Archive for December 2019

Orange County, California Recognizes 🎄🎅🎄🎄”Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families…”

December 11, 2019

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YELLOW RIBBON AMERICA NEWS DESK:

December 1, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

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 Unit’s and their families. Led by Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Lisa Bartlett 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 15 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 Ultimate Military Unit Christmas Party for America’s Military & 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 1st day in December, 2019

Photo 1. Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett presents Special “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” Orange County Resolution to Chief Elf Brad at the 2019 Orange County Board of Supervisors Holiday Open House. December 11, 2019.

 Photo 2. Supervisor Donald Wagner presents Special “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” Orange County Resolution to Chief Elf Brad at the 2019 Orange County Board of Supervisors Holiday Open House. December 11, 2019.

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and proudly supported by 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.

“Heroes Support Heroes This Christmas!”🎅🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

December 9, 2019

North Pole South / Newport Beach, CA: December 9, 2019. Due to the overwhelming caring and generous response from the City of Newport Beach and it’s local community Santa’s Elves with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is now doing weekly Monday pick up’s of Toy’s from the City of Newport Beach Firefighters and the City of Newport Beach’s several drop-off locations to help Support Local Orange County Military Unit’s and their families this Christmas! Known as one of The Best Maritime Fire & Lifeguard Department’s in the Nation the City of Newport Beach Fire Department & Lifeguard’s have chosen to Give Support to America’s Best This Christmas!

Through “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” they and the City of Newport Beach, CA is helping to support many Military Unit Christmas Parties with their families which helps pay 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 13.

Newport Beach Fire Department & Lifeguard’s Mission Statement: “Protect life, property, and the environment with innovative professionalism and organizational effectiveness using highly trained professionals committed to unparalleled service excellence.”

Newport Beach Fire Department History

Established in 1911 the Newport Beach Fire Department is the agency that provides Fire Protection, Lifeguard coverage, and emergency medical services for Newport Beach, California.

The Marine Division of the NBFD is responsible for lifeguarding the nearly 10 million annual visitors to Newport Beach’s 6.2 miles (10.0 km) of ocean and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of bay beaches. In 2013 alone the marine division performed 3,811 water rescues. The Newport Beach Lifeguards are recognized as the Top Agency in the Nation, considering their relatively small size. They are also recognized as an advanced agency by the United States Lifesaving Association.

Newport Beach Lifeguards also hold an annual summer Junior Lifeguard program, which is one of the largest and oldest in the Nation. The Junior Lifeguard program works closely with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to spread skin cancer awareness. The Newport Beach has 8 fire stations spread across the city, as well as Lifeguard Headquarters at the base of the Newport Pier.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Beach_Fire_Department

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 2019 Christmas Season!

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

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and proudly supported by 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!

🎅Support Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families This Christmas!

December 9, 2019

North Pole South / FOB Orange County, CA: Santa Claus, Santa’s Elves, Volunteers, Troops and their Families are now mobilized for this years “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”.

Many military families will be separated from their loved serving far away from home this Christmas but Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families with your help CAN help make their Christmas holidays a little brighter once. To help ease the holiday blues, we are encouraging all our fellow American’s to financially donate and 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 is a nonpartisan Christmas holiday effort to that helps bring local community support to America’s deployed and at home Military Unit’s and their families of all branches of service. 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.  

Newport Beach CA; Santa (Mayor of Newport Beach, CA) heads out convoy to launch America’s #1 community based Christmas support effort for our Military Units and their families, Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families!

Our Heartfelt Christmas Mission is to mobilize the much needed local community based help and support for our Nation’s Military and especially their families through the Christmas Holiday Season. And to  teach & encourage America’s local communities to support them year round. 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 so that all Americans together can help support our local Military Units and their families.

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Former California Democratic Party State Chairman, State Senator Art Torres (Ret) and Former California Republic Party State Chairman Duf Sundheim pose for a picture in a “Macy’s & Gimbels” moment. To help launch at the California State Capital “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” annual Statewide and National Christmas Drive by Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation.

“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.

Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families delivers Holiday Cheer to America’s “Fighting 79th”!🎅🎄🎄🎄🎄

December 4, 2019

YELLOW RIBBON AMERICA NEWS DESK:

North Pole South / FOB Orange County, CA: – Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Donation Check and Toys to the Great Soldiers & Families of America’s “Fighting 79th”, United States Army Reserve for their upcoming December 8th Unit Christmas Party! MSG Jose Sandoval with the 79th Theater Sustainment Command HHC, Los Alamitos, California receives Donation Check to cover food and beverage costs for the upcoming Unit Christmas Holiday Party and Toys for the Great Soldiers & Families of the “Fighting 79th”, United States Army Reserve! A heartfelt special thanks to the City of Newport Beach and all the City’s Department’s, it’s Amazing Fire Department Station’s and Life Guard’s! And our wonderful good friend’s Pioneer Log Homes of B.C.🎅 Photo credit Chief Elf Brad & US Army Reserve. #KnowYourMil #BeyondTheUniform

“The 79th TSC is headquartered at Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California, officially activated on December 1, 2009. As Operational Command Posts of a Theater Sustainment Command – the ESCs plan, coordinate synchronize, monitor, and control operational- level sustainment operations for Army Service Component Commands, Joint Task Forces and Joint Forces Commands throughout the world.

FIGHTING 79th MISSION:
Provide trained, ready, cohesive, well-led sustainment units for world-wide deployment to meet the U.S. Army’s rotational and contingency mission requirements in support of the National Military Strategy.

MOTTO “TO DO FOR COUNTRY”
The 79th Theater Sustainment Command provides trained and ready logistics units for worldwide operations and deployment. The 79th TSC’s operational designation in Sept. 16, 2017 makes it the newest of the Army’s Theater Sustainment Commands and one of only two in America’s Army Reserve, with units that span locations dispersed across 19 states, all west of the Mississippi River.

Activated in 2009 as the 79th Theater Sustainment Command, its specialized capabilities support both Defense Support of Civil Authorities and early entry/set-the-theater requirements.

As the operational command posts of a TSC, Theater Sustainment Commands plan, coordinate, synchronize, monitor, and control operational-level sustainment for Army Service Component Commands, joint task forces, joint forces commands, and multinational forces throughout the world.

The 79th traces its lineage back to the 79th Infantry Division, activated in August 1917. The 79th fought in the Meuse-Argonne campaign during the closing months of World War I, earning the nickname “Cross of Lorraine” for its defense of France. After inactivating in June 1919, the 79th was re-activated in June 1942; two years before reporting to the Port of Embarkation at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts in April 1944. Three months later the unit disembarked on Utah Beach, Normandy, June 12-14.

Following stiff enemy opposition during multiple campaigns of World War II, where three Soldiers from the division were awarded the Medal of Honor, the 79th went on to become an occupation force in the Dortmund, Sudetenland, and Bavarian areas successively.”

From: US Army Reserve Website: https://www.usar.army.mil/Commands/Functional/79th-TSC/About-Us/

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.

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

December 2, 2019

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North Pole South / FOB Orange County, 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 Families will 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 California State Capitol in Sacramento, California in 2004 for America’s Military Unit’s and their Families. Our mission is to help promote and 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 to them year-round!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and proudly promoted and supported by 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!

Merry Christmas!🎅🎄