Support Our Troops

Military Support Programs

Also see Get Involved Locally. Information is there, but some specific programs related to MEPS and Care Packages. Excer MAAF members currently populate more than 20 countries, all 50 states, and over 100 military installations and ships. One can truly say that not only are there atheists in foxholes, they are in foxholes all over the world. Individual members can find support and strength by coming together with local organizations. On-post groups as well as the other communities listed provide ways for members to meet individually or at local atheist, freethought, and humanist gatherings. Contact MAAF to start a group if one isn't in your area, or view the following documents:  
MAAF is dedicated to connecting the civilian and military community. We build community primarily through direct interaction and fellowship among our members. We also educate the military community in general to build a more warm and welcoming environment for our members and other nontheists in the military. The easiest way to interact with service members is to write them directly. Our Any Atheist in a Foxhole program allows visitors to write letters to MAAF members through a simple online form (see below). For those of you able, consider a care package donation. MAAF is also seeking out POCs to represent MAAF to local enlistment processing stations (MEPS). MAAF sends care packages to personnel overseas, including food, gloves, juice mix, books, and materials of interest. Members of MAAF can sign up to receive this support. MAAF forwards these packages all over the world to deployed service members in need.

Care Package Donation

secure, simple donations For any donation to MAAF of $45 you can support MAAF's efforts to prepare and send  care packages deployed service members. Service members overseas can sign up at any time to receive packages. Packages include magazines, food items, toiletries, puzzles and other items according to service member. The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science has provided support in the past. You can fill out the Any Atheist in a Foxhole letter below. Groups interested in sending packages can contact MAAF.

Military Enlistment Processing Station (MEPS) outreach

View full story on MEPS program in Louisville An anonymous donor in the Louisville area has identified and funded a new MAAF program for outreach to Military Enlistement Processing Stations (MEPS). MEPS are the first official military activity for service members. Previously, Gideons and other organizations have been given special access to deploying recruits. The ACLU has ended this practice creating a more even playing field. These new regulations provide for outside (non-military) organizations to provide information in the waiting room for deploying members. In order to do this, MAAF will need a local representative to step up as a Point of Contact in the area to monitor and place the materials. If the MEPS station places no materials at all, then we will not place either, and we won't object. But if they place any materials, ours should be placed as well. Read or click the map below for stations in your area. Contact MAAF to help as a point of contact or sponsoring donor.

To Any Atheist in a Foxhole

MAAF members are serving throughout the world and appreciate your support. MAAF will help to connect you. Simply write your letter here and MAAF will send it to a service member. Those serving in combat areas get first priority, but with enough letters, we hope to send your support to all of our members. We invite letters from anyone and you may provide whatever information or message you wish.

To make this program work, MAAF has a few procedural controls. Anything submitted to MAAF may be sent to MAAF members in conjunction with this program. Make sure to include your contact info and name if you want a response. MAAF takes no responsibility for responses you may receive related to your submission. The content of your message may be edited at the discretion of MAAF. MAAF may not provide any acknowledgment or notification of the use or your submission.

Letters may also be sent directly to MAAF at our physical address. (see footer of website)