Association United States Army (AUSA) Conference

Association United States Army (AUSA) Conference

Allied Forces Foundation will be represented at AUSA this year at Booth 7965. Will be attending the Military Family Forums. Link below

https://ausameetings.org/2019annualmeeting/education/program-events/military-family-forums/

Please come along to meet the team and learn about our programs for 2020.

We are looking for warriors to support our events and take part in the challenges:

ABF Cateran Yomp 2020 – Perth Scotland – 54 miles in 24hrs

AFF Appalachain Yomp 2020 – Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg – 59 miles in 24hrs

 

1000 miles Mission Complete – Justin Rowe

1000 miles Mission Complete – Justin Rowe

Justin Rowe finished the run on Saturday 14th September at the USMC Memorial, Arlington Virginia.
It was humbling experience finishing at such an iconic memorial with my family, USMC Guard of Honor from Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ), Arlington Police, Fire, USMC Commander MCBQ, and Royal Marine Commando senior officers to meet me at the finish.
The memory will stay with me forever, especially running the last 10 miles with a good friend and CEO of Allied Forces Foundation, Stuart Taylor.
Justin completed the run in 44 days running a distance of 990.44 miles pulling a trailer (Burley Nomad) weighing 35 kgs / 77Ibs, averaging 22.5 miles a day. Every day I was getting mentally and physically stronger, he could have run another 1.000 miles but I had to return home back with my family.
He has raised $8.000 for the foundation so far, this will help the volunteers carry out their important work of supporting injured allied veterans side by side to take part in physical challenges such as the USMC Marathon, the Cateran Yomp in the highlands of Scotland and supporting veterans with PTS.
Finally, Justin would like to thank the sponsors Providence UK and Burley USA, he wishes you all the health, happiness and success for the future hopefully our paths will cross again in the not too distant future.
Video of Justin Speaking to WUSA news:
1000 Mile Run for AFF

1000 Mile Run for AFF

Justin Rowe is on his way and started the 1000 miles run pulling his equipment and supplies in a trailer.

Please follow him on his live feeds at

https://www.facebook.com/randybroadwater/videos/10156436403976334/?t=0

https://www.facebook.com/1000-Mile-Run-2-DC-2256616331235079/?__tn__=C-R&eid=ARAS6QnAF7yZ29GrJ_4wmLgB_0LhlMV5pavdTEWHtwaguyaiPIdpYk0hXeAFwTUKVCNFsyFGOAZ4u6SM&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARAjcpnBvVoeM2hgZ4_vATynuNqYNN0juM0U0Xicns11rAk67KV1Ndx8TjrwCpQvSRUI-UzZs-510J1U_HZZU9w-w3M4KYuG9bQK7MsGa4D3Rd4HENMWPpEyiqh4fR_5uMWKBtYnmHoLYd6FCXIuDsEdbMXmKZUTuApv89vGKpZJ5P3TGnZM7UchKNk_o4UgMyKa-z2hLPMgNj31xfUGPYCwQFo9L7zhR5852LMGE6snQ3OYaYshk-rpN47xYFlbZthUQbCqk7ZVzImjy2219_47RY-A

Justin Rowe to Run 1000 Miles to Raise Funds and Awareness for Allied Forces Foundation

Justin Rowe to Run 1000 Miles to Raise Funds and Awareness for Allied Forces Foundation

After running to the 215 fire houses in the 5 boroughs of NYC 367 miles in 7 days during 2013, in memory of 343 FDNY firefighters and First Responders that sadly lost their lives during 9/11. I received fantastic support from the public, military veterans & FDNY.

I decided that I would return to the USA for one more fundraising run, so I decided to run a section of the east coast that would be achievable and more importantly safe following the designated Atlantic Coast Cycle Route.

Having witnessed the work Stuart Taylor and the team from AFF carry out to support injured military veterans on both sides of the Atlantic and promoting sport/marathons and Yomps I quickly came to the decision that I would raise money and spread the message of the great work the foundation carry out.

As an ex soldier and serving 21 yrs as a firefighter/watch manager I get great enjoyment from helping people and I enjoy running so I combine both together but I try to to plan & execute endurance runs with a difference to gain maximum publicity and funds for the foundation or charity I am supporting.

During the 2019 US east coast run/route I am going to be kindly hosted with rest & lodgings by various fire depts, I also intend to spread the message of mental health issues within the emergency services. And to be honest I have suffered with PTSD attending traumatic incidents during my service with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, so I run and I find it great therapy.

I have known Stuart since 1990 whist serving with 59 Commando RE, during 2009 one of my early fundraising runs Stuart kindly provided me with logistical support whilst running from the Cenotaph, London to York 412 miles in 12 days, raising money for Help for Heroes Charity. To that end I said to myself I would one day raise money for Stuarts foundation.

During 2016 I was awarded the BEM British Empire Medal, by HM Queen Elizabeth for services to charity, probably the proudest day. It will be an honour to support Allied Forces Foundation and raise funds and awareness of the fantastic work you carry out supporting injured veterans and their careers.

A big thank you to my sponsors Providence UK and Burley USA for their continual support.

Donations are being accepted at:  www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/justin-rowe/run2DC

Stuart Taylor to Talk Today at Global Summit on Mental Health in London

Stuart Taylor to Talk Today at Global Summit on Mental Health in London

Today, at London Health Culture Change, AFF’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Taylor, will be talking on a panel to explore the opportunity that adaptive sports programs, challenge events and other non-traditional approaches create for post traumatic growth for those who have experienced trauma and loss.  Other speakers on the panel include;

  • Bronwen Evans, Chief Executive Officer, True Patriot Love
  • Ken Falke, Chief Executive Officer, Boulder Crest Foundation, EOD Warrior Foundation
  • Emma Wiggs, MBE, World and Paralympic Para Canoe Champion

The 2nd Global Summit on Mental Health Culture Change in London builds on the tremendous success of Give an Hour and its Campaign to Change Direction’s first Global Summit held in Los Angeles in May 2017. Give an Hour, in collaboration with other international partners, brings this exciting gathering to London.   The Global Summit is showcasing organizations that are using groundbreaking ways they and the attendees are removing cultural biases that affect how we think about, talk about and address emotional well-being and mental health.

thebigword Set to Raise Funds for AFF Through Skydiving Event

thebigword Set to Raise Funds for AFF Through Skydiving Event

thebigword skydive team, led by Director and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Michele Gould, will be travelling to Yorkshire’s East Coast on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to skydive in support of the Allied Forces Foundation.

thebigword is a company that provides language services for the public and private sectors since 1980, and is a global provider of translation and interpreting in over 250 languages.

If you would like more information on thebigword,  visit their website.

If you would like to donate to their fundraising efforts, visit FirstGiving