Hello and good morning Nancy. Unfortunately for us, America does believe that we are out of Iraq; our mission has changed, but we are still here. We are a small group here (Iraq), but we will be here for almost a year.
... I have a total of 16 Active Duty Navy personnel and there are a few hundred other employees such as contractors and a few Government employees.
As far as living conditions, we are confined to a very small compound. We do have running water, but not running/drinking water. We have to use bottled water to brush our teeth, etc. We do have a PX here that sells the basic needs items, but just receiving mail keeps us reminded of home and 'why' we are here. I'm not sure what your organization has, but things like mouthwash, soap, baby wipes, toothpaste are common items that we need, and of course if you would like to share coffee and M&Ms we would take that sort of stuff too :) Thank you for any and all consideration.
P.S. Happy Mother's Day