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  • Florida National Guard Global War on Terrorism Memorial - A memorial for the fallen

    One of the most important guiding principles for the Florida National Guard Foundation is to ensure the sacrifices of Florida National Guardsmen are properly recognized. As with every conflict our military has fought, it is important that we honor the sacrifice of our fallen heroes. The Florida National Guard’s success in the Global War on Terrorism has come at a cost, as we have lost Soldiers through combat deaths in theater and during the mobilization process. To memorialize our fallen Soldiers and Airmen, the Florida National Guard Foundation sponsored the development and construction of a Florida National Guard Global War on Terrorism Memorial at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center.
  • Grand Haven Friends of the National Guard - Raising money for a great cause

    The Grand Haven Friends of the National Guard is a group of patriots at the Grand Haven golf community in Palm Coast, Florida who provide support to Florida National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and families in financial emergencies. This group has held two golf tournaments one in 2005, and one in 2007, benefiting the Florida National Guard Foundation, providing almost $100,000 to the Foundation. These proceeds have been designated for use in the Florida National Guard Emergency Relief Fund, a fund that provides assistance to Soldiers, Airmen and their families who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship and emergency circumstances.
  • The Florida National Guard Foundation – Hear what others are saying A lot of stress on a soldier — Guard, families deal with deployment, unemployment

    March 14, 2010 – NEWS HERALD | by DANIEL CARSON It has been two months since Florida National Guard soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment said goodbye to their families and friends as they embarked on a year-long deployment to Kuwait and Iraq.
    The 153rd was part of what the Florida National Guard called its largest single-unit deployment since World War II, with almost 2,500 soldiers from the National Guard’s 53rd Infantry Combat Brigade Team deploying to Iraq and Kuwait.
    In addition to the physical separation those soldiers and families will endure throughout 2010, they might also have to deal with economic stresses either brought on by the deployment or through existing financial challenges they faced prior to their departure, including unemployment.
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice Awards $1.2 Million to Help Troops

    VENICE Fla, January 1, 2010 – The Florida-based Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice has announced grants totaling more than $1.2 million to seven nonprofits working to assist soldiers and veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and their families.
    The grants were awarded through the foundation’s $5 million Florida BRAIVE Fund, which was launched in 2008 with funding from the the California Community Foundation’s Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund to support military personnel from twenty-five counties in central and southwest Florida. Grantees include the American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter ($500,000); the Florida National Guard Foundation ($243,792); the State College of Florida Foundation ($219,775); Welcome Home Vets ($125,000); Haley House Fund ($60,000); and Seminole Behavioral Healthcare ($49,479).
  • Golf tournament raises funds for military families

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Dec. 18) – The Grand Haven Golf Club in Palm Coast, Fla., showed a giving spirit during this holiday season for Florida Army and Air National Guard Members and their Families by presenting a check to the Florida National Guard Foundation Tuesday.

    More than $50,000 was presented to the Foundation from proceeds raised from a golf tournament Oct. 29 at Grand Haven to benefit the Families of Florida National Guard men and women deployed around the world.

    “What you do for us is truly, truly appreciated,” commented Brig. Gen. Michael Fleming, Assistant Adjutant General of Florida for the Florida Army National Guard. “When our Soldiers or Airmen and their Families have problems, and we want to try to assist them, we have to depend on great organizations like Grand Haven to make it happen.”

Florida National Guard Foundation, Inc presents

Make Every Shot Count Sporting Clay Shoot on May 21, 2013

On May 21, 2013 Join us at WW Sporting Clays located at 1445 Otis Rd. Jacksonville FL. The event begins at 8am (breakfast & registration) and the shooting starts at 9am! Download the entry forms below and mail the entry forms & fees to the address on the form! See you there!!

Florida National Guard Foundation Joins Kangaroo Express Salute Our Troops Campaign to Honor Military Personnel and Families

$1 million goal to support the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and Florida National Guard Foundation

Saint Augustine, Fla. — June 20, 2011 The Florida National Guard Foundation has joined The Pantry, Inc., the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, for the ìSalute Our Troopsî campaign inviting customers in more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express convenience stores across 13 states to demonstrate united support for military personnel and their families.
The Florida National Guard Foundation and Kangaroo Express are empowering communities to shine a spotlight of praise and gratitude on the military by enlisting donations at Kangaroo Express stores to raise $1 million from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Funds will support the USO, celebrating 70 years of delivering programs, entertainment and other services to the military; Wounded Warrior Project, honoring and empowering injured servicemen and women; and National Guard family assistance programs in five states.