformed and reckless [...]

September 2015/Dedham By Max Bowen and Robert Curran | Wicked Local Families who have lost loved ones in service since the tragic events of Sept. 11 joined together on Saturday to honor their sacrifice. Massachusetts Run for the Fallen was held in Dedham at Memorial Field, with more than 500 runners and walkers participating. Previously held in [...]

July 2015/Hyannis – Military Friends Foundation was proud to join with the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent to recognize local military families.  Families of Fallen Servicemembers and Soldiers who will shortly deploy overseas we’re treated to a Lee Brice Concert and a special meet-and-greet with the country superstar.  This is the [...]

July 2015/Dedham – We are excited to announce the 2015 Massachusetts Run For The Fallen  will take place in Dedham this year.  Dedham Veterans Service Officer Bill Aitken and Brigadier General Tom Sellars (ret.) will serve as co-chairs of this years Run. Massachusetts Run For The Fallen (MARFTF) is a Military Friends Foundation, 501(c)3 project [...]