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 YMCA

                                                                  Making Military Life Easier
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCASunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 6:09am
                                                                  An Armed Services YMCA Killeen group dedicating their workout in honor of breast cancer awareness!
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCASunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 4:00am
                                                                  "Good for three bones a day and a place to sleep." ..That is what the The Y / Armed Services YMCA gifted Sgt. Stubby, a decorated WWI dog on his lifetime membership card. To read more and see the trailer for the upcoming Sgt. Stubby Movie, click below!

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                                                                  Armed Services YMCASaturday, October 21st, 2017 at 8:01am
                                                                  Thank you to Erik Lind for your hard work and dedication to strengthening the military family. 👏 Pictured is ASYMCA board member Erik Lind (center) with William French, ASYMCA President & CEO (left), and Lee Baxter, ASYMCA Chairman of the National Board (right).
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCASaturday, October 21st, 2017 at 6:06am
                                                                  Help send service members and their families home this holiday season! Please donate to Operation Ride Home, or share this post! Our troops deserve to spend the holidays with their loved ones! <3
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAFriday, October 20th, 2017 at 6:06am
                                                                  #TBT - Honolulu, The Army Navy YMCA.
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