Programs

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

NASCAR Troops to the Track
Troops to the Track FamilyAlready in its fourth year, Troops to the Track has built upon its success. Over the years, the program expanded to 26 races across the United States and allows more than 400 wounded service members, veterans and their families throughout the country, enjoy a special day of activities at the racetrack.
Together with NASCAR, the AFF is proud to partner up with NASCAR in “Serving those who Serve” by honoring those who have fought for our nation’s safety and well-being. Honoring these individuals and demonstrating the support of the civilian community is crucial.

See this year's Troops to the Track pictures:

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ProCamps Military Scholarships
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In the summer of 2013, ProCamps Worldwide and the Armed Forces Foundation teamed up to provide military children the opportunity to at tend sports camps run by their favorite professional athletes.

Military families were able to attend the camp free of charge and learn from the best to play the game, including Kevin Durant, Miguel Cabrera and Patrick Willis.

Check out the ProCamp schedule:

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Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
In September, the AFF entered into a partnership with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). The AFF supports the WWAST through our Southwest Airlines flight voucher program. The partnership has allowed the team to travel to 13 games across the country, inspiring service members and veterans to live happy, healthy and active lives, regard- less of any physical or emotional challenges facing them.

Check out the WWAST schedule:

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PTSD Education and Advocacy

Operation Caring Classroom
OCC Smiling ChildOperation Caring Classroom is an annual education initiative that increases awareness, appreciation and support among children for military families across the United States. The goal of this project is to educate children on the meaning of Veterans Day and to help them understand the sacrifice service members and their families make each day.
In 2012, over 50,000 students in 105 schools showed their support by building strength chains, coloring pictures, and writing letters of support. Children extended support and hope to their peers, especially those facing the hardships of parental deployments, frequent moves, and loss of a loved one.

Become a part of Operation Caring Classroom:

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School Counselor Program
Counselor with ChildrenAs part of our Help Save Our Troops campaign and in partnership with Infinite Hero Foundation, the AFF is currently funding an additional school counselor position in Fairfax County Public Schools to support the needs of 1,200 military-impacted students and their families at Fort Belvoir. A main goal of this program is to identify the needs and interventions appropriate to support students with a parent or family member impacted by PTSD.
Apart from the lack of child-centered mental health care, the behavioral and psychological issues that form in these children often go unnoticed by their parents. Often this is because children may only exhibit warning signs at school or because their parents are grappling with their own mental and/or physical health issues.In 2013, the AFF received the third grant to continue the program. The AFF is seeking to expand the program and continue to support the personal, social and academic needs of students whose parents are impacted by war.

Help us expand this and other programs:

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Financial Assistance

C.W. Bill and Beverly Young Financial Assistance Fund
troopstothetrack The largest program administered by the Armed Forces Foundation, the C.W. Bill and Beverly Young Financial Assistance Fund, named after Congressman Bill Young and his wife Beverly, provides direct financial assistance to Service members and their families facing financial hardship through injury and other service related situations.
With the ability to provide money to service members and their families from all branches of service, the Foundation makes a valued impact on the lives of those who serve the United States. This program helps families cover such expenses as utility bills, rent/mortgage payments for civilian housing, car payments*, childcare, car insurance.

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