Message from OSC Founder and President

Cindy McGrew

Operation Second Chance is celebrating 10 years of service to our wounded, injured and ill Veterans, and we are reminded daily that our mission must continue. When we turn on the news, we hear that the war is winding down. Yet the reality of what we really need to hear more of is despite the fact that the war is winding down, "wounds last a lifetime". Our families need us now more than ever! It is estimated that 1 in 5 Veterans suffer from PTS. Notice I left off the "D". Read More >>


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We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support Veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals, by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. We are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.



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Welcome to our official first E-Newsletter! We are reaching our 7th year of existence; each of us at OSC wants to thank you for your generosity and your continued support. Read More >>


Partners & Friends

Since its foundation in 2004, Operation Second Chance has developed a series of deep, mutually beneficial, and constructive working relationships with a series of Partners, and is proud to be associated with them.

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Jolly Fat Man Run

Jolly Fat Man

We are holding the event on Saturday, Dec 13 from 8-11am in Bethesda. We'll have our warm-up and walk/run on the Crescent Trail and meet for breakfast at American Tap Room. Website.

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