Christina Silva US Marine Corps Veteran Supports Camies 2 Civies Community Outreach on the VOICE AMERICA Variety Channel

The Christina Silva Show on Voice America Variety Channel Wednesdays @!pm Pacific Educating Our Veterans Live

The Christina Silva Show sparks innovation and delivers creative resiliency solutions through an electrifying portal into the lives of trailblazing guests. As your host, Christina is a positive energy promoter with a special gift for connecting with innovators. Experts from all industries agree to uncover the steps they took to manifest their ideas into profitable inventions on each episode. Each testimonial is infused with grit, gumption, and giving back that paves the pathway to continued success.

Christina possesses a compassionate ear and critical voice as a female Marine Corps Veteran as she assumes the responsibility of educating veterans about business development, resources, and forward strategies. As Founder of C2C Foundation (2015), Christina is a natural-born philanthropist on a mission to help others adapt, overcome, and transform from their military “Camies 2 Civies.” Tune in weekly to be encouraged by testimonials on the Voice America Variety Channel.

Christina Silva is a United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Persian Gulf Era. Christina responds to the Call to Action For Equality on behalf of minority and under-represented classes and the masses as a Woman-In-Business, Military Advocate, and Female DAV Community of Heroes Awardee. She is a motivational speaker and a voice for the greater good. Christina delights in helping veterans redeem their VA Home Ownership benefit and promotes mental health awareness, gainful employment, and higher education. Christina is committed to volunteerism by serving active-duty military personnel, retirees, their families with over 20 years of contract consulting, event promotions, project management, real estate, and safety with emergency preparedness expertise.

Christina founded CRS Investments in 2002, CRS Productions in 2009, and her military private organization, (C2C) Foundation in 2015 to “Give Back in The Way of Safety and Education.” Christina inspires others to become their own boss. She enjoys human face-to-face contact in business and digital networking, especially motivating youth and seniors to learn from each other. Christina understands the success that military entrepreneurs can achieve when their spiritual, physical, mental, and social areas of life are synchronized. Join Christina and find your own Clean Riding Style. Each week, take advantage of learning something new and getting into gear from our accomplished subject matter expert guests.


C2C Supports First Virtual K.U.D.O.S. Event

For the first time in the 12 year history of the Air Force Event titled K.U.D.O.S., “Kids Understanding Deployment Operations,” was presented online via the web. #KUDOS simulates deployment readiness in all facets of the call to action as the LAAFB Airman and Family Readiness Center shines by supporting youth and military personnel with their military orders.

During its first virtual event kick-off, Active Duty Air Force Airmen and their dependent children ages toddler to teenager experienced a mock series of readiness exercises in real-time by participating in geared up #KUDOS TEAMS answering calls to action in Mental, Physical, Social, and Spiritual fitness categories.

This year, everyone participated with their own online connections via the internet and participated in live interactive Drills led by leaders of each Air Force department that their parents visit to be cleared to deploy and defend Our Nation in real life.

The awesome dress rehearsal includes tactical, hand-to-hand combat defense training, and meals ready to eat MRE’s while breeding camaraderie and confidence in each child and parent.

The readiness mission is filed with the importance of taking care of the active personnel Including coping and strategic training to best handle the emotions that Military families endure while being willing to Go, Fight, and Win in the blink of an eye.

Let us appreciate the deployment process and magnitude of what impact orders to deploy entail with separation from their children at hand at a moment’s notice.

The youth are excited about #KUDOS from their parents every year especially as the teams competed last year before social distancing was in effect at a giant tug-of-war and jumper obstacle course Including sponsored breakfast by C2C and a family BBQ Luncheon by the A&FRC which encouraged and introduced the measure of resilience, and ethical standards of The USAF Families first commitment.

It is always key to hope and pray for the safe return of our Airmen and Joint Forces to their homes stateside to become a family again after their deployments.

We want to humbly thank our Men and Women for their sacrifice, service-before-self, and positive attitudes all around the world as they are serving in their Camies 2 Civies.

With Solidarity, Christina R. Silva, United States Marine Corps Veteran, Founder of Camies 2 Civies (C2C) Foundation, Executive Producer, and Host of Educating Our Veterans Live, The Christina Silva Show is committed to serving families and her own sons, military dependents forever. No Federal Endorsement Intended Nor Implied. 2020 October 17, 14:46 hours. “We Transform, Adapt & Overcome from C2C”.

