Holiday Help

The holidays are fast approaching and Operation Once in a Lifetime receives thousands of requests from Active Military families and Military Veteran families needing a little hand up and help for the holidays.

These requests vary from families needing help with toys, meals and help getting home for the holidays, especially from those families stationed overseas.    Help us help those that have sacrificed so much for others.

You can donate online, as well as donate toys at our various drop off locations. Donations are tax deductible.    

For more information on how you can help, to find the nearest Toys For Troops drop off location or to donate airline miles to help fly Service Members home for the holidays, please email

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Raffle & Request

How would you like to win a 2019 Polaris Slingshot??

We are teaming up with Not Your Average Operator to support our Veterans, Active Military and their families by raffling off this amazing 2019 Slingshot with 100% of proceeds going to Operation Once in a Lifetime!

Raffle tickets are $20 each, 3 for $50, 7 for $100 or 15 for $200. There are only 6,796 raffle tickets total that can be sold, representing the number of US Service Members killed in Iraq & Afghanistan!

Tickets can be purchased at Also, anyone who purchases a Not Your Average Operator T Shirt will also be entered into the drawing.

Raffle tickets will be mailed as well.

Drawing will be held live on Facebook when tickets are sold out or Memorial Day Weekend 2020 but our goal is to sell out of tickets by Christmas! For more information, please e-mail:

Disclaimer: must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Winner responsible for shipping or local pick up from Dallas TX.

Operation Once in a Lifetime is about to grant a wish that made our heart skip a beat. SSG Shaw was killed in Iraq in 2007 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. One of SSG Shaw’s daughters, now an adult, reached out to us to see if we could help grant a wish for her.

Her wish is it to visit her father’s grave site with her fiancé before she gets married as she has not been back since she was a child. Not only is Operation Once in a Lifetime taking her and her fiancé but we are also flying a group of men that were with her dad when he was killed. These are the kind of wishes that we make happen when you support Operation Once in a Lifetime.

What an amazing request: “I want to see my dad at Arlington National Cemetery before I get married”!

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Operation Once in a Lifetime hosts its 4th Annual “Closure Trip” to the Nations Capital  and Arlington National Cemetery. Thirty-four Active Military and Veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and World War II got the opportunity to pay their respects to their fallen brothers and sisters for the very first time.

Winner winner!!

Operation Once in a Lifetime presents the winner of the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey #77 Indian Motorcycle Scout Bobber charity raffle! We have traveled the United States selling raffle tickets at various events and online and raising money for our military, while teaming up with an amazing company who has a genuine passion in helping our military. So humbled and honored to find out that winner is a Vietnam Marine Corp Veteran with 2 Purple Hearts that bought $100 in raffle tickets from our Support your Troops Resale – Plano TX! The winning raffle ticket’s number was #3779! 

When we delivered the bike, it had exactly 7 miles on it??


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