Sorry it's been awhile. Just got back from a huge battlefield circulation and little to no connectivity out there ... We will still be in country for a while it is a long turnover. The pinata was great! A true Texan smashed it.
You have no idea how much my guys will appreciate all of your help. It's a blessing to us all that there are people like you that show the gratitude that you do. Please tell everyone involved that we are so very appreciative of all you do. Thank you again and GOD BLESS
... I asked around to our guys here if they have any requests. They mentioned mach 3 razors, running shoes (ours get torn up pretty fast in the sand/dirt here), any decorations we could put up in our chow hall or living quarters, anything for the kids here, and cleaning towels or sponges. Also, our First Sergeant is trying to get an MWR movie/game tent set up. We already have books, some dvds, a older dvd player, and a large tv. Anything to add would be awesome. Guys have been using skype to keep in touch with family, but we have no web cams in our computer room. If I think of or hear of anything else I'll relay it asap. Again thank you for everything and God Bless
... I have recently arrived in Afgahnistan, working as one of the Mental Health NCO's here in the Southern Region. My area covers 7 other areas, filled with mostly infantry and engineer units. Some of those units and areas are in dire need of snack foods, and especially personal hygiene items and entertainment items. My team travels to those locations approximately once a month to take them care packages and serve their Behavioral Health needs. We would appreciate if your organization would be willing to help these soldier's.
We continue to send care packages out to these other locations to continue to build up their morale and welfare the best that we can ... I will have access to reach a MINIMUM of 200 troops ... From my knowledge most areas have access to at least a microwave, fridge and coffee maker.
My unit will be in country until mid January 2013, and when our replacements come I will be passing along your information to them ... Every camp that I know of have 110 electricity. Most soldier's have laptops, and when off mission have the capability to watch DVD's ... Most of these Soldier's DO need phone cards. The PX is a hit and miss. Some of our locations have px's and some do not. In our area of operation, the px's are very small and run out of their new stock within about a hour or two. So especially the Soldier's that are out on mission when the shipment comes, they end up out of luck on getting personal hygiene and entertainment items.
Most locations have some type of MWR facility. Most of the Soldier's we are seeing do have access to local children and the locals in general. Some locations have laundry services and some do not. Most of us in this area of operation live in 10 man tents, and we are stuck with making curtains out of blankets and tarps and cord to have some sort of privacy. I have not heard of any units yet sleeping on cots. And I am based out of Fort Lewis, WA. ... thank you again for what you do, and your supporters.
|Idaho Squadron in Afghanistan receives our care packages|
|Soldiers holding our Girl Scout Cookies|
I just wanted to say thank you for the body wash. The guys really appreciate it. I just wanted to know if you would be able to pack items such as choc. and powder donuts, fruit pies, honey buns, breakfast rolls and/or little debbie snack cakes. Something different but still exciting. What ever you can do for us, just know that we still appreciate every you and all your volunteers do for us ... God Bless all of you!