Honoring the Fallen by Empowering Their Families


We are excited to share that as of 2021, Travis Manion Foundation is the exclusive beneficiary of the Joggin’ for Frogmen Race Series.

Inspired by its namesake, who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Iraq in 2007, Travis Manion Foundation empowers veterans and families of the fallen to develop character in future generations. All funds raised through the Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K Race Series will go toward supporting survivors within the Naval Special Warfare community with best-in-class personal development training and experiences that allow them to find healing and honor their loved ones through service. That includes opportunities to serve as mentors to youth, forge connections with one another, experience opportunities for personal growth, and serve as leaders in their communities. For more information about Travis Manion Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, or to find out more about the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement, visit
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The first year after Brendan’s death, Joggin’ for Frogmen provided a meaningful reminder of the importance of community in carrying out the legacy of my late husband. It was one of the first groups, composed of spouses like myself and active duty NSW service members, that showed up for me during a time when I needed it most. Now, as the Vice President at Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with Joggin’ for Frogmen. From an organizational standpoint, it provides us another opportunity to connect with and support NSW families of the fallen as they honor the legacies of their loved ones. Personally, it’s also a full circle moment for myself and a reminder of the duty we all have in supporting the loved ones of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Together, we can help them continue to grow on their journey of grief and loss. - Amy Looney Heffernan, Gold Star Spouse of LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney, USN

Shannon’s Story

After her significant other, SO1 (SEAL) Glen Doherty, USN, was killed while serving in Benghazi, Shannon Shepherd connected with TMF as a way to further her healing journey and find community in others bonded over loss. Learn more about her story in the video below.

Surviving Spouses Share the Impact of Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation provides life-changing programs for families of the fallen, including those in the Naval Special Warfare community. Programs include leadership courses and well-being support, expeditions to serve the community and connect with other families of the fallen, and the opportunity to lead and mentor the next generation.

For the first time in a while, I was able to focus on someone other than myself. I found a place to land all the love, joy and energy that I had bottled up since the loss of my spouse. I found a way to feel useful. I found purpose. - NSW Spouse

This trip has been an amazing experience. It has tested every part of my being at some point, but it’s also brought so much joy just to be here, to be around everyone in the wilderness and be able to unplug ourselves. … It’s just us out here, getting to know each other, getting to know more about ourselves and our loved ones and our journey onward from loss into our own lives. - Emily Feeks, Surviving Spouse of SO1 (SEAL) Patrick Feeks, USN

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Travis Manion Foundation is a community – led by Veterans and Families of the Fallen but open to all – that serves together and supports each other. Regardless of military connection, you can serve your community and connect with TMF through Operation Legacy service projects held nationwide. There are also unique opportunities for personal growth and development available for veterans and families of the fallen, who are trained through our Character Does Matter program to serve as mentors to youth. For more ways on how you can embrace the “If Not Me, Then Who …” ethos and join the TMF community, visit and connect with us on social media.

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