Live Streaming Video – Volunteers Packing Boxes for the Troops!

Live Streaming Now: Volunteers Busy Packing Hundreds of Packages for the Troops!


Here at Move America Forward we are extremely proud of the work done by our team of committed local volunteers. With our Troopathon fundraiser over, these volunteers are busy packing up thousands of care packages sponsored by YOU.


If you didn’t donate during our Troopathon, you can still make a donation today and get your package in as part of this huge shipment being prepared TODAY. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!


Here are some great photos of our care package volunteers working hard to pack boxes for the troops NOW.


These local volunteers just love putting together boxes filled with great items our troops will appreciate. Click here where you can view a live stream of what’s going on inside our Care Package Center right now!




Here’s a list of what the troops receive when you choose to sponsor a care package from Move America Forward. Donate today to make your care package part of this next big shipment being prepared now!

Real Notes from Deployed Troops

What does it mean to our heroes to receive a care package?


Recently, there has been a BIG surge in our Soldier Sign-up Program on our website. This program allows soldiers to sign-up to receive care packages from us.

With so many troops still overseas fighting the War on Terror, there is still an enormous need to support our men and women in uniform. There are up to 18,000 troops now deployed in Iraq (5,000) and Afghanistan (13,000), as well as some 500 special forces in Syria.

We are working hard to fulfill all the soldier sign-up requests and make sure that all our brave men and women of the military receive the care package that they requested.  


Just last week, we sent out a big 650 package shipment. Our volunteers are currently working on putting together another big batch of care packages for later this week. Donate NOW to make sure your package in included in this upcoming shipment!

 



As part of our Soldier Sign-Up Program, the troops can leave a message with some of their thoughts and feelings and share a little bit about themselves. Below are some recent notes and care package requests from troops on the front lines. They convey what it means to them personally, to serve and to receive support from you


Real Notes from Deployed Troops

Boot Socks, a Vital but Overlooked Necessity

For our troops deployed in combat roles on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq, a daily patrol consists of miles and miles of walking through dusty and rocky villages with bad roads or no roads at all. In this harsh terrain and with the demands of long 10 hour patrols on a daily basis, boots and socks wear out fast.

You simply can’t do a 10 hour patrol with defective socks, even just a few holes can mean painful blisters and sore heels. Socks wear out fast, but they are an absolute necessity to keep our troops GOING, literally!

With this problem in mind, we set out to find a good source of socks that we could provide for the troops in these care packages that would not increase the cost of sending packages. We are pleased to report that we found a great source of high quality socks.

These boot socks are THICK. They can take a BEATING and keep on ticking!


Make a troops job a little more comfortable by sending them these quality socks and much more. CLICK HERE to sponsor a care package.


And now these awesome, strong boot socks are now included in every care package through Move America Forward.

Along with these comfortable boot socks, here’s a list of everything the troops will receive when you sponsor a care package.



Send a package to our troops on the front lines today!

July Monthly Newsletter

Troopathon 9 – Care Packages for Our Heroes!

On June 23, 2016, MAF held our 9th Annual Troopathon live event broadcast live on Newsmax TV and live streamed on the internet from a cutting edge, high tech production studio in Sacramento, California, home of our headquarters.  Troopathon 9 “Care Packages for Our Heroes” capped off a month-long fundraising event running through July 4th and held by Move America Forward to send care packages to the troops overseas for the summer. Our goal is to send care packages to every deployed serviceman or woman overseas fighting the War on Terror.

Troopathon 9 culminated in a 6-hour live broadcast interview show with that brought together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other supporters who encouraged viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops serving overseas through the group’s website (www.troopathon.org) and a special call in number.

Check out our impressive guest list of Pro-Troop Gusts who took the time to call in, skype or appear live at Troopathon 9!


