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7.5 months in Iraq without a day off - Soldiers enjoy care packages!
We recently received an email from a U.S. Soldier in Iraq that attests to the tough conditions they endure in a hostile and austere area of Iraq.
"Because our (troops) maintain a constant daily work schedule with few days off, every day to them was 'Groundhog Day' ... (I too worked 7.5 months w/no days off). And because all they did was eat, drink, work, and breathe Army 24/7, they were lacking the ... healthy relaxation, rejuvenating fellowship, and stress-reducing fun that keeps them resilient."
The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, and our supporters, were proud to send care packages to hopefully lift their spirits a bit with some daily essentials, goodies, and well wishes from home. Many of these troops did not have access to a well-stocked PX for their daily living needs, and could not go off-base to purchase goods in the local markets. Care packages provide some much appreciated shampoo, body wash, foot powder, snacks and meals when the dining facilities are closed, razors, socks, assorted other goods, and a reminder that they are appreciated.
"For us here in Iraq, excitement has been steadily growing as we draw very close to our departure, and, in reflecting back on the last 7.5 months of our tour, it would honestly have been considerably bleaker without the outstanding support we received from you and your benevolently wonderful organization!"
Though the media terms 'training' or 'advising' might not conjure up a tough job assignment, these U.S. troops in the Mideast work hard, under hot, dusty, tough conditions.
We "stayed on Iraqi military bases, left most of our equipment back home, and could only bring a certain number of Soldiers."
If you are looking for a way to encourage some American troops overseas, we would welcome your support of our all-volunteer nonprofit's efforts to send care packages to our hard working American troops serving far from home.