The Charles Humphrey Keating IV Foundation, a charity that seeks to strengthen military families, has acquired a 560-acre ranch in Mesa Grande for use by Navy SEALs and their families.
“The acquisition of this beautiful property is a tremendous milestone for the C4 Foundation, and a true testament to the power of the community that has rallied behind our Navy SEALs and their families who have sacrificed so much for our nation,” said Charles Keating III, co-chairperson and president of the foundation.
“This property has everything we need to fulfill our core mission, and we are incredibly excited to embark on this next phase to activate the ranch and begin serving our SEALs,” said Keating.
The foundation honors Keating’s late son, Charles Humphrey Keating IV, a Navy SEAL who died in Iraq in 2016.
Located 45 miles from the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, the ranch will serve as a sanctuary for Navy SEAL families, featuring a rural environment with fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, farming and a petting zoo.
Husbands, wives and children in the Navy SEAL community will participate in activities designed to give families tools for communication, mindfulness and restoration, coordinated by the foundation’s chief science officer, Dr. Glenn Fox.
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