Thank YOU for helping make 2014 a success!

Once again, Operation SEND Christmas was a success! All the care packages have been shipped and we have received a few thank you notes already. It is so heart warming to read the letters. It is very clear that receiving a care package makes their day a little better!


Over 1,100 care packages were shipped during Operation SEND Christmas. That brings the total number of boxes shipped during 2014 to approximately 5,000! This year we were able to send Buddy Boxes to each person on our list. They were encouraged to pass it along to someone that might not receive any care packages otherwise. 


During the past year, boxes have been sent to troops deployed in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar, Kosovo, Liberia, and also to many ships that are positioned in the Middle East.


We want to thank anyone and everyone who was involved in any way. None of this would be possible without YOU!  While our list of deployed Heroes continues to grow, so does our passion and determination to assure that every single one of them receives a care package.


Thank you for partnering with Military Missions, Inc. to support and encourage those that ensure freedoms known only to Americans.  We hope you will help us make 2015 even better!


WHAT? Johnny Carino’s DINE TO DONATE fundraiser presented by Commonwealth Credit Union

WHEN? Dec. 9th, 10th, and 11th from open to close

WHERE? Frankfort and Lexington (Hamburg & Fayette Mall)

WHY? 10% of your bill will be donated to Military Missions! You can also drop off donations. 

HOW? You must present this flyer to your server (phone images WILL be accepted). Dine in or get it to go! 

Show YOUR support for our troops! Spread the word, grab a friend, and go get some great food.

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Honoring our Veterans

Today, we observe Veteran’s Day. Many people believe that Veteran’s Day  is the day to honor military personnel who died in battle or from wounds obtained during combat. However, that day would actually be Memorial Day.

Veteran’s Day is honoring ALL American veterans, living and dead. It is a chance to say “THANK YOU” to our living veterans and to show them our appreciation. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veteran’s Day. There are many Veteran Day ceremonies held across the U.S.

Military Missions would like to say “THANK YOU” to each and every Veteran and tell them how much their service is appreciated! If you happen to see a Veteran today, please take a minute to say those two simple words. You have no idea how much it will mean to them!

Please take a few minutes to browse the photos at All of these Heroes have sacrificed so much to fight for and protect our freedoms. Military Missions is honored to be able to share them with you.

To keep up with our heroes, be sure to follow our blog and be sure to “LIKE”our Facebook page at

Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas




6:00 – 8:00 PM

Monday, November 3, 2014

Kentucky National Guard Armory

4301 Airport Rd. – Lexington



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Help fill hundreds of care packages being sent to our

deployed troops who will not be home for the holidays.


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Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Cover Postage Costs

Suggested Minimum Donation: $10

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Send some Christmas cheer to the Hero of your choice

by shopping for and assembling a care package

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QUESTIONS? Contact us

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can make a difference in the life

of an American hero!

Adopt a Hero for the Holidays!

AAH Christmas tnailWhat things come to mind when you think about the upcoming holiday season? Spending time with family and friends… enjoying the home cooked meals… or maybe just drinking a cup of hot chocolate beside the fireplace.

Now think for a moment about the men and women that are deployed during the holidays. Instead of home cooked meals, they will be eating MREs… instead of looking forward to a 3 day holiday weekend, they will be working hard every day to protect us and our freedoms… but most of all, they won’t get to enjoy spending time with their loved ones.

Care packages can bring a little touch of home to our deployed troops. However, many that are deployed have no one sending packages or even letters. Our goal for Operation SEND Christmas is to send more care packages than ever before! The news likes to ignore the fact that thousands are still deployed, but we KNOW the truth! We still have hundreds of names on our list that have requested care packages… and we want to send a package to each and every one of them!

Through our Adopt A Hero program, you have the opportunity to send a touch of home to a deployed hero. You can choose to shop for their items yourself, or simply donate and we will handle it all for you. YOU can make a difference in the life of an American hero!

To learn more visit our Adopt a Hero page.

CBRE Employees Lend a Helping Hand

CBRE web1On August 21, 2014, some CBRE and Lexmark employees volunteered at Military Missions, Inc. in Lexington, KY.  

One of Military Missions’ largest projects is sending care packages to our troops deployed in harm’s way. The care packages are sent to the troops on a year round basis. The volunteers helped with preparations for the upcoming assembly night by forming and taping the USPS flat rate boxes. They also filled bags with candy, drink mixes, personal care items, and snacks to go in these boxes. 

CBRE web2CBRE employees’ volunteer hours helped make it possible to mail these small touches of home to our deployed troops. They also raised money for the postage needed to send the boxes by having a bowling tournament. All of their efforts helped us say “THANK YOU” to our deployed military personnel.

Everyone enjoyed the day – CBRE employees, Lexmark employees and Military Missions’ volunteers. On behalf of the heroes who will be touched by your time and efforts, we are grateful.

Thank you for partnering with Military Missions, Inc. to support and encourage those that ensure freedoms known only to Americans.

More pictures of the CBRE employees can be seen on our Facebook page

New Friendship Donation

New Friendship Bap ChurchWe want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the folks at New Friendship Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland! They collected all these great items to be used during our upcoming care package assembly. THANK YOU to everyone that had a part in this! It is very much appreciated!! 

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Operation S.E.N.D. Assembly Night

REGISTER TODAY!Operation Send logo

Mark your calendars and join us as we assemble boxes for our upcoming care package mailing on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. We will be meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at our office in Millpond Center, 3650 Boston Road, Suite 146, Lexington, KY 40514. If you plan to participate please register HERE  or call or text 859-221-9477.

Our list of soldiers grows every day. Many people believe that all of our men and women have returned home but there are thousands still deployed and they need our help. We hope you will download a copy of our care package suggestion list and plan to donate some items to be included in our packages. We are also in need of monetary donations to cover the costs of shipping. You can donate directly from our website.

Even if you can’t participate in this event you can still support our troops by spreading the word about this event.

Hope to see you there!





Veteran Appreciation Bags

We recently visited the Lexington Hope Center and delivered some July 4th care bags to 30 veterans currently staying there. Our veterans need to know they are thought about and appreciated! Thank you to all veterans, past and present!!

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Casual Friday at Stoll Keenon Odgen

lawyers_stoll_keenon_ogdenThese are just a few of the fine folks of Stoll•Keenon•Ogden, a Lexington Ky law firm, who recently contributed to “Casual for a Cause Friday”. Once a month, employees participate by wearing casual clothing to work and donating to a charity selected by the firm. On June 27th they chose Military Missions as the casual Friday recipient and raised $243. Thank you to everyone at Stoll Keenon Odgen for making this a success!
From left to right: Donna Rhodus, Kim Ewen, John Rader & Nira Venable.