Blog Posts in "Military Programs"

(Image-Military Appreciation Kit available from Military OneSource) In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month,the Department of Defense and Military OneSource want to recognize military families and transitioning veterans, by providing immediate family members and veterans within 365 days from their separation date with a Military Family Appreciation Kit. It'stheir little way to thank you for your service and for making our military stronger. Graba kit while supplies last. Your free kit includes: luggage tag magnet mousepad portable chill drills phone wallet and stand reusable... read more

Do you have a child interested in studying abroad? The Gilman-McCain Scholarship can help! The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce the John McCain International Scholarship for the Undergraduate Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship). The Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. With the support of the U.S. Congress, this scholarship honors the Senator’s legacy of public service by enabling undergraduate children... read more

Join Wreathes Across America on National Wreaths Across America Day December 14, 2019 Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. It is encourage that every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of ... read more

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR HOLIDAY MEALS FOR MILITARY 2019! The added expense of the holiday season can be challenging for military families. Operation Homefront recognizes that many military families are separated during this time due to deployments and others travel long distances to be together. Holiday Meals for Military is Operation Homefront’s way of saying thank you for your service and sacrifices that you have made for our country! Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military is currently registering for events in November and December. You can find a list of events with details a... read more

The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends. But, for many military members getting home for the holidays is often a challenge due to the expenses of traveling. Armed Services YMCA and Jack Daniel's teamed up to make a big difference in the lives of active duty junior-enlisted military and their families. They realize the importance of being together with family over the holidays. In 2011, Operation Ride Home was born and it has been bringing holiday cheer ever since. Operation Ride Home is now in it's 9th year. Learn more about this amazing initiative, how you can apply, and how... read more