Military families are frequently stationed far apart from their loved ones, which can take a toll on their sense of connection and stability, especially during the holidays. That’s why it’s so important to bring military families home — to celebrate, reconnect, and rejuvenate.
By offering funding for up to $500 on flights or providing prepaid gift cards for vehicle travel, the ASYMCA and Jack Daniels are making travel home possible for the service members and military families who are most in need.
Reconnecting military families during the holidays is one small way Operation Ride Home is strengthening military families. Operation Ride Home is open to active duty E1-E5 personnel, both single and married, who might not otherwise financially be able to travel home. The ASYMCA works with the various military commands in areas co-located with our 12 Branches to identify and prioritize junior-enlisted service members and families most in financial need. Subsidized plane tickets and prepaid debit cards for road travel help to offset travel expenses.
Generous annual donations from Jack Daniel’s, partner organizations, and donors like you make this program possible. You can help make holidays brighter for a military family by making a gift, fundraising, or participating in one of the fundraisers hosted by the ASYMCA or Jack Daniels!
Jack Daniel's Barrel Trees
Purchase raw oak whiskey barrels from select Jack Daniel's Barrel Trees across the United States! Locations are limited and restrictions apply. Follow the link for more info.
Purchase a ticket to the ASYMCA's Whiskey Raffle, featuring 4 bottles of whiskey selected from Jack Daniel's Special & Limited Edition Collection. Follow the link for rules & restrictions.
Start a Fundraiser
Whether it's making a gift or starting a fundraiser large or small, your contribution can help send more service members and military families home for the holidays.
American Airlines is proud to be the official airline of Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home, helping to bring military families fly home and reconnect them with their loved ones over the holidays.
Each year, the number of military families desperate to get home for the holidays exceeds the funding available to send them all. You can close this gap and help ensure no military family is left behind during the holidays.