militarymom:

No one can hate war more than those who fight in it.

militarymom:

No one can hate war more than those who fight in it.

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bobthewitch:

militarymom:

To All Men-Please, LEAD!

Lead Me - Sanctus Real; a video production of My Bridge Radio (by horech80)


This touched me, brought tears to my eyes. I am not christian, none the less the message to a father to lead, is well wrought.

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Tim McGraw - If You’re Reading This (by mandibartlett)

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List of suggested things for carepacs:
The Troops in harms way all over the world have to buy their own supplies but sometimes they go for months without the opportunity to purchase the basic necessities. The guys in Afghanistan on the “Tip of the Spear” only get limited access to a truck that sometimes doesn’t come over unless it’s safe. After the first couple of FOB the trucks are empty and that’s where we come in and send them carepacs. Please go to AnySoldier to adopt, they serve ALL BRANCHES. www.AnySoldier.com 


The number one item requested by the troops is Wipes (baby wipes or equivalent) Cheap is ok, Wal-Mart has the “parents choice” are the cheapest I’ve found. Guys on the “Tip of the Spear” get to shower once a week, and by shower I mean a bucket of water. Wipes are a life saver for in between “showers”.



Other things they need and ask for are:


Hand and feet warmers. It’s COLD NOW in Afghanistan, at night it goes down in the 20’s!
Hot cocoa mix

disposable razors
tampons 
shaving cream
medicated foot powder
toothpaste 
Oreos 

soap


shampoo


Q-tips


eye drops


deodorant


CHAPSTICK 


dental floss
Beef Jerky

drink mix powder (like Gatorade, Power aid, Kool-Aid, Crystal light)
Black, OD Green, Olive Green, Camel Brown or/and White socks, TUBE socks are best because they accommodate all sizes unlike crew socks that fit 8-12 only.
boot inserts (gel, memory foam, odor eaters)
hand/body lotion
hand sanitizer 
air fresheners and car air fresheners (little pine tree)
gum
mouth wash (travel size please)
self help/marriage/parenting books
magazines on Sports, hunting, fishing, cars, racing, NASCAR, wrestling, tattoos, men’s health, working out, engines, trucks, Maxim, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, guns, airplanes, flying, Video Game Cheat Codes, Please don’t send People, US, Star, Enquirer nor any Hollywood trash magazines where they show trashy people getting millions for being immoral drunken junkies. 
candy like Jolly Ranchers, mints, lemon drops, Jelly Bellies, life savers
peanut butter
individual packs of ketchup, TACO BELL SAUCES ALL OF THEM, hot sauces
instant coffee, packs of creamers, sugar 
Granola bars, Protein bars, Cliff bars 
Protein drinks like Muscle Milk, Ensure, Boost
Energy bars, Snickers 
Energy drinks like Monster (any flavor/color) AMP, Full Throttle, Red Bull, 5 hour energy, Rock Star, Pit bull, KMX, Burn, Blast, HOOAH!, Lightning Bolt, Buzz, etc.
Pop tarts, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, instant grits, instant breakfast
hair clippers, nail clippers
board games, card games (phase 10, UNO etc.) 
Video Games (some have received Game systems from home)
DVD’s (some have received portable DVD players from home)
cards, letters and drawings that express good wishes are appreciated
BIGGEST WISH ITEM: ELECTRIC BLANKETS (most troops have generators so they can use electric blankets, even the ones that don’t have a microwave nor refrigerator) 
hisarmsourlove:


Don’t forget to send those care packages!

List of suggested things for carepacs:

The Troops in harms way all over the world have to buy their own supplies but sometimes they go for months without the opportunity to purchase the basic necessities. The guys in Afghanistan on the “Tip of the Spear” only get limited access to a truck that sometimes doesn’t come over unless it’s safe. After the first couple of FOB the trucks are empty and that’s where we come in and send them carepacs. Please go to AnySoldier to adopt, they serve ALL BRANCHES. www.AnySoldier.com

The number one item requested by the troops is Wipes (baby wipes or equivalent) Cheap is ok, Wal-Mart has the “parents choice” are the cheapest I’ve found. Guys on the “Tip of the Spear” get to shower once a week, and by shower I mean a bucket of water. Wipes are a life saver for in between “showers”.

Other things they need and ask for are:

Hand and feet warmers. It’s COLD NOW in Afghanistan, at night it goes down in the 20’s!

