Archive for December 2018

“THANK YOU” For Our Unit Christmas Party Support From The 109th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, United States Army Reserve!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 11, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB: U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center, Garden Grove, CA:-On December 8, 2018 “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” gave fun and helpful Unit Christmas Party Support to the wonderful Soldiers and families of the 109th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, United States Army Reserve.” Read below…

“Thank you so much for your time and efforts for helping us fund our Unit Christmas party. (This was our first one in years from what I heard since I took the position as the Training /Operations NCO here) So this was a truly different and memorable experience for the Soldiers and their families.

With the help of the “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families, Our Nations Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign, we were able to fund for 30 Soldiers’ plus their families meals! SGT Tonya Tran, Training /Operations NCO, 109th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, United States Army Reserve.”

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You too can be ones of Santa’s Christmas Elves and Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”! Help bring local community based support for America’s Best and their Families this 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this Christmas!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

Merry Christmas!

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Orange County, California once again recognizes “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families…”🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 9, 2018

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December 9, 2018

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Orange County, California: Known for its beautiful Beaches, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm. Orange County, California recognizes its local grassroots community outreach effort and Annual Christmas Drive for our Nations Military and their families. Led by Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Andrew Do the OC Board in a 5-0 unanimous vote once again Recognizes and passes a Special Christmas Resolution for Orange County’s, California home based “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”…

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”

By the authority of the Orange County Board Supervisors the following proclamation is hereby issued:

WHEREAS, thousands of American men and women are stationed at locations around the world in service to our country, and whether it be as operational support or in facing combat, each of them is fighting for and defending our freedom; and

WHEREAS, it is very difficult for military families when their loved one is deployed as these family members must manage the daily routine that continues in the absence of their loved ones while they also cope with their concern for their well-being and anxiously await their safe return; and

WHEREAS, Now in it’s 14 Year Anniversary; Yellow Ribbon America’s and Our Nations Heroes Foundation’s “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” has mobilized its annual grassroots effort  to help deliver Christmas support to America’s local military Units and their families; and

WHEREAS, The effort, which supports the National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty deployed and at home military Units and their families, began in November 2004 and has grown every year since is now the largest community based Christmas Holiday support effort for both our Nation’s military Units and their families; and

WHEREAS, The growth of Operation Christmas for Our Troops & Their Families has expanded operations which now includes a special Ulitimate Military Unit Christmas Party for America’s Mlitary & their families at Knotts Berry Farm located in Buena Park, California; and

WHEREAS, Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign & Our Nations Heroes Foundation remains dedicated to serving our nation’s Military and now hosts dozens of Christmas drive drop off locations around Orange County and even more around California and the rest of the United States for continual support for our Military and their families;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT Resolved That The Orange County Board Of Supervisors do hereby congratulate and thank Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign and Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation for its service to the residents of Orange County and the efforts they make to improve the lives of United States Military Men and Women and their Families.

Dated this 9th day in December, 2018

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🇺🇸Help Us Support America’s Best & Their Families This Christmas!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 8, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, CA: – On December 7, 2018 Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time yesterday with the Soldiers and families of Company A, 5/19th Special Forces Group (A), California Army National Guard.

What a blessing it was to enjoy the day with them and their families! It was so great to hear some of their stories and enjoy their great sense of humor! They were great hosts to us and were very humble about what they do. We were also able to hand deliver to the Soldiers Christmas Cards that were sent to us from a Girl Scout Troop in Michigan to give to our Troops this Christmas. One 5/19th SFG Soldier said it was the first Christmas Card that he ever received as a Soldier. We had a lot fun with them, we were there to serve and honor them but instead they served and honored us… It was surprising to learn through their great sense of combat humor that a lot of them have been wounded multiple times. Both they and their families have sacrificed so much for all of us American’s… What great and humble real Heroes they and their families are. A special time we will never forget!

Because of Christmas support from people like you we were able to help them with funds for their food and beverage costs for their Unit’s Inaugural Christmas Holiday Parachute Jump for their Soldiers, families and friends. With Your Much Needed Support we look forward in supporting them next year with their Military family days and their 2019 Christmas Holiday Parachute Jump!

It’s been a long time sense we had the honor to help support the 5/19th Special Forces Group (A) and long over do! We first learned a little about them because of one of their wounded Soldiers and currant Long Beach Police Training Officer who we were very blessed to meet with his future wife back in December of 2004 our very first Christmas Drive. Through a friend we were asked to help Welcome Home SFC Chris Martin (Ret) by his future wife Deanna. She was going to greet him at 10:00pm at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County California and wanted to do something special for him.

We were able to meet her at the Airport and bring her Starbuck’s coffee and give to her a special Angels Baseball signed by the Team of the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, California, “Thank You” Tim Salmon’s Foundation and Vladimir Guerrero! Because he was wounded in 2002 by an IED in Afghanistan 4+ months into his deployment, SFC Chris Martin (Ret) was medically evacuated to first Germany than to Walter Reed U.S. Army Hospital here in the United States so he never had a “Welcome Home” with his Unit. He spent over 2 years undergoing multiple surgeries and recovering from his wounds.

