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South China Sea, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), March 4, 2016:   We received all of your packages today and just wanted to reach out and say thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  
There was so much in the boxes we were able to share with everyone!  

Very Respectfully,   MA1 Keith ------

us army soldiers prepare parachute jumpus army soldiers prepare parachute jumpKandahar, Afghanistan –

Hey Support Our Troops – this is Captain Marc —– 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. I‘m writing this to express sincere appreciation from all the members of the Afghanistan National Security Forces Advise and Assist Team.

The Team is comprised of soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division’s Second Brigade Combat Team. The team deployed with the mission to make Afghanistan a self-reliant nation — for the safety of America. We work hand in hand with Afghan locals and service members on a daily basis, to make the Afghanistan National Security Forces ready to defend the freedoms of their citizens.

Our team has received great material goods from Support Our Troops, and the items received have really increased morale. Some of the items used daily include Under-Armor athletic apparel, soccer balls, shaving cream, and protein supplements. Of note, the soccer balls have been used for soccer practice many times a week as our team prepared for a game against the Afghanistan Uniformed Police.

The police took a victory on the soccer field, but lasting relationships were formed between us and the Afghanistan police, and these relationships have built the trust and confidence needed for mission success. Know that the effort and equipment Support Our Troops provided is appreciated by all team members, and that Support Our Troops directly aided in the national mission.

The enclosed flag was flown for you on a combat mission on an M-rap. Due to all the support you have provided, please accept this flag as a small token of appreciation for all the backing Americans have provided our service members and our team through Support Our Troops!

~~Sincerely, Captain Marc —
– 2nd Brigade Combat Team

Qatar, 2-20-215- Technical Sergeant Heather —–, of a USAF Biological Augmentation Team stationed in the middle east, recently received a care package from Support Our Troops, containing much needed comforts from home. The supplies really touched her heart, she said, and brightened her team's day.

Afghanistan, December 26, 2014 - Dear Supporters, On December 24th we received your care packages full of personal hygiene items, coffee, candies, Underarmour shirts and iPads! What fantastic gifts just hours before Christmas day. The Christmas morning was celebrated with an 8 mile Jingle Bell Ruck in honor of our fallen heroes, SFC Mike Cathcart and SSG Matt Ammerman. We had 25 participants and everyone received an Under Armour T-shirt that you sent over. Each one of the Soldiers plays a special role in our mission either as a Support Soldier, or as a Special Forces Soldiers. All were extremely grateful to rummage through the care packages and to receive a T-shirt! (I also gave one to the Commander, XO and CSM of our unit!)

Flag of the brigadier generalFlag of the brigadier generalI want to personally thank you for graciously donating to the Family Readiness Group of HHC, 20th CBRNE Command to ensure that the Daddy/Daughter dance was a success. Your donation ensured a smooth event and an amazing experience for all of our fathers and their daughters. Thanks again for your professionalism and service to the 20th CBRNE Command. "Liberty We Defend!" ~~ JB -----, Brigadier General

Support Our Troops® provides funding support for military family events.  These fall under the acronym MWR, which stands for morale, well-being (welfare), and recreation.

Writing Supplies Received By Soldiers

Afghanistan, recently – CW3 Thomas —–, of D Company, 3-82 AVN Regt, recently expressed his gratitude for a generous donation of care packages, including writing supplies, to his fellow soldiers given by Americans through SOT. According to its Facebook page, D Company “DARKHORSE" deploys world-wide and executes field-level aviation maintenance in support of United States joint forces and its allies. The company is also the winner of the Master of Readiness Award for CY2010 and 2011.

He wants the military dog for therapeutic support

We received a compelling request recently, from a young soldier stationed in the Middle East. SPC Scott -- is originally from the National Guard in New Hampshire.  He's currently a part of the Headquarters Battery (HHB) of the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment.

Insignia for the 197th Field Artillery Regiment.Insignia for the 197th Field Artillery Regiment.SPC Scott -- works as a chaplain assistant, and as such, comes into contact with military soldiers who've felt the effects of their jobs firsthand. They come to him stressed and worn out. He has over 400 soldiers in his care. Scott wrote us and told us he's in the process of getting a military dog to help his fellow soldiers dealing with PTSD. The problem, he said, is that his unit doesn't regularly care for dogs. He asked us if we could help find him supplies for the animal.