Gearing Up “Fore” the 2018 Pelican’s Nest Tournament

Gearing Up “Fore” the 2018 Pelican’s Nest Tournament

Preparations are underway “fore” the Pelican’s Nest Golf Tournament, which will be held in November to commemorate Veterans Day. Pelican’s Nest Golf Club, a private, member-owned club, will open to all Southwest Florida residents for the event on Monday, November 12th. In an exciting new development this year, the Pelican’s Nest Golf Club Board has

Karpus Foundation Grant Announcement

George Karpus, CEO of Karpus Investment Management knows a thing or two about the importance of giving back to his local community. “My father was a coal miner and my mother did factory work,” the Naples resident says of his humble beginnings. “I’ve been blessed and I enjoy giving back to others. The purpose of

Wakeboarding Adventure Series Recap

Southwest Florida Veterans and their Families cooled off during this summer’s Adventure Series event at Revolution Cable Park in Ft. Myers, which provided families an opportunity to bond with one another and test out their wakeboarding skills on the water. More than seventeen Veterans and Family members attended the event, which was made possible through

Overcoming Grief: Advice and Resources from Home Base’s Family Team

Grief is a universal part of life: ancient Greeks and Romans honored their deceased with lavish feasts and funeral games, while ancient Celts took part in a “death wail” to demonstrate their grief aloud, and Mexicans honor the dead with days long “Dios de Los Mortos” festivals. Even animals are known to grieve: elephants have

Home Base Happenings

From road races on Cape Cod to spin-classes aboard the USS Constitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard, it’s been a busy summer at Home Base! Here’s a look back at Home Base happenings from the last few months, plus a look ahead at what’s in store for fall. Adventure Series with Peabody Essex Museum Home

Fort Campbell, Kentucky Soldier Travels to Boston, MA for Charity Race Honoring Veterans, Service Members and Families of the Fallen

There are people who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggling – yet have been able to navigate their way out of the depths of their darkest moments. U.S. Army Sergeant (SGT) Sam Kanatzar, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky is one of those people. In 2014, while deployed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Kanatzar says she

Reading to Run: Team GJH is Ready for Fenway

Reading, MA native, Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, has served as Executive Director of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, since his retirement from the U.S. Army in 2012. Hammond deployed multiple times during his time in the military, commanding troops on three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. In his