Air Commando Ruck March
Honoring our fallen heroes step by step
Sixteen Air Commandos from Hurlburt Field are ruck marching to honor our fallen Special Operations warriors and to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The march will originate on February 12 at Hurlburt Field, FL, home of Air Force Special Operations Command and end February 17, in Tampa, FL home of the United States Special Operations Command. Donations raised will go towards the Special Operations Warrior Foundation scholarship fund. This fund allows children of fallen Special Operations personnel to attend college and honors the memory of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Our route will take us along route 20 through Niceville, Freeport, Blountstown, Bristol, Hosford; then 267 to Hillardville & Newport; then route 98 to Hampton Springs & Perry; turning onto route 19 towards Cross City, Fanning Springs, Chiefland, Otter Creek, Inglis, Crystal River, Homosassa Springs. Our second to last leg takes us on highway 41 passing through Brooksville, Masaryktown, Wilson Heights, Trojantown, and finally into Tampa via US 92.
Please direct any questions to Deon McGowan: (703) 447-3412. You can follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Air-Commando-Ruckers/274979869218743#!/pages/Air-Commando-Ruckers/274979869218743?sk=wall
About the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Created in 1980, Special Operations Warrior Foundation is devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps during an operational or training mission under the U.S. Special Operations Command. This includes over 70,000 military special operations and support personnel assigned to units throughout the United States and around the world.
The Warrior Foundation is currently committed to providing scholarship grants to more than 900 children of the approximately 800 Special Operations personnel who have given their lives for their country since 1980, including those who died fighting our nation's war against terrorism as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan and the Philippines as well as "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Currently, 190 children of fallen special operations warriors have graduated from college.
Since 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided immediate $2,000 cash grants to personnel seriously wounded in the line of duty. Once notified of a special operations soldier, airman, sailor or Marine hospitalized with a severe injury, the SOWF immediately sends funds to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so family members can immediately travel to be at their loved one's bedside. Since this program began in 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided over $1.2 million to wounded special operations personnel.