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Stand Down 2012!
Operation Stand Down has secured a location for this year’s event. We will be holding the event October 19th – 21st at the Jaycees building and old airfield at the corner of Airport Road/Johnson and Leeman Ferry Road. We are very excited about this location and look forward to this being the best Stand Down ever. Please contact Dan Hamrick for any further details or if you know of anyone else who would like to volunteer.

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Stand Down 2012

Time: Friday, October 19 at 7:00 AM thru Sunday, October 21 at 12:00 PM
Location: Jaycees Building on Airport Rd. and Leeman Ferry Rd.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pinz Bowling

Please Join Operation Standown at Pinz at Bridgestreet Mall on Thursday May 17, 2012 from 6-8 PM for food, fun, fellowship and bowling. Pinz is donating 10% of the proceeds to OSD. Pinz Bowling

Donate Online

You can now make donations to OSD online using PayPal. Donate now.


Homeless Veteran
In times of war, exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative security and safety in what was known as a "Stand Down." At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.
Today's Operation Stand Down strives to do the same for those homeless veterans who "battle" the harshness of life on the streets. Originating in San Diego, California in 1988, "Stand Down" refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation's estimated 300,000 homeless veterans "combat" life on the streets. Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location for one to three days and are provided access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. In the military, a Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Today's Stand Down affords the same opportunity to homeless veterans.