Family & Community Support

Semi-Formal Ball

Thanks to donations to our Family and Community Support Program Area, Special Forces Charitable Trust was able to fund a Semi-Formal Ball for couples in the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

This wonderful evening date-night took place at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. These couples had a lovely meal accompanied by an evening full of dancing and socializing. With frequent long deployments, date nights for Special Forces couples are rare and few between. We were so honored to be able to hold this event for these incredibly selfless couples. Thank you to our donors for making this very meaningful night happen.


Support in Okinawa, Japan

The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) is stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Special Forces Charitable Trust was recently able to host an event for single Soldiers and an event for couples with donations made to our Family and Community Support Program Area.

We funded a Single Soldier Battle of Okinawa Tour Warrior Paintball event, where Soldiers enjoyed a great meal and a fun paintball excursion. We also paid for a date night cruise event for SF couples, where these couples could relax and have a much needed romantic getaway.

These meaningful events took place because of donations made to support the Special Forces Community through Special Forces Charitable Trust. We sincerely thank our donors for answering the call to help us fulfill our mission and support this incredible Community!


Lakeside Family Fun Day

Last month, Special Forces Charitable Trust was able to support an Organizational Day for members of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and their Families at Smith Lake in Fort Bragg, NC.

This day of interactive family activities, food, and lakeside bonding was made possible because of our generous donors.

Thank you!


Date Night at 1st Group

Thank YOU for supporting our nation’s Special Forces Community.  Your donations to our Family and Community Support Program Area have allowed us to hold a Couples Resiliency Date Night for Special Forces couples of 1 BN-1st SFG(A) on the 20th of May.  This date night was a relaxing dinner in a formal hall with a guest speaker who aimed at entertaining and supporting these couples through the specific challenges they face.  This meaningful experience for all who attended was made possible because you have given back to those who protect our country’s liberties.


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Throughout the month of May, wives of 3 BN-3rd SFG have enjoyed four yoga classes with professional instructors.  These women are incredible, and they very rarely get a break or any time for themselves.  Their lives are highly stressful, as one can only imagine.  We were able to fund these classes, as well as childcare during the classes, because of YOU.  Thank you!


Pre-Deployment Family Readiness at 7th Group

Because of YOU, SFCT was able to pay for a Pre-Deployment Family Readiness Brief for members of 2 BN-7th SFG(A) at Liberty Chapel on the 11th of May.  Food, as well as entertainment and activities for SF Children, for all in attendance was provided by SFCT because of your donations to our Family and Community Support Program Area.


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The 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) celebrated its Anniversary Ball at the Antlers Hotel on the 25th of May.  YOU made it possible for these Special Forces couples to have a wonderful evening and a very rare date night!  Your donations to SFCT have enabled us to support this Anniversary Ball.  Thank you for your generosity and your patriotism!


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Because of YOUR generosity, SFCT was recently able to support an incredibly successful nine-week program called Financial Peace University, which gave these Families the opportunity to greatly improve their family finances.

This Biblically-based program helped these 1st Special Forces Command Families re-finance.  In just the first 90 days, as a direct result of this program, these Families have been able to have a collective financial gain of $250,587.00!

These 18 Families were able to receive skills and learning tools vital in decreasing their non-mortgage debt (aka credit card loans, etc.), which was over $1 million collectively.  These Families now have the financial knowledge necessary to continue to pay off their debt and utilize their assets moving forward.


To our generous donors, these meaningful experiences and programs for our nation’s Special Forces Families, who give selflessly to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy, are made possible because of YOU.

Thank YOU!

CHANGE LIVES!


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Thank YOU for enabling SFCT to fund a Parent-Child Dance for all of the 1st Special Forces Command!

The evening of April 13th was a wonderful experience for these Families, who enjoyed a meal and dancing.  This support was made possible through your donations to our Family and Community Support program area.  Thank YOU for making this wonderful evening possible for these parents and children!


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Special Forces Charitable Trust was able to sponsor Red Empire Week family-friendly activities, and the Red Empire Week formal Ball, for the entire 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) because of donors like YOU!

Red Empire Week took place from April 3rd – 7th.  Soldiers, Spouses, and Children all had a fantastic time during this week of festivities!  Thank YOU for making this possible for HUNDREDS of Special Forces Families!


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Single Special Forces Soldiers in 4 BN-1st SFG(A) had a blast at the Rock Climbing and Resiliency Training event that we hosted at Edgeworks Climbing Gym in Tacoma, WA on March 10th.

