Veteran Stories

High School Football Coach Attributes Character Training to Team's Winning Season


This former Marine and current football coach insisted on character training to turn his team’s season around.

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Survivor Stories

“I Feel Whole Again.” Sister of Two Fallen Heroes Shares her Story of Grief and Healing


Monica Velez lost both brothers while they were serving in uniform, and in her grief, she lost herself. Here’s how TMF helped her rediscover her purpose and identity.

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Veteran Stories

Serving After Service: How Getting Involved Helped Me Overcome My Fears and Rediscover Myself


On National Purple Heart Day, Army veteran Earl Lundy recalls the explosion in Afghanistan that led to his award, and how he came to embody the recognition in the years that followed.

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Survivor Stories

Leaders of TMF Turn Authors in New Book Release, “The Knock at the Door”


TMF is proud to support 3 leaders of our organization--Ryan Manion, Amy Looney, and Heather Kelly--as they share their personal stories of loss, and how each of their journeys took them from the depths of grief and pain to the height of empowerment and inspiration.

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Living Legacies

Supporting Those Who Protect Our Freedom


This Independence Day, we recognize the ties that bind us together as Americans. Celebrate the unity and character of our great nation by supporting those who protect it, with a gift to TMF.

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Living Legacies

Spartan Runs 53 Marathons in 1 Year to Honor 53 Fallen Heroes


Her first challenge was the Marine Corps Marathon. After that, she never stopped running.

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Living Legacies

AMERICA’S FALLEN LEFT THEIR LEGACIES TO US—IT’S OUR DUTY TO HONOR THEM


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Young people from across the nation are embodying “If Not Me, Then Who…”

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Press Room 01-Oct-2018

On October 1st, one of the nation’s leading veteran non-profit organizations, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), will hit a historic mark: 250,000 young people impacted by their Character Does Matter initiative nationwide.

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We’re celebrating a milestone with our Spartan members impacting and inspiring a quarter-of-a-million youth across the country.

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Press Room 11-Sep-2018

TMF visits Megyn Kelly TODAY on September 11 to talk about how far we have come as a nation since the tragic events that claimed over 3,000 innocent lives in 2001.

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Press Room 01-Sep-2018

Travis Manion Foundation will host the 11th Annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K Race Series throughout the month of September, in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world.

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Veteran Stories 16-Aug-2018

On July 22, 2010 Marine Combat Engineer Rob Jones stepped on an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan. The injuries he sustained required two above-the-knee amputations that led to 18 months of grueling rehabilitation and recovery.

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09-Aug-2018

Sage Foundation recently launched its list of 2018 Charity Pioneers, an initiative dedicated to  recognizing the top leaders in the non-profit space working with young people, women and military veterans.

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Press Room 03-Jul-2018

Communities across the country benefit when like-minded organizations find ways to fulfill their own mission while supporting one another.

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TMF Events 03-Jul-2018

As we celebrate everything that we love about our nation on Independence Day, we remember the values that it was built upon and the Spartans who live to carry them out every day. 

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