But sense that time till today he and his family are doing ok. Over the years he has been a great volunteer public speaker on many occasions, encouraging all Americans to support to our Military Unit’s and their families and serves on the Board of the Long Beach Police Officers Association, Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and other Military associations. And his Son went on to become a United States Marine! SFC Chris Martin (Ret) was the first American Soldier from California wounded in Afghanistan in 2002.

Picture 3: SFC Lyons (Ret) who was wounded with Chris in Afghanistan in 2002 is on the left, SFC Martin (Ret) is on the right. At Ground Zero, World Trade Center, New Your City, New York. 2003. On a Department of Defense Public Relations Tour.

Picture 4: SFC Martin (Ret) is on the left and SFC Lyons (Ret) is on the right at Ground Zero, World Trade Center, New Your City, New York. 2003. On a Department of Defense Public Relations Tour.

You too can be ones of Santa’s Christmas Elves and Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”! Help bring local community based support for America’s Best and their Families this 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this Christmas!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

Merry Christmas!

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🇺🇸Help Us Support Great Military Unit’s Like Our U.S. Navy Seabee’s & Their Families This Christmas!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 7, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Port Hueneme, CA: Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” on the March!

America! We Need your Support and Prayers to help assist more of our U.S. Military Unit’s and their Families this Christmas!

Founded in December of 1941 the U.S. Navy Seabees — their simple motto tells the story: “We build, We fight”. From the island hopping of World War II and the cold of Korea, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mountains of Bosnia, and to the deserts of Afghanistan and Kuwait, the Seabees have built entire bases, bulldozed and paved thousands of miles of roadway and airstrips, and accomplished a myriad of construction projects. (From: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/personnel/seabees/seabee1.html)

With Your Support we can help more of our Military Units and their families like America’s Wonderful U.S. Seabee’s & Families with NMCB-3 Family Readiness Group, NMCB-4 Family Readiness Group and NMCB-5 Family Readiness Group in Port Hueneme, CA, USA! That we are now supporting and helping with their Unit Christmas Holiday Parties with their families with funds for their food and beverage costs for their Christmas Parties, Toys, Gift Cards for the Mothers with Children under 3yrs of age and Teenagers over 13yrs of age. Pictures: United States Navy Seabee’s with Mobile Construction Battalion 4.

You too can be ones of Santa’s Christmas Elves and Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”! Help bring local community based support for America’s Best and their Families this 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this Christmas!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

Merry Christmas!

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This Year Lets-All-Unite🇺🇸 To Help Support America’s Best This Christmas!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 6, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Sacramento, CA: Many of America’s Military families will be once again be separated from their loved serving away from home this Christmas, but Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Familieswill try to help make their Christmas Holidays a little brighter. To help ease the holiday blues, we are encouraging all fellow American’s to donate toys and other gift items to help support their local Military Unit’s Christmas Parties with their families. 

Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families began in Orange County, California and at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California in 2004 for America’s Military Unit’s and their Families. Our mission is to help provide community based support to our Nation’s deployed and at-home Military Unit’s and their families. It is not just the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard members that are affected when they are deployed and away from home but also their families who are left behind.

Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a great grassroots community event that was created as a blue print for the whole Country to participate in so that all of us United & Together can help support our local Military Units and their families through the Christmas Holiday Season and then teach America how to give support them year-round!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

To Help Support Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families. Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to be able to do your part today!

Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys, Gift Cards and Opportunity Drawing Items to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 163rd Ordinance Company, United States Army Reserve!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 3, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Orange County, CA: Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys, Gift Cards and Opportunity Drawing Items to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 163rd Ordinance Company, United States Army Reserve, Tustin, CA for their upcoming December 9, 2018 “Inaugural ULTIMATE U.S. Military Unit Christmas Party! At Knott’s Merry Farm, Buena Park California USA!

The 163rd Ordinance Company, USAR, out of the Tustin, California US Armed Forces Reserve Center was the very first United States Army Reserve Unit that Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families supported when we launched the very first Christmas Drive in December of 2004!

The “ULTIMATE U.S. Military Unit Christmas Partyis part of Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” local community outreach support Campaign for Americas Military Unit’s and their Families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Season!

You too can be one of Santa’s Christmas Elves and Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”! Help bring local community based support for America’s Best and their Families this 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this Christmas!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

2nd Photo, OC Register July 19, 2014: One of the many deployments of the 163rd ORD Co. A Very Welcome Home for U.S. Army Specialist Johnny Aleman, left, of Anaheim as he gets warm welcome Saturday from his girlfriend Melissa Villanueva, also of Anaheim, after arriving to the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Tustin, CA. His Unit the 163rd Ordnance Company was deployed in the Middle Ease over a year.

Merry Christmas!

 

Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys and Gift Cards to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 478th Transportation Company, United States Army Reserve!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 3, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Orange County, CA: Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys and Gift Cards to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 478th Transportation Company, United States Army Reserve, Camp Pendleton, CA for their upcoming December 2, 2018 Unit Christmas Holiday Party!

You too can be one of Santa’s Christmas Elves and Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”! Help bring local community based support for America’s Best and their Families this 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this Christmas!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

Merry Christmas!