DynCorp International is once again proud to sponsor the 13th Annual Blue Angels Foundation Golf Tournament, being held October 3, 2013, at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The event will directly benefit the foundation’s primary charity partners, The Warrior Foundation and The Warrior Freedom Station.
The National Flight Academy, which attempts to reignite students’ passion for science, technology, engineering, and math, is a secondary recipient, as well as a small scholarship program.
The Blue Angels
The Blue Angels were established in 1946, when the chief of Naval Operations ordered the formation of a flight demonstration team to showcase Naval Aviation. Their home base is now at Forrest Sherman Field at Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. The Blue Angels have performed for more than 374 million people.
The Blue Angels Foundation funds and supports The Warrior Foundation in San Diego, Calif., providing monetary aid to assist, honor, and support men and women who have been injured both physically and emotionally.
The Warrior Foundation
The Warrior Foundation’s mission is to assist, honor, and support the military men and women, service members and personnel who have bravely served and sacrificed for the U.S.
The foundation vows to help the seriously injured who are assigned to Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, 29 Palms and Fort Irwin as well as those who are going through rehabilitation in the San Diego, Calif., area.
The foundation supports four primary groups:
- Seriously injured personnel from Iraq or Afghanistan with immediate needs, both medical and emotional – The foundation flies in family members and provides them with accommodations, transportation, and anything else that will enable them to just concentrate on helping their warrior with recovery.
- Personnel that have suffered from exposure from IED blasts – The Warrior Foundation has been able to provide more than 2,000 handheld computers to those warriors located in the Veterans Brain and Injury Center, to help with their short-term memory loss.
- Service members undergoing physical therapy and occupational therapy for 4 years or longer – Through the help and generosity of contributors and volunteers, these warriors have been provided a new kitchen and computer café, as well as wheelchair accessible transportation for travel to different events throughout San Diego County.
- Warriors who have been medically retired in the San Diego community – The foundation helps the retirees with their transition back into civilian life.
Warrior Freedom Station
The Freedom Station was established based on the needs witnessed in our other efforts to bring assistance to our wounded heroes. Warrior Freedom Station’s goal is to add comfort to the recovering wounded, from all branches of the service, and help with some of the things they need for a little better quality of life, as well as assisting them in their recovery.