Rush Limbaugh Mark Levin Laura Ingraham Omarosa Manigault Nancy Grace Mario Lopez Matthew Marsden
R. Lee Ermey Mike Rowe Dr. Gina Loudon John Harbaugh Jeanine Pirro Nick Searcy Scott Baio
Duane Dog Chapman Diamond Dallas Page Lou Holtz Hulk Hogan Beau Davidson Pat Boone Adam Carolla
Herman Cain Kurt Schlichter Pamela Geller Col. Allen West Senator Ted Cruz Gov Tom Wolf Gov Rick Snyder
Rep. Steve King Frank Gaffney Maj Gen. Paul Vallely Rep. Louie Gohmert Gov Greg Abbott Rep. Peter King Dennis Miller
Admiral “Ace” Lyons Dr. Laura Gov Rick Perry Gene Simmons Donald Rumsfeld Dionne Warwick Reba McEntire
Diana Nagy Robert Davi Joe Mantegna Montel Williams Coach K Mike Krzyzewski Joe Piscopo Charlie Daniels
Amb. John Bolton Jim Hoft Chef Robert Irvine Tony Orlando Scottie Hughes Gov Earl Ray Tomblin Tim Kennedy
Tomaczek Bednarek Kevin Graves SSgt. Anthony Cano Huba


Once again we had Move America Forward’s co-founder, award-winning radio talk show host, author, advocate, journalist, News Director and veteran host Melanie Morgan at the helm. Melanie, brings her passion for our troops born of six generations of Morgan men serving in the military, Melanie dedicated the broadcast to her brother, the late Sgt. Mark Nelson Morgan, Special Forces.


Sgt. Mark Nelson Morgan, Special Forces

Melanie was once again interviewing side-by-side with Troopathon 9’s special co-host, the incomparable Rita Cosby, Cosby, one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America today and for the first time Melanie and Rita were joined by Newsmax’s own John Bachmann.

Melanie has always had a passion for supporting our troops and was just wowed by the celebrity supporters who wanted to make sure they took part in supporting our troops as well.  According to Melanie, “We are humbled to receive support from so many famous pro-troop celebrities and we’re honored to make them a part of our Troopathon fundraiser.




Imagine having to be away from your family for 6-12 months, missing birthdays, holidays or other important life events. These troops are still in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq where they’re fighting the Taliban and training Iraq to fight ISIS. The weather in those countries is a scorching 100-110 degrees during the days when our troops are carrying packs averaging 60 pounds of gear! While our troops are over there covering our butts let’s make sure we do the same from home for them!

With over 10,000 troops still serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, we cannot forget their continued service and sacrifice. The people who are taking time out of their busy careers to participate in Troopathon do so because they are so grateful for everything our troops do, risking their lives for the preservation of our Nation’s freedom and liberty!”

Thanks to all who took the time to watch and respond to our drive to send our deployed troops much needed packages.

Thank you for all who supported!  We are busily packing and shipping off boxes now, but if you didn’t have time to help out during Troopathon, please consider sponsoring a waiting troop now!


Thank you for all the support from everyone here at Move America Forward. On behalf of our hosts, Melanie Morgan and Rita Cosby, all of our staff, and most of all our troops on the front lines, thank you for your support!  We couldn’t have done it without you!


Spotlight on Rita Cosby


Once again, we were extremely blessed to have Rita Cosby as a co-host alongside our own Melanie Morgan.  Rita is a phenomenal journalist, news anchor, radio-host and best-selling author with strong ties to the military community.

Rita is author of two books including the best seller Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past which chronicles her father’s bravery as a Polish Resistance fighter during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazi forces in World War II. Rita has used proceeds from this book to support several military and veterans organizations.

Following the Troopathon I was lucky enough to interview Rita for the newsletter and wanted to share my exchange with you. I hope you enjoy hearing from Rita in her own words as much as I did.

You wrote a beautiful tribute to your father, Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past did his bravery and personal sacrifice influence your views on the military and their role in protecting our freedoms?

