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International Waters, November 2019

Mayport, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departs Naval Station Mayport. Farragut is among ships and units from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group that formed a Surface Action Group (SAG) and are deploying from their East Coast homeports of Norfolk, Va. and Mayport, Fla.  Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson [  ].Mayport, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departs Naval Station Mayport. Farragut is among ships and units from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group that formed a Surface Action Group (SAG) and are deploying from their East Coast homeports of Norfolk, Va. and Mayport, Fla.
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson [ ].

I am trying to inquire about care packages for Sailors onboard the ship as we will be deployed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank You.
~~ Chaplain Jonathan [  ], USS Farragut (DDG 99)

Did You Know?

Commissioned on 10 June 2006, USS FARRAGUT is named in honor of the US Navy's first Admiral, David Glasgow Farragut, and is the 5th ship to bear his name. FARRAGUT is an Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer fitted with the latest technology to fulfill any offensive or defensive tasking. One of the most capable ships ever put to sea, her crew is well-trained and "Prepared for Battle!"

Iraq, October 31, 2019

You guys rock! Currently out here in Iraq. Very small camp, no real support out here. Just looking for something to brighten our day a little bit out here. Active duty USAF SSGT, have about ten Airmen under me, conditions have not been very good whatsoever. Thank you guys for what you do!  ~~ Chris [ ]You guys rock! Currently out here in Iraq. Very small camp, no real support out here. Just looking for something to brighten our day a little bit out here. Active duty USAF SSGT, have about ten Airmen under me, conditions have not been very good whatsoever. Thank you guys for what you do!
~~ Chris [ ]

Camp Dahlke, Afghanistan

Camp Dahlke, Afghanistan,  Oct. 21, 2019 -  Message: Just looking for snacks to provide to my soldiers to remind them of home and help keep their morale high.   ~~ Matthew [ ]Camp Dahlke, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2019 - Message: Just looking for snacks to provide to my soldiers to remind them of home and help keep their morale high.
~~ Matthew [ ]

OCONUS, October 1, 2019

As the Battalion chaplain, I wanted to send a personal note of thanks for supporting our BN during the  last year. Your contributions helped lighten the load of our Soldiers and brought many a smile, something not easy to do when you are isolated. Thank you again.

Dear Supporter of the Dragon Slayers,

As the Battalion chaplain, I wanted to send a personal note of thanks for supporting our BN during the last year. Your contributions helped lighten the load of our Soldiers and brought many a smile, something not easy to do when you are isolated. Thank you again.
Very respectfully, CH (CPT) Chris [ ]

OCONUS, August, 2019

We work in a secret facility and it’s a no  phone or picture taking area. We really appreciate the support! It made many people’s day. Thank you!  I might be able to send better pictures with more people on a Saturday.  ~~ M [ ] , US ArmyWe work in a secret facility and it’s a no phone or picture taking area. We really appreciate the support! It made many people’s day. Thank you! I might be able to send better pictures with more people on a Saturday.
~~ M [ ] , US Army

International Waters, August 5, 2019

International Waters August 5, 2019

International Waters, August 5, 2019 –

Dear Americans - Thank you so very much for the kind cards, supplies, and treats we received in your care packages here aboard my Navy ship while out to see for many months! The shipment was so generous I was able to share it with multiple friends onboard. Your thoughtfulness is definitely a great reminder of the precious family, friends, and patriots back home who love and support us while we are away in Asia and the Middle East. Please extend my thanks to all the folks young and old who help make this possible!! We all can't wait to come back home and see you. God bless, LTJG Blake [ ] USN

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Kabul, Afghanistan 7-21-2019

Thank you for the generous care package.  My team and I really appreciated opening up a box of snacks and useful items like toiletries and body care products.  You guys gave us the opportunity to forget we were in a limited environment and enjoy opening up some gifts.  We were surprised to see the amount of goodies you sent for us, and it gave us an understanding of how much you all support us and think about the troops away from home.  There was something for everyone, and it will be very helpful as we continue into the year.  The variety of items was great because we could try different things and not fall into a routine of the same thing over and over.  Plus the pocket size made it easy to grab and go as we needed to.  Again, we'd like to thank you for supporting us and making our deployment that much better.  Please thank your volunteers and sponsors, and let them know what a difference they've made for us.  Respectfully,  Dan [ ] USAFThank you for the generous care package. My team and I really appreciated opening up a box of snacks and useful items like toiletries and body care products. You guys gave us the opportunity to forget we were in a limited environment and enjoy opening up some gifts. We were surprised to see the amount of goodies you sent for us, and it gave us an understanding of how much you all support us and think about the troops away from home. There was something for everyone, and it will be very helpful as we continue into the year. The variety of items was great because we could try different things and not fall into a routine of the same thing over and over. Plus the pocket size made it easy to grab and go as we needed to. Again, we'd like to thank you for supporting us and making our deployment that much better. Please thank your volunteers and sponsors, and let them know what a difference they've made for us.
Respectfully,
Dan [ ] USAF

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