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Strengthening Our Military Family®


Military Family Month

Military Family Month was established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA, and the U.S. government has recognized the occasion every year since.

Each November, Armed Services YMCA celebrates Military Family Month to demonstrate the nation’s support and commitment the families of military personnel.

With hundreds of thousands of service members deployed overseas, recognizing the daily sacrifices made by military families has never been more important.

Looking for the annual Armed Services YMCA Art & Essay Contest information? Please visit the Art & Essay Contest page

Operation Little Learners. Operation Ride Home. Operation Camp. A few of the ways we help strengthen military families.

2019 Presidential proclamation



Wyndam Hotels is honored to welcome active and retired military members, veterans, and their families. In recognition of Veterans Day, they're offering savings and benefits such as member level upgrades. Plus, they're matching points donations made to the Armed Services YMCA now through Dec. 6. 

Veterans Day discounts and more: