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Events

Operation Homefront has many events around the United States. Below is a full list of events near you. Click on the "More..." link for more information about each event.

Active Events

Jul
26
11th Annual Sweet Dreams Festival 
Stuarts Draft, VA
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Location:Stuarts Draft, VA
Time:9:00am to 5:00pm
Contact:Wendy.Boice@operationhomefront.net
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Come check out the Operation Homefront booth at the 11th Annual Sweet Dreams Festival in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley - Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Stuarts Draft, Virginia

The Sweet Dreams Festival will be held on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please stop by the Information Booth at the park entrance to get up-to-date information on the day’s activities. Walk straight ahead and up to the left and you will find the Operation Homefront booth near the pool.

At the Operation Homefront booth you can play the Prize Wheel or just sit in the shade for a moment.  If you have an active Military ID show us and receive a little something special from us! (while supplies last)

Want to show your "Thanks" to a deploying or returning wounded warrior?  Check out our mailbox and write a short note or just sign your name!  

Mention you saw this event on our Website to any of our volunteers and receive a little something as our thanks for stopping by our events page.

There is so much to see, do, and taste!  For more information about the festival, click here.

The Festival is located at:
96 Edgewood Lane
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

Volunteers still welcome!  Contact Wendy Boice for details.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
2
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Ashburn, VA
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Location:Ashburn, VA
Time:9:00am to 12:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
2
VA Tax Free School Supply Weekend 
Office Depot & Outback Steakhouse
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Location:Office Depot & Outback Steakhouse
Time:12:00pm to 2:00pm
Contact:Wendy.Boice@operationhomefront.net
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August 1-3 weekend is tax-free weekend in Virginia for school supplies! Saturday August 2, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm is one of the last chances for you to purchase and drop off school supplies for area military children. Located next to the Office Depot in Potomac Run Plaza Shopping Center in Sterling, VA right off route 7. It is the shopping mall with Outback Steakhouse and Target.

Address:
46301 Potomac Run Plaza
Benedict Dr & Bartholomew Fair Dr
Sterling, VA 20164
Look for the red, white and blue balloons.

Bring your donations to the Office Depot and enjoy free Outback Steakhouse Aussie-Tizsers from noon to 2pm!  The Sterling Outback Steakhouse is a wonderful supporter of the Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic Field Office.

The Office Depot in Sterling is a huge supporter of the Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic Field Office.  And they just might have a special offer for shoppers if you come join us between 9am and 3pm Saturday August 2nd!

Don’t forget it is a tax holiday in VA for school supplies and clothing!  For more   information about Virginia click here.  Or go to:  
http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=SchoolSuppliesAndClothingHoliday

Not in Virginia? Check out your state by clicking here. Or go to:
http://www.passionforsavings.com/back-to-school-tax-free-weekend/

Greatest Needs For Back-to-School Items:
Binders 1” or 2” (any color)
Composition Books (Black & White or other designs)
Wide Ruled Notebook (spiral bound)
Wide Ruled loose package of Paper

Other Needs Are: #2 Pencils – Binder Pockets – Compass – Copy Paper (white) – Construction Paper – Subject Dividers (for binders) – Folders (pocket and expandable) –Glue (bottle and Stick) – Highlighters – Index Cards – Index Cards Box – Mechanical Pencils – Pencil Case – Pencil Sharpener – Pens (black, blue and red) – Ruler –Stapler – Staple Remover – Student Planner – Anything else to get a child ready for the new school year

Questions? Feel free to email Wendy Boice.

