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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Living Legacies 28-Jun-2019

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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Press Room 16-Jun-2019

Col. Tom Manion, USMC (Ret) visited Fox News America's News HQ on Father's Day 2019 to share how thousands of Spartans are living out the legacy of our fallen by...

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Living Legacies 03-Jun-2019

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

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Living Legacies 20-May-2019

Named in honor of military and first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty, Hero WODs— or Workout of the Day in the CrossFit community—challenge participants’ endurance and allow the hero’s legacy of strength and sacrifice to live on.

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Survivor Stories 13-May-2019

“If Drew had an opportunity to be a part of something like this, because it’s so teamwork driven, he’d have been here. He’d have been here. And in my mind and in my heart, he is here.”

–Stephen Ross, father of Captain Andrew Ross, U.S. Army

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Press Room 07-May-2019

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) has been awarded a grant for $25,000 from Blue Earth Foundation. This collaboration will provide assistance in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas, where TMF will...

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Veteran Stories 01-May-2019

Group of female mentors set out to develop character in young women.

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Press Room 01-May-2019

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one of the nation’s leading veteran nonprofit organizations, has been gifted a $250,000, 4-year endowment, which will be known as the “Sheriff Foundation Veteran Leadership Endowment”.

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Press Room 17-Apr-2019

For over a decade, Travis Manion Foundation has been providing best-in-class programs to families of the fallen and veterans, calling upon their strength of character and selfless service to lead our communities and inspire our youth. 

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