AFA 3rd Annual Veterans Fun Run

Race Proceeds: The Air Force Association (Paul Revere Chapter) is sponsoring a 10K and 5K road race with all the proceeds going to deployed military members and their families from the local community.

For more information please see: http://www.afafunrun.com/ or click the AFA Logo above.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 AM: Registration & Check-In Opens
8 AM –  Ceremony Begins
9:00 AM – 10K Start
9:15 AM – 5K Start
Where: VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730
Course: 10K: 6.2 Miles out and back
5K: 3.1 Miles out and back
Who: Open to all ages. Runners and Walkers!
Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $30. Includes race t-shirt, medallion, and more! (Note: Lin-Mark Adds On A Small Processing Fee For Credit Card Payments). T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who register before October 31st. The Entry Fee for day-of registration will be $35.

 

Race Fees

10K $30.00
5K Run $30.00
5k Walk $30.00

Outward Bound for Veterans

Reenergizing Veterans Through Adventure and Challenge.

Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Programs

Outward Bound for Veterans provides our returning service men and women with rewarding wilderness expeditions specially designed for the men and women or our nation’s armed forces. Veterans programs are designed to be exhilarating, challenging, and rewarding. We make the most of the organizational and teamwork skills which veterans have learned in the military to move groups of 10-12 participants straight into the field.

Once on expedition, Outward Bound training will bring veterans up to speed on our wilderness travel expectations. Leadership skills will be tested as participants take responsibility for the crew and make community plans and decisions. Our staff, most veterans themselves, have extensive experience in backpacking, mountaineering, climbing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and dog sledding. Participants rely on them for information and safety, but ultimately the success of the experience rests with the participants. All programs, including travel to and from the course areas from anywhere in the continental US, are fully funded through the generous support of a network of partners, sponsors and donors. Participating veterans only need to provide day-to-day clothing and footwear.

Outward Bound for Veterans programs:

  • build a supportive community with other war veterans
  • facilitate genuine discussions on readjustment and transition challenges
  • re-energize and reinvigorate spirits through adventures and challenges in a beautiful natural environment
  • reduce the feeling of isolation
  • provide the opportunity to bond with comrades outside of the typical military structure
  • transfer veterans’ military values and experiences to civilian life so that veterans are prepared to serve their stateside communities.

About Outward bound for Veterans

Outward Bound for Veterans helps returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Servicemen and veterans take part in wilderness expeditions that are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging in order to build the self-confidence, pride, trust and communication skills necessary to successfully return to their families, employers and communities following wartime service. These expeditions purposefully scaffold wartime experiences (carrying heavy packs, sore shoulders, rubbery legs, sleeping out, strange noises, sweat, dirt, frustration and anger) with authentic achievements to create positive emotional and mental outcomes.

Wilderness activities are used as metaphors for daily life experiences in the pursuit of individual and group excellence, illuminating how the support and collaboration needed to meet Outward Bound goals can positively impact participants’ interactions with others at home. Many veterans experienced courage, brotherhood and a real sense of power and competence while in combat. Outward Bound gives Veterans and service members the opportunity to re-experience these strengths in themselves in a different context, thus helping them to transition back to civilian life.

Outward Bound for Veterans

Outward Bound’s first courses for veterans were established through collaboration with Veterans Administration Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) units to serve Vietnam War veterans. Outward Bound renewed the program in 2006 to serve Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, running one such course each year. The 2006 and 2007 courses both received overwhelmingly positive evaluations. Based on this success, in 2008 Outward Bound received a three-year, $4.3 million grant from Military Family Outdoor Initiative Project (MFO). With this grant and additional support from the federal government and others, we have increased the number of veterans served from 13 in 2007 to 1,400 in 2010.

Please visit www.outwardbound.org/veteran-adventures/outward-bound-for-veterans/ for more information regarding the courses, dates and locations.  Clicking on any of the links or photos will direct you to Outward Bound for Veterans.

Boston College Military Appreciation Day October 27th

Good Afternoon,
I am reaching out to you on behalf of Boston College to inform you about our Military Appreciation Day on October 27th. We have pregame and postgame ceremonies dedicated to the military and both teams will be wearing special edition red, white and blue uniforms designed by Under Armor.
I have attached a copy of our group ticket sales flyer that has all of our ticket pricing and group benefits information. As members of the military, we are happy to offer your organization a $15 rate regardless of the size of your group.
Please feel free to use the flyer to spread the word about the day to anybody that may be interested in attending. It should be a great game and we would love to have as many military members in the stands as possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 617-552-4057 or via email with any questions or concerns. I would be happy to help you in any way that I can. I look forward to booking your group for this game and hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for your service to our country.
All the best,
Kyle
Kyle Scagnelli | Ticket Sales Representative| Boston College
office: 617-552-4057 | fax: 617-552-2525

Tell Us About Your Unit, Division, Squadron or Platoon History etc.

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If you send me the name of your unit, division, squadron or platoon etc.  I will research it and publish it’s information and photos on firebase116.org.  Any photos that you have from your days in the military will be much appreciated.  See the  email below to share your stories and photos.

If you have a son, daughter, cousin, niece, nephew, neighbor or friend that is in the Armed Forces now, I will gladly post a big THANK YOU! to them, just email me their info, photo, unit, branch of service and I’ll ‘get it done’.  Shout outs are welcome and encouraged.

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