Do you want to support the troops?
UPDATE: I am going to keep this post on top for a little while. So support some troops.
If you support the troops or have been wondering how to do it—check these links out
If you like what they do, donate or help them out. I cannot tell you how much good you do when you're downrange and you get a package in the mail from someone who cares back home. A book, a can of Barbasol, a pine cone. It means a lot. The books you send overseas get read, and I would collect this stuff and send it out to my guys on the firebases to use. No political messages…just we support you. Also some great things for R&R and family members.
You will need your Soldier’s address with APO/FPO and when he/she is expected to return from overseas
Let me know if any of these are not what they seem to be and I will remove them but a cursory link to each one seems legit.
Links to “free” stuff for troops:
http://www.operationhomelink.org/ - Free computers for spouses/parents of deployed soldier in ranks E1 – E5.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/2/prweb106818.htm - free mail/gifts sent to children of deployed soldiers.
https://www.operationuplink.org/ - Free phone cards.
http://anysoldier.com/ForSoldiersOnly.cfm - To sign up for sponsoring soldier care packages for theater.
http://www.appreciateourtroops.org/forourtroops.shtml - To have commander sign up for mugs for unit troops.
http://www.operationshoebox.com/ - free shoebox care package.
http://bluestarmoms.org/airfare.html - lowest airfare available.
http://bluestarmoms.org/care.html - free care packages.
http://126.96.36.199/ - free air conditioners/heaters.
http://www.heromiles.org/ free air travel for Emergency Leave, and for the family members of injured soldiers to travel to Medical facility.
http://www.bluestarmothers.org/airlinespecials.php - Airline discounts for R & R.
http://www.booksforsoldiers.com/forum/index.php - free books, DVD’s, CD’s.
http://prayercentral.net/engage/militaryprayer/daily.php - daily prayer and scriptures.
http://www.militarymoms.net/sot.html - free care packages (your family member signs up to have sent to you).
http://operationmilitarypride.org/smsignup.html - free care packages.
http://www.soldiersangels.org/heroes/submit_a_soldier.php - get adopted to receive stuff.
https://www.treatsfortroops.com/registration/index.php - free gifts and care packages.
http://www.emilitary.org/forums/index.php?s=c200230df4b511793b37d9fa7072b056&showtopic=354&pid=664&st=0&#entry664 - free bible, Christian video, and book for spouse/family members of deployed troop.
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Nov2004/n11232004_2004112312.html - free shipping/packing materials for shipping to troops.
Copy the link into your browser and go from there. I have now checked out all of these links and they are good to go, as in they are what they appear to be. Check them out.