Not all Wounds are Visible: Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress

Imagine living under the threat of the most horrific situation you’ve ever experienced in your life popping up in your brain at any given moment. This is the reality of someone living with post-traumatic stress (PTS), a mental health condition that affects many of our returning Service Members and Military Veterans. While stigma surrounding depression

All-Star Support for 2018 Run to Home Base Presented by New Balance

Just in time for the 2018 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance, Boston Red Sox players Chris Sale, Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia have joined forces to launched a new initiative aimed at raising awareness of the invisible wounds affecting one-third of our returning Service Members. In the following PSA’s now airing on

Man on a Mission: Home Base’s Executive Director Lends Voice to Public Health Issues

Nearly two decades of entrenchments in the Middle East have conditioned Americans to think of matters of national security in terms of color-coded terrorism threat advisory scales, missiles, and bio-chemicals, but Home Base’s Executive Director, retired Brigadier General Jack Hammond, sees things differently, citing “obesity and poor education” as two major threats to the United States’

A Special Memorial Day Message from General Hammond

Dear Friends of Home Base, What does Memorial Day mean to you? There’s the simple answer, of course: it’s a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It means a long weekend; it means parades down Main Street and flags adorning gravestones. It means fireworks and cold

Bolton, Connecticut Woman Runs to Home Base to Honor Fallen Friend

On November 22, 2017, Lauren Horth of Bolton, Connecticut, received the news no one wants to hear: her friend and United States Navy Lieutenant Steven “Deet” Combs Jr. lost his life in service to his country. The plane he was piloting made a forced emergency crash water landing in the Philippine Sea. Through Combs’ efforts,

New Legislation Will Increase Access to Military Sexual Assault Treatment

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program Applauds Bipartisan Support for Legislation Last week, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and Representatives Steve Knight (R-CA) and Niki Tsongas (D-MA), members of the Armed Services Committee, introduced language in the Senate and House respectively, that would provide comprehensive care for military