soldiers' angels

Soldiers’ Angels

Soldiers’ Angels is proud to support SPC Troy Yocum on this truly inspiring Hike For Our Heroes. “May No Soldier Go Unloved,” encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers’ Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers’ Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families. Soldiers’ Angels volunteers will spread the word in their communities before Troy’s arrival in their area. Soldiers’ Angels media team will also post updates on Troy’s progress on their official sites at Twitter @soldiersangels, and We are happy to have started off Troy’s fundraiser efforts with a $1,000 donation and urge others to contribute.

Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, we are an international, volunteer-led organization supporting America’s men and women in uniform. With over 30 different teams and projects, our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

vetcars is proud to support Troy Yocum on his noble journey to raise awareness and assist the families of America’s Warriors. When I first learned of Specialist Troy Yocum’s plans to honor-and raise money for-the families of America’s heroes; I was astounded by the sheer ambition of his trek: Hike seven thousand miles around the U.S.A. in sixteen months. I was further amazed at how news of Drum Hike-Hike for Heroes dream has spread. According to his Facebook page, thousands of people are already aware of Troy’s journey and the outpouring of support and enthusiasm throughout the country is nothing short of amazing. I knew that if didn’t get involved with this soldier’s mission, it was going to miss out on something very exciting – a special calling


Military Benefit Association

Military Benefit Association (MBA) is proud to sponsor Troy’s amazing hike across the USA to raise funds for military families.
MBA is a non-profit organization of active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel, military retirees and veterans, federal civilian employees and their spouses. We offer members an attractive package of group life insurance and other benefits. Established in 1956, MBA is one of the oldest and largest associations of its kind.

transitioning veteran


Transitioning Veteran is dedicated to helping veterans who have or are in the process of separating from the military and who are looking for information on veteran benefits. Transitioning Veteran is a website thathelps guide veterans directly to what they feel are very useful links.


Thanks to Vickie Biosseau for generously setting Troy up with gloves that will protect his hands during the long durations of drumming.



Thanks to Rachel Martinelli and all the people at Merrell for the donation of shoes. Hiking 7000 miles will be a lot easier now with your backing. If you want great outdoor gear Merrell is the place to look!



Thanks to Dean Mayer and Clif Bar for helping us get SPC Yocum through the long grueling days of hiking by supplying energy and nutrition bars!

nature's gate


Thanks to Natalie Wallach at Nature’s Gate who is generously donating Sunscreen products for Troy to use. Many days he will be out in the sun and he really appreciates their help and loves their products!

granite gear


Thanks to Dan Cruikshank for the donation of the backpacks and for helping us branch out for other camping/hiking gear needs.

life is good


Thanks to Jim Laughlin for the Donation of clothes. Life is good when people like this help.

three dog bakery

Three Dog Bakery

Three Dog Bakery is proud to sponsor Emmie on her hike across America for Military Families in need. They will supply her with the food and the treats she needs to endure the 7000 mile/15 month long Hike for our Heroes! Emmie says “ARF, thanks to all the people at Three Dog for making this happen.”

dog is good


California based Dog Is Good (DIG) celebrates the joy of the dog-human relationship with original dog-inspired hip tees and humorous gifts for the humans in the dog’s life. Dog is Good believes in being a positive force in the community, and regularly supports non-profit organizations.
We are proud to sponsor Troy on his journey in support of veterans. The official T-shirt for Troy’s walk, “Never Walk Alone” is designed and produced by Dog is Good, LLC. Shirts can be purchased directly from their website at or any authorized retailers who carry the brand. For each “Never walk Alone” shirt purchased on-line from Dog is Good during the duration of Troy’s hike, Dog is Good will donate100% of retail to The Hike for our Heroes.



Thanks to Yael Israel Roggen who is organizing a food drive to support the Hike for our Heroes team during the journey across the states. Visit the site and contact her to donate food for the 7000 mile hike.


Thanks to Anthony Zammit for the donation of inner ear phones. The long days of hiking will go by much smoother with great sounding music!

Heroes of the Diamond

On New Years Day, the U.S. Military All-Stars began the Road to Ground Zero Flag Tour. On site when President George W. Bush delivered his famous “Bullhorn Speech” following the Sept. 11 attacks, over the past decade, the Ground Zero Flag has been presented to thousands of heroes in ceremonies from Iraq to Afghanistan and back.

In 2011, the Ground Zero Flag will be presented all over the nation giving everyone in America the opportunity to honor, view, take photos and touch during its cross-country journey back to New York for the 10th anniversary of 9-11. To learn more or