Veterans Day Salute 2020 * Meet “IRON MAN” Major Melvin Burch-Bynum, USMC

Major Melvin Burch-Bynum was born in Peoria, IL and has dedicated his entire adult life to outstanding and unprecedented service to the United State Marine Corps. His decorated career has included special duties, multiple deployments, leadership roles and responsibilites, and a core of spiritual, mental, physical, and social resilience for survival, acquisitions, and quality-of-life ambitions. He leads beside many fellow Marine Corps Officers that abide by the same principles and attitude. Major Burch-Bynum has infused the lives of Enlisted Marines as a former leader at the School of Infantry, MCB Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA but enjoys communing and learning from Marines that have served in eras preceding his with honor and valor. Spending time as a mentor, watching the Chicago Bears win football games, riding his Harley, and caring for man’s best friend “Harley”, and ballroom dancing with his lovely wife is also the centrifugal force of his existence. Keeping fit in the chow hall and the eateries of the world helps Major to fit into his uniform and to enjoy Birthday Cake with the Marines in 2020 with safe social distancing practices at his forefront.

In his Camies (Marine Corps Uniform), Melvin is an Officer with a role that includes a moment’s notice to serve stateside and abroad, therefore, he is ever-vigilant. Stateside, and in his Civies (Civilian Attire), he is an educator, charitable founder of the Little Free Library in Peoria, Illinois, and completed the hardest race ever known to man, The Iron Man challenge in Chattanooga before the Pandemic. Major Melvin Burch-Bynum is glad that he has traveled the world empowering youth and seniors and is passionate about Literacy and Service. 

Melvin loves continuing education and learns from his wife Mrs., Dr. Stephanie Burch-Bynum and they share a faithful bond of marriage and love for the arts, African American History, and all genres of music. Major Burch-Bynum has a story of humility and parental honor, he knows the cost of true cost freedom from the perspective of the accomplished and educated African American’s heart and soul as he proves his application of passion and mission amongst his community each and every day. Melvin relishes mentorship and the sharing of his giving talents lend back to his elementary school years where reading is paramount, he gleans for his lessons during overseas deployments and has touched lives of children from many nations, and his Esprit De Corps with athleticism is remarkable. 

The Marine Corps Motto: Semper Fidelis runs deep and on this day, we celebrate the service accolades Major Melvin Burch-Bynum has achieved. Each date, on November 10, we remember the Birthday the Marine Corps when service men rose and became the Elite of the Elite force to be reckoned in wartime and in peace for our Freedom in the United States of America. 

We remember all who have served, paid the ultimate sacrifice in our hearts with the families of the fallen, with a taste of cake from the Marine Guest of Honor to the Eldest Marine, and the Youngest Marine. We are proud in 2020 with safe social-distancing we are able to broadcast a full feature interview with Major as he remembers why he is “Still Serving” and why he did set out to step on the yellow feet to become a fine Marine like he has since graduating Boot Camp at Camp Lejeune one life-changing day over 26 years ago. Thank you for your service Major Melvin Burch-Bynum and Happy Veterans Day from The Christina Silva Show * Educating Our Veterans Day 2020, November 11. #IRONMAN2 

Agility, Assimilation, and Admiration are keywords that describe the character of Melvin Burch-Bynum. Today, we once again remind our listeners and patriots all over the globe why we celebrate the 245th Birthday of the United Marine Corps and Veterans Day 2020 with hearts of humility and honor while we remember all that have ever served in the Armed Forces. 

A tall order of professionalism, personal etiquette, drive, and commitment must be in place at all times under the name of US Marine. Comprehension of rules, regulations, and rights are traits Major Melvin Burch-Bynum takes seriously. History, resolutions, and higher education are key to assimilating his professional career and his personal ambition of becoming an Iron Man II. Making legendary moves begins with “The Little Free Library” created in honor of Melvin’s dear mother and his father inspires and admires his works in the community and in the military. Change and equality coupled with earned benefits and family leave are what we look forward to in our Camies 2 Civies. 

We will discover the role we must play with our right to vote and to become pioneers in our lives from a testimonial filled with Esprit De Corps #SemperFidelis! To relax and be resilient is to be sure you can support our Marines via the Toys for Tots mission and during the holidays and year-round, by saying “Thank you to a Marine, Thank You to a Veteran from Every Era and Every Branch of Service”, it is as easy as that motion. Also, and just as CRS does with each coveted interview, aim to help others Transform, Adapt, and Overcome from your own #Camies2Civies so you can #MERCHFORAWARD with empathy for all our service men and women put on the line. With a Spirit of Voluntarism we can be proud and rights bearing Americans together, “One Nation Under God, Indivisible With Liberty and Justice For ALL.” #CRSC2C. Photo Credits: Major Melvin Burch-Bynum and United States Marine Corps Veteran Christina R. Silva

We are honored to remember our returning guest and as an outstanding United States Marine Corps Officer in our original interview year ago, meet Major Melvin Burch-Bynum. With a story of valor and a living legacy, we are sure to be uplifted, grateful and highly educated by the testimony and heart of our Champion.


