Congrats! Troopathon Supporter Coach K Wins 5th Duke Championship!


Troopathon Guest “Coach K” Wins 5th Championship as Duke Coach.
Congrats to Army Veteran and Pro-Troop Supporter

We just wanted to take a minute to congratulate our friend “Coach K” Mike Krzyzewski for an amazing job he did coaching the Duke University Blue Devils to their 5th championship in college basketball. Last night, Coach K’s team bested Wisconsin in the finals to secure their 5th championship 68-63.

Mike Krzyzewski is already a legend in college basketball, but he’s also distinguished himself as Coach of TEAM USA, our Olympic men’s basketball team who won the Gold in 2008 and 2012 with Coach K at the helm.

After enlisting in the Army he studied at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was Captain of the West Point Men’s Basketball Team in his Senior year. After serving as an artillery officer he retired from active duty and began coaching basketball full time. He coached the Indiana Hoosiers for one year, then returned to West Point to coach the Army Cadets before being named head coach of the Duke University team in 1980.

For the past 3 years Coach K has also been an enthusiastic supporter and participant in MAF’s Troopathon. His inspiring messages of support for the troops overseas have been a blessing to have and include in our annual Troopathon show.

Here is a clip featuring Coach K from last year’s show!

Head over to Coach K’s Facebook Page HERE and
THANK HIM for supporing our troops overseas!
You can also make your own contribution by sponsoring
a care package
for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan!

Happy Easter from MAF

HE IS RISEN – Happy Easter from Move America Forward

Patriot, all of us here at Move America Forward want to wish you a happy Easter and we hope you also join us in wishing our troops all around the world a blessed and joyous Easter Sunday. Let us remember that we have so much to be thankful for including each of our brave Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines. We are thankful to each one of them for the service and sacrifice they give for us and everyone in America.

We still have over 18,000 troops serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, on the front lines of the War on Terror. They’re out there away from their families on 6, 9, or even 12 month deployments. Can you imagine how difficult it must be to miss your family on Easter? Here is an excerpt from Chaplain Archbishop Broglio, in his Easter Message for the Troops.

Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the  Military Services, USA

Easter Message 2015

Let us be troubadours of joy and heralds of hope in the world of the military and medical centers administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, where there are so many concerns provoked by budget tightness, by downsizing, by the lingering hardship of war, and separation from loved ones.  We draw our joy and hope, not from external factors, but from the very faith in Jesus, the redeemer of humanity.

Click here to see more of the Archbishop’s Easter Message

Send a message of support with a care package to our troops this Easter. A care package from home is one of the most powerful expressions of love and support. If you have not donated yet, please consider making one today. If you have already donated or are unable to contribute, you can still help by spreading our message to your friends and family or spreading the word on social media.

 

Time is running out to help our troops! We have set a goal to raise $25,000 by today, but we are still thousands short of our goal.

So far we have raised almost $21,000 towards our goal – please make a donation today to help us reach our goal tonight!

The troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan need our help with supplies and care packages on this important holiday.

 

On this Easter Sunday, let us remember our brave men and women who are overseas defending the rights and liberties we so enjoy.

Please pray for our troops who are risking their lives every day.

EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:

 

 

 

Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,

Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card, A Personal Note from YOU!

10 Days Left Until Easter Sunday

EASTER ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY!

SEND PACKAGES NOW
WHILE THERE’S STILL TIME!

Our troops deployed overseas need our help! This Easter, Move America Forward has set a goal to send $25,000 in Easter Care Packages to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. So far we have raised $11,198 towards our goal, but now time is running out and only 10 days remain to reach our goal!

During this time, let us remember our brave men and women who are overseas defending the rights and liberties we so enjoy.

May we never forget that our freedom to celebrate Easter comes from the selfless acts of individuals from all walks of life who simply fight to keep America free and secure.

We ask that you join us in praying for our troops, that God will watch over them and protect them on their difficult deployments in Afghanistan.

