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 YMCAFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 7:28am
                                                                  Thank you for your support Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA!! Yesterday we received a visit from Andia Dinesen, Vice President of Communications & Operations for AMBA. She presented this check to William French, ASYMCA President & CEO. The entire ASYMCA team is extremely grateful for AMBA's generous donation to our Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala.
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCATuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:11am
                                                                  Hey MARCOA Media, our Financial Development Team loves our annual reports! Thanks for guiding us along and printing a product we're proud to share with current and potential others!! We appreciate you always supporting us in our efforts to strengthen military families.
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCASaturday, August 12th, 2017 at 7:41am
                                                                  Leland Vittert, Fox News National Correspondent will be this year's Master of Ceremonies for the ASYMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala!
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAFriday, August 11th, 2017 at 7:41am
                                                                  Have you heard of Justin Constantine? The retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel will be our inspirational speaker at the ASYMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala! Click below to learn more about Justin's story and the event.
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAThursday, August 10th, 2017 at 7:41am
                                                                  Very excited to share details about our upcoming Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala! This event honors our courageous military medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen. Click below to learn more!
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