Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters

Operation Thanksgiving 2022

Once again this year, the AVMS Operation Thanksgiving project was a huge success thanks to the wonderful generosity of Del Webb residents and AVMS Board of Directors member Joe Ward who oversaw the project with David Chervin.

Donations totaled $13,150. That enabled us to purchase 263 $50 dollar Gift Cards from the MacDill AFB Commissary.

Southeastern Grocers (Winn-Dixie) also donated an additional $1,000 via Winn Dixie $20 dollar Gift Cards.

Additional donations from Residents totaling $360 were received after our cutoff date for purchasing the Commissary gift cards. This was converted to additional Winn Dixie Gift Cards. These 18 $20 dollar Gift Cards were presented to the MacDill Warm Hearts program.

The presentation was made to the First Sergeants Council and the Operation Warm Heart program at MacDill AFB on November 15, 2022 by Joe Ward, Rich Greenberg and David Chervin.

AVMS Upcoming Events

Donations in Memory of Commander Jerry Hufford
If you'd like to make a donation to AVMS in memory of our Commander Jerry Hufford, click Make a Donation »»

AVMS Meeting Minutes: October 11, 2022
Here's our October 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes »»

Jerry Hufford: Wall of Heroes
We have new content featuring relatives of our Del Webb residents currently on active duty. Check it out »»

Save The Dates
Next AVMS Meetings:

* NOTE: December meeting date change *
Monday, December 12, 2022
All meetings start at 6:30pm. Location: The Oasis.

Be sure to visit our Calendar Page to see upcoming events.

Support Our Sponsors
Our work depends upon the generosity of our wonderful members and the businesses you see on Our Sponsor’s page. We encourage all of our friends and members to support our Sponsors.

Winn Dixie at The Green at Lakewood Ranch

Ellen Binen-Milbrod - CPA LLC

The Wawa Foundation

Please donate clothing or household items to: Vietnam Veterans of Americas


Member of the Quarter Q3 2022: Deb DiStefano

Deb DiStefano, Member of the Quarter Del Webb AVMSDeb DiStefano is our newest AVMS Member of the Quarter.

Deb DiStefano has been an active member of AVMS since 2019. For most of that time she has served as the group's Supply Officer. Deb has handled everything from ordering, storing, and selling the AVMS shirts and hats. She helped AVMS introduce new styles of shirts to accommodate all of our members. Attending countless meetings and events, she manned the "swag" table and helped spread the AVMS message.

As she steps down from the Supply Officer role, we thank Deb for her service to AVMS and the Del Webb Community.

Did you miss our last Member of the Quarter? If so click to read about our previous Member of the Quarter »»

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters welcomes you to our website.

As our Del Webb community started to develop in 2017, a small group of residents had the idea to start a group to support our military, their families and our community.

Although we're still growing and developing, we already have a couple of years of meaningful, successful events that have touched many lives. We will continue to grow with our community's support.

Our dedicated group of men and women finds ways to support our active soldiers, their families, and military retirees in need, while ensuring that our community never forgets what our troops do for us.

Please help us to make this resource a tool for all our active members, potential new members, and our Del Webb community by giving us feedback on what you like and what could be improved.

Rich Greenberg, President

Become a Member

It's easy! You can use the link below to pull up the instructions and application form or just go to the next meeting and talk to any A.V.M.S. member about joining our proud organization.