Father and Daughter¬ in Vietnam 1968— One a Marine Fighting for His Country and One an Orphan for Fighting for Survival and a Home to Call Her Own

Imagine this:  a young, local Marine is deployed to the hot, punishing jungles of Vietnam during the war, serving 13 months in a foreign land, thousands of miles from home. He returns stateside safely… only to be deployed a second time, back to the blistering heat and densely forested highlands. On this deployment, he is

Mother Shows Her Love for Her Country along with Her Daughter at Fenway Park in Support of Veterans and Families of the Fallen

A mother-daughter team from Quincy, Massachusetts is lacing up is support of selfless, kind and caring service towards others. Casey Chamberlain and her 12-year-old daughter Isabel–known as Izzy– are participating in the 2018 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance. The July 28th charity race, a 9K run/5K walk that begins and ends inside

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’

Passing on Patriotism: Shelly Messenger – North Haverhill, NH Resident Runs to Fenway Park In Honor of Family Generations Who Have Served in Uniform

Life is hard. Add in combat and it becomes unspeakably harder. For the military caretakers back home supporting their loved ones while in combat can be a burden shared. For Shelly Messenger from North Haverhill, New Hampshire, it’s a life she knows all too well. Messenger comes from a long line of Patriots who have

Hanscom Federal Credit Union Named Presenting Sponsor of 6th Annual Mission: Gratitude Gala Benefiting Military Families

On Wednesday, May 30th, Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program invited some of its largest supporters for the official kick-off meeting of the sixth annual Mission: Gratitude gala to be held on Thursday, September 27th. During the kick-off event, Home Base announced Hanscom Federal Credit Union (FCU) as its presenting

Man on the Run: Age Does not Deter 79-Year-Old U.S. Army Veteran from Barton, Vermont to Participate in Fenway Park Charity Race Benefiting Veterans & Families

Runners come from all walks of life, so to speak. At first glance, they all look the same—running shoes, shorts, hats, headphones, and sunglasses—but if you pay attention you will notice subtleties that make each runner unique.  Roy Gero from Barton, Vermont is 79 years old, a U.S. Army Veteran, an avid speed-walker, a motorcycle