Absolutely. My father was so grateful to be rescued by US troops in WWII and later become an American. He told me he cried when he became a US citizen because he knew the important role the US military played in saving the world in WWII and what America represents in terms of freedom and democracy for all. American GIs literally hugged by father and told him he was free after he escaped from a Nazi POW camp. My father never forgot the greatest day of his life and how blessed we all are to live in this great country.

How did you come to be involved with the Troopathon?

I have been a guest on Troopathon for many years and was so honored to be asked to co-host Troopathon 8 last year with co-founder Melanie Morgan. It was a fantastic experience and a privilege to highlight our brave troops who deserve our support in every way. So when I was asked to co-host once again I didn’t hesitate to say yes!

In your view, how important is supporting our troops through programs like Move America Forward’s Care Package Program?

Extremely important. As a journalist, I have been to many of these remote places where our troops are based and often they are in very difficult, remote terrain with little communication with the outside world. By sending a care package with a personal message, they know we have not forgotten them and that America stands with them. I have seen firsthand that often these messages from a complete stranger give them a great morale boost and are often posted by their bed, something for them to look at and inspire them every day. Think about the incredible impact this can have on one of our brave men and women. It’s no surprise to me that even some pen pal relationships have started as a result of these care packages. It creates an unbelievable bond and a clear message that we love you and deeply appreciate what you and your comrades are doing to protect all of us.

You saw our care packages up close and first hand, what did you think of the variety and quality of products we include in our care packages?

They are terrific and quite diverse! From sunscreen to coffee to beef jerky and everything in between! Troopathon has so many gracious sponsors and great patriots who really know how to put a big smile on a soldier’s face. It makes them feel like Christmas has come whenever that special care package arrives.

Many of our troops have been deployed multiple times and routinely miss important family moments and events, a message and package from a caring supporter may be the only support they receive, do you believe this support is key to their mission?

Absolutely. During these difficult times when troops are on multiple deployments and often away from their families more than ever, these care packages can truly boost their morale and keep their spirits high. This is key to an effective military and most importantly, lets them know we support them and will never forget them. They represent the best of America and we should never forget how lucky we are to have such courageous men and women fighting on the frontlines.

Great job Rita!  Thanks for helping us put together another great Troopathon!

Big Congrats to our Duke Basketball, and SF 49ers Limited Edition Football Troopathon Winners!

As part of our fund raising efforts for Troopathon 9 held June 23, 2016, Move America Forward received generous donations of a limited edition San Francisco 49ers Football from the 49ers and a priceless autographed Duke University basketball signed by “Coach K” Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the gold medal USA Olympic Basketball team and the National Champion Duke Blue Devils!
 
We are pleased to announce that our Troopathon Giveaway winners have been selected and thanks to their generous donations to the troops will be receiving these special prizes from two very special organizations that went above and beyond this year to help Move America Forwards 9th Annual Troopathon!!! We are still in the process of notifying our winners so there names have not been mentioned here.

 


Thank You San Francisco 49ers!

Thank You Sacramento Kings!

Thank You Duke’s Coach K!

 

Mark Levin’s Challenge


Mark Levin, Troopathon super supporter, author, and the host of American syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show came through with a big Troopathon donation and then challenged our donors to make a $2,000.00 donation, for which he pledged a personally autographed copy of his best-selling book Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future. Thanks to Mark Levin,  Beverly W. will soon count this special autographed edition as a part of her own collection. Thanks again to Mark and Beverly for their generosity!

Weber Grill donated Spirit E-310 Gas Grill!

Once again Weber Grill has donated a top-quality Spirit E-310 gas grill for a luck Troopathon donor.  The winner of the grill, who was chosen at random, Joshua K. was generous enough to donate the grill back with the wish that it be given to one of our brave troops. Move America Forward is in the process of finding a lucky troop to receive the grill. Thanks Weber, we are so lucky and can’t wait for our troop to Grill on!

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Calling all Troops!
Signing up to receive packages is easy!


