To support airmen and enhance the air force mission by relieving emergency financial distress, helping airmen and their families achieve their educational goals, and improving their quality of life through proactive community programs. In 2014, the society provided over $16. 9 million in direct support to airmen.
Programs: Education assistance – the General Henry Happ” Arnold education grant program provides needs-based educational grants to children and spouses of active duty, retired, and deceased airmen, helping them to realize their education goals. In 2014, the society awarded over $6. 0 million in grants to 2,714 students to help pay for college. In addition, the society awards merit-based scholarships for the highest-achieving incoming freshmen. Selection is based on a student’s cumulative gpa, sat/act scores, transcripts, activities, and a written essay on a specific topic chosen by the society. In 2014, the society awarded 15 $5,000 scholarships, equating to an additional $75,000 in additional educational support to air force families.
AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,00 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans.
AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.
To promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world. * To preserve and strengthen a spirit of fellowship among blinded veterans so that they may give mutual aid and assistance to one another. * To maintain and extend the institution of American freedom and encourage loyalty to the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the states in which they reside.
The purposes of the corporation shall be: to perpetuate the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., and the memory of all the men and women who have served our country as members of the Armed Forces; the further object of this organization shall be patriotic, educational, social, and for service; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States; to educate our members and others not to divulge military, naval, or other Government information; to assist in veterans’ ceremonies, to attend patriotic rallies and meetings; to foster true democracy; to care for the unsupported mothers who gave their sons to the service of the Nation; to aid in bringing about recognition of the need of permanent civilian defense for each community and to ever be alert against invasion of un-American activities; to uphold the American institutions of freedom, justice, and equal rights, and to defend the United States from all enemies
The Combat Wounded Coalition’s mission is to inspire combat-wounded warriors to overcome through pride, power, purpose, and peace.
The Combat Wounded Coalition™ is a Non-Profit Organization that inspires combat wounded warriors to Overcome through four program pillars – Pride – Power – Purpose and Peace.
Freedom Alliance is an educational and charitable organization whose mission is to advance the American Heritage of freedom by honoring and encouraging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States, and promoting a strong national defense.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the voice of the 21st century veteran. It was founded in June 2004 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. IAVA addresses the urgent issues facing the 2.2 million service members that have deployed since 2001 such as physical disabilities, mental health, suicide and unemployment by providing assistance, awareness and advocacy to serve those who have served.
Since 1775, Marines have selflessly served America, and for nearly 50 years the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has honored this service by educating their children. The privately-funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization provides scholarships for post-high school education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action. Additionally, the Scholarship Foundation’s Heroes Tribute fund provides up to $30,000 over four years to every child of a Marine, or Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines, who have been killed in combat since September 11, 2001.
On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS) will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress and the federal administration; state administrations; county and city legislators; and other agencies and organizations.
NABVETS will provide personal advocacy on behalf of “ALL” Veterans seeking claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and will foster community development by creating positive lifestyles for Veterans and their families. NABVETS will generate and preserve the historical record for minority Veterans.
Military families serve our country with pride, honor, and quiet dedication. The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen. We provide families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, and offer programs that improve their lives. Our 45 years of accomplishments have made us a trusted resource for military families and the Nation’s leaders.
ational Remember Our Troops Campaign RELAUNCH is being implemented in three phases:
*Phase I is the transition to the new expanded/focused mission, rebranding, and launch of the new website with warrior and partner databases. We are currently in Phase I.
*Phase II is identifying combat wounded warriors and partner organizations for connections is currently being planned. Preparation for Phase III starts on Veterans Day 2017.
*Phase III is the hire of a new program manager to oversee and manage full execution of the four-pillar pipeline, connecting warriors to partner services and tracking them before, during, and after services have been provided.
*Please be aware during Phases I & II we will make every effort to connect warriors to services identified but cannot guarantee connections will be made until we move to full execution in Phase III
Contributions to various veterans organizations, charities and educational programs.
assistance on veterans issues and programs, including but not limited to, medical research, homeless veterans, employment and rehabilitation programs, maintenance of a veterans hotline, etc.
support of events to raise awareness on veterans issues, including but not limited to, health programs, pow/mia book project, etc.
The mission of the navy-marine corps relief society is to provide, in partnership with the navy and marine corps, financial, educational, and other assistance in the form of interest-free loans and grants to members of the naval service of the united states, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
The Reel American Heroes Foundation is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation that works with military hospitals and military bases to provide much needed recreational therapy for our nation’s wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Disabled Veterans and Combat Veterans by getting them out on the water to fish and duck hunt.
Results: Over 250 wounded heroes have participated in our programs and benefitted from the recreational therapy that we provide.