OUR BRAVE WARRIORS ARE STILL DEPLOYING DESPITE COVID-19. THEREFORE, OUR MISSION NEVER STOPS. WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW MORE THAN EVER. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THESE FAMILIES.
Upcoming Events
May 3, 2021 will be 5 years since C4's passing. We miss him every single day, but we are comforted knowing that we can continuously give back to wonderful and deserving families in this community in so many ways. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person (and online) at our upcoming Celebration of Life and Paddle Out events this May in Coronado, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Check out the details below, and stay tuned on our website and social media for updates.
Coronado Yacht Club
SAVE THE DATE: Celebration of Life
5 Years - CA
May 1, 2021
from 5pm - 9pm
at The Coronado Yacht Club!


SAVE THE DATE:
Celebration of Life
5 Years - AZ
May 8, 2021
from 5pm - 9pm
Phoenix, AZ
Location: TBD
SEAL Family Testimonials
Below are a few testimonials from our SEAL families.
Feeding carrots to the ranch animals was so much fun for the kids to experience. All of the animals are so friendly and approachable. The C4 Ranch truly lets you decompress and have quality family time in nature without digital distractions.

-Navy SEAL Family

Watching our son fish with his father for the first time at the C4 Ranch was one of the most memorable days of my life. It was so sweet to see their intense discussions on how to bait a hook, and to properly cast the line. What a great way to check out of the daily grind for a few days!

-Navy SEAL Wife
Foundation News
WE HAVE A C4 Birthday RAFFLE WINNER!!

We are so excited to announce the winner of the C4 Birthday Raffle that was announced on C4's 36th angel birthday on 2/26/21. John Delgado from Florida was the lucky winner of the Noveske Gen. 4 Infidel .556 Rifle! The rifle was custom-made just for us by the folks at Noveske. They engraved the C4 Foundation logo and "Moderation is for Cowards" to make this gun truly one-of-a-kind! Thanks to all who participated, we appreciate all of the great love and support. We will have more raffles like this coming soon, so stay up to date by following us at C4Foundation on social media.
Tom Lindberg Memorial at C4 Ranch
April 1968 - December 2020
RIP Tom Lindberg -
You are dearly missed.
We are proud to welcome Ed Byers and
David Dunwoody to The C4 Foundation
Board of Directors!
Lessons From The C4 Ranch
Have an Awe-some Time
By Dr. Glenn Fox, C4 Foundation Chief Science Officer
The C4 Ranch has too many great vistas to count, but Orlando Point is my favorite. Orlando Point is found on a bouncing ATV-only road followed by a walk down a trail covered by a brush archway that scrapes your shoulders as you shuffle with your friends. Then, like nature’s stage curtains, the brush gives way to a vista stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Mojave Desert. 

Minds and mouths stretch open, “oh wow” then, silence. This is the experience of awe at its best. 

Awe is an emotion that we can have when we are reminded of our scale, when we are brought closer to the humble truth about our vulnerability — we are but specks of star dust, as Carl Sagan used to say. We can feel awe when we look at grand vistas like Orlando Point, as well as tiny details, like the fingernails on a baby’s hands, or even in moments of thrill when we are faced with a big wave in the ocean.

In research, awe has been shown to be related to humility, as well as giving people a greater sense of time and resources. Simply looking up at a tree’s branches for a few minutes can trigger feelings of awe and can help us relax and feel an automatic sense of stress relief.

Awe can happen naturally, but we can also choose to experience awe. It starts by paying attention to the five senses. Next time you sit down to eat, before taking a bite, take 30 seconds to see the texture on the food, smell it fully, and taste every detail and small flavor you can and think about how far that food travelled to land on your plate. Think about the entire infrastructure that it took to create that meal right there, and breathe it in. 

Next time you go outside, walk under a tree and make a point to look up at the sky between the branches and look at every little vein and capillary in each leaf. Soon, those branches will be covered in buds and maybe flowers, but they can be savored now in whatever state, just as they are. 

Awe, as it happens, is not some rare occurrence, but instead is available every day when we choose to see it. Have an awe-some day and see you at the Ranch.

Written By: Glenn R. Fox, PhD
Thank You
Thank You To Cook Pigs & The Sponsors Of The Winter Harvest Event!
 We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Mike and Krys Cook for sponsoring an unforgettable inaugural event at The Ranch Julian, CA.

All attendees left with a better understanding of field dressing education, 3D archery shooting and butchering demo/education. We would also like to thank the following sponsors from this great event!

A big thanks to the sponsors:
Holliday BBQ, Half Face Blades, Yeti, Wilderness Athlete, Trident Coffee, Mathews, Eberlestock, Regulars Coffee, Nickel Brewery, Julian Beer Co, The Vidawell/Keto Cookbook, Performance Archery, Jeff Asher, Ryan Sharpe (The Wise Ox), We Kill Bad Dudes,
& Forged Clothing.
C4 Foundation Leadership
The C4 Foundation is a 501C3 national non-profit charitable organization. Tax-ID: 82-2075362. It is a non-federal entity and is not party of the Department of Defense or any of its components.