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A Veteran Caregiver Tackles Taboo Topics

Michelle Bassett is a military spouse and caregiver for her husband, James Bassett, a retired Army specialist. The two are both cancer survivors and James was a caregiver for Michelle after her mastectomy and several other surgeries. But physical injuries from his time in the service became more problematic and now Michelle is his full-time … 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

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

As Veterans Day turns 100, One Vet (and OH Staffer) Looks Back 

With 84 percent of our staff either veterans or coming from a military family, the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day resonates at Operation Homefront. From our top executives, to our staff working throughout the nation, which is more than from our board members to our volunteer brigade—more than 4,500 strong with 56 percent being service members or military spouses—Operation Homefront … Continued

What Does Memorial Day Mean to Me?

by Linda Medler, Board of Directors Operation Homefront, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. I have been in the military for most of my life. I enlisted in the Marines out of high school, transitioned to civilian life to have children, while still serving in the Marine Corps Reserve. When I was ready to return to … Continued

From the Navy to the Railroad: A Cycle of Service

In 2018, Operation Homefront partnered with CSX, a premier transportation company, as a part of the CSX Pride in ServiceTM initiative to further our mission to build strong, stable and secure military families. With support from CSX, we have hosted Star-Spangled Baby Shower and Back-to-School Brigade events – providing meaningful connection points and essential services … Continued

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