Operation at Ease Mission
Our mission is to provide active duty military personnel and their immediate families with a complimentary weekend of rest, relaxation and recreation as an expression of our community’s appreciation and gratitude for their service. First priority will be those personnel separated from their families and recently deployed to a combat zone or other area where there is reasonable expectations of hostile combat operations. Second priority will be those personnel returning from an unaccompanied tour. All other requests will be considered if vacancies are available.
Operation at Ease Vision
We envision a program of offering around 50 family visits each year, sustained over many years, for as long as our service members continue to deploy regularly to locations where they are placed in harm's way. We anticipate that the greater St. James community, including several local businesses, will continue to enthusiastically provide the volunteer man hours, financial resources and in-kind donations required to operate the program indefinitely.