helping heroes find their way

SKIING, HIKING, CLIMBING, CYCLING. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES! AND MUCH MORE!

Azimuth Check Foundation of New England (ACFNE) helps active duty military, veterans, and first responders with disabilities by providing challenging year-round athletic activities. We directly sponsor and lend our support to a number of events throughout the Northern New England region. All of the events provide an opportunity to show support for and raise money to support our warriors and their families. Click here to learn more about hosting an event to benefit the Foundation.

Azimuth check – verification of one’s current location and environment and calculation of the route to an objective or goal.

“There are those who speak about you who say, he lost an arm, he lost a leg, she lost her sight. I object. You gave your arm, you gave your leg, you gave your sight, as gifts to your nation so that we might live in freedom. Thank you. And to your families, families of the fallen, and families of the wounded, you’ve sacrificed in ways that those of us who have not walked in your shoes, can only imagine.”

General Peter M. Pace

U.S. Marine Corps, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

GORUCK TOUGH CHALLENGE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 AT 21:00
GORUCK TOUGH CHALLENGE MANCHESTER

We challenge you to put your team before yourself. We teach you how to lead, how to follow, and how to overcome adversity together. We prove to you that you are capable of so much more than you ever thought possible when you work as a team.

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SEEK THE PEAK

July 21, 2018 at 6:00 am
Mount Washington

ALL MILITARY ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN THE NATION’S PREMIERE HIKING EVENT AND FUNDRAISER ON THE ICONIC MT. WASHINGTON. SUPPORT A HIKER, A TEAM, OR STRAP YOUR HIKING SHOES ON AND SEEK YOUR PEAK! On July 21, 2018, we’ll be climbing 6,288-foot Mount Washington, N.H. as a participant in Seek the Peak, in support of the legendary Mount Washington Observatory. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our hike.  

Since 1932, the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory has been observing and reporting on Mount Washington’s infamous conditions from their mountaintop weather station, maintaining one of North America’s longest continuous climate records. The data they collect is utilized in forecasting models, weather reports, landmark climate research and a variety of educational outreach. Through research and education, the Observatory is working to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Please join us in supporting this legendary institution by making a donation towards our hike. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and will help Mount Washington Observatory continue their important work in the Home of the World’s Worst Weather. To learn more about Mount Washington Observatory, please visit MountWashington.org. For more on Seek the Peak, the nation’s premier hiking event, visit www.seekthepeak.org.

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SUPPORTING OUR SOLDIERS IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND BEYOND

Comprised of five founding board members, of whom four are veterans and the fifth a concerned physician and father of an Army Ranger, we have long been aware of a gap in desperately needed wellness programs for veterans and first responders with disabilities in Northern New England. ACFNE seeks to fill that gap by providing challenging year-round athletic activities. It is our core belief that participation in these activities builds self-esteem and accomplishment and that the camaraderie and inclusion of family and friends promotes wellness, helping our heroes to find their way.

ACFNE intends to accomplish this by providing athletic and wellness programs in collaboration with other established organizations in Northern New England. The Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC), which has a longstanding history of effective programs for civilian clients with disabilities is one such partner. Taking advantage of their experience and success, we will be able to provide immediate support to our target community, foregoing the lengthy and expensive task of building in-house expertise.  At the present time, we are a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and are planning our first event for Fall 2018.

 

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