AS A MEMBER OF MOVE AMERICA FORWARD (MAF) you’re a vital part of the largest grassroots pro-troop organization in the United States. We are committed to supporting the brave men and women of our armed forces and their continuing efforts to defeat terrorism worldwide.
As a conservative not-for-profit charitable organization, we are dedicated to preserving America’s heritage of freedom and liberty. MAF was formed in early 2004 by the Honorable Howard Kaloogian and acclaimed media personality Melanie Morgan, and we are still running strong in 2018
Broadcast 11 consecutive “Troopathons”, an annual live event on the TV, radio, and the internet to send care packages to our troops deployed in war zones. To date, we have raised over $5.7 million. Our broadcasts have featured pro-troop celebrities like Ted Nugent, Tony Orlando, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, “Coach K” Mike Krzyzewski, Hulk Hogan, Gene Simmons, Mike Tyson, and many more.
Introduced the “Care Packages for the Troops” program in 2006 to send packages to the troops all year round. Sending only the best premium ground coffee, cookies, beef jerky, Gatorade and other items the troops need. To date, we have sent over 415 TONS of care packages to troops serving on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fought to keep Guantanamo Bay open when President Obama tried to close it down and move the terrorists to the United States. MAF representatives visited our troops at Guantanamo Bay in 2008 to thank them for serving.
Organized our annual “Packathon” to commemorate September 11, 2001 by mailing 2001 care packages and packing another 911 more. This event is attended by local, state and federal elected officials.
Helps to organize an annual 9/11 Flag Display/Memorial in West Sacramento, CA so that the American people will never forget and young ones can learn about that tragic day.
Rated “Platinum” by the Guidestar, an extensive charity rating database used by the Department of Defense, for being committed to transparency. Also named a Top-Rated NonProfit by Great NonProfits in 2014-2019.
Put boots on the ground and helped organize the Million Vet March at the WWII memorial in Washington DC to keep War Memorials open for those they were built to honor.
In 2010 we launched the “K-9 Care Package Program” and have been supporting military working dogs and their handlers with specialized K-9 Care Packages that include protective leg and eye wear for our furry troops plus doggie treats. MAF is honored to be recognized by the United Way Foundation and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) for our efforts to support the military working dogs.
Launched the Candy Diplomacy program in partnership with the Jelly Belly Candy Company, in which we send 2 oz. bags of jellybeans to U.S. troops stationed overseas. The special bags display the following message in English, Arabic, and Pashto, “A gift from the American people in hope that your country will one day enjoy the freedom and opportunities that we have in the United States.”
Traveled across America on the “Honoring our Heroes at the Holidays” tour which collected over 200,000 Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday cards for our troops.
Produced and broadcast dozens of national television and radio commercials in support of our troops. More than 100 million Americans have seen our ads.
Organized three “Gold Star” trips to Iraq for the parents of U.S. soldiers killed in the war for them to see first-hand the country where their sons and daughters made the ultimate sacrifice.
Sent a delegation of radio talk show hosts to Iraq for the “Voices of Soldiers” Truth Tour. With Howard Kaloogian and Melanie Morgan leading, this delegation of journalists interviewed soldiers so they could tell, in their own words, the truth of their successes in the fight against terrorism.
Launched multiple petitions, including to award Ty Woods and Glen Doherty the congressional Gold Medal, so that everyday Americans could contact their Congressional representatives with ease.