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Supporting the Troops

Homefront Help: Operation Holiday Stockings

November 17, 2011
By Rita Boland

Help send stuffed Christmas stockings to deployed troops.

Veterans' Resources on Veterans and Remembrance Days

November 11, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

SIGNAL and AFCEA extend our admiration and gratitude to all veterans. We have produced a special veterans supplement publication full of information about programs that benefit veterans and words of support from U.S. citizens in many walks of life.

Homefront Help: Operation Gratitude Holiday Drive (And Happy Birthday Marine Corps!)

November 10, 2011
By Rita Boland

Operation Gratitude is collecting donations and assembling packages to send to deployed troops this holiday season.

Free Beds (and Maybe Board) for Veterans

November 3, 2011
By Rita Boland

On Thursday, November 10, inns and bed and breakfasts around the U.S. and Canada are offering free rooms to veterans and a guest in observance of Veterans and Remembrance days.

Treats 4 Our Troops

October 27, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

This year, there's no reason to throw away leftover Halloween candy or eat it until your teeth rot. Instead, donate it to Treats 4 Our Troops and the organization will ship it to deployed troops.

Birdies for the Brave

October 24, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Birdies for the Brave is a PGA Tour Charities program that raises money for organizations established to support the military community. Two fundraising tournaments take place today and 11 more are scheduled before December 12.

Homefront Help: Code of Support Foundation

October 6, 2011
By Rita Boland

The Code of Support Foundation has created a code that transitions the phrase "support our troops" into meaningful promises that actually benefit troops, veterans and their families. Citizens can read the pledge online and then electronically sign it to become part of the Corps of Support, a dispersed group of people who take action to help the military community.

Cool App-titude: mTBI Pocket Guide

October 4, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

This free Android app gives health care providers instant access to resources on improving care for service members and veterans suffering from a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

Homefront Help: USO-Metro Casino Night

September 15, 2011
By Rita Boland

Go all in to support the troops at the USO of Metropolitan Washington's (USO-Metro's) 8th Annual Stars and Stripes Casino Night on Friday, October 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Sheraton National Hotel. Proceeds will benefit the military community through programs such as outreach to children with deployed parents, support services for spouses, emergency housing and wounded warrior care.

Homefront Help: T.A.M.P.A. USMC Family Support

July 21, 2011
By Rita Boland

Since 2004, this organization has offered support to Marines and their loved ones in Florida. In addition to working for active-duty families, the group reaches out to reservists, retired Marines, veterans, wounded warriors and those in boot camp or the delayed entry program.

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