On April 29, 2007, Travis Manion was killed by an enemy sniper while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) exists to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by Travis and all those who have served and continue to serve our nation.
Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Guided by his mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.
We're excited to partner with TMF this season and have renamed our "Faces of the Fallen" segment from last season to the "TMF Honor Roll." Why? We will still honor one of our nation's fallen heroess but decided to take it a step further in order to spotlight how families of the fallen honor the legacy of service, leadership, and character of their loved one.
Find out more about the Travis Manion Foundation or visit them online to join the mission !
Military.com is the nation's largest online military and veteran membership organization with over 10 million members. They offer free membership to connect service members, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
Thanks to Military.com for their partnership this season to help "Yards & Stripes" grow and expose even more service members, veterans and families to what we do. Our official "game ball" segment each week on the show will be presented by Military.com and awarded to one player with the standout performance of the weekend.
Check out "Yards & Stripes" page at Military.com as well as their "members first" goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service!
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