Blog Posts in "Military Programs"

MANCHIN APPLAUDS FISHER HOUSE FOR VOLUNTEERING TO COVER EXPENSES FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS DURING SHUTDOWN Washington, D.C. – In the event of a government shutdown, the Department of Defense would not be able to pay death gratuities to families of service members killed in combat without additional legislation from Congress. If that happens, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has worked with the CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, Ken Fisher, to make sure these families are taken care of in their time of greatest need. The Fisher House generously agreed to offer the families an advance ... read more

ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE TEAMS UP WITH COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL TO PROVIDE U.S. MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS ACCESS TO OLYMPIC STREAMING COVERAGE DALLAS and STAMFORD, Conn. – November 8, 2017 – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and NBC Olympics said today that U.S. service members worldwide would again be able to watch Olympic streaming coverage from their desktop and personal devices when NBCUniversal presents the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, in February 2018. This benefit is provided to current U.S. Military service members, including Navy, Army, Air Force,... read more

Largest Military Family Ski Event in The Nation Happening at Taos Ski Valley Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico - The 5th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Week’s FREE event will be held from January 16th – 21st, 2018. Taos Ski Valley (TSV) and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) invite Past & Present Military Members, their immediate family & Gold Star Families the opportunity to enjoy a week on the slopes, w/ free equipment rentals, $35.00 lift tickets, group lessons, Children’s Ski School and childcare STEEP discounts, allowing the whole family to reap the healing benefits. The event incorporates grou... read more

United States Postal Service is Making it Easier to Support the Troops this Holiday Season The U.S. Postal Service is offering discounted shipping of presents and cards to military members this holiday season. The postal service justrolled several discounts for family members and loved ones of service members. Among other benefits, those sending packages in the largest priority mail boxes would receive a discounted price of $17.35 These flat rate boxes are free at local post offices or can be purchased online here . Since Priority Mail supplies are the packaging of choice for families prepari... read more

This is sure to be a magical experience for military daughters. This is the first time Operation That's My Dress will come to Hampton Roads. It isAll for FREE in true USO tradition, they will walk with a designer dress worth hundreds to thousands of dollars, and bags of makeup, hair and skin care products, and jewelry. That’s an experience that will last a lifetime. Please help spread the word on this once in a lifetime opportunity so military families find out about this wonderful day of pampering for our military daughters. USO Operation That’s My Dress Brings Day of Fashion to Military Tee... read more