For Immediate Release

Contact: Bailey Bernius

Applications Now Accepted for Military Families to Attend Operation PurpleĀ® Healing Adventures

Association Offers Special Family Retreat for Wounded Warriors and Families

July 7, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA July 7, 2011— The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for Operation Purple Healing Adventures, a family camp experience for active duty or medically retired service members who were wounded or experienced emotional trauma or illness related to their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Apply today!

Operation Purple Healing Adventures 2011 will take place at Camp Dream in Warm Springs, Georgia, August 5-9. Located on the campus of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center, Camp Dream is a 74-acre camp designed to be completely accessible. Participants will enjoy canoeing, fishing, hiking, and swimming.  The Operation Purple program includes both family-focused activities and the opportunity for parents to relax and enjoy quiet time while their children participate in exciting outdoor exploration supervised by camp counselors.

In addition to these traditional camp activities, Operation Purple Healing Adventures will include structured activities developed by the FOCUS Program (Families OverComing Under Stress). These activities highlight areas of strength and resilience in the family and promote family growth. Families are supported in working together to enhance their relationships through communication activities aimed at building connections and family closeness. Click here to apply for this special family retreat.

Operation Purple Healing Adventures is free to all participants thanks to support from USO.

About the National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit

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