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2022 Goods and Services Delivered $29,850,863
2022 Overhead: Less than 5%
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for America’s troops and their families

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2022 Overhead: Less than 5%
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America, May 7, 2024 - For all the events around the world so evident from your daily news, troops deployments and rotations are booming, and SOT continually follows and supplies them.

SupportOurTroops.org is the bridge between you, a patriotic American willing to give, and our servicemembers stationed all over the world, willing to protect. SOT gets the troops what they need, when they need it, wherever they are located. 

Your recurring Patriot Brigade® donations help answer the troops needs every day.

With 95% of donations supporting programs, you know your money is serving them as well as they serve all of us.

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Cadets from the U.S Coast Guard Academy attend a welcoming ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 25, 2024. The cadets were aboard the Eagle for their 2024 summer training cruise. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew West)

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. (June 12, 2024): Every military branch has its unique “hell week” period of training to determine if someone really wants to serve. For potential Coast Guard officers, the torturous path begins with Swab Summer, an indoctrination period for new cadets to prepare them for a career at sea. In this photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew West, Cadets from the Coast Guard Academy attend a welcoming ceremony aboard the Cutter Eagle. One of our nation’s oldest active tall ships, the Eagle, has trained Academy cadets since 1792. The tour aboard the Eagle teaches cadets basic seamanship, navigation, and the leadership skills they will need to take command.

Surviving Swab Summer, however, is no pleasure cruise.

The first phase is an intense seven-week basic training program designed to turn civilians into military servicemembers ready to defend their country. The program includes rigorous physical conditioning, seamanship fundamentals, and a well-rounded classical education. The Academy emphasizes teamwork, individual initiative, and the military values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.

Swabs know they will be both physically and mentally tested.

Cadets run obstacle courses and complete team rope course challenges between units. They are taught basic sailing at the Jacobs Rock Seamanship and Sailing center and are expected to know Coast Guard history and their chain of command.

Swab Summer ends with “Sea Trials,” a thirteen-hour final examination that evaluates a Swab’s ability to perform as a Sailor and a leader. Cadets are evaluated on teamwork and perseverance as they face multiple stressful situations. There is a simulated shipwreck, for example, where Cadets are graded on their coolness under fire. The day begins at 3:30 a.m. with alarms sounding as Cadets grab their gear for an hour long round of calisthenics. Swabs spend the remainder of the day completing various tasks including road marches, river rafting, and they even carry a log around campus.

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BODO, NORWAY, March 8, 2022 - II MEF presents secure expeditionary communication capability - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Curtis (left), and Lance Cpl. Dylan Shawver, guard force sentries with 2d Marine Expeditionary Support Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, pose with a portable handset enabled with PacStar Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) during Exercise Cold Response 2022, Bodo, Norway, March 9, 2022. PacStar RoIP is a critical communication capability which enables instantaneous and simultaneous two-way radio

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