Operation: Military Matters and Graci Tubbs have been recognized for supporting our troops by our military and several Presidents of the United States including: President Donald Trump and  President George H. Busch. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also recognized Graci recently in 2023. Several major sporting outlets including the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning have honored Graci at their games to help bring awareness to our mission.



On September 28, 2023, St. Petersburg College held a Community Connections Concert in support of Operation: Military Matters.

On April 19, 2023, Graci was awarded the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award for her school as part of her community service with Operation: Military Matters.

On April 2, 2023, Graci was one of the 2023 Carson Scholarship winners for her academics and work with Operation: Military Matters.

On March 24, 2023, Graci was invited by Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis to the Florida Governor's Mansion for their first Heroes Award. Click here to see the press release from the Governor's office. 


*October 15, 2022, Captain Andrew Steigner presented Graci and Kadi Tubbs with a certificate achievement for their meritorious service and support of Bravo "Bandit" Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment.

*October 5, 2022, Operation: Military Matters received a certificate and flag that was flown on the Italian Eurofighter in the skies of Iraq. It was a gift from TSgt Dillon Learn.

*August 19, 2022, Operation: Military Matters was recognized as the Pinellas Realtor Organization Affiliates 3rd quarter  charity.


*June 25, 2022, Graci was recognized and given a $5,000 grant from the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation Community for Operation: Military Matters. It was announced at the Rays Game.

*February 1, 2022, Graci was recognized at the Tampa Bay Lightning Game as Advent Health's Goal Getter for February for her support of the military.


*On September 18, 2021, Army Captain Andrew Steighner came to a packing party and presented a certificate of achievement form 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment while they were deployed to the Republic of Korea.


*On June 21, 2021 Operation: Military Matters was present a certificate of achievement from the soldiers of 1st Squadron, 2nd cavalry Regiment out of Poland.

*On March 21, 2021, Graci was presented with the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award for her outstanding and meritorious service to humanity, by Seminole, Florida Lodge No 2519 and teh Grand Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

*On February 27, 2021, Graci was awarded The Bronze Patrick Henry Medal by the Clearwater Chapter The Military Order Of The World Wars for her love of country.


*On November 11, 2020, Graci was awarded the Civilian Patriot Award from the City of Largo.


*On January 18, 2020, Graci was featured on CBS Sports on the show, "A Fishing Story with Ronnie Green."

*On January 16, 2020, Graci was honored to be one of the top 4 finalists in the WEDU Public Media  Be Moore Inspiring Rising Star Award.

*On January 16, 2020, Graci was presented with the VFW Post 9272 First Place Award Winner of the 2019-2020 Patriot's Pen. Outstanding Young Spokesperson of the Future.

*January 2020, President Donald Trump awarded Graci the President’s Volunteer Service Award


*On October 3, 2019, Operation: Military Matters was featured on Fox 13 as one of their Extraordinary Ordinaries.

*On August 27, 2019, Graci was honored by Congressman Gus Bilirakis and given a congressional certificate of special recognition for her work in the community.
*On July 4, 2019, The Tampa Bay Rays featured Operation: Military Matters as their charity as part of the Salute to the Troops. Fox Sports featured OMM on their program.

*On June 6, 2019, Graci received the Inspiring Youth Award from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce at their Inspire Awards

*On June 4, 2019, Graci was Spectrum Bay News 9's Everyday Hero with Bill Murphy

*On May 16, 2019, Graci received the Mayor’s Youth Showcase Top Achievement for Middle School Citizenship Leadership Award for her volunteer work with OMM.

*February 5, 2019, President Donald Trump awarded Graci the President’s Volunteer Service Award

*In February 2019, SGM David Cavanaugh presented Graci with a flag flown over Northern Syria and Erbil Iraq as part of Combat Operations for Special Operations Joint Task Force during Operation Inherent Resolve.

*On February 28, 2019, Graci was awarded a finalist for the Rising Star Award in the WEDU Be More Awards


*On September 13, 2018, St. Petersburg College held a Community Connections Concert is support of OMM.

*On September 13, 2018, Major Duane Stamm with the Last Force Gauntlet, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve presented a flag to Graci flown over Baghdad, Iraq.

*On September 13, 2018, Graci and Kadi were recipients of the Nations of Neighbor Award by Royal Neighbors of America and presented with $10,000.

*On September 4, 2018, Graci was awarded the Daily Points of Light Award #6342 by former President George H. Bush.

*On June 17, 2018, Graci was given a flag flown over Northern Syria by The Special Operations and Joint Task Force and Operation Inherent Resolve.
*In May 2018, Graci received the Mayor’s Youth Showcase Top Achievement for Middle School Citizenship Leadership Award for her volunteer work with OMM.

*On March 20, 2018, Operation: Military Matters received $11,500 from the nonprofit 100 Women who Care of Pinellas. They also received an additional $5,000 from the Best Buy Founder.

*On March 6, 2018 Graci received a Future Leader of America tag from Bernie Hillard, President Future Leader of America, Corp.



*On December 16, 2017, 143D Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gave a certificate of appreciation to OMM for the work and dedication to our Unted Statess Armed Forces.

*On June 21, 2017, Sergeant Patrick C. Peacock of the United States Marine Corps had a flag flown over Iraq and Syria during a combat mission in honor of OMM.
*On May 13, 2017, the soldiers of Charlie Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Defense Artillery Regiment flew a United States flag over a patriot missile site in an undisclosed area in Southwest Asia in honor of OMM.


*On October 26, 2016, Congressman David Jolly presented a certificate and flag flown over the United States capital in appreciation of the work of OMM.

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