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Almost 50% of active duty service members.
Our parents and while.
Technology allows communication nothing to replace the feeling of home and thanks the -- effort by operation homefront and dog -- cared to sponsor matters.
That dream is about to become a reality for 300 military families this weekend joining us right now.
Is the guys my immediate right is in mind if I hit him playfully on the on the CEO of operation homefront -- not.
And one and we'll see you a veteran of of Afghan of Iraq War the first one Persian gulf war.
And one deployed military dad were very proud of shield in -- Sheldon.
Welcome to both he would catch that she's service -- can -- years' service still applies to new joint operation homefront in no way tell us what why you joined in what is about.
Well operation homefront focuses on emergency financial assistance for -- military families.
And it's mostly going to cover every -- kinds of needs rent utilities and even food.
And I learned about all of the great things that operation homefront does for our military families.
And I knew I had to be a part of doing it every single -- -- in the words of unifying the family getting them together well while the service members are away and in harm's way we can help take care of the families back home so they don't have to worry about it -- you find out about children.
Actually my boss back in.
That invest in Nassau and April C is simulate for operational fronts and they're doing this program for Father's Day and night senator from there.
So -- -- you've been to Afghanistan and any time and in their four times and you just 27 years old Chester city join the army what.
-- army did you know as did makers -- you know I've donated changing it -- jump start everything in that.
And didn't get on negative in her path I knew -- you wrote a letter out to be part of this program correctness there.
All right and the letter would take a look at it take a look at a portion of it.
Actually you you wanna read the letter written for me.
Part of USA get a combination of being an army in being -- -- across countries very challenging.
Fashion missed some of the first that's my son's life is all his first words the -- Afghanistan.
I'm deploy again and in the future and I know have little time to spend my little man nothing can make is that -- -- some personal time with as little bit.
Right you so that letter and we were just -- and it's indicative of so many other military families and thinks of the partnership with government -- care.
Were able to send 300.
Home for Father's Day -- -- No which you -- President is doing Jillian how great would it be -- was here right now -- be incredible.
So why don't we bring -- out and see if we could get elected -- -- -- in person how great it would be to spend Father's Day Friday.
With Joey and Sheldon.
-- just three years old and not only.
Hanging on his.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- less -- assumption of it's been it's been awhile.
-- we we do you do Skype and you know -- and there are things like that it been a good while and compete.
Nice to see it doesn't -- and -- -- -- a brain and it's a little bit surprised -- I -- is going to be here.
New York City and I thought OK.
Well there's -- so it's only knew what it was like the last time you saw he was not -- He was global distress and the -- on you know is is now here's.
So in front followed around a lot you know so you know when things gone for a long time so now is has gone up a lot.
Tears out your routine it's you -- Yeah.
Jim what's is like for you.
Well it does what it's all about you know we see so many military families that volunteer to serve their country and do so probably the challenges are -- when they can't be either in person to have these kinds of real moments.
And so for us.
This is why I am so privileged to lead a group of people dedicated to our military families.
I know he had a he had no problems -- been busy in New York City and on and on well.
Great to see him what it would agree you can -- you know those guys are coming out you've for -- don't have to -- right now letter and it's a great program US.
Nice to see -- do things right.
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-- sure the break I'm gonna get a high five and they'll grab that that is thanks so much guys who come in appearance and then and I home prices.
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