As we reflect and give thanks for all the goodness in our lives, lets also remember those men and women who every day, are fighting to preserve our freedoms and liberties we so cherish.

During one of the most important religious holidays of the year our troops miss their families at home, so it’s extremely important to let our troops know that they have our support! For Easter, we’re including the classic Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies in each Easter care package! Of course we’re still including all the favorites like Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” jelly beans, Roger’s Family Company Coffee, Oreo cookies and much much more! Click here to donate now!

 


EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:


Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card,
A Personal Note from YOU!

Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so place your order now and help us reach 1,000 troops by Easter Sunday!

Troops Write Back to Say THANK YOU!

Some of the troops that YOU helped support with the Answer the Call campaign have written back to say THANKS! Troops from the Special Mission Wing (SOAG) have received the care packages and sent a short note back telling us how much it means to them to receive support from patriotic Americans back home!

Thank you Move America Forward for the awesome care packages. We have about 60 troops here at the Special Mission Wing in Kabul, Afghanistan from all of the services. We are training and advising Afghans only Special Operations Aviation unit. Our folks were extremely grateful for the taste of home and the cards and letters.

Thanks!
– G.L. [Name redacted for security]

Pray for Our Troops on the Front Lines


SUPPORT AND PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!


We have over 18,000 troops in Afghanistan and Iraq over Easter who need our prayers and support. During one of the most important religious holidays of the year our troops miss their families at home, so it’s extremely important to let our troops know that they have our support! In our Easter care packages, we’re including the iconic Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies! Of course we’re still including all the favorites like Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” jelly beans, Roger’s Family Company Coffee, Oreo cookies and much much more!

 



You can help by telling your friends and family about these care packages.

1. FORWARD this email to at least 5 friends of family members.
2. TWEET about Easter Care Packages for the troops on Twitter.
3. SHARE this e-mail on Facebook and LIKE Move America Forward’s page!

Easter (April 5th) and Passover (April 3rd – 11th) are two of the most important holidays to Judeo-Christian Americans. Christians come together in a few weeks to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, while Jewish Americans will come together to celebrate the deliverance of the Jewish people out slavery in Egypt.

During this time, let us remember our brave men and women who are overseas defending the rights and liberties we so enjoy.

May we never forget our freedom to celebrate Easter comes from the selfless acts of individuals from all walks of life who simply fight for a free nation.

As we reflect and give thanks for all the goodness in our lives, lets also remember those men and women who every day, are fighting to preserve our freedoms and liberties we so cherish.

We ask that you join us in praying for our troops, that He will watch over them and protect them on their difficult deployments in Iraq & Afghanistan.

To help our troops this important Easter holiday we’ve made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude. Click here to donate now!

 

EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:


Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card,
A Personal Note from YOU!

Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so place your order now, help us care for our troops this Easter Sunday and keep praying for them!

Sponsor Easter Care Packages for the Troops

INTRODUCING EASTER CARE
PACKAGES FOR THE TROOPS!


DON’T LET OUR TROOPS BE FORGOTTEN! With Easter on its way, we must remind our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq that we still remember why they are there and everything they are doing for our nation!

Look at the latest headlines – there is no coverage in the media about the continuing fight in Afghanistan, even though we still have over 15,000 troops still fighting there! We also have 3,000 troops in Iraq preparing the Iraqis to confront ISIS.

The Easter holiday means that spring will be upon us soon. Every year in Afghanistan, the “down-season” of winter ends and the warming spring season melts away the snow of the Afghan mountain ranges.

When spring and summer arrive, the Taliban come out of their caves and renew their attacks. Our troops will face more frequent and more aggressive attacks from the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. We can’t let our brave military men and women be forgotten!

To help our troops this important Easter holiday we’ve made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude. Click here to donate now!

 

EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:


Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card,
A Personal Note from YOU!

Today just happens to be St. Patrick’s Day! Make our troops the lucky ones today by sending a care package that will arrive in time for Easter! Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so get your orders in now!