If you are deployed or have the address of a deployed military member, you can click here for our Military Sign Up Center  to sign them up to receive one of our great care packages loaded with plenty of the TLC our soldiers need to remind them that people back home support their mission.

If you prefer, just copy this link http://www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/ Once the soldier has registered they’ll be eligible to receive packages and messages of support from caring Americans like you.

Troopathon really helped put packages in the hands of our troops but we could really use more of our supporters to join our Monthly Smiles Program. Please consider joining Monthly Smiles and we will do all the work to make sure your package goes out each month to our deserving troops.

Just fill out the form here and our Director of Troop Support, Lisa Baron will contact you for details or feel free to email or call Lisa directly, she can be reached on her direct line at 843-532-4365 or through her email at LisaBaron@MoveAmericaForward.org (remember to add her to your safe sender list so she doesn’t end up in your SPAM!

You can also join Monthly Smiles directly by ordering and checking the box that says “Yes, I would like to make a re-occurring gift” and selecting your frequency. Our troops really need your ongoing support, so why not join Monthly Smiles today?

AGAIN, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING TROOPATHON 9 A SUCCESS!!!

Special Thanks go out to Troopathon Event Sponsors:



Also thanks to the following additional sponsors: Yeti Coolers, University of Michigan, Jame A. Doherty Inc., MyDogTag.Com, Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Duke University, Nine Line Apparel, GovX, and Motel 6

Happy 240th Birthday America!




Obama attacks US gun owners instead of terrorists

After Orlando Terror Attack, Obama and Democrats Choose to Go After Gun Rights Instead of ISIS

We know many of you have been following the news since our first email and you probably already know that the death count in the horrible Orlando shooting has risen to 49 after initial news reports said 20.

We also now know the killer’s name, Omar Mateen, and we know without a shadow of a doubt that he was a Muslim extremist who pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Why then does our President not want to talk about terrorism or Islamic extremism? In his speeches after the attack Obama completely ignored the killer’s religious motivations and attacked gun rights.This is not the first time Obama has refused to recognize the Islamic extremist roots at the heart of killings. After San Bernardino and Paris as well, Obama refused to label the enemy as an Islamic extremist.

He did not promise to track down any connections the shooter may have had to extremist Imams or ISIS collaborators. He did not promise any retaliatory air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq or Syria (as French President Francois Hollande did after the Paris terror attack).

Instead immediately shifted the conversation to the sovereign 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens. He’s now calling for bans on some guns that he calls “assault weapons” and a ban on citizens who come up on the no-fly list.

In France they have the strictest gun laws. Did that stop the terrorists from getting weapons and killing innocent men, women and children? The problem is Islamic terrorist who are against western democracy and tolerance. This is an attack on our way of life; it is not a problem that will be solved with more gun laws that hamper loyal American citizens.

President Obama has such a severe lack of proper priorities. He is willfully ignoring the threat of Islamic terror and playing politics with gun control while putting Americans at risk by trying to be politically correct instead of more determined to wipe out Islamic extremism.


June 15, 2016
by Marc. A. TheissenAccording to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who spent hours interviewing Obama about his foreign policy doctrine, the president “has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates” and “frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do.”

That’s right, our commander in chief sees the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando as akin to a slip in the tub.In his 2016 State of the Union address, Obama blithely dismissed the Islamic State as “fighters on the back of pickup trucks” who he said, in typical strawman fashion, “do not threaten our national existence.” In a 2015 BBC interview, he said , “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100.” In other words, no big deal.

We are trying to do our part by supporting the troops. We send care packages, we try to bring our troops overseas some comfort and show that Americans back home support them. Right now we’re desperately trying to raise money for our Troopathon Summer care package effort. This attack comes at a time when we don’t want to take our eye off the ball and distract from the effort currently underway, please help us make a donation to keep Troopathon on track so that we do not lose sight of our goal.

We hope you will continue to help us raise money to support our troops on the front lines and keep sending care packages.

