Never Giving Up | by Jacob Centeno

My name is Jacob Centeno and I am the surviving son of Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy. My dad was killed in action June 28th of 2005 when his QRF (rescue) helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. He is survived by a sizable family, including myself and his three daughters – Jasmine, Sasha […]

Alpha 5 Project Announces World-Record Skydive to Raise $1 Million for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Air Force Pararescue Specialists and Astronaut/Entrepreneur Larry Connor Will Jump from 35,000 ft. to Raise Funds for Children of Fallen Warriors [Melbourne, Fla.–August 1, 2023] – Operator Solutions, a leading provider of specialized search and rescue solutions to the commercial spaceflight and private sectors, and Larry Connor, pilot of the Axiom Space Ax-1 Mission and Founder […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

This past weekend, The New York Yankees hosted “Military Appreciation Day.” The Yankees and Managing Partner, Hal Steinbrenner (former SOWF board member), once again generously provided hospitality to our organization and nearly 40 guests filled the owner’s suite to enjoy the afternoon game vs. the Kansas City Royals.  Pre-game festivities featured a brief video of […]

Operation E.P.I.C. — An Epic Journey

During the week of June 26 – 30, students from high schools across the nation gathered in Florida for an extraordinary event – the annual SOWF Education Planning Information Conference, commonly known as Operation E.P.I.C. Held at the University of Tampa, students experienced the “college life” on many levels for several days. We are grateful […]

A Shout Out from the Mountain Tops

The fourth annual Heart Mountain Challenge, presented by Black Rifle Coffee Company, was held over the weekend of June 25 and 26 on Heart Mountain, near Cody, Wyoming. This two-day precision rifle shooting competition benefiting SOWF provided competitive shooters with an opportunity to showcase their skills on two separate, extremely difficult courses. Over 150 skilled […]

From Tragedy to Triumph

By Alex McClintock My name is Alex McClintock, and I am the spouse of US Army Staff Sergeant Matthew McClintock, who was KIA in Afghanistan on January 5, 2016. When my husband tragically passed away, leaving behind our son, who was only weeks old, it felt like the foundation of the family I had hoped […]

From Navy Dress Blues Warfare to Wall Street Pin-Stripe Suits

By Kevin Sofield I was introduced to SOWF about five years ago through my current firm, Vista Equity Partners. At the time, I remember being surprised that I, and many people I knew, had never heard of the Foundation, given the organization had been formed nearly forty years prior. I was familiar with assorted charitable […]

Dayspring Pens Donation to SOWF

Dayspring Pens is proud to partner with Special Operations Warrior Foundation through a donation of 40 engraved pens. It is an honor to be able to donate to an organization that works so diligently to help the children and families of fallen Special Operations Personnel by providing full educations and additional opportunities to their children. […]

Cowboy Hats Off to PBR

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Professional Bull Riders Inc (PBR) along with SOWF board member, Cole Hauser, who introduced us to PBR, for the opportunity to partner for a series of events and activities during PBR’s 30th Anniversary Celebration week (May 13 – 20) in Fort Worth, Texas. On May 17, […]

Promise With A Purpose

SOWF is proud of all our students! During April’s Month of the Military Child, we had the opportunity to highlight a few who symbolized the group, all of whom exemplify solid characteristics consisting of sacrifice and resilience. We called it: Future History Makers. One we featured was Dakota Otts – Dakota is currently enrolled in […]