VA Disability Compensation Recipients: When was the last time you logged into eBenefits and checked to ensure your dependents appear on your current disability award? I want to start this by saying that I am not an expert in how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) works. I am just a … Read more about Getting the RIGHT Disability Compensation for You…AND Your Dependents
We’re a week into 2019, but it’s already shaping up to be the busiest year yet for the Global SOF Foundation (GSF)... Read on to get some insights on what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how you can get involved. Here's a snapshot of 2019! Global SOF Symposium - US, March 5-7, 2019 As … Read more about The GSF Outlook on 2019
Heading into the Unknown When I started my retirement process at USSOCOM I had no idea what to expect. I was stressed out more during this period than at any time in my career – including combat. I had been well trained for combat and I knew what I was doing in the field, but I had no clue … Read more about Navigating Your VA Benefits: Lessons from Someone Who Messed it Up
The holiday season is a time of togetherness, and we at the Global SOF Foundation made that happen to a festive degree this week! Read on to catch up on our annual holiday party, see how we we bid a fond farewell to two GSF “OGs,” and the impending launch of the GSF podcast! The 2018 Joint … Read more about Wrapping Up 2018
The GSF Team took a bit of a break to enjoy our Thanksgivings weekends with our friends and families, but that break was short lived--we rolled right back into action on Monday as we converged from various locations in Florida and DC to Orlando, FL…. That’s right. It’s I/ITSEC time. IT’S … Read more about Simulators, Putters, and Huddlers! The GSF at I/ITSEC (and more)!
Like the rest of the United States (and much of the world), the GSF has been very focused on the US Capital and the many activities within. However, we haven’t been completely overtaken by the mid-term elections or the announcement of the new Amazon HQ—our focus has been on attending enriching … Read more about Snow-vember in DC won’t stop the GSF!
This blog post was written by Maureen Domenech, the Operations Manager of the Global SOF Foundation. Maureen started with the Foundation near the beginning, in November of 2014, and will wrap up her service at the end of this month. Thank you, Maureen, for your four years of … Read more about The Evolution of the Global SOF Foundation
Change is coming. In the US 2020 defense budget, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), experts are predicting significant budget cuts. And SOF will not be spared. In 2018 and 2019, Congress lifted the budget caps (prescribed by law) to give the Department of Defense (DoD) more … Read more about Gearing up for the 2019 Imperatives for SOF