HONOR OUR TROOPS THIS MEMORIAL DAY BY
SUPPORTING OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN!

 

Happy Memorial Day.
 
Today we remember the millions of Americans throughout history who have sacrificed their lives to fight for freedom, liberty and the American way. Whether it was in World War II, or Afghanistan, we must never forget to honor those who fell in the line of duty to protect us back home.


With summer slowly creeping in, many use this three-day weekend as an opportunity to enjoy the luxuries that surround us. Are you participating in a Memorial Day parade or ceremony? Maybe you are gathering with friends and family for a day at the beach or making hamburgers on the grill.

The warm sun and extra time away from work could make it easy to forget what this day represents. Since the creation of our great nation, men and women have laid down their lives in order to protect us – for that we should be forever indebted. We can’t forget that Memorial Day is about honoring those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We have over 18,000 troops serving in Iraq (5,000) Afghanistan (13,000) and Syria (500),
waiting for care packages from home to remind them  of what they’re fighting for and why they are making such enormous sacrifices.


The deployment of a family member or friend is a trying time for anyone – they will often tell you that one have the happiest days of their life is when their soldier walks through the airport doors, returning from a long deployment abroad. It is usually a deeply emotional reunion in which the unspoken sacrifices that have been made are released. Memorial Day honors those soldiers that were unable to experience that reunion – the fallen heroes that sacrificed everything in defense of our nation.



On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden and his extremists organization, Al Qaeda, woke a sleeping giant. For the past decade American soldiers, under the orders of their superiors, have taken the fight to the doorstep of the enemy – they have taken the threat away from civilians and put themselves at an increased danger.

Today, this Memorial Day, help us thank those troops that are still fighting the battle against Islamic Extremism in Afghanistan.

Now, more than ever, our troops need to see your support. They need to know that though they may be half a world away, they have an entire country behind them.

Whether you spend this weekend doing yard work, watching the big game on TV, spending time with family, or bar-b-qin’, don’t forgot to appreciate what this weekend really is about. America is the greatest nation in the entire world, made possible by the bravest soldiers in the world – soldiers that are willing to put their life on the line in order to defend this country.

Make sure to take some time and honor the sacrifice of these heroes. CLICK HERE TO SEND A CARE PACKAGE
to the troops who are still in harm’s way – the ones who are carrying on where their fellow troops left off.



May Monthly Newsletter 2016

Motel 6 Leaves Light on for U.S. Military on Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving by Supporting Move America Forward Care Package Program

Combat deployed U.S. Troops overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be enjoying care packages and donated items from a regional effort by Sacramento area Motel 6 Hotels that supported non-profit organization Move America Forward’s Troop and K9 Care Package Program. All Sacramento region Motel 6 locations brought donated care packages items and supplies collected at their individual locations and spent the National Big Day of Giving volunteering at the Move America Forward Operation Center assembling Military Care Packages for U.S. Military serving in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tony Meredith, manager of Motel 6’s Rancho Cordova property said “Motel 6 wanted to do this as a way for us to give back and really work together with our community and give something to the troops that have been deployed. Today we’re making the packages, there’s items in there that range from socks to jerky, deodorant, sunflower seeds, certain things that they may not be able to get overseas.”

Binny Tailor, manager of Motel 6’s Woodland property, said that volunteering for the troops is a personal mission. “My brother is a veteran.” She also highlighted Motel 6’s commitment to serving the troops when they come home from war. “We have an initiative we started a few years back called Operation Nextstep. When we’re bringing our troops back home, we’re offering employment to troops themselves or for their family members. So it’s an opportunity to give back to the community and to the troops for the service they provided to us.” said Tailor.

The donations from Motel 6 will go toward sending care packages to about 400 troops deployed in Afghanistan, many of who might otherwise receive nothing while deployed. There are over 13,000 troops still serving in Afghanistan and although President Obama’s administration planned to bring thousands of troops home, that plan was recently revised due to worsening attacks by Taliban forces, so at least 12,000 troops will remain through 2017.

