|Thank you letter for the care packages.|
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I am FINALLY back in Kabul.
Anyway, returning to the office and the Hawaiian decorations brought a smile to my tired face. Although my colleagues distributed the majority of the boxes and contents, they issued a no-touch order on the boxes of decorations (even though a few were eager to try on a Hawaiian shirt). They thoughtfully held off on the "luau" until my return. We will probably have our luau in 2 weeks. The great things is that we can pass along the decorations and the shirts (cleaned) when we're done and let another group have some fun. I'll be sure to send photos.
Because the handmade pillows were nestled inside these boxes, I was able to take them to the USO. They disappeared within a day! They are perfect for traveling.
Two pictures attached -- the first is a typical shot of the packages and second is a shot of the folks with the jerky bags. Please extend our thanks to the guys who made and donated the jerky. Jerky is one of the most popular items and "homemade" is the best!
|A fluffy pillow would be nice right about now!|
|A long flight!|
My apologies for my belated email. A week ago the first of the many boxes arrived ... after I left for R&R. And they kept coming!
Once again, we are overwhelmed and humbled by the generosity of everyone back home. My colleagues shared the boxes of snacks, protein bars, candy and toiletries with other offices and the USO.
I can personally attest to the handiness of microwaveable meals and ramen noodles. They're a lifesaver when the weather is too hot, too cold or too rainy to walk to the dining facility. Or if you've missed a meal due to a mission or a meeting.
The B3 jerky arrived as well --- I have requested and am waiting for the photo (which I've been assured was taken in my absence).
I will write again soon.
Thanks so much for all you do!
|Care packages have arrived!|
|A BIG thanks to B3 Meat Slingers for the Beef Jerky!!|
This is a list of the items they need the most:
Shaving creams, razors, foot powders, hand sanitizer, shampoo, wet wipes, and a big favorite is beef jerky and snacks.
Good Afternoon Everyone, My name is Airman Txxxx. I am with the United States Navy (in the Middle East). I have been here since April 2015. We started a shop called "drop and Shop" which is run by volunteers (us, military members). this shop is open 2 hours everyday and any soldier can come by during those hours and can pick up whatever is available for free. and all of those stuff are donated by people like you. Our stock is started running low and we need your help to refill the shelves. Please Let me know if you can supply us with whatever you can.
We appreciate your help.
Thank you for your support
ASAN T, ERHAN
DROP AND SHOP
|"Drop and Shop"|
|"Drop and Shop" Volunteers|
Besides the estimated 10,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and 3,500 U.S. troops in Iraq in the summer of 2015, there are many thousands living in austere environments in Asia, the Mideast, Africa and other areas of the world. American troops will serve in over 180 countries in 2015.
The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas continue to send thousands of care packages in 2015 to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who are serving overseas. We continue to receive thanks from the troops for our care packages, and also requests for care packages of snacks, toiletries, sheets, socks, hand warmers, food products, electronics and other assorted items.
If you can assist with a product or financial donation, large or small, we would be grateful for your support of our all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We rely on our great volunteers from the Dallas - Fort Worth, TX metroplex and from supporters across the USA.
|Thank you for your support.|
|Thank you card from U.S. troops who received our care packages.|