C2C Virtual Learning Essay & Scholarship Awards * Apply November 1-30, 2020 *


Fourth Quarter C2C Virtual Learning Scholarship Awards * Announcement November 1, 2020.

Support & Apply: C2C Home Schooling * Essay Writing Challenge.

Ready, Resilient, and Eligible Enlisted Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retiree, and Veteran Dependent Students K-12 from LA AFB Populous (El Segundo) and Fort Mac Arthur, (San Pedro, CA) may write and submit a 50-100 word essay about their Virtual Learning and Home Schooling Experience.

Students can share what they love and miss about their school campus during the “Safer At Home Order”. Students can share the positives, lessons learned, and challenges they overcame while being home-schooled.

Consistent and Collaborative Study Habits and Scholastic Achievements during the 2020 Pandemic are important and online learning is unique to each student.

We want to thank all of our dependent military students, parents, our LA AFB School Liaison Officer, Faculty of Teachers, Counselors, and School Districts for serving students, adapting, and transforming their homes and classrooms to accommodate the new Virtual Learning Environment from Camies 2 Civies.

Students that submit their essays online by November 30, 2020, are eligible for a Single-entry, chance to enter to win a new Lenovo Tablet.

Stay Tuned for nor Essay details and highlights on link on November 1, 2020. Thank you!

Special thanks to our C2C Community Partners, sponsors, donors, CRS Productions, and custom-branded #MERCHFORAWARD designs for the first annual Virtual Learning Scholarship Awards Tools * (2) Lenovo Tablets {$113 Value Each) will be awarded to 2 Essay Writing Student Winners (1) K-6th Grade Student and (1) 7-12th Grade Student on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 12 Noon Fort Mac Arthur.

join us virtually for the C2C congratulatory presentation and acceptance photo by Camies2Civies Founder, Christina Silva, and the LAAFB/SLO.

For additional information, please reach Christina Silva, Founder

Camies 2 Civies. (562) 254-5420 #AIMHIGH


Sponsored By: CRS Productions

Sponsored By: CRS Productions


Art heals us from C2C

The very first time I painted for a cause!!! Get involved to salute military organizations and learn to express yourself and commune with others with your mobile device and paintbrush in hand.

The afternoon spent discovering the simplicity and complexity of art with acrylic paint gave me new interest during quarantine! I believe this #CREATIVERESILIENCYSOLUTION introduced to me virtually by the awesome team at the Los Angeles AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center saves lives.

For me, Art Uncorked program led by EFMP Director, Leah Long-Goss meant remembrance of the 22 lives lost daily isn’t in vain. Our comrades who fly free above the pine trees and for the glory of the American Flag are saluted in my work! They fought and gave their lives for such valor and honor to be valued forevermore.

It is a wonderful community partnership experience being a part of the Exceptional Family Member team during the first Virtual excursion via Zoom.

You’ll come to know your artistic talent exists and the relief therein once you join with others to create a story on canvas. Every painting is different and the process was so meditative, interactive, and stress relieving at once.

I brushed away the pain and brought in hope as I painted today with those I trust can understand service and the finished canvas now hangs in my home office space for a lasting piece and hand-painted tribute.

Special thanks to LAAFB EFMP Director, Leah Goss, and for making this event possible.

Semper Fi #AIMHIGH If you enjoy this post, for more information on how to get involved to support military families with us, contact Camies2Civies C2C. Just reach out to me, your Founder Silva Christina. No Federal Endorsement Intended Nor Implied.


C2C LIVE, Launch & Learn @ USSIOWA 2016 Dec 17

Join Us for Family Fun and Holiday Cheer at the historic

Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:00 – 4:00pm

Camies 2 Civies Invitation

Battleship USS Iowa 250 S. Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731



C2C * Rough Riders * 2016 Veterans Day Appreciation

Camies 2 Civies Signature Military & Veterans Family Clinics & Benefit Rides promote Safety & Awareness and provide  Life Skills and Pathways to resilience. The mission is to create interactive solutions and to enhance the quality of life during and after service from the heart of Founder, Christina Crs Silva.

Join us in knowing that Everyday is VETERANS DAY and in Southern California, home to 1.9 million veterans, WE Ride and We Remember the Sacrifices of Service this 2016 Holiday Season and always. Semper Fidelis, Happy Birthday Marines!

Help us celebrate community service with an empathetic heart; gratitude and honor belongs to all service men and women.  A highlight and salute to the LA Rough Riders, USAREC 6BDE this Veterans Day 2016 is at hand for exuding ultimate CRS Clean Riding Style and Selfless Service.  Join with Christina Crs Silva from  Camies Civies as we enjoy freedom this holiday season.   Esprit De Corps and Integrity starts with Camaraderie and is complete with community voluntarism unto #CREATIVERESILIENCYSOLUTIONS. Thank you for your support!



Safety, Awareness and Honor on Veterans Day 2016