As the largest organization of combat veterans, we understand the importance of keeping military families in touch. That's why in 1996 we launched the VFW Operation Uplink™ program - a calling program for deployed service members that provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans.
Operation Uplink initially provided calling cards to deployed and hospitalized troops, but on Mother's Day in 2006, due to the growing popularity of the program, and thanks to the generosity of corporate donors like Sport Clips Haircuts and Harleysville Insurance, the program began hosting "Free Call Days."
The program is the only one of its kind, providing at least three designated days each month when deployed service members can make FREE phone calls home to the U.S. from their Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) center or military DSN line.
Free Call Days have provided more than 7.6 million free connections for service members and their families.
If you have questions or would like to request phone time for your loved one, contact Operation Uplink today.