Members of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and their families live with a far greater level of uncertainty than most of us. Active duty means just that; the deployment cycle is intense, training is constant and missions are often assigned without notice.
When family emergencies arise during a mission, operators can’t stop what they’re doing to come home. Knowing that we’re here to support their families helps our elite warriors maintain their razor-sharp edge. And while NSW spouses are among the most capable in the world, there are times when the support we provide is truly needed.
Assistance in Times of Adversity
- Providing a Support Network: When an active-duty NSW member falls in combat or in training, we help with memorial services and defray the financial costs of travel for immediate family members who live far away
- Easing Financial Hardship: We help to defray medical/dental expenses and provide computers for surviving spouses and children of NSW operators
Support During Deployments
- YMCA Partnership: This national program provides memberships at YMCA facilities to spouses so they can maintain a regular schedule of healthy physical fitness activities
- Childcare Program: Four times a month, spouses can take their children to a qualified drop-off childcare service while they go to appointments, attend classes, or simply enjoy the kind of personal time many of us take for granted
Family Fun Activities
Four times a year we promote family morale by sponsoring special events that bring command unit spouses and children together to enjoy activities like camp outs, kids’ sports days, Cinco de Mayo parties, and holiday celebrations.
We provide supplemental funding for unit Morale/Welfare/Recreation (MWR) activities such as welcome home celebrations, change-of-command, promotion, retirement, and when appropriate, award ceremonies.
NSW community members and families may apply to Foundation programs by clicking here.