Supporting the Troops

September 13, 2012
By Rita Boland

Administered by Fisher House, Hotels for Heroes offers free hotel rooms to wounded, injured or ill service members and their families in certain situations.

September 6, 2012
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Defense Department's Valor website pays homage to troops who have earned the country's highest decorations for bravery.

August 23, 2012
By Rita Boland

Honor our Heroes aims to raise $300 million for the four service-branch relief funds that provide direct assistance to military families.

August 16, 2012
By Rita Boland

Frustrated with trying to figure out all the benefits you've earned through your military experiences? MilitaryBenefitsReport.com will handle the research for you. All you have to do is answer some questions.

July 27, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

The world is buzzing about the Summer Olympics in London, and a new webpage from the American Forces Press Service is helping fans track some very special athletes. The Olympic report features profiles, articles and images of service members competing in the games.

June 14, 2012
By Rita Boland

Through its America the Beautiful pass series, the National Park Service is offering free admission to federal recreation sites for military members and their dependents.

April 19, 2012
By Rita Boland

Just when you think Disney can't get any better, the company announces a plan to hire at least 1,000 veterans.

April 12, 2012
By Rita Boland

Help Operation Gratitude help the troops by submitting the names of deployed service members who could use a touch of home and comfort.

April 5, 2012
By Rita Boland

This year's NAB Show features a concert to honor the military on April 15.

March 15, 2012
By Rita Boland

Catastrophically wounded or ill service members and people involved in their care can access the Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) calculator to determine the amount of stipend they can receive to help cover nonmedical expenses.

March 8, 2012
By Rita Boland

The Gratitude Campaign has created a universal gesture to thank troops for their service.

March 6, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

A new app from the U.S. Defense Department provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. The Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Wounded, Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces is available for Android and iOS devices.

March 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

This partnership between Operation Homefront and Chase Bank will give at least 100 wounded-warrior, military and veterans' families their own permanent homes this year.

February 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

All applications for the $1,500 scholarships must be received at a commissary location by Feb. 24.

February 2, 2012
By Rita Boland

Promoting the idea that "Kids Deploy Too!" when they see parents go to battle overseas, Military Kids Connect offers children of the armed forces an online forum to network with others in the same situation.

January 19, 2012
By Rita Boland

American Hometown Heroes connects veterans who want to start companies with marketing and other support from independent Yellow Pages publishers.

January 12, 2012
By Rita Boland

Send your manufacturers' coupons-even expired ones-to the Troopons program, and they'll go to military families who can use them.

December 22, 2011
By Rita Boland

Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Dakota Meyer, USMC, wants to raise $2 million to fund educational opportunities for the children of wounded Marines and Navy Corpsmen.

December 15, 2011
By Rita Boland

Most deadlines for shipping cards and packages to warzones in time for the holidays have passed, but you can still send ecards to deployed loved ones overseas courtesy of Real Warriors

December 1, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Pay no shipping on select packages when sent to APO or FPO addresses. But act fast because the deadline for combat-zone orders is December 3.

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