Active Duty Fund Drive

By Our Own – For Our Own

March 1 is the beginning of the Active Duty Fund Drive (ADFD) in support of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). This is an annual event held on Navy & Marine Corps bases across the globe by active-duty service members, aimed at educating sailors and marines about the services provided by NMCRS and to solicit support for those programs. In 2017, NMCRS provided more than $45 million dollars in assistance to over 56,000 sailors, marines and their eligible family members.

RDML Lindsey has kicked-off the event this this “fun” drive video. It is just as informative, as it is entertaining and motivating. We hope you will take a brief minute to watch it.

In 2017, NMCRS Ventura assisted 808 clients with $537,838. The 2017 ADFD raised approximately 13% of the total funds utilized ($67,897). The goal for 2018’s ADFD is 100% meaningful contact and education of active duty sailors and marines. When sailors and marines are fully aware of the services we provide and the programs we administer, they will understand how important and valuable their support truly is. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit that does not receiving government or DoD funding, we rely solely on the support of generous donors, like yourself.

The Active Duty Coordinators for Naval Base Ventura County can be located on the Contacts page of this website. If your command is located on Port Hueneme, BMC O’Con is your coordinator. If you are located on Point Mugu, LT Smith is your coordinator.

The ADFD actively runs March 1-31. Check this website regularly to view the progress of the contributions, as well as stay involved with any fund raising events that may be occurring. If you have an event you would like to advertise, please email You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @NMCRSVentura – to keep on top of our activities.