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

Stoughton Resident Runs to Fenway to Support Veterans & Families

Stoughton Resident Runs to Fenway to Support Veterans & Families

There is no one who can go to war and see combat and the trauma that one witnesses and come home unaffected.  Stoughton, Massachusetts resident Douglas Sylvestre, deployed for 15 months in Afghanistan back in 2011.  It was there that Sylvestre witnessed the horrifying death of his friend and battle buddy, Sergeant Dennis Weichel, who

Houston Resident Runs to Fenway to Support Veterans & Families

Marc Jackson is heading nearly 2,000 miles east from Houston, Texas to Boston’s Fenway Park to participate at the 9th annual Run to Home Base presented by New Balance to benefit Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and their mission to heal the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service