Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9619 in Morningside, Md. offered their parking lot as a distribution point for the backpacks, valued at approximately $80 each, to active duty joint-service enlisted members E-1 to E-6. Volunteers who supported the effort included Air Force members from various squadrons on Joint Base Andrews, SAIC, and Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, Roslyn, Va.
School supplies were jointly donated by THIRTY ONE, Dollar Tree, private organizations and personal donors. The filled backpacks were distributed at five places around the National Capital Region.
Operation Homefront serves military members through financial assistance, holiday and community events and other programs.