Thursday, March 11, 2010

Green Beret Foundation

About GBF

The Green Beret Foundation is currently in its start up-phase. We have been diligently working to plan, organize, raise capital and spread awareness of the GBF. In the past, there have been many shortcomings in the care system for our wounded, ill, injured and the families greatly affected within the Special Forces community. We intend to help ease the burdens due to these gaps and hope to build the awareness necessary on some of the most common issues in order to bring about solutions within the care system.

GBF Mission

The Green Beret Foundation provides unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, and provide unique support to the Special Forces community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values.

Some of the more common issues GBF can assist with:

Health and Welfare
Advanced rehabilitation and operational health & performance programs
Equipment related to rehabilitation and operational health & performance
Treatments and procedures not covered by the DOD, the Veterans Affairs, or TRICARE
In-Vitro fertilization for those whose reproductive capacity has been affected by their wounds, injury or illness
Career & educational opportunities and Life reintegration assistance

Transportation and lodging for medical treatments not covered by TRICARE
Transportation and lodging for Veterans seeking medical assistance through VA
Rare occasions when travel for medical purposes for our wounded on active duty is not covered by the government

Costs incurred by family members for Gold Star events and certain memorials

Family assistance
Resources to aid and assist the spouses and children of the Special Forces community who have been affected by the loss of their loved one Certain financial hardships approved by our Board of Directors

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