Green Beret Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 59 59 reviews 5,055
14402 Blanco Rd. Suite 101 San Antonio TX 78216 USA
Our mission is to answer the call of the Green Berets and their families so that they can succeed in their next mission.
Our wounded Green Berets and their families and the families of our fallen brothers
Direct beneficiaries per year:
200 Green Berets and their families.
Geographic areas served:
Across the nation
casualty care assistance, extended care support, and transition assistance to the Green Beret community.
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The camaraderie and support provided by the GBF and the Steel Mags are priceless. This lifestyle brings about so many unique challenges, so it is incredibly refreshing to have a network of supportive women who simply get it. In this sisterhood, there is an natural reciprocal understanding of uncommon situations. The Steel Mags hold each other in high regard and count on one another for encouragement - and for that - I will be forever grateful!
I appreciate the support and positivity provided by the Green Beret Foundation. The Steel Mags (wives of SF) build each other up and band together in time of need. Proud to be a member.
Since my husband's injuries demo his second IED blast the GBF has shown him and myself that we are not alone in this world of transition from warrior for 20 years to a man with limitations.
The GBF has also been instrumental in helping us keep our daughter in collage when most other foundations turned thier backs on us.
The steel mags sisterhood has been a lifeline for me since moving away from all SF communities. I have made life long true friends who understand what it is like to support a wounded Green Beret. Working with the foundation to continue to grow and do more to support our new members had given me a purpose and identity other than my husband's caregiver.
So much information is also exchanged between members on all issues that all SF wives and soldgier deal with at some point in thier career makes this site a great value to the community.
With all the groups I have been apart of ,this group has made me relieve i am not alone. They have come to my families aid when needed, and I have learned what it is like to have sisters. My husbands recovery from war and personal death the foundation really helped me help him to rejoin the public after 23 years of deployments. this group his truely a life line
After my husband was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, I struggled to find my way. The Army and the Special Forces Command have taken care of my physical and financial needs, but could not provide the emotional support I needed to move forward. Enter the GBF and the Steel Mags. Through the GBF I was introduced to the GR challenge, yoga, and have participated in the Army 10 miler. Being active and experiencing the camaraderie have helped me heal. The Steel Mags is a sisterhood. We mourn, laugh, love, and share a common bond that no one wants or asks to be a part of. We are a strong group of women who motivate and lift each other up. Without the Green Beret Foundation this resource wouldn't exist. I start my day by reading the loving words and support of my sister Mags. Thank you for providing such a great outlet and support.
1 person found this review helpful
Very easy to navigate and get started helping those who sacrificed so much. I am very anxious to be part of giving as when I was wounded and going through so many surgeries my brothers with green faces were there for me. A wonderful foundation to be a member.
The Steel Mags is such a wonderful group to belong to. They provide everyone with a safe place to bond and recieve support. I always feel safe sharing here and getting helpful advice when needed. Other times it good to see how well other's have made it through things. There will always be new members coming in, and some at the beginning of this journey. We share in our struggles and it helps to know you are not alone. I also love seeing when the Steel Mags are able to get out and do things. Seeing a group being able to travel and complete the Army 10 miler run recently was wonderful! I hope to see this group able to do more things like that. We all have our own journey and the leadership in this group is amazing.
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The Steel Mags not only provides critical support by giving spouses a safe environment to share, grieve, relate and offer helpful tips, but it provides a network of women who lift each other up and help empower each other. The Steel Mags is the one and only place I can go to where I know I am not judged, where I am safe and comfortable discussing some of the hurdles we have faced with my husbands injuries and where I can go to for no nonsense real advice and help. Having a group of women who have lived the same lifestyle and who have dealt with injuries, trauma, loss, uncertainty and who really understand and "get it" is the most valuable resource and source of strength during horrific times that I can think of. Strong, resilient, capable and intelligent women coming together to provide positive inspiration after some of the most devastating events is truly a treasured blessing. Three and a half years at the hospital dealing with surgeries, therapies, juggling specialists, researching alternate options for care, researching specialists and trying to heal a family at the same time is not only time consuming, but emotionally and physically exhausting and can leave you feeling very isolated and alone. Now that my husband is newly medically retired we are finally able to start moving on with our lives. Having the Steel Mags by my side during this new phase of our lives, I'm beyond grateful. Knowing I'm not alone- invaluable.
1 person found this review helpful
The Steel Mags are MY lifeline that I am okay. My hurts, my sorrows, are all valid and at times, when I feel all alone, I can touch base with a fellow sister, and say, "I hurt. I am scared. I am sad." And, she will love me with no judgement. This week I have learned I no longer "fit" in the military realm (FRGs, deployments, etc). But here, I am safe. I am welcomed. I feel "heard". When I cry out, there is another that feels my pain, because she is living it too. THIS has become a part of my identity.
1 person found this review helpful
As a spouse, I know that I have benefited greatly from the organized events and in prompt to get together's that have helped me navigate through the many questions that are always popping up. This isn't help for a few weeks or months, this is help forever. The bonds I have formed with some of the other spouses I know will be there forever. This is MUST JOIN!!
We have been helped greatly by this organization. Medical Procedures that were not covered under our health benefit were provided by the Green Beret Foundation. We can't thank them enough. My husband has been Medically Retired now for a year and a half. We know they are there when we need them. They also have a support group for Caregivers of the Wounded Green Berets. They have recently put together a Marriage Building Program complete with web conference with the authors. Thank you Green Beret Foundation!