Hot cocoa mix

disposable razors

tampons

shaving cream

medicated foot powder

toothpaste

Oreos

soap

shampoo

Q-tips

eye drops

deodorant

CHAPSTICK

dental floss

Beef Jerky

drink mix powder (like Gatorade, Power aid, Kool-Aid, Crystal light)

Black, OD Green, Olive Green, Camel Brown or/and White socks, TUBE socks are best because they accommodate all sizes unlike crew socks that fit 8-12 only.

boot inserts (gel, memory foam, odor eaters)

hand/body lotion

hand sanitizer

air fresheners and car air fresheners (little pine tree)

gum

mouth wash (travel size please)

self help/marriage/parenting books

magazines on Sports, hunting, fishing, cars, racing, NASCAR, wrestling, tattoos, men’s health, working out, engines, trucks, Maxim, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, guns, airplanes, flying, Video Game Cheat Codes, Please don’t send People, US, Star, Enquirer nor any Hollywood trash magazines where they show trashy people getting millions for being immoral drunken junkies.

candy like Jolly Ranchers, mints, lemon drops, Jelly Bellies, life savers

peanut butter

individual packs of ketchup, TACO BELL SAUCES ALL OF THEM, hot sauces

instant coffee, packs of creamers, sugar

Granola bars, Protein bars, Cliff bars

Protein drinks like Muscle Milk, Ensure, Boost

Energy bars, Snickers

Energy drinks like Monster (any flavor/color) AMP, Full Throttle, Red Bull, 5 hour energy, Rock Star, Pit bull, KMX, Burn, Blast, HOOAH!, Lightning Bolt, Buzz, etc.

Pop tarts, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, instant grits, instant breakfast

hair clippers, nail clippers

board games, card games (phase 10, UNO etc.)

Video Games (some have received Game systems from home)

DVD’s (some have received portable DVD players from home)

cards, letters and drawings that express good wishes are appreciated

BIGGEST WISH ITEM: ELECTRIC BLANKETS (most troops have generators so they can use electric blankets, even the ones that don’t have a microwave nor refrigerator)

hisarmsourlove:

Don’t forget to send those care packages!

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Nov 3 2012, the CCW from Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. This was the staging area, our parrish center, where the boxes were put together and got ready to be mailed. We mailed out 143 boxes for a total of $1925.35.
You too can put a smile on the faces of Our Troops. It’s easy, all you have to do is go to www.AnySoldier.com and search for someone, I always search for FOB since they’re the ones that lack almost everything we take for granted, and tell the leadership of your church that you want to adopt a group of Marines/Sailors/Soldiers/Airmen in harms way, and they can announce it in church for people to start bringing donations and stuff to send. If every church would do this, it’d greatly improve their morale. God Bless Our Troops!
List of suggested things for carepacs:
The Troops in harms way all over the world have to buy their own supplies but sometimes they go for months without the opportunity to purchase the basic necessities. The guys in Afghanistan on the “Tip of the Spear” only get limited access to a truck that sometimes doesn’t come over unless it’s safe. After the first couple of FOB the trucks are empty and that’s where we come in and send them carepacs. Please go to AnySoldier to adopt, they serve ALL BRANCHES. www.AnySoldier.com 


The number one item requested by the troops is Wipes (baby wipes or equivalent) Cheap is ok, Wal-Mart has the “parents choice” are the cheapest I’ve found. Guys on the “Tip of the Spear” get to shower once a week, and by shower I mean a bucket of water. Wipes are a life saver for in between “showers”.



Other things they need and ask for are:


Hand and feet warmers. It’s COLD NOW in Afghanistan, at night it goes down in the 20’s!
Hot cocoa mix

disposable razors
tampons 
shaving cream
medicated foot powder
toothpaste 
Oreos 

soap


shampoo


Q-tips


eye drops


deodorant


CHAPSTICK 


dental floss
Beef Jerky

drink mix powder (like Gatorade, Power aid, Kool-Aid, Crystal light)
Black, OD Green, Olive Green, Camel Brown or/and White socks, TUBE socks are best because they accommodate all sizes unlike crew socks that fit 8-12 only.
boot inserts (gel, memory foam, odor eaters)
hand/body lotion
hand sanitizer 
air fresheners and car air fresheners (little pine tree)
gum
mouth wash (travel size please)
self help/marriage/parenting books
magazines on Sports, hunting, fishing, cars, racing, NASCAR, wrestling, tattoos, men’s health, working out, engines, trucks, Maxim, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, guns, airplanes, flying, Video Game Cheat Codes, Please don’t send People, US, Star, Enquirer nor any Hollywood trash magazines where they show trashy people getting millions for being immoral drunken junkies. 
candy like Jolly Ranchers, mints, lemon drops, Jelly Bellies, life savers
peanut butter
individual packs of ketchup, TACO BELL SAUCES ALL OF THEM, hot sauces
instant coffee, packs of creamers, sugar 
Granola bars, Protein bars, Cliff bars 
Protein drinks like Muscle Milk, Ensure, Boost
Energy bars, Snickers 
Energy drinks like Monster (any flavor/color) AMP, Full Throttle, Red Bull, 5 hour energy, Rock Star, Pit bull, KMX, Burn, Blast, HOOAH!, Lightning Bolt, Buzz, etc.
Pop tarts, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, instant grits, instant breakfast
hair clippers, nail clippers
board games, card games (phase 10, UNO etc.) 
Video Games (some have received Game systems from home)
DVD’s (some have received portable DVD players from home)
cards, letters and drawings that express good wishes are appreciated
BIGGEST WISH ITEM: ELECTRIC BLANKETS (most troops have generators so they can use electric blankets, even the ones that don’t have a microwave nor refrigerator)

