When one of our brothers is injured in the line of duty, we send him and his family a $1,000 check and essential gear for a temporary hospital stay that is packed in a Special Forces-grade, durable, and versatile GORUCK GR 1 backpack. These packs are generously donated by the GORUCK team.
The long-term health of a Green Beret’s mind, body, spirit, and family are of the utmost importance to the Foundation. We supplement the care that the Veteran’s Administration (VA) provides to ensure total wellness for the individual and his family. Some examples of how we support our community:
- Funded Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for TBI and PTSD
- Laser Nerve Therapies
- Adaptive and recovery equipment
GOLD STAR FAMILIES
The Green Beret Foundation considers our own Gold Star Families to be one of the most important groups in our community. We have a duty to remain in close contact with those who have lost a Green Beret. Our Gold Star support includes: payment of funeral costs not covered by the military, continuous engagement with the families to identify gaps in resources, maintaining a close connection with the families, and ultimately fostering a lifelong bond to build a stronger Green Beret Family.
The Green Beret Foundation recognizes that the operational tempo (OPTEMPO) and the burden of war is a strain on the family as much as it a strain on the Green Beret. To help foster the closeness and bonds that are central to a loving family, the Foundation hosts Reconnect Weekends to allow a Green Beret and his family to disconnect from work and spend quality time together. LEARN MORE »
The Steel Mags program offers unconditional support, provides access to critical resources, advocacy and experienced guidance in order to manage and navigate through the life long journey to a successful and thriving life for the wife, survivor and caregiver of our Green Berets.
The Steel Mags is an exclusive group and program provided by the Green Beret Foundation. The Steel Mags are the Quiet Professionals behind the Quiet Professionals. The group consists of Green Beret wives and sisters, who have faced challenges and adversity head on while continuing to demonstrate the warrior ethos and implementing it into their daily lives to continue to support their families and their Green Berets. Learn More »
We provide three scholarships for qualified dependents of Green Berets.
Applications for the 2016 DOL Scholarships are now open! Applications must be postmarked by the deadline of 1 June 2016.
The scholarships are:
- DOL1 / DOL2 / DOL 3 Scholarships – for the children or dependents of non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, and commissioned officers (respectively)
- No Greater Sacrifice – for the children or dependents of U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who is seriously injured, critically ill, or severely wounded and rated at least 60% disabled.
The Next Ridgeline, a Green Beret Foundation program, provides current and former U.S. Army Green Berets who are transitioning the tools and resources they need to be successful.
For access to the Team Room or for more information please contact the Next Ridgeline Staff at NextRidgeline@greenberetfoundation.org.