What is it like to be a deployed service member overseas?

The Problem

Life on base is isolating

Many deployed service members go months without any entertainment or civilian visits that connect them to the country they are protecting.

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The facts

Nearly half of veterans struggle with their mental health

47%

of post 9/11 veterans report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (Pew Research Center, 2019)

40%

of active duty service members report feeling lonely on tour (Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2016)

49%

of veterans feel uneasy with the phrase "thank you for your service." (Cohen Veterans Network, 2019)

Timeline of

A typical day on installment

4:30 a.m.
Wake up &
get dressed
5 a.m. - 6 a.m.
Physical Training

Key to military readiness, service members will be expected to meet fitness standards throughout their enlistment

6 a.m. - 7 a.m.
Breakfast

Most service members eat their breakfast in the field or at the dining facility (DFAC)

7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Current work assignment

From Active Combat, Administrative, Construction, Electronic and Electrical Repair, Engineering, Science and Technical, Health Care, Protective Services, to any one of many more necessary jobs

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lunch

Most service members eat their lunch in the field or at their desk

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Back to current work assignment

From Active Combat, Administrative, Construction, Electronic and Electrical Repair, Engineering, Science and Technical, Health Care, Protective Services, to any one of many more necessary jobs

6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner

Most service members eat their dinner in the field or at the dining facility (DFAC)

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Additional duty

Guard duty, kitchen duty, or cleaning details or free time to study, additional physical training, and socialize.

10 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.
Sleep
4:30 a.m.
Do it all over again,

and again, and again, and again...

How we help

Bringing magic to their days

Our hand-selected performers are a volunteer ensemble of full-time, professional magicians and comedians, from the US and Canada that you may have seen on America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, Last Comic Standing, or at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA.

Help us support active duty service members
For every $56 you donate

A service member will receive:

Live
magic show

We recruit the best magicians North America has to offer to provide high quality, wildly fun, live magic shows.

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Note of
encouragement

When you support MoM you get to write a personalized note of gratitude and encouragement that will land in a service member's hands (and heart).

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Custom care
package

Our care packages are designed to be a positive memory and souvenir of our show that they can look back on for the rest of their tour and share with family when they return home.

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