We were Army Brats, my six brothers and sisters and I, who grew up on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in the loving arms of the 25th Infantry Division. The Viet Nam War was raging then, and we military families learned to do without. The Army did what it could to give us the basics, so no special programs were available. What we did not have then that all military families enjoy today is support from Support Our Troops.org charities. Here are just a few of our activities:
Family reintegration help when spouses return from deployment
Summer camps for base kids to socialize, make new friends
Establish weekly clubs among bases so military children “already belong” when they relocate
Fund food and sports activities on base
All these efforts strive for one thing, to stabilize military families as they change schools and even countries every three years. Support Our Troops needs you! Here’s how to help:
Go to: supportourtroops.org/donate
Here you may Donate to help SOT pay for these fine programs at military bases around the world.
Jim Spearing, SSG Ret.