Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA)

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ASYMCA Mission Statement: The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.


ASYMCA Mission Motto: Making Military Life Easier

Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) National Headquarters
ASYMCA HQ Address/ASYMCA Map: ASYMCA Online
7405 Alban Station Court, Suite B215
Springfield, VA 22150
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Telephone: (800) 597-1260 Make a donation ASYMCA EIN: 36-3274346
ASYMCA Date Founded: 1861
ASYMCA Leadership: William D. French
President William D. French
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ASYMCA History:
During the Civil War, a group of local YMCA members voluntarily provided relief services to American Armed Forces in nearby encampments. Within seven months, the movement spread across the nation and the United States first large-scale civilian volunteer service corps, known as the United States Christian Commission, was born. President Abraham Lincoln recognized the Commission for its efforts during the Civil War.

Founded in 1861, ASYMCAs collectively make up the premier nonprofit community service organization in America serving our military. ASYMCAs provide service annually to over 500,000 junior enlisted troops and family members at 200 program locations in 18 states and Puerto Rico. In cooperation with the unit and area military leadership, the ASYMCA offers programs and services which strengthen families and encourage individuals to achieve their fullest potential. The beginning of the YMCA service in the military is usually associated with the year 1861, when some 5,000 dedicated YMCA volunteers took to the battlefields of the Civil War alongside America’s uniformed young men. It was the year that Abraham Lincoln commended YMCA leaders for the “benevolent undertaking for the benefit of the soldiers”. The tradition of “following the flag” continued in every war and conflict in which the United States has been involved.


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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAThursday, April 12th, 2018 at 7:46am
                                                                  Being a parent in the military is hard work. We see you, we appreciate you, we're here for you. Thank you for everything you do! http://bit.ly/2HeQ6YQ
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAWednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 3:06am
                                                                  We’re proud and excited to partner with Fun Academy Motion Pictures as part of an on-going effort to highlight the important role rescue animals play in society. Head to the theaters this month to see the true story of America’s most renowned stray dog, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCATuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 6:04am
                                                                  Sheri Yerrington from Armed Services YMCA Killeen was able to join forces with the Major General (Ret.) Kevin Pottinger and Sid Eppes, both great folks at Airpower Foundation for the Military Combine hosted by Caliber Collision Saturday, March 31 at the Dallas Cowboys "America's Team" AT&T Stadium. The top 50 military athletes competed in several individual events that included 40 yard dash, vertical jump, standing board jump, push-ups, shuttle and much more. What a great showcase for all of the nonprofits that came together!
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCATuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 1:04am
                                                                  The military has a no-fail mission—the defense of our nation—so it is critical that the men and women who serve are fully set up for success at everything they do. http://bit.ly/CBbadO
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCASaturday, March 31st, 2018 at 3:06am
                                                                  The ASYMCA provides hands-on, innovative, specialized programs and support services to military service members and their families. Click here to find our location closest to you. http://bit.ly/2pJXKQi
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