Monday, September 16th, 2019

HANSCOM/November – Officials will collect traditional Thanksgiving meal items Nov. 13 from 8 to 11 a.m. outside the Commissary for junior enlisted and civilian personnel in need. First sergeants and other volunteers will then distribute those items at noon at the same location for E-1 through E-6 service members and Defense Department civilians from GS-1 through GS-9.  […]

BOSTON/November – Military Friends Foundation partnered with Bertucci’s Restaurant on Veterans Day to feed 150 homeless veterans at the New England Center and Home For Veterans.  This has become a bi-annual tradition both groups, on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, and has provided more 5000 meals to veterans in need.  “These men and women fought for this […]

HANSON/August – Tough Ruck, a project of Military Friends Foundation 501c3, is a group of military personnel, first-responders and civilians dedicated to keeping the memories of these Fallen Heroes alive and raising funds to immediately assist Massachusetts military families touch by sudden tragedy. On August 24, Massachusetts Army National Guard Soldier Scott Landis and his brother were […]

MASHPEE – Tough Ruck, a project of Military Friends Foundation 501c3, is a group of military personnel, first-responders and civilians dedicated to keeping the memories of these Fallen Heroes alive and raising funds to immediately assist Massachusetts military families touch by sudden tragedy. On July 28, Kevin Quinn of Mashpee, who served two tours in Afghanistan, […]

KUWAIT – Deployed Massachusetts Soldiers are preparing to honor Fallen Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna with a “Tough Ruck Memorial March” in Kuwait on Friday.  They will march in full military gear, including their ruck sacks, in memory of Officer Chesna who served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Each Tough Rucker will also carry […]

  AMESBURY –  On April 10th, Jake Bent, age 19, was serving in the Army in Afghanistan. He was assigned to a remote outpost when he received non-combat second and third degree burns to both legs, right arm and face.    “We have 3 sons serving in the Army including Jake, who was wrapping up a […]

MANSFIELD – Wicked Local by Donna Whitehead – Imagine running the Boston Marathon, 26.2 miles of pounding the pavement from Hopkinton to Boston. Now add a 35-pound pack. That’s the Tough Ruck. For the Tough Ruck, held in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association, military and civilians walk in memory of fallen service members, police, […]

BOSTON/December 6, 2017 – Alyssa Meyers GLOBE CORRESPONDENT – Siobhan O’Brien smiled as her two daughters placed a homemade ornament on a giant, glowing Christmas tree Tuesday at the State House. Loralei, 5, and Lani, 11, have been looking forward to the annual tree dedication ceremony because it gives them a chance to remember their father, Gregg […]

LYNN/August 16, 2017, Daily Item, By Bella Digrazia — Local students piled in with smiles on their faces as they scoured the stock of school supplies, looking for their favorite items. For 10-year-old Maddoc Pilat that happens to be colored pens and markers. “Now I’m excited for the new school year as a fifth grader,” he […]