Staying the Course with SOWF by Bryan Brotchie

Bryan Brotchie, PGA, second from right. Golf has long been a passion of mine. From an early age, my parents would watch me chip golf balls in the back yard, front yard, and over the house. It wasn’t until well after the start of golf as a career that I realized how much I could […]

Operation E.P.I.C. is Back on Campus!

2022 Operation E.P.I.C. Recap Video This past June 20 – 24, SOWF welcomed high school students from across the nation to Florida for our annual Education Planning Information Conference, or as we call it, Operation E.P.I.C.! Our students had the opportunity to experience “college life” first-hand by staying on the University of Tampa campus […]

Viking Sky Expedition

Viking Sky Expedition - Navy SEALS Skydiving to honor the fallen

Navy Seals Launch Skydiving Expedition In Iceland To Raise Money For Special Operations Warrior Foundation – 16 Jumps In 8 Days AUSTIN, TX, June 28, 2022 – Legacy Expeditions, an adventure capitalist firm, is raising awareness and inspiring action to support special operations veterans charities with an eight-day adrenaline-filled skydiving adventure through the land of […]

Living a Legacy of Courage and Compassion | by Grace Goetsch

Grace Goetsch is the surviving eldest daughter of Lieutenant Benjamin Colgan, who was Killed in Action 11/2/2003 while serving with the 5th SFG. LT Colgan is survived by his wife Jill, and daughters Grace, Paige, and Cooper. Grace is currently a junior at Northwest Missouri State University majoring in Applied Health Sciences. She is ranked […]

Spring of Hope | by Danielle Thornton

Danielle Thornton is the surviving spouse of Army Sergeant Robert Thornton, who lost his life in 2017 while assigned to 1st Special Forces Command. They have two children, Kinsley, who is currently in pre-k, and Jaylen, who is in 3rd grade. Pictured above: Danielle with her children Kinsley (L) and Jaylen (R). I awake every day […]

Thriving with support from SOWF

Melissa Vogeler is the surviving spouse and Colin Vogeler is the youngest son of SFC Lance Herman Vogeler, who was KIA in 2010 while assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Pictured: Colin Vogeler with inset of his father SFC Lance Herman Vogeler. When Colin was three years old, he was diagnosed […]

Dedicated to Helping Others: Bree Bohle On Her father and Her Future

Breanna (Bree) Bohle graduates this month with a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College – her majors: Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy. She has been a stellar student academically and has big plans to do some research after graduation before pursuing her Ph.D. Breanna is the daughter of SFC Bradley Bohle, who was KIA on 6/16/2009 while […]

2021 Impact Report Now available

Pictured: 2021 Graduate Elizabeth Ponder celebrates with her sister Samantha Ponder. Elizabeth graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Human Development and Family Services. Samantha Ponder graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Global Studies in 2020. Elizabeth and Samantha are the daughters of Army SFC James Ponder who lost his life in […]

Committed to The Cause by Tom Arthur

Being associated with Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) as a Director and Secretary since the early 2000’s has been a wonderful experience. How this happened was a long time in the making. I was born during WWII in eastern North Carolina, which had numerous military bases in the area. We were around armed forces people […]

What a Night To Honor

On April 28, SOWF families, USSOCOM officials, SOWF Board of Directors and Ambassadors, local dignitaries, friends of the organization and generous sponsors assembled at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa to Honor America’s Finest: Their Service, Sacrifice, Legacy and Families. This fundraising dinner was held to honor Special Operations Personnel who have made […]