Operation Never Forgotten…

Bridges the Gap Between Our Military & Civilian Worlds:

Remembers Our Fallen… Empowers Our Wounded…
Thanks Our Troops… Brings Hope To Military Families…
And Helps Prevent Veteran Suicide.



A Never Forgotten Mission

Operation Never Forgotten (ONF) is a national nonpartisan, all-volunteer non-profit organization supporting Post-9/11 combat veterans, Gold Star families and deployed troops.

ONF creates awareness to remind the American public of the value of embracing the veteran community. ONF’s transition workshops and outdoor retreats for veterans with physical and/or invisible wounds greatly benefits them and their families.

ONF’s programs strive for life changing results in the reduction of veteran divorce, substance abuse and suicide rates. ONF is dedicated to helping to rebuild the lives for those who have sacrificed so greatly to defend our freedoms.


Warrior/Caregiver Programs

ONF welcomes Post-9/11 veterans and caregivers to apply for FREE transition workshops.

TRANSITION WORKSHOPS include classroom sessions, outdoor recreation and family attractions. This program is managed by veterans, for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury (PTSD/TBI). Workshops vary and include new resources, coping tools, mental and physical health education, veteran mentorship and other areas of interest. See the NEXT EVENT.


OUTDOOR RETREAT HISTORY: ONF first launched its warrior programs in Montana as outdoor retreats titled, Sports, Afield & Stream (S.A.S.).  ONF offered veterans once-in-a-lifetime recreational opportunities: Horseback riding, fly fishing, ice climbing, back country llama treks, dog mushing, whitewater expeditions, rock climbing, zip-lining and more. ONF has also provided veterans with wilderness horseback adventures, big game hunts, fly fishing trips and cattle ranch vacations.  ONF continues to offer a variety of Montana activities such as these during the transition workshops.


Awareness Campaigns

ONF awareness campaigns are created through outdoor billboards, airport signs, TV, online marketing and other media as public service announcements (PSAs). These messages are created for/about deployed troops, combat wounded veterans, fallen heroes, military families and Veteran Suicide Prevention. Please see and share this video below to help bring awareness to the fight.


100VolONFGraphicSMProud of No Paid Administration!

ONF has continued for over 10 years as a 100% volunteer organization. ONF staff and administration is proud of not ever taking salaries or compensation in-order to maximize our programs. Our compensation is giving military families the chance to lead better lives.


Join Us in Giving Back!

When it becomes more difficult for veterans to come home than to go to war… As more veterans struggle with becoming civilians again… When military families continue to crumble after active duty… When the stigma associated with invisible wounds prevents veterans from DonateButtonasking for help… When veteran suicide is on the rise… It is time for your unwavering support!

ONF has been a tax-deductible, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization achieving its mission for over 10 years: Federal EIN #450579363. Donate Now!




 SLIDESHOW: A sister holding dog tags at her brother’s cemetery was photographed and donated by Gold Star Mother, Gwen Olsen; A handful of outdoor billboards from hundreds created by ONF.
OTHER PHOTOS: Cattle ranch vacation winner Ken Wilson with wife Michelle/veteran caregiver – Trip donated by Wiley Ranch and photo by Mary Peters; Marines paying tribute to their fallen brother.
Images, videos and audios are created by and for ONF only and are neither for sale nor allowed to be copied without contacting ONF for terms and agreement.