The Honoring Our Heroes 5K is proud to give back to the local community through organizations that support the men and women in the U.S. military, during and after their time in uniform.

Fisher House

Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.

Joseph House

Joseph House offers transitional housing at its Marx Recovery Center and five additional buildings located in the Over-the-Rhine district of downtown Cincinnati. Our system of progressive housing allows our clients to develop and maintain independence as they move through our treatment and recovery programs.


The USO of Central and Southern Ohio covers 65 counties in Central & Southern Ohio, West Virginia and Northern Kentucky.

In addition to our lounges, We also provide many programs and events to support our military and their families.


Yellow Ribbon Support Center is a group of volunteers supporting troops serving in harm’s way and remembering those who did not walk off the plane. Through our alliance with our charter partners, we identify resources for returning vets in finding jobs.

Yellow Ribbon Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We accept donations of items useful to our troops (see our Soldiers’ Wish List) and contributions (postage, scholarships, operations etc.).

K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.

Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. We are the nation's largest provider of service dogs for disabled American veterans.

Warrior Homesteads

For many veterans, the return from active duty to civilian life is a destabilizing transition. Following discharge, the lack of adequate social support and unemployment coupled with the “hidden wounds of war “have led to homelessness for many servicemen and women. Our mission is to provide these veterans with a single occupancy homestead on farmable land, for free. The goal is to allow time to heal, retrain, and successfully regain independence.

Order of the Purple Heart

A Congressionally-chartered charity composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although memberships is restricted the combat wounded, Purple Heart supports ALL veterans and their families with a myriad of nationwide programs.

Tuskegee Airmen

Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

“Enriched By Our Past – Prepared For Our Future” Our chapter was founded in 1986 by Mr. Charles O. Southern with 9 initial members. Today, chapter membership has grown to over 60 men and women, 18 of whom are considered “Original” Airmen.  Our members represent a broad cross-section of the local community from doctors and dentists to school teachers and principals; accountants and consultants to private pilots and airline captains

USS Cincinnati

A Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, is a fast, agile, mission-focused- platform designed for operation in near-shore environments yet capable of open-ocean operation. It is designed to defeat asymmetric “anti-access” threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast-surface craft.

This tri-hull “Independence” variant is the 20th ship of the class and is powered by two LM2500 gas turbine engines built by GE Aviation. In fact, Cincinnati’s own GE Aviation builds the engines for every ship in the class and has delivered gas turbines on board 646 naval ships serving 35 navies worldwide.

These ships represent the next generation of Navy combatants with modular mission payloads, high speed, and automation enabled shipboard operation.