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Aug
8
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Charleston, WV
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Location:Charleston, WV
Time:9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
11
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Quantico/Ft Belvoir, VA
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Location:Quantico/Ft Belvoir, VA
Time:2:00pm to 6:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
12
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Andrews AFB, MD
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Location:Andrews AFB, MD
Time:2:00pm to 6:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
14
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Ft Meade, MD
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Location:Ft Meade, MD
Time:2:00pm to 6:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
15
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Hampton, VA
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Location:Hampton, VA
Time:12:00pm to 6:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
15
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
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Location:Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Time:2:00pm to 6:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
16
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Norfolk, VA
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Location:Norfolk, VA
Time:10:00am to 6:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
21
Back-to-School Brigade 2014 
Ft. Lee, VA
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Location:Ft. Lee, VA
Time:8:00am to 4:00pm
Contact:Rosanne.Coleman@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Welcome to the Back-to-School Brigade!  Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can.  To register for school supplies, please be sure to fill out the registration form completely.  Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve registration process. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  Please note that this program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event.

Click here for instructions on how to register.

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Aug
31
Virginia Beach Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 
Virginia Beach, VA
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Location:Virginia Beach, VA
Time:7:00am to 7:00pm
Contact:Ebony.Strange@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Join Team Operation Homefront at the Virginia Beach Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. We'll have a blast and raise money to help our very deserving wounded warriors!

 

Visit the Virginia Beach Rock 'n' Roll Marathon website.

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Sep
20
5K Family Run/Walk 
Cameron Run Regional Park
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Location:Cameron Run Regional Park
Time:7:00am to 10:00am
Contact:Vivian.Dietrich@operationhomefront.net
Details:

5K Family Run/Walk to Benefit Wounded Warrior Caregivers

“Behind Every Wounded Warrior is Another Courageous Heart”

Operation Homefront 5k Family Walk/Run to honor our military caregivers and sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of Americas (CDA).

Individual registration - click here!

Family registration - click here!

Mark your calendar, follow us on Facebook and check back for updates! 

Sep
20
2014 Air Force Marathon 
Wright-Patterson AFB
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Location:Wright-Patterson AFB
Time:7:30am to 7:00pm
Contact:Ebony.Strange@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Join Team Operation Homefront at the Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433.

Visit the Air Force Marathon website.

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Oct
12
Army Ten Miler 
Washington D.C.
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Location:Washington D.C.
Time:10:00am to 7:00pm
Contact:Ebony.Strange@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Interested in joining Team Operation Homefront at the Army Ten Miler in 2014? Register today, get ready, get healthy, and run and raise money for our wounded warriors!

Visit the Army Ten Miler website.

 

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Oct
13
Birdies for the Brave Golf Tournament 
10000 Oaklyn Drive, Potomac, MD
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Location:10000 Oaklyn Drive, Potomac, MD
Time:8:00am to 5:00pm
Contact:Brian Parcel at bparcel@pgatourtpc.com
Details:

Birdies for the Brave is a military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR that is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Since 2005, the TOUR has joined with PGA TOUR players and corporate partners to raise millions of dollars for military homefront groups that provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded warriors and military families, through fundraising events at TPC clubs nationwide.

Birdies for the Brave was originally created by TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support troops injured during combat.

For information on the event, how to play in the tournament, or how to volunteer, please contact or email Ebony Strange at 800-722-6098.

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Oct
26
Join Team OH At Marine Corps Marathon 
Arlington, VA
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Location:Arlington, VA
Time:7:00am to 7:00pm
Contact:Ebony.Strange@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Join Team Operation Homefront at the Marine Corps Marathon!

Visit the Marine Corps Marathon website.

Dec
7
San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 
San Antonio, TX
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Location:San Antonio, TX
Time:7:00am to 7:00pm
Contact:Ebony.Strange@operationhomefront.net
Registration required: Click here to register.
Details:

Join Team Operation Homefront at the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Enjoy "Military City" and the Riverwalk while you run and raise money for wounded warriors.

Visit the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon website.

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Apr
16
7th Annual Military Child of the Year Awards 
Washington, DC
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Location:Washington, DC
Time:6:00pm to 9:00pm
Contact:Ebony.Strange@operationhomefront.net
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Recognizing young patriots for their resilience, leadership, and achievement.