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.

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A Never Forgotten Mission

Operation Never Forgotten (ONF) is a national nonpartisan, 100% volunteer non-profit organization. Its mission is to remember, thank, empower and help rebuild the lives of those Post-9/11 veterans and caregivers who have sacrificed so greatly to defend our freedoms. This is done through awareness campaigns, transition workshops and outdoor retreats for veterans with physical and/or invisible wounds. ONF also cultivates veteran mentors and educates to help prevent veteran suicide.

 

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.

 

Warrior/Caregiver Programs

ONF welcomes injured veterans, caregivers and family members to FREE transition workshops and outdoor retreats.

ONF launched its outdoor programs with “Sports, Afield & Stream (S.A.S.)” that offered veterans once-in-a-lifetime recreational opportunities to include wilderness horseback adventures, big game hunts, fly fishing trips, cattle ranch vacations, ice climbing, back country llama treks, dog mushing, whitewater expeditions, rock climbing, ziplining and more.

Transition workshops are offered as ONF receives funding for veterans and families struggling with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury (PTSD/TBI). These workshops include suicide prevention training, and cultivates veteran mentors to help reach and support other veterans in need.

 

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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 warrior programs. Our compensation is seeing what our giving back does for transitioning veterans and their families.

 

Join Us in Giving Back!

DonateButtonWhen 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 asking 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!

 

8b23b909-d5e9-458b-8b25-047ead96a660Current Fundraiser:

Put in your pledge now to support ONF with Veteran Suicide Prevention! If you donate only $1 per mile, the most out of your pocket is $22. This will help bring veterans and caregivers to more ONF PTSD workshops!

On May 22nd, Veteran Michael McCastle will attempt to pull a 2.2 ton truck for 22 miles across Death Valley in the Mojave Desert–the hottest recorded desert in the world! Michael will pull the truck with a body harness one mile for every veteran life lost to suicide each day. Death Valley represents the mind of the afflicted; desolate, lonely and hopeless. The feat symbolizes hope for life.

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.