Never forget, this ability to give back to our nation’s heroes as they take a day away from defending the freedoms we all enjoy, is because of YOU, your patriotism, and your generosity!


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Thanks to YOU, SFCT was able to pay for a fun Warrior Paintball event for Single Soldiers in 1 BN-1st SFG(A) on March 11th.  We want to let you know that they had a great time!


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YOU made it possible for members of the 10th SFG(A) Group Support Battalion to attend a Prom at the beautiful Ivywild School in Colorado!  This took place on March 11th, and it allowed for couples to have a romantic date night, which is a very rare occasion for these couples!  Thank YOU!


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Single Soldier Excursion

Special Forces Charitable Trust was happy to fund a day on the slopes for Single Soldiers in the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Crystal Mountain in Washington.

This morale-building trip, which took place on the 9th of February, was open to all Single Soldiers in the 1st SFG(A).  We were able to provide the transportation, lift tickets, ski rentals, and food for the retreat thanks to donations from generous patriotic Americans.


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Family Fun Program

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Couples Retreat

Special Forces Charitable Trust paid for a large Couples Retreat, which was open to all members of the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), at the Embassy Suites in Fayetteville, NC on the 17th of February.  This retreat hosted speaker and author Gary Chapman.  Chapman is well-known for his concept of “Five Love Languages”, which he has written several books about, including: The Five Love Languages: Military Edition.  Thank you to our generous donors for making this possible.


The Bushman Challenge

The Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) recently supported the Bushman Challenge for 3rd Battalion, the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Commanded by Kent Solheim, in North Carolina.  This four-day extreme military sporting event included various exercise challenges, such as a night hike, land navigation, and a ruck march.  The Bushman Challenge, a well-known military sporting challenge, increases morale and teamwork. It focuses on overcoming physical and mental obstacles in order to accomplish a mission.  The SFCT was able to provide lunch for the Soldiers, as well as funding for the event, because of donations received from generous patriotic American


Annual Holiday Ball Celebrations

holiday-ballSpecial Forces Charitable Trust sponsored five annual Holiday Ball celebrations: the 1st Special Forces Command Holiday Ball on December 15th in North Carolina, the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Ball on December 1st in Okinawa, Japan, the 3rd SFG(A) Ball on December 16th in Fayetteville, NC, the 1st SFG(A) Ball on December 9th during Menton week in Washington, and the 1 BN-10th SFG(A) Ball on December 16th in Stuttgart, Germany.  These five holiday celebrations provided an opportunity for Soldiers and their spouses to have a formal and fun night out to eat, dance, socialize, and enjoy the holiday season.


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Family Resiliency Retreat

Special Forces Charitable Trust funded a four-day deer hunting resiliency retreat for the 3rd SFG(A) Special Forces Soldiers and their Families.  This retreat also included other ranching activities for these families to enjoy.


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Special Forces Charitable Trust provided the Thanksgiving Day meal for single Soldiers of the 4th Battalion 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne).


Couples Resiliency Retreat

This month, Special Forces Charitable Trust paid for a Couples Resiliency Retreat for members of the 1BN-1st SFG(A).  These couples are stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  During this retreat, couples were able to relax and spend valuable quality time together.


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Fall Festival

On October 6th, the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) had a day of fun and relaxation with their families while enjoying the Fall season.  The Special Forces Charitable Trust was happy to sponsor the event through our Family and Community Support program area.  Children and adults made wonderful memories on hayrides, as well as through other fun bonding activities, at the festival.


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The Special Forces Charitable Trust will support the Father Daughter Dance for the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) on October 28th.  These fathers and daughters will have a professional dance instructor as well as a photographer to capture the occasion.  We are sure that it will be a fantastic night to remember!

 

 


Family Resiliency Retreat

sfctsept1The Special Forces Charitable Trust supported a Family Retreat event for the members of 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) thanks to donations made to our Family Support Programs. Participating Families were able to ride horses and enjoy relaxing quality time with their loved ones while their Soldiers were home.

Organizational Day

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Families of 1st SFG(A) had a day of fun at their Foundation Day, which was supported by The Special Forces Charitable Trust through our Community Support Programs.  In addition to a barbecue picnic and other festivities, the children were able to participate in a Junior Nasty Nick obstacle course.  Everyone who participated in the Junior Nasty Nick was awarded with a certificate of participation to commemorate the achievement.