Blog Posts in "Military Programs"

Trees for Troops delivers the spirit of Christmas to military families-one christmas tree at a time Mission The mission of the Christmas Spirit Foundation is to advance the Christmas Spirit for kids, families & the environment through programs & activities. About Trees for Troops Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families, through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers. Review our Trees for Troops Fast Facts for more. ... read more

Wow, look what was just announced.....A new lifetime pass for National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands, called America the Beautiful. This new lifetime pass for Gold Star Families & Veterans is being offered to demonstrate the country's immense gratitude and respect for those who have served and defended our country. Photo courtesy of NPS OVERVIEW OF AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL--NEW LIFETIME PASS $10 processing fee on USGS Store, Free in person at sites that issue passes. Available to Gold Star Families and Veterans . See section below for specific documentation required. Obtained in person at F... read more

Bidding is now open for the Homes For Our Troops 6th Annual Veterans Day Celebrity Auction offered through eBay for Charity! The auction will run from now until Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at 3 P.M. PST/ 6 P.M. EST. The charity auction will give shoppers the opportunity to bid on in-person and Zoom experiences, luxury items, and autographed memorabilia from various movie stars, musicians, and sports figures to help us Build Homes and Rebuild Lives. There have been over 100 items and experiences donated so far! Some auction items include: Lunch for 2 in Manhattan with Paul Rudd and Jake Tapper Tick... read more

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year. This year, TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 14, 2022 and ends Dec. 13, 2022 Any enrollment changes you make will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option, including the US Family Health Plan, or TRICARE Select. If you’re eligible to participate in TRICARE Open Season, you have three options: Stay in your plan. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health plan, you don’t have to re-enroll. You’ll cont... read more

United States Postal Service is Making it Easier to Support the Troops this Holiday Season The U.S. Postal Service offers discounted shipping year-round for military, perfect for sending presents and cards to military members this holiday season. Once again this year, The postal service has rolled out their recommended shipping dates for family members and loved ones of service members. To send packages to friends and loved ones serving in the military and diplomatic posts abroad, the U.S. Postal Service offers a year-round discounted price of $20.95 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate® Bo... read more