Friday, May 6th, 2016

April 17, 2016/ CONCORD by Meagan McGinnes for Boston.com Completing a marathon is impressive. Doing it while hauling a 30-pound pack is … tough. Approximately 600 military members, first responders and civilian supporters participated in the Tough Ruck on Saturday, marching 26.2 miles along the historic Battle Road Trail in Concord while wearing 30-60 pound rucksacks on their backs. Each “rucker” carried a ribbon with [...]

APRIL/Concord – Hundreds of active duty military personnel and first responders from across the country with begin gathering before dawn on Saturday, April 16th, to honor their Fallen Comrades as part of the “Tough Ruck” in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon. They will march 26.2 miles on historic Battle Road [...]

MARCH/Boston – On April 5th, Gold Star Wives will gather at the State House for the Massachusetts Gold Star Wives Day Ceremony hosted by Military Friends Foundation.  Gold Star Wives Day was first celebrated Dec. 18, 2010, through a Senate resolution with support from the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., a nonprofit organization of [...]

FEBRUARY/ Military Friends Foundation is pleases to announce our 2016 Boston Marathon Team.  Thank you to all of those who have supported our first 2 marathon fundraising campaigns.  This years team will be doing 26.2 to honor the Fallen and carry forward their legacies by raising funds to support military families in times of need. [...]

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 [...]