Through this unique program and with the very generous contributions from supporters, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is able to purchase phone time and put it in the hands of those who need it the most, our active duty military and hospitalized veterans. Operation Uplink phone cards are provided free to hospitalized veterans and many of the service personnel currently deployed, even more effective is the Free Call Day program provided through MWR SpaWar internet cafes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait on a monthly basis. A call home can have a tremendous effect on morale. A veteran hospitalized in a distant city or a deployed service member can still enjoy the reassuring sound of a loved one's voice through this free program. Operation Uplink is the only national program of this kind, helping veterans and active duty military stay in touch with their families and friends.