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GREEN BERET FOUNDATION PARTNERS
WITH TB12 FOUNDATION

We are excited to announce our partnership with the TB12 Foundation! The TB12 Foundation was founded in 2015 by six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Its mission is to empower athletes everywhere to do what he’s done in his own storied career – keep going despite the odds. During the month of November, TB12 is offering 20 spots for active duty, separated, and retired Green Berets that includes (3) comp’d body sessions per veteran/service member and a complimentary TB12 camo hat. If you are interested in applying for one of the spots, please fill out this form with your information.

NOVEMBER HARD HITTER RUCKING CHALLENGE

We’re excited to team up with GORUCK for its November Hard Hitter #RuckingChallenge. Join us by pledging miles and participating in our interactive rucking challenge. Choose from 4 levels: 10 miles, 25 miles + 1 Workout, 50 miles + 2 Workouts, & 100 Miles + 3 Workouts. The three hero WOD’s in this challenge are The Will Buddy Battle, 300, and the Robbie Miller. These are the same three that participants of the Hard Hitter event in Greenville, SC will execute. So if you can’t be there in person, the monthly rucking challenge is a great way to get a taste of the event!

LAST OUT PLAY

Written by former Green Beret, LTC Scott Mann and based on real events, Last Out is a story that has never been told in a voice that has never been heard. Performed by a professional cast of military veterans and military family members, this play is a white-knuckle ride that tells the real story of our soldiers and the families that fight alongside them. It’s more than a play…it’s Combat Storytelling. Last Out will be playing in Fayetteville, NC, at the Crown Expo for three shows on December 7th and 8th. Many of the scenes in Last Out take place at and reference real events from Scott’s days at Fort Bragg and in a very real way, we are bringing the show ‘home’ to Fayetteville. Tickets are available at http://lastoutplay.com.

COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN #64397

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season will support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The 2019 Combined Federal Campaign Official Solicitation Period ends January 12th, 2020.
To make your pledge to the Green Beret Foundation, visit the CFC Donor Pledging System at
https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome.

The Green Beret Foundation is a Platinum Rated Nonprofit with Guidestar, a BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s National Charity, and a Top Rated Nonprofit with GreatNonprofits. Select the Green Beret Foundation for your pledge!

Find us on the CFC at #64397.

STEEL MAG SPOTLIGHT

Like so many other Green Beret wives, Steel Mag Lainey Crown has grappled with the challenges unique to raising a family in this community. When the wife of Patrick (20th SFG) and mom to Anderson (8), Greyson (5), and Madison (1) realized that her planned career as a full-time schoolteacher was not the ideal fit for her family, she began to consider other options. “My husband’s operational tempo was just too much, and I needed my kids to have more of a steady parent,” she recalls. Reflecting on this need for increased flexibility, and given her longtime love of fashion, she opened the mobile boutique Belle of Bogue. A complete boutique on wheels that she can bring to house parties, office parties, pop-ups, festivals, and events (also selling online), Belle of Bogue was the answer to Lainey’s struggles. “When a child gets sick, I couldn’t just shut down a store front for the day, but with the mobile boutique, I can achieve the work-life balance that fits my family right now,” she reflects. A Kentucky native who now resides in the metro Atlanta area, not living supported by other nearby Green Beret families in proximity to a base has presented an additional challenge for Lainey and her family. Thankfully, she says, the Steel Mags Nomad Chapter was there to fill that gap. “We moved here and Patrick deployed 4 months later; I was still selling a house in North Carolina, buying a house here, moving from a rental, all while raising 3 kids, and I didn’t have anybody here who really understood.” That, she says, is when she connected with the Steel Mags—and it made all the difference. “It is so good to connect with ladies who know what you are going through and build those relationships. You never have to feel alone or isolated,” she says. Her advice for other Green Beret wives, especially to those newer to the community? “If you’re a new mom, reach out to the Steel Mags to find someone who has been there and done it. We have a lot of tips and tricks to keep your family connected! In this whole process, my biggest lesson has been to help other women who are going through it. The Steel Mags provide a judgement-free space to ask for help, guidance, and support.” To find your local Steel Mags chapter, please visit us on the website.

PRARIE FIRE ART PRINTS BENEFITING GBF

The U.S. Army Special Forces Giclee Series Set by Prarie Fire Art includes three prints – “The Glorious Amateurs”, “Good in the Woods”, and “Execute, Execute, Execute”. A portion of the proceeds from every print benefits the Green Beret Foundation. Use GBF2019 at checkout to save 10% and get FREE shipping through Veteran’s Day only. Limited to just 500. A portion from every print goes to The Green Beret Foundation. To order a print or the entire set, visit prairiefireartcompany.com. Follow Prarie Fire Art on Instagram – @prairiefireartco.

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at
smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1206961, AmazonSmile donates to
Green Beret Foundation?

CHILDREN’S BOOK BENEFITING GREEN BERET FOUNDATION

Brave For My Family, a children’s book celebrating the bravery of military children, publishes this Veterans Day, November 11th. The author, Davidson, age 9, shares what it was like when his dad, a U.S. Army Green Beret, was injured during a deployment to Afghanistan. Davidson hopes his story will help all children living in America to learn what it is like for a military kid whose parent or parents are away from home, protecting our country. The illustrations featured in the book were drawn by Davidson’s father. Brave For My Family will be available wherever books are sold, with proceeds going to the Green Beret Foundation, Navy SEAL Foundation, the Rick Herrema Foundation, Semper Fi Fund, Lead the Way Fund, and Patriot Foundation. The book is published by The Country Bookshop Publishing, a small publishing house in North Carolina. Follow Brave for My Family on Instagram – @braveformyfamily. Davidson and his family will hold a book reading, signing, and craft day at Ridgetop Coffee and Tea in Sterling, VA at 4:00 pm this Veterans Day, November 11th.

Visit the GBF Online Store to get the latest gifts and apparel

The Green Beret Foundation was built by generous donors who give from their hearts to help move our global mission forward. Visit the GBF Shop for all GBF gear!

UPCOMING EVENTS

November – Virtual

GORUCK Rucking Challenge

November 9 – Leipers Fork, TN

5th Annual Bourbon Bash

November 10 – Keller, TX 

Staff Sgt. Alex Viola Memorial Car Show

November 15 – Greenville, SC

GORUCK Hard Hitter

November 17 – Tampa, FL
5th Annual SFBMC MacDill Dice Run

December 3 – Virtual

Giving Tuesday

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