“I know that the work we’re doing here today, even if it just makes one day brighter [for the troops] while they’re over there, our job is done.” said Meredith. “It’s definitely something we look forward to” he said, of the motel chain’s future plans to continue supporting the troops with Move America Forward. “We truly appreciate their service.”

 

MAF Joins in National Big Day of Giving

Move America Forward participated in the National Big Day of Giving, a day where nonprofits around the country join together and compete to raise money for many inspiring causes.

Unfortunately, the organization that coordinates the National Big Day of Giving had a major technical problem during the day which prohibited Move America Forward from taking donations almost all day.

Because of this technical meltdown we started the day in almost dead last on the leader board.

But, thanks to an extension and our supporters motivated by their unwavering support and love for our military men and women, we have raised $4,764 and were able to climb up the leader board in the top half of charities in our region and had the opportunity to qualify for matching funds.

More importantly, every dollar you donated goes directly towards sponsoring care packages for our brave troops.

The Big Day of Giving organizers offer charities like MAF hundreds of opportunities for bonus prizes and matching funds – but only if we reach certain fundraising goals. With your generous support, we can get substantially more in prize money for the troops! Please help us!


Watch your emails for Details on our Annual Troopathon 9 Live Event!

We’ve been busy at our headquarters making plans for our biggest event of the year! Our annual Troopathon coming this summer! We will share the date once we have confirmed. Please join us as we broadcast live over the internet packed with great guest speakers sharing their stories and offering support to the brave men and women serving far from home as we remember and honor their sacrifices.

Troopathon 9 Live will kicked off with returning super hosts Melanie Morgan and Rita Cosby We’re still in the process of lining up this year’s guests, but you can be sure there will be some great names past year’s guest list which included, Bob Whittle, Dennis Miller, legendary Coach K of Duke University and syndicated radio host Roger Hedgecock, and radio host and best-selling author S.E. Cupp.

We will be sending out emails, posting on Facebook, and Tweeting to keep you posted as we line up this year’s exciting guest list, so if you haven’t already, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter now. And as always, thank you for standing behind our troops and offering them the support they deserve!

Real Superheroes Don’t Wear Capes!

Our troops wear many hats: defender of our nation; loyal servant; proud patriot; weary soldier; and for many, MOM! Our soldiers are the REAL Superheroes! And since it’s May we wanted to give special recognition to all our warrior mothers.

Deployed moms celebrating Mother’s Day this May have only the hopes of an email, card from home or for the lucky ones a chance to chat with their families via the internet as they serve far from home this year. Of course, they accept this separation dutifully as part of their commitment to our nation, and they do so proudly. But let’s all make certain that those serving in part to protect their children and everyone else’s are looked after too!

We want to make sure these super-moms will have a package in hand to remind them how much they are appreciated! You will even be able to include your own heart-felt message of support!

Our military Moms know the meaning of SACRIFICE better than anyone, so join us thanking them during May for Mother’s Day!



For an added bonus, Move America Forward has partnered with Amazon.com in their Amazon Smile Non-Profit Program, where Amazon donates a portion of whatever you order to MAF so we can send even more support packages to our troops!

How does Amazon Smile Work?

It’s simple: All you have to do is use the link below to select Move America Forward as the charity you would like to support and a small portion of what you buy on Amazon.com is donated. There is no extra cost to you, just extra support for our brave defenders for buying the things you normally would. It’s a WIN-WIN!

Millions of Americans already use Amazon to purchase clothes, books and movies to tech gadgets, or almost anything you can think of. Chances are, if you’ve ever bought anything on-line, you have probably used Amazon.com at least once or twice.

Now with Amazon Smile, you can support Move America Forward at no cost to you, Amazon donates .05% of your purchase TO THE TROOPS on your behalf!

Click HERE to shop for great Gifts and be sure to set MAF as your Amazon Smiles Charity!

