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TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES TRACFONE SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS SERVICE MEMBERS

Funds Will Be Used to Support Special Operators’ Family Needs Not Fully Covered By Military, Dept. of Defense, Veterans Affairs or Insurance; Hundreds of Thousands of Vets Already Served by TracFone’s SafeLink Service Under Federal Lifeline Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. and MIAMI – June 21, 2018 – The nonprofit Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFDF) is announcing new support from TracFone Wireless, Inc. (TracFone), America’s top no-contract cell phone service provider, to help meet the special needs United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) service members and their families.

Charles “Keith” David, managing director, Task Force Dagger Foundation said: “We respond to immediate needs that are short fuse and critical in nature. When we receive a request for assistance, we respond within two hours or less to get the needed support into the hands of the service member and his or her family. The needs that are covered are so varied that they are hard to describe and include everything from flights, lodging, rental cars, and other items too numerous to describe. If it is requested by the Command, then is is a verified need and we take action. TracFone deserves recognition for agreeing to step up and help those who have served our nation.”

Under the federal Lifeline program, the SafeLink Wireless service provided by TracFone reaches hundreds of thousands of the more than one million veterans now enrolled in the Lifeline program. TracFone is among the many consumer, senior, and military support voices today opposing a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal that would end Lifeline service for up to 1.3 million vets.

Where will the TracFone money provided to the Task Force Dagger Foundation go?

The nonprofit provides programs and service in three major areas:

  • Immediate Needs – TFDF assists Special Operations personnel and their families with needs that are not covered by the Military, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, or insurance. Our average response time from request to support is two hours.
  • SOF Health Initiatives – TFDF assists Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel and their families with care and treatment focusing on how to heal the person versus treatment where providing prescription medication is the answer. TFDF works with various organizations on ways to treat Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and to reduce the number of veteran suicides.
  • Rehabilitative Therapy Events – TFDF sponsors activities that foster a sense of well-being, offer encouragement, and assist the service member’s rehabilitation and recovery from wounds and injuries sustained while serving our country.
  • ABOUT TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION

    Task Force Dagger Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured United States Special Operations Command members and their families. We respond to urgent needs, conduct Rehabilitative Therapy Events, and provide next-generation health solutions for issues facing our service members. Our cohesive programs enable families to seize the moment and live life. https://www.taskforcedagger.org/

    About TracFone Wireless, Inc.

    TracFone is a no-contract cellphone service provider owned by TracFone Wireless Inc., America’s largest no-contract cell phone provider. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. (“AMX”) (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). AMX is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Latin America.

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