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FOCUS 2015 – By The Numbers

This past calendar year has been a watermark year for Focus Marines Foundation. After our last session in November, FMF has now provided transition support for 542 Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers since our beginning in 2010. Not only have we affected the lives of these veterans who sacrifice so much for our freedom and security, […]

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The Marine in Your Pocket

By Tom Ilges Tom Ilges delivers a hard-hitting but very timely perspective on anger management at each of our FOCUS sessions. The “Marine in your pocket” talk is something that we all need to take with us daily. We all need to understand that once we leave Focus is when the true challenges will present […]

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Warriors for Warriors

FOCUS Marines and Corpsmen were given a unique opportunity to experience Central America thanks to the Marine Corps League of Costa Rica’s “Warriors for Warriors” Program. MSgt Rob Locy, DISC with the Wounded Warrior Regiment, coordinated local efforts and support organizations to ensure a unique environment and countless once-in-a-lifetime activities. Eight participants were met at […]

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Survivor’s Guilt After a Suicide

Almost every Marine, Sailor, and other service member who has come through FOCUS has been touched by the tragic events of a suicide of a brother/sister. It’s a sad and tragic statistic that twenty-two of our veterans commit suicide every single day. This occurs because they reach a point of hopelessness in their lives trying […]

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Keeping That FOCUS Feeling

By Michael Van Deren, FOCUS Graduate, Mentor As FOCUS graduates, we all remember getting on the buses Saturday morning on that last day of FOCUS fired up about life and excited to get home to work on our relationships, our anger and anxiety issues, get back in shape, or square our lives away. We leave […]

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SCCAD All In 4 Life Charity Poker

Every FOCUS session, you will see the blue uniforms of the St. Charles County Ambulance District. The paramedics of SCCAD volunteer their time to ensure the care of all those that attend FOCUS. They provide a sense of comfort knowing they are on site and can provide immediate assistance when needed. It doesn’t stop there, […]