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Army Veteran Feels the Difference Operation Homefront Makes

Army veteran William Moleon decided to join the military on 9/11. He was a delivery driver sitting in snarled traffic when he saw the second of the World Trade Center towers hit.   “That made me say ‘let’s go do it,’” he said.   During his nine years in the Army, William deployed four times to Iraq. … Continued

Being Your Own Advocate: Five Tips from a Veteran Caregiver

Ida Carson was a caregiver to her husband until his death and now is the caregiver for her son, a retired Army staff sergeant. Her son has visible and invisible wounds from multiple tours of duty for Operation Enduring Freedom. Ida is also a member of Operation Homefront’s Hearts of Valor program and is a … Continued

Mother, Caregiver Finds Support through Hearts of Valor

Ida Carson knew something was wrong with her son during the time he was medically retiring from the military in 2012. When Ida’s husband, her son’s stepfather, died, she sensed there was more going on with him. “I knew he was grieving his stepfather but I knew there was something different about him,” Ida said. … Continued

Navy Veteran Looks Forward to Move into Transitional Housing

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ricky Martin served four years in the Navy, with one assignment in 2017 to the Persian Gulf and the most recent assignment in 2020 to the South China Sea. It was his latest deployment on the USS Theodore Roosevelt that presented unforeseen challenges for Ricky. The Roosevelt was one of the … Continued

Operation Homefront to Serve Holiday Meal to 500,000th Military Family Member Since 2010

For media inquiries, please contact Michael Lahrman at or call (210) 202-1243. SAN ANTONIO – Holiday Meals for Military®, the annual recurring program from Operation Homefront, has returned to put meals on the tables of America’s military families over the end-of-year holidays.  The program provides lower- and mid-grade ranking military families with all the … Continued

Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree to Wrap Up 2020 By Bringing Holiday Joy to Military Children

For media inquiries, please contact Michael Lahrman at or call (210) 202-1243. SAN ANTONIO, Texas – For the 14th consecutive year, Dollar Tree customers can purchase holiday toys for military children across the country. The Holiday Toy Drive is an Operation Homefront program designed to ease financial burdens that often accompany the holiday season … Continued

Texas Veterans Commission Helps Fund Housing for Transitioning Military Families

For media inquiries, please contact Susan Ziesman at or call (210) 392-6878. SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Texas Veterans Commission awarded San Antonio-based Operation Homefront with a $100,000 grant for FY 20-21. The funding supports the national nonprofit’s San Antonio Village, part of Operation Homefront’s Transitional Housing Village program, which allows eligible service members … Continued

Military Spouses Rave about First Virtual Homefront Celebration

Military spouse Angela Walter did not know what to expect for her third Homefront Celebrations event, hosted by Operation Homefront. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, what would normally be a night out, with dinner, dancing, a speaker, seeing old friends and making new ones, had gone virtual.  “It was great!” Angela said about the event for … Continued

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