Don’t Forget! We’re On the Lookout for Troops!

Soldier Registration is easy! If you have the address of someone on active military duty, such as a spouse, child or sibling, you can click here for our Soldier Sign Up to register each one with the program.

You can also copy this link: www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/

and e-mail it to them so they can register themselves. Once registered, they will be eligible to receive a package and messages of support from caring fellow Americans.

A New Way to Support MAF

A New Way to Support Move America Forward – At No Cost To You!
Use Amazon Smile to Do Your Shopping AND Support the Troops at the Same Time!


Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce that Move America Forward is now partnering with Amazon.com and participating their Amazon Smile Non-Profit Program, where Amazon donates a portion of whatever you order to MAF.

What is Amazon Smile?

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 is donated. No extra cost to you, just extra support for our brave defenders for buying the things you normally would. It’s a WIN-WIN!!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO SMILE.AMAZON.COM
AND CONFIRM MOVE AMERICA FORWARD

AS YOUR CHOSEN NON-PROFIT CHARITY


ANY TIME YOU WANT TO USE AMAZON.COM TO MAKE A PURCHASE
SIMPLY USE SMILE.AMAZON.COM INSTEAD! IT’S EASY!

 

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, simply by buying the same things you would have bought anyway.

Prices are the same, shipping is the same, nothing changes except Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to MAF on your behalf!

Please forward this email and encourage everyone you know that shops on Amazon.com and supports the brave men and women of the military to sign up as well. 

Answer the Call & Join the MAF Heroes Wall!

Donate $100 or More and Be a Hero for Our Troops!
Time is running out to help our troops! We have set a goal to raise $15,000 to help three special units currently deployed who wrote directly to MAF and asked for our help and for us to send them supplies and care packages.

Today we’d like to take a minute to recognize and thank all those donors who have really stepped it up for the troops. We call them our MAF Heroes. These are generous individuals who made a donation of $100 or more to support our 831st Transportation Battalion and 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

So far we have raised $7,024 towards our goal. That means we still have to raise $7,976 and we are running out of time! Click here if you want to donate right now!

 

Join Our MAF Heroes Wall!

Don’t forget that we now have over 15,000 troops deployed over Iraq and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan our mission to train the Afghan national police and army continues.

The Taliban is still a huge threat and our troops have to safeguard all the progress they have made over the years to ensure that power does not slip back into the wrong hands as we are transitioning out of there. In Iraq our troops are quickly training and supplying the Iraqi army which is still ill-equipped to fight ISIS.

We can’t let any of our troops feel forgotten. We know from the letters we receive back that sometimes a package from Move America Forward is the only piece some troops get in a whole 6-9 month deployment. We don’t want to let any of our troops feel lonely for forgotten, so please help if you can. It only costs $24.99 to sponsor a small pack.

Every little bit helps.

And if you simply cannot afford even a small pack donation, you can still help out by forwarding this email to your friends and family and spreading the word about our troops in need!Forward to a friend, like us on facebook, tweet @m_a_f and do whatever you can to get the word out!

 

These troops asked that we send them supplies and help

Time is running out, we need to step it up!

Time is running out to help our troops! We have set a goal to raise $15,000 to help three special units currently deployed who wrote directly to MAF and asked for our help and for us to send them supplies and care packages.

So far we have raised $5,124 towards our goal, so we still have a long way to go and we are running out of time! Click here if you want to donate right now!

Don’t forget that we now have over 15,000 troops deployed over Iraq and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan our mission to train the Afghan national police and army continues.

The Taliban is still a huge threat and our troops have to safeguard all the progress they have made over the years to ensure that power does not slip back into the wrong hands as we are transitioning out of there. In Iraq our troops are quickly training and supplying the Iraqi army which is still ill-equipped to fight ISIS.

