In July 2007, three individuals, Douglas Lyvere,  Julie Ramirez and Elyse Buongiorno, decided to form a nonprofit organization to  focus on helping our military personnel serving overseas. Organizing programs for veterans is nothing new  for these individuals.  Douglas Lyvere is a retired Marine Corps  Sargent Major and is involved in several military assistance programs.  Julie Ramirez is the founder of the Alameda County, California,   ‘Blue Star Mothers’      and Elyse Buongiorno, who lives in New Jersey, has family members serving in the military. Their objective is to form an all volunteer / non-profit organization that will collect much needed snacks and toiletries, package the items, collect donated money for postage, and finally take the boxes of ‘goodies’  to the post office to mail the boxes of to our military personnel in the Middle East. This three person organization chose to name their organization ‘Eagles Up’.