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Send a Care Package to a US Soldier.................

by Tony Holmes / November 22, 2004 4:57 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) thank you bro ill be ordering soon
by Mark5019 / November 22, 2004 5:23 AM PST
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Great Bro! They gotta know someone cares,I just............
by Tony Holmes / November 22, 2004 5:49 AM PST

sent a case Happy

While you're at it,order some for yourself Happy Just click "home" on that link.

I've been ordering from them for about a year,I work Sat and bring one of them for lunch so I don't have to order out.It's a pretty good MRE Happy

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Re:Thanks Tony...Will Do...B/W This may interest you.
by Rolway / November 22, 2004 6:20 AM PST

I saw this in the "Cord Word" Nov. Newsletter
(New England Paralyzed Veterans of America)
Thought it was nice of the Cord Word to post this
letter from NH Nam Knights.

From Cord Word. Nov. Newsletter.
http://www.nepva.org/
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NEPVA Mail (New England Paralyzed Veterans of America)

Dear NEPVA,

We from the Nam Knights New Hampshire Chapter,
solicited family, friends and businesses for donations
to help fund the fishing tournament. We were pleased
with the contributions, not only of funds, but products
from many area businesses. We are also pleased to
present to you today with checks totaling $1364.00.
We also were donated products for raffles totaling
$1140.00 for a total donation of $2504.00.

We will keep data on these contributors, send them a
thank you letter and also try to get funds for next
years fishing tournament. The Nam Knights M/C
members include active and retired Military and
Law Enforcement personnel. The mission of the
Nam Knights is to honor the memory of American
Veterans and Police Officers who have lost their
lives in the line of duty; to assist Veterans and
Police Officers in their time of need; and to promote
community awareness though sponsorship and
participation in various community and Fund-
raising events. We all hope you had a great fishing
tournament.

Sincerely,
Ray "Hunter" Brunelle
President, Nam Knights, NH
*******************************************************

The NH Nam Knights have not only been contributing
solicited funds for these NEPVA fishing tournaments,
they take part in it assisting the wheel chair
patients into the boats, etc.

http://www.namknightsnh.com/pva.htm (2002 Event) (Slow load on dial-up)

George

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Thanks George,they're great guys........
by Tony Holmes / November 22, 2004 9:02 AM PST

I'm glad my SIL belongs to the mother chapter.

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Check things out, folks.........
by Mac McMullen / November 22, 2004 6:18 AM PST

ABIZAID ASKS CONGRESS TO HELP STOP UNSOLICITED MAIL

11/16/2004 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The commander of U.S. Central Command is asking Congress for help in eliminating unsolicited mail to servicemembers.

Army Gen. John P. Abizaid said the military mail service is running at capacity, and he noted the propensity of America to be especially generous during the holidays.

"I would greatly appreciate your assistance in communicating to your constituents the challenges bulk donations from the public present," General Abizaid wrote in a letter provided to congressmen inquiring about mail issues.

Unsolicited mail is no longer accepted because of the stress it creates on the military mail system and because of the possible threat it can pose to servicemembers. Programs like "Operation Dear Abby" and the "Any Servicemember" mail program were suspended Oct. 30, 2002.

The U.S. Postal Service no longer delivers items not addressed to a specific servicemember. If packages are left at a collection site and the sender can be determined, they will be returned. If no return address is listed, any care-package items will go to a local charity, a customer-service agent said.

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123009193

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Thanks Del,..........................
by Tony Holmes / November 22, 2004 9:08 AM PST

I did notice this line in the link:

"Dozens of organizations are accepting donations to put together care packages".

Regardless,I just shot them an email with that link and I'll back it up with a phone call in the morning to hold off unless they can assure me it gets through.

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Update: I must have caught them late at the office :)
by Tony Holmes / November 22, 2004 9:47 AM PST
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That's what it is all about.......
by Mac McMullen / November 22, 2004 10:41 AM PST

Addressed to an INDIVIDUAL, and revealing the sender.

Beyond the overloading of the mail system, things addresssed
to 'any soldier' could contain harmful contents from some
malcontent.

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Re: Send a Care Package to a US Soldier.................
by Dragon / November 22, 2004 12:45 PM PST

Someone had posted a link to pics, a few days ago, of soldiers in Iraq, along with notes they had written. I read about half of them (there were quite a few, so I didnt have time to read all). One of the soldiers said that Gatorade was like gold, over there.

Just a thought.

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(NT) (NT) Re: Thats interesting
by MKay / November 25, 2004 8:57 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Re: Thanks Tony ,Great idea !!!!
by MKay / November 23, 2004 11:14 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Re: Send a Care Package to a US Soldier..........bump..
by MKay / November 24, 2004 10:22 AM PST
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Here is the official word.... NO! NO!
by Angeline Booher / November 25, 2004 11:45 PM PST

I wondered after seeing the copyright date on the page was 2003.

Programs that allowed the general public to send mail addressed to "Any Service Member" were cancelled more than a year ago. While these programs were popular with the public during Desert Storm and other operations, officials said security concerns and transportation constraints with military mail led to their cancellation. Web sites such as http://anyservicemember.navy.mil, and Army Knowledge Online email have been suggested as alternate means to contact soldiers.

http://reviews.cnet.com/5224-6130-0.html?forumID=50&threadID=47182&messageID=559546

Angeline
click here to email semods4@yahoo.com

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(NT) (NT) Re: Here is the official word.... NO! NO!... thank y
by MKay / November 26, 2004 12:07 AM PST
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