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MAD 2017 Events coming soon!

Military Appreciation Day events are on the calendar and arriving soon!



MAD 2017 Morehead City is the first event for 2017.

On June 3, 2017 the Morehead City chapter will host our Heroes for a fun day of fishing and they can expect the gamut the ocean has to offer, inshore, nearshore, and offshore fisheries should all be red hot and bountiful!
MAD Morehead General volunteer registration is open.
MAD Morehead Boat Volunteer registration is open.
MAD Morehead Troop Registration is now closed.

MAD Morehead City Event Schedule
Friday supper 6pm
Saturday lunch 11am to 1pm
Saturday supper 5pm to 7ish pm

All volunteers clean up including train station Saturday night.

We all need to help with clean up. I know in year’s past this has been something that has fallen on to a handful of people so anyone that can is encouraged to help

If you’ve already registered for an event, you can go to the Event Registration Status page to review and edit your information as well as check your troop/boat assignment status.

MAD Tidewater Chapter is fishing on August 26

MAD Tidewater General Volunteer Registration is open.
MAD Tidewater Boat Volunteer Registration is open.

September 9 is the big day for the Southport Chapter.

MAD Southport General volunteer registration is open.
MAD Southport Boat volunteer registration is open.

More information will be posted here as the day gets closer and closer ….

Make your plans to join us in saying One. Simple. Thanks!


If you have already registered (volunteers, boat captains and troops) but did not receive a confirmation email contact the MAD System Admin immediately at admin@militaryappreciationday.org

MAD 2016 Lewes: After Event Report

Once again a BIG THANK YOU to all volunteer and supporters who once again made another MAD Lewes, Delaware a successful event. Even with Mother Nature continuing to deal us with higher the preferred winds and seas our great team of MAD volunteer Captains pulled of the day, and found places to put our honored guest and their families on some fish, that’s right and their families!

Thanks to Fishermans Wharf Fleet in Lewes, Delaware this year we were able to initiate our member & family fishing division on board one of their head boats. The younger children also joined the crew of The Pirates of Lewes Expeditions in the fun quest of finding the treasure. Upon completion of the Pirate cruise, they transferred over along with some others to a cruise and snack lunch on board the Cape Water Taxi, for a very entertaining and educational eco tour of our precious Delaware inland water tributaries. While families were been entertained by our great Lewes Water Front supporters, our heroes were out fishing with our regular fleet of volunteer boats, and with the great team of kayak guides from Delaware Paddle Sports and Heroes on The Water, Cent. Pa Chapter… And of course no MAD event is ever finished without our traditional Southern BBQ celebration, hosted by the American Legion Post 17 Lewes, with great food cooked by both Back Bay BBQ and our newest supporter Slower Lower BBQ Team, and they great musical entertainment of “Dirty Deal”. Approximately 125 honored military guests enjoyed another memorable MAD event, Once again THANKS to all that once again made this possible.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!









MAD 2015 Lewes: Schedule, Venues and Thanks



Thanks! to all the supporters and participants of MAD 2015 Lewes. Our event is now officially scheduled to take place as planned. The following is the basic schedule of events and venues of MAD Lewes 2015:

Friday 9 Oct. 2015 @ 7:00 pm – Captains Meeting and “Meet & Greet” to be held at American Legion, Post 17 Lewes DE.
We will discuss our fishing plan and great door prizes for our captains.

Saturday 10 Oct. 2015 @ 5:00 am – Fishing event main registration begins at Bill’s Sport Shop, Hwy 1 Lewes DE.
Some Captains will depart from other prearranged locations.

Saturday 10 Oct. 2015 @ 9:00 am – Spouses “Coffee & Pastries” Veteran Benefits presentation Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, Lewes DE.
An invitation is also open to significant others, military parents and children over the age of 15.

Saturday 10 Oct. 2015 @ 11:30 am – Spouses Eco Tour on board the Cape Water Taxi, Lewes DE.
This event is also open to invitation to significant others, military parents and children over the age of 15.

Saturday 10 Oct. 2015 @ 4:00 pm – Southern BBQ celebration to be held at American Legion, Post 17 Lewes DE.
Great Food, musical entertainment and door prizes for our Heroes.

MAD Southport Chapter in July 4 Parade

~~ via MAD Southport Chapter Facebook

Southport, NC Thanks to our local Chamber of Commerce (for providing a float) and our hard working volunteers, Southport MAD honored our nation and troops in the annual 4th of July parade. For those not familiar with this event, Southport is the site of the official state celebration and hosts many state dignitaries, including the Governor. In addition to MAD volunteers, we were honored to have 3 Naval Personnel from the Naval Operational Support Center, Wilmington, NC ride along.

More photos available on the MAD Southport Chapter Facebook
or at the MAD Photo Albums

Active Duty enrollment for Morehead City is now Closed!

UPDATE May 24,
Military Enrollment for MAD 2015 Morehead City has been closed.

If you enrolled before closing, be sure to inform us as soon as you are not able to attend. We realize things change with your orders, but these volunteers are spending their time, effort and hundreds of dollars to get their boat ready to take you fishing! We have no-shows that make for empty boats at these events, and only you can help.

Also, If you got your registration in before the closing, you can review and revised your registration information using the Military Registration Status page. You can also check on your boat assignment status.

We have many, many shore based activities if you are not interested in fishing, these include:
· Kids dock side fishing derby.

· Kids coloring books and sidewalk chalk.

· Family boat rides around the harbor and State Port.

· One hour family fishing trips in nearby harbor.

· Carrot Island Wild Pony boat tour.

· Pirate Revenge ship where kids get to dress like pirates and shoot water cannons at a smaller renegade pirate boat.

· Scavenger hunt on Sugarloaf Island (includes USCG licensed Captain ferry ride)

· Horse and carriage rides.

· Bounce house and dunk tank.

· Free hot dog and hamburger lunch.

· Free snacks – popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones.

· Free face painting.

· Corn hole and other games.

· Park with slides and swings.

· Live music with three bands.

· DJ at City Park.

Selfie assistant volunteers will help use your device for taking your picture having fun!