OSD Impacts Hundreds of University of San Diego Veterans for Annual Holiday Potluck at Mission Beach Fire Pits

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (DECEMBER 24, 2017) /For immediate release/ — OSD’s active San Diego chapter came together with the Travis Manion Foundation to impact hundreds of military community members currently attending the University of San Diego (USD).

The annual holiday potluck brought veterans together for an afternoon of camaraderie and fellowship at the Mission Beach Fire Pits just ahead of Christmas.


USD Student Veteran Organization (SVO) President Brian Lee stated, ” We are grateful to OSD and their supportive military partner, Starbucks, for helping make this event happen, their generosity to our veterans shows that they truly care.”


OSD Southwest Regional Director and USD SVO Vice President Jeff Bartrom said, “Our relationship with the University’s veterans continues to grow exponentially and this event was an amazing opportunity to show our dedication and support in San Diego. This was a great end-cap on a successful year and we’re excited to impact even more military community members together in the new year.”

OSD’s chapter-based “Teams” program brings the military community together through social, service and professional events and outings in dozens of cities around the globe. To date, over 50,000 community members have bonded through hundreds of experiences.


To learn more about how OSD’s programs and services are making an impact on the lives of members in our military community, visit https://operationsupplydrop.org/news/. To learn how you can make an impact through our programs and service, visit https://operationsupplydrop.org/get-involved/.


About OSD (Operation Supply Drop)

OSD is a global, chapter based, Veteran Service Organization (501c3 EIN 27-3842517) providing relevant, relatable and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional and service-oriented programs. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 600,000 members of the military community through these award-winning programs. Read more at: https://operationsupplydrop.org/news


About Travis Manion Foundation (TMF)

TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1st Lt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…”


Guided by this mantra, veterans and survivors continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation. Learn more at: https://www.travismanion.org/




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