Call of Duty Endowment (CODE)
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation, which helps soldiers transition to civilian careers after their military service. CODE focuses its resources on assisting organizations that provide job placement and training to veterans, as well as engaging the media and public forums to raise awareness about the issue.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to take disabled U.S. veterans on outdoor adventures. These brave veterans sacrificed much in order to ensure our safety and freedom . . . We want to thank these veterans by showing them that with the right help, they can again enjoy the great outdoors.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist with $21 of their own money in 2004, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization collects old cell phones and trades them in for prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. Robbie and Brittany Bergquist are also recognized in Patriots Honor Hall.
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Its mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty with a vision to ensure that every such child receives all necessary college funding.
Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF's fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by the 85th Congress under a legislative act signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 14, 1958. Membership is restricted to recipients of the Medal of Honor. Society members are joined together for the purpose of forming and maintaining friendship among all living recipients of the Medal of Honor and remembrance of posthumous and deceased recipients. They are dedicated to the protection and preservation of the dignity, honor and name of the Medal of Honor; service to others; service to nation, and the promotion of allegiance to the Constitution and Government of the United States. Members act to foster patriotism and to inspire and encourage the youth of America to become worthy citizens. See video
A 501(c)(3) organization that provides assistance to Marine Corps and Navy Veterans with legal assistance; discharge disputes / military record corrections; medical benefits entitlements; dependent/surviving spouse benefits; employment resources; and, chaplaincy and funeral / memorial services assistance.
Defenders of Freedom
A 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of raising money to (1) support troops who are currently deployed around the world including care packages and (2) emergency financial assistance to wounded Troops and their families. See videos
Disabled American Veterans
A nonprofit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families. The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I to represent their unique interests. In 1932, the DAV was congressionally chartered as the official voice of the nation's wartime disabled veterans. The DAV represents more than 200,000 veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. See video
Fallen Heroes Project (Michael G. Reagan Portrait Foundation)
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to honor the American Fallen Heroes for their ultimate sacrifice during the war against terrorism. The foundation provides the resources to produce and distribute to each family a hand-drawn portrait of their Fallen Hero, created by artist Michael G. Reagan, free of charge. Each portrait is intended to show our Love and Respect for these Heroes and their families.” (Michael G. Reagan is recognized in Patriots Honor Hall.)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that builds new houses, and assists in the coordination of private support and encourages public support for the homes . . . Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. See video
Flowers for Heroes
A 501c(3) organization with a mission to sell red, white and blue bouquets and place them on all the headstones at National Cemeteries, such as Arlington National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Cemetery, Quantico National Cemetery and Antietem National Cemetery . . . By doing so, we will be honoring our Fallen Heroes and the money generated will be donated to organizations affiliated with Gold Star Families across our nation.
As a service initiated by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), FOCUS Project addresses concerns related to parental combat operational stress injuries and combat-related physical injuries by providing state-of-the-art family resiliency services to military children and families at designated Navy and Marine Corps sites. Since 2009, FOCUS Family Resiliency Services have been made available to Army and Air Force families at designated installations through support from the Department of Defense Office of Family Policy. FOCUS stands for ... Families OverComing Under Stress. FOCUS provides training to military couples, children and families in core resilience skills. These skills increase closeness, support, communication and adaptability. Couples and families learn to work together to manage difficult emotions, set goals and problem solve, communicate clearly and effectively, and develop customized strategies to deal with transitions and stress. FOCUS service initiated by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
A 501(c)(3) educational and charitable foundation with a mission 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.