Imagine being thousands of miles away from your family and friends, in a foreign country You are fighting an elusive and deadly enemy, Islamic terrorists, but your mission goals seem confused and your Commander-in-Chief refuses to even give your enemy a name. Unlike previous years where the war dominated the headlines, the news reporters seldom, if ever, talk about you anymore. You may feel as if you’ve been asked to serve your Nation, but just as quickly been forgotten in a dark and lonely corner of the world.

We can’t let any of our troops feel this way. We know from the letters we receive back that sometimes a package from Move America Forward is the only piece some troops get in a whole 6-9 month deployment. We don’t want to let any of our troops feel lonely for forgotten, so please help if you can. It only costs $24.99 to sponsor a small pack.

Every little bit helps.

And if you simply cannot afford even a small pack donation, you can still help out by forwarding this email to your friends and family and spreading the word about our troops in need!Forward to a friend, like us on facebook, tweet @m_a_f and do whatever you can to get the word out!

Andrew Breitbart’s Enduring Influence

Andrew Breitbart was our friend, our colleague, and a leader in supporting America’s troops. All of us here at Move America Forward are forever grateful for Andrew’s friendship and participation in so many MAF projects, especially the Troopathon. His appreciation for the sacrifices made by the troops for our freedoms ran deep in his veins.

On March 1st 2012, we were shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Andrew had passed away. Our prayers and thoughts continue to go out to his wife, his four children, and the rest of his family. May he continue to rest in peace with God in Heaven. 

Today we remember and celebrate his life and efforts.

When we started Troopathon (our annual campaign to raise money for care packages for the troops), Andrew was instantly on board.  He co-anchored each Troopathon with great gusto, bringing along some of his Hollywood friends and media connections.  His generosity and selflessness was well known among his friends and close associates and was on full display for Troopathon.

Whether it was riding his roller blades across the set while we were live, offering to let Alec Baldwin punch him is the face as long as he made a donation, or even going as far as to put on a tie (something he rarely did), he was fully dedicated to raising as much money as possible to this worthy cause.

From 2008-2011 Andrew helped support this amazing effort to send care packages to our troops overseas. He was instrumental in making it a success and co-hosted the event in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He was scheduled to co-host again in 2012 before he was suddenly taken from us. 

Andrew Breitbart on Troopathon Throughout the Years

 It means the world to our troops to have a public expression of support for them and their mission. We never, ever want another Vietnam Syndrome to affect the United States when our troops went unappreciated and even scorned by some for their service to our country. Andrew was never afraid to say that he supported the troops or their missions overseas, and he fought for them tirelessly.

Three years later, we still miss Andrew terribly, and it’s safe to say nobody can fill the enormous shoes he left behind. Andrew made an indelible mark on the conservative movement and we feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have known and worked with him. Today, MAF continues supporting our troops and their missions because we know Andrew would told us: “Never give up! Never surrender! Always stand strong in support of our troops!”

We Need to Pick Up the Pace!

ANSWER THE CALL CAMPAIGN

Patriots,, it has been four days since we started our Answer the Call Campaign to assist three units in Afghanistan and Iraq who need our help. After these four days, we have raised only $2,496 towards our ambitious goal of $15,000.

Remember that there are now almost 15,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, so there are still many, many troops on the front lines who need your help!

The first of the three units we’re sending this shipment to is the 831st Transportation Battalion. These fine men and women are deployed throughout Afghanistan and they’ve still got many months to go before their deployment is over. See here the letter we received back from them regarding their tour of duty.

The 831st is responsible for transporting equipment, supplies, ammunition, and anything else our troops need whenever they’re deployed anywhere in the world. They are the backbone of the U.S. Army’s supply chain.

These troops need our help! They are flying and trucking supplies into some of the most dangerous places and we’ve got to keep them going because many more troops depend on the supplied brought by the 831st!


Sincerely,
Scott Raab
USN OEF/OIF
Outreach Director | Move America Forward

P.S.: We will be announcing our 2nd unit tomorrow so watch your e-mail for the important news!