Some Gave All: Memorial Day!
Fly your Flag to Honor those who have died in service to our country!

Monday, May 30, 2016 is Memorial Day. It is seen as a great opportunity for a long weekend of barbecues and a chance to catch a baseball game or hang out with friends, but we at MAF know that Memorial Day means so much more.

Memorial Day was established as an occasion to honor and celebrate Union Soldiers, who died in service to our country during the Civil War. After the end of World War I, Memorial Day was expanded to include all American men and women who died serving their country in any military action or war.

Originally called Decoration Day and celebrated on May 30th traditionally, the current name of Memorial Day came into use following WWII and with the passage of the 1968 Uniform Holidays Bill Memorial Day was officially moved to the last Monday in May.

As our way of honoring those who gave all, we are also asking all of our supporters to fly their flags proudly on Memorial Day, and for those who have flag poles to remember to fly your flag at half mast.

Please take a moment out of your day to remember those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

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Does it Really Matter to the Troops if I Send a Package?
Don’t take our word for it… here’s what real troops have to say…

“There’s no betting feeling in the world that knowing people from all over the US are supporting the troops” — Jake W. — Army

“Care packages are something to look forward to when we are over here, it is really nice to receive a piece of home in every box.” — Jason H. — USAF

“To receive a care package would be a huge blessing. It would remind me that even though life is continuing, I’m not forgotten. Someone out there is thinking of me and my fellow deployed guys.” — Joshua J — USAF

“It is a great relief whenever you are non stop on the go while your out in the dessert. it gives you piece of mind and also gives you the ability to appreciate the little things. it is a great feeling honestly.” — Scot J. — USMC

Calling all Troops!
Signing up to receive packages is easy!


If you are deployed or have the address of a deployed military member, you can click here for our Military Sign Up Center to sign them up to receive one of our great care packages loaded with plenty of the TLC our soldiers need to remind them that people back home support their mission.


If you prefer, just copy this link http://www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/ Once the soldier has registered they’ll be eligible to receive packages and messages of support from caring Americans like you.

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CONGRATS! You’ve won a spot on the 2016 Top-Rated List!

 

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Congratulations! Move America Forward has earned a spot on the 2016 Top Rated List! Your community has shared their inspiring stories about your work. We congratulate you on all of your accomplishments. 

You’ll be featured on our site, our 2016 Top-Rated List, and distributed to media and corporate foundations. The official 2016 Top-Rated List will be announced after October 31.

Be sure to use your new Top-Rated badge and share the good news.  Keep up the good work!

 

 

General: More troops may be head to Iraq; Obama to decide

Don’t let yourself be distracted by the media’s obsession with the horse race of Presidential Election politics, we still have the pressing threat of ISIS and our troops fighting them in Iraq!

Recently it was revealed that we already have more troops in Iraq than we previously thought. With 5,000 troops currently in Iraq, far more than the official total of 3,870.

Now there is speculation that even more troops could soon be headed to Iraq to shore up our forces there, and expanding our role in the fight against ISIS, officials said the next big objective is to retake the critical Iraqi city of Mosul.

 

Obama could decide on greater troop presence in Iraq soon: general
Reuters March 30, 2015
By Gary Cameron


WASHINGTON D.C. – The extra troops would bolster the capabilities of Iraqi forces preparing for a major offensive against the Islamic State militant group in Mosul, U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news briefing.U.S. and Iraqi military officials have been discussing a plan to retake Mosul, which fell to Islamic State in June 2014, and how U.S. forces could support their efforts, Dunford said.

“Those recommendations are being made and the president will have an opportunity to make some decisions here in the coming weeks,” Dunford said. “I brought it to the secretary (Defense Secretary Ash Carter). The secretary will engage with the president.”

Don’t forget about our troops on the front lines! With 15,000 troops over in Iraq & Afghanistan, with more on the way, it’s just as important as ever to continue supporting our troops!