Nov 3 2012, the CCW from Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. This was the staging area, our parrish center, where the boxes were put together and got ready to be mailed. We mailed out 143 boxes for a total of $1925.35.

You too can put a smile on the faces of Our Troops. It’s easy, all you have to do is go to www.AnySoldier.com and search for someone, I always search for FOB since they’re the ones that lack almost everything we take for granted, and tell the leadership of your church that you want to adopt a group of Marines/Sailors/Soldiers/Airmen in harms way, and they can announce it in church for people to start bringing donations and stuff to send. If every church would do this, it’d greatly improve their morale. God Bless Our Troops!

List of suggested things for carepacs:

The Troops in harms way all over the world have to buy their own supplies but sometimes they go for months without the opportunity to purchase the basic necessities. The guys in Afghanistan on the “Tip of the Spear” only get limited access to a truck that sometimes doesn’t come over unless it’s safe. After the first couple of FOB the trucks are empty and that’s where we come in and send them carepacs. Please go to AnySoldier to adopt, they serve ALL BRANCHES. www.AnySoldier.com

The number one item requested by the troops is Wipes (baby wipes or equivalent) Cheap is ok, Wal-Mart has the “parents choice” are the cheapest I’ve found. Guys on the “Tip of the Spear” get to shower once a week, and by shower I mean a bucket of water. Wipes are a life saver for in between “showers”.

Other things they need and ask for are:

Hand and feet warmers. It’s COLD NOW in Afghanistan, at night it goes down in the 20’s!

Hot cocoa mix

disposable razors

tampons

shaving cream

medicated foot powder

toothpaste

Oreos

soap

shampoo

Q-tips

eye drops

deodorant

CHAPSTICK

dental floss

Beef Jerky

drink mix powder (like Gatorade, Power aid, Kool-Aid, Crystal light)

Black, OD Green, Olive Green, Camel Brown or/and White socks, TUBE socks are best because they accommodate all sizes unlike crew socks that fit 8-12 only.

boot inserts (gel, memory foam, odor eaters)

hand/body lotion

hand sanitizer

air fresheners and car air fresheners (little pine tree)

gum

mouth wash (travel size please)

self help/marriage/parenting books

magazines on Sports, hunting, fishing, cars, racing, NASCAR, wrestling, tattoos, men’s health, working out, engines, trucks, Maxim, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, guns, airplanes, flying, Video Game Cheat Codes, Please don’t send People, US, Star, Enquirer nor any Hollywood trash magazines where they show trashy people getting millions for being immoral drunken junkies.

candy like Jolly Ranchers, mints, lemon drops, Jelly Bellies, life savers

peanut butter

individual packs of ketchup, TACO BELL SAUCES ALL OF THEM, hot sauces

instant coffee, packs of creamers, sugar

Granola bars, Protein bars, Cliff bars

Protein drinks like Muscle Milk, Ensure, Boost

Energy bars, Snickers

Energy drinks like Monster (any flavor/color) AMP, Full Throttle, Red Bull, 5 hour energy, Rock Star, Pit bull, KMX, Burn, Blast, HOOAH!, Lightning Bolt, Buzz, etc.

Pop tarts, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, instant grits, instant breakfast

hair clippers, nail clippers

board games, card games (phase 10, UNO etc.)

Video Games (some have received Game systems from home)

DVD’s (some have received portable DVD players from home)

cards, letters and drawings that express good wishes are appreciated

BIGGEST WISH ITEM: ELECTRIC BLANKETS (most troops have generators so they can use electric blankets, even the ones that don’t have a microwave nor refrigerator)

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Military love, always Strong!

Military love, always Strong!

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It’s so sad that so many SO’s bail out at the first sign of PTSD =’(

It’s so sad that so many SO’s bail out at the first sign of PTSD =’(

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