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Operation Troop Appreciation

Rating: 4.98 stars   239 reviews 9,354


Century III Mall 3075 Clairton Blvd. West Mifflin PA 15123 USA


To build and sustain the morale and well being of the military community, past and present, with the assurance that the American public supports and appreciates their selfless service and daily sacrifices.


Since July of 2004, OTA has provided support to over 136,000 members of the military and veteran community and have done so with a 100% volunteer staff, ensuring that 98 cents of every dollar is used to fund troop and veteran support projects.

Target demographics:

military members and veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year:

20,000 members of the military and veteran communities

Geographic areas served:

Pittsburgh, PA


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Rating: 5 stars  

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Lon Honzell
Jul 17 (5 days ago)

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Click link militaryhonorisland.org to show appreciation for our United States of America Veterans.

Showing our appreciation to our United States Military Veterans, by flying each Military Branches Flag.Thank a Vet:
Everyone appreciates the Veterans, for what they have sacrificed to keep the United States of America safe and free.
With the flying of All Military Flags and sub branches along with Fire and Police flag that will show appreciation, today tomorrow and every day.

This assembly of flags will bring visitors from miles away, some will bring there own business to Pittsburg.
That will prompt them to buy houses, filling heir desire to live in a community that Honors and appreciates our USA Veterans.

The news of this flying all military flags will be spread world wide, this will also bring visitors to this Historic City of Pittsburg Texas, that will create more sales for Pittsburg..
Grant will be sought to assembly this www.militaryhonorisland.org,
Send to Cypress Bank 903-856-6653
acct # 51086908 Thank A Vet:

Lon Honzell lhonzell4@gmail.com 903-488-5456

Military Honor Island: EIN# 81-0748460 Secretary of State Seal militaryhonorisland.org 501c3# 81-0748460

Seeking funds to accomplish this venture to honor and show appreciation to our USA Veterans, Goal $82,000.00,

www.militaryhonorisland.org, to show appreciation to our USA Veterans. This will enable this org to purchase 2 acres in Camp Co. Texas, where the flying of all Military flags will be flown that will honor our American Hero's, Our veterans. [Military Honor Island] Flags from each branch of the United States Military will be flown at a location near Pittsburg Texas. Total of
28 flags will be blowing in the wind, pretty sight Honoring our Veterans. militaryhonorisland.orgBillowing FlagsEvery time anyone observes these flags flying at Military Honor Island, our veterans will be appreciated.
Where Military Honor Island will be located, these flag poles will be set in concrete and landscaped around to become a show place.
A bragging show place for Pittsburg, that will bring vistors from miles away. This alone will bring customers to the local businesses. militaryhonorisland.org

29 Flag poles will need to be purchased, with flags flying high in the blowing wind. Each flag representing a branch of service will have a plaque underneath the flag explaining this branch of service.
Flags will be bought from a high quality US flag manufacture, NO foreign flags will Fly Here!
Land scape around poles and walkways will be professionally contoured so even if a sightseer is in a wheel chair he or she may be able to roll by to read the plaques.
This Military Honor Island will be located on a 2 acre lot of
real-estate. On the right of way of one the major highways [271] in Camp Co.

Entrance off this highway will be constructed by the Highway department of Texas. With your help and the help of local businesses and donations from individuals this honor Island will become a reality.
Honoring all branches:
Funds will be held at Cypress SSB, 903-856-6653
P.O. Box 849 Pittsburg TX 75686.

ACCT # 51086908

Click link militaryhonorisland.org to show appreciation for our United States of America Veterans.
Flags that will be flown at Military Honor Island.

Christian Flag, USA, Fire, Police, Navy Seals, Airborne, Blue Angles, Seabees, Thunder Birds, Vietnam, Camo Rangers, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Patriot Guard, National Guard, MIA, Air Force, Korea, Texas, Support Our Troops, America Legion, Plaque with the ten commandments, Confederate, American Legion, , 9-11, Wounded Warrior, First Responders, VFW.

Thank our vets for keeping us safe and Free: You are appreciated:
Lon Honzell email: lhonzell4@gmail.com ph# 903-488-5456

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Rating: 5 stars  

I reached out to Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA)for an item our unit needed but had trouble getting the funds to purchase. After receiving my request OTA quickly filled the order. Their service not only helped our unit but allowed us to better train/educate others.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are delighted to receive care packages. We really appreciate and thank each and everyone that has helped support the troops. I am glad to know that there is organizations out there that really care about the troops. we would like to thank once more for supporting us!! :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are a unit in southwest Asia, who have received outstanding support from OTA! No hesitation in recommending this organization - if you can provide your support, it will definitely be passed to the troops over here!

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Operation Troop Appreciation has a been tremendous in support us in this deplane for that I just want to say that you guys are rock stars. Thanks again.

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I wish I could guve them 10 stars! Most support non profits only send boxes of goodies, but this organization sent items we requested. Because of there amazing support and going way above and beyond, my unit deemed me the care package master because it wasn't the normal food items. They sent a bunch of cool gear we requested. OTA ROCKS!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Awesome organization to work with. Vets and deployed troops are so appreciative of what they receive. We are all volunteers. Such a rewarding experience!

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I am truly honored to be a volunteer at Operation Troop Appreciation. All of the volunteers work as a true team. I love working with the Welcome Home Program to make our Veterans homes as great as our vets are to us.

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Absolutely incredible support to deployed military members. While every care package/letter received is great, a lot of the guys don't have families back home helping them get through this. Operation Troop Appreciation meets specific needs identified by the military member. At some camps you can get just about everything needed, at others--many everyday items are in short supply or never available. OTA goes out of their way to hunt it down and get it to us. That kind of personalized support is something you'd normally only get from family. For many, it is the little things that go a long way toward making the time away from home bearable. Thank you and please keep up the great work--your Operation is definitely Appreciated by the Troops!

Col Bruce Munger
Camp RS, Kabul

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Rating: 5 stars  

This review is in regards to my experience with Operation Troop Appreciation.
I am a First Sergeant for a large unit here in Afghanistan. I reached out to these great folks through the internet because I wanted to provide my unit goodies that can appreciate while deployed. They sent out great boxes of things to include Little Debbie Snack cakes, popcorn, candy, beef jerkey and other great items the folks enjoyed. They are a great company that included pics and cards as well. The guys/gals loved it and I sent them pics of them opening their boxes. What a great company, if I could give them 6 starts I would.
Thanks for your support of us Airman deployed in Afghanistan !
God Bless

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