The commitment of a U.S. Navy SEAL includes frequent training, long deployments, and life-threatening missions all while leaving behind their loved ones for months at a time. The families that support these SEALs are strong and resilient. But no matter how great their strength, the time apart can be hard and the wounding or loss of a loved one is devastating.
The sacrifices that our military families endure were made abundantly clear to the public in 2005, when 11 SEALs were killed during counter-terrorism operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. “Operation Red Wings” was, at the time, the greatest single loss of life in the 44-year history of the SEAL Teams. In response to this tragic event, the Navy SEAL Foundation-Hawaii was established in 2007 to serve Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel stationed in Hawaii.
The Navy SEAL Foundation-Hawaii is a 509(a)(3) registered charity and a supporting organization for the Navy SEAL Foundation. It operates exclusively for the benefit of, and to carry out the mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation in Hawaii.