Ensuring Veterans and their families are given the support they deserve.

What is our mission?

Our mission is twofold. First, we are here to support local military families during times of hardship. Second, the foundation exists to help educate and encourage youth to explore a career in aviation. We accomplish both of these mission objectives by providing flight training scholarships, aviation education grants, and emergency monetary relief for military families in need.

Programs & events

We provide emergency monetary relief for military families in need, flight training scholarships, and aviation education grants. For our culminating event of the year, we have teamed up with PGA Tour Pro Michael Thompson, who hosts our annual golf tournament and fundraising auction.

Flight Scholarship Program

Veteran Family Relief & Assistance

Local Education & Outreach

Annual golf tournament & auction

Join us for the GUNS Garin Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood, South Carolina. PGA Tour Pro and winner of the 2020 3M Open, Michael Thompson, will host and play at this event!

Registration includes 18 holes at Cobblestone Park Golf Club, a customized “swag-bag,” drink vouchers, lunch, dinner, entry to two longest drive and closest to the pin contests, a raffle entry to “play with the pro,” and much more!

get involved

We would be honored to have you join in our mission to improve the lives of veterans and their families while also helping us celebrate and remember the life of Rick “Guns” Garin.

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