Monday
Mar312014

My Hero Doesn't Wear A Cape

A friend has published a wonderful children's book titled "My Hero Doesn't Wear a Cape" by Gloria Canada.  I highly recommend it for those military family's with children or any family with children.  It is quite touching and the artwork is beautiful.  You will be able to order it online soon, but in the meantime if you'd like to order a copy, please contact Terry Baily at Innovo Publishing, 1.888.546.2111 or their website: www.innovopublishing.com

Tuesday
Jan212014

After Action Report (AAR) - Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program

What an unbelievable program this was!  Our first Christmas program to support Warrior families for Christmas went far beyond our expectations. 

We initially focused on "adopting" 4 families by soliciting donations from our Corporate partners and friends.  Our goal was to collect $2000.00.  We far exceeded our goal through the generocity of our partners and friends, and were able to support 57 military and veteran families.

Our full report is posted and we look forward to expanding the program next year.  Click HERE for the report.

A HUGE thank you to all who contributed, to our Warrior Advocates who identified our families, and to my staff and volunteers that made this all happen.  It was truly an example of the Christmas Spirit!  Thank you all.

Skip Rogers, Co/Founder and Executive Director

Monday
Sep092013

Able Forces Selected As 2013 Great Non-Profit

THANK YOU to all our Wounded, Ill, and Injured supporters.  Once again Able Forces has been selected as a 2013 Great Non-Profit.  This is the 2nd consecutive year we have received this distiction.

Take a moment and read what others are saying about us http://greatnonprofits.org/org/able-forces-inc

 

2013 Top-rated nonprofits and charities

Monday
May272013

Armed Forces Day FreedomRide

"The day was cold, rainy, and just miserable for a ride, but our FreedomRiders were there in force" remarked Kathy Rogers, organizer of the 2013 Freedom Ride.  Escorted by Fairfax County and Prince William County Motorcycle officers (6 each), over 50 riders made their way in solemn procession down the backroads of Fairfax and Prince William Counties to Arlington National Cemetery.  There the Marine Corps Color Guard awaited in the pouring rain to salute the Riders in their recognition of our Fallen Warriors.  After a short ceremony featuring singer Laurelyn Morrison, lone bugler Michael Fox, and Quantico National Cemetery Director Steve Fezler, the Riders returned to the American Legion in Springfield for an afternoon of food, entertainment, military displays, appreciation shown by all.  100% of the FreedomRide proceeds go to support the financial crisis needs of our veteans and families.

Check out the Photos link to the left for additional photos.

 

Tuesday
Jan082013

Able Forces Motorcycle Rally-Armed Forces Day

 

 

This year the ride for Able Forces will be part of the 4th National Armed Forces Day FreedomRide hosted by Post 176 American Legion Riders. Thousands of riders in over 30 states will stand together in remembrance of all our Armed Services past and present. Able Forces will serve as the coordinator for the State of Virginia. Please join us to show our support and gratitude for those who have sacrificed so much for the freedom of all.  The ride will begin and end at the American Legion Post 176, located at 6520 Amherst Avenue, Springfield VA 22150.   

Click on the FreedomRide link on the left column for additional information that includes: 

  • Event Brochure
  • Sponsorship Form
  • Vendor Registration 

For additional information call Kathy Rogers at 540.631.9600 x-4.

For additional information regarding the National FreeomRide go to www.nationalarmedforcesfreedomride.com