Military Embedded Systems

Navy SEAL Foundation


September 22, 2016

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Each issue in this section, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charity that benefits military veterans and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every charity we showcase on this page.

This issue we are highlighting the Navy SEAL Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit benevolent organization dedicated to aiding those who serve in the Navy’s primary special-operations force, which functions under the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides a wide set of programs for U.S. Navy SEALs (an acronym for SEa, Air, and Land teams), Special Warfare combatant-craft crewmembers, NSW support personnel, and their families.

These include warrior- and family-support programs specifically designed to reduce stress and build resiliency; educational opportunities including higher-education scholarships and dependent tuition assistance; tragedy assistance – in addition to those resources provided by the government – in the case of warrior or family-member death; and survivor support in the form of financial and legal counseling, respite child care, and grief support.

The foundation also provides financial support for Navy SEAL memorials and monuments across the country, serves as the co-publisher of “The Blast: Journal of Naval Special Warfare,” and supports activities to ensure the legacy of this often-clandestine service. Another of the foundation’s ventures is the post-service transition program, under which Navy SEALs and Special Operations community members are offered the tools to adapt and refine their battlefield mission-focused skills to be successful in the business world.

Established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is also supported by regional organizations in Hawaii and New England.

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