During the month of August, Starbucks dedicated three Military Family Stores in Watertown, New York, San Antonio, Texas and Dover, Delaware. These stores are run primarily by veterans and military spouse. Each store works with a nonprofit partner in the community to provide services for veterans and their families. Starbucks now has eight Military Family Stores and plans to dedicate four additional stores by the end of September.
These unique stores are part of Starbucks commitment to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2018, and honor their service.
Arsenal Street Drive-Thru Store - Fort Drum in Watertown, New York
Local Starbucks leadership welcomed Watertown Mayor Jeff Graham, representatives from Blue Star Families and Team Red, White, and Blue as well as Lieutenant Colonel Kellie McCoy, who was featured in the book For Love of Country.
Rittiman and Harry Wurzbach Store - Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas
Representatives from Fort Sam Houston based Installation Management Command (IMCOM) joined Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus’ Office, Mission Continues, Goodwill Industries San Antonio, Team Red, White and Blue and the USO for this store dedication.
North Dupont Highway Drive-Thru Store - Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware
The base is home to over 4,000 service men and women, their families and now that military community that has another superb distinction of being home to a Starbucks Military Family Store. On hand for the dedication were: The National Military Family Association; Team Red, White and Blue; representatives from the offices of Senators’ Tom Carper and Chris Coons; and the Mayor of Dover, Robin Christiansen.
Read more Starbucks veterans stories here: Paying Tribute and Creating Opportunity