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SinusAiseNosePicKudos to SinusAide for donating $81,369 worth of SinusAide® product to moisten the troops dry noses in Iraq and Afghanistan!
thumb_maryland_national_guardJuly 4, 2010:  At the request of members of the Maryland National Guard, SupportOurTroops.Org on July 4th, 2010 contributed $1000 toward the cost of funeral arrangements for Maryland National Guard PVT. Wilkins. The Maryland National Guard We thank him for his service.  We pray that God grant peace to his family, friends  and survivors. We know that God holds him in a special place. The SOT Team
martin-tireJuly 17, 2010:  The Goodyear auction of the Goodyear Support Our Troops race tires was a resounding success with 45 tires being auctioned and raising over $28,000.
sot-logo-200pxJuly 28, 2010:  SupportOurTroops.Org is pleased to announce that it has donated $500 to the 58th Troop Command in Maryland for a retirement dinner for their sergeant major on July 29, 2010.
[caption id="attachment_3816" align="alignleft" width="300"]BloggerNotesAppreciation07082010 Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, receives a tour of a Stryker combat vehicle from Army Sgt. Jed Glover while visiting with troops from the 2nd Infantry Division's, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team on Camp Victory, Iraq, July 4, 2010. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson[/caption] WASHINGTON I spent a good bit of time in the U.S. Embassy while in Iraq last weekend with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, which I wrote about earlier this week in "My Independence Day Weekend in Iraq With Dr. Biden."
In a rare moment of downtime, I joined Dr. Biden and her staff in the Embassy gift shop.In a quest for souvenirs for my children, I purchased one of the only items for kids:  a stuffed duck with a T-shirt that said "Duck and Cover." And that's exactly what I had done the night before, three times, while in my room at the embassy. I was typing a story on my computer when the call came over the loudspeaker: "duck and cover." There was a threat of indirect fire, the voice said, and people were supposed to either rush to a room without windows or, if walking outside, duck into one of several bunkers along the sidewalk. At the first warning, I ran into a windowless room, slightly panicked, and waited it out until the all clear sounded. Although I didn't hear anything, mortar explosions had been heard, according to later news reports. I took a slower pace at the second warning and by the third, at 4:45 a.m., I was so exhausted I ducked under a blanket rather than back into the windowless room. That day, elsewhere in Iraq, there was a deadly suicide bomber attack and another that wounded two Iraqi police officers. These incidents served as another reminder of the fact that our troops, and many civilians, are under the threat of attack each day in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whether in combat or not, all put themselves in harm's way just by serving there. Upon my return, my kids were thrilled to get the stuffed ducks that had traveled all the way from Iraq, but are still too young to catch the tongue-in-cheek humor of the "Duck and Cover" on those little black T-shirts. I went to sleep last night in my own bed, without the concern of incoming attacks or a "duck and cover" sounding over a loudspeaker. But I'll never be able to look at those stuffed ducks, perched now on my children's desks, without remembering that night and the sacrifice our military members and civilian employees make each day on behalf of all Americans. July 8, 2010: By Elaine Wilson-American Forces Press Service
goodyear-homeGoodyear is showing its continued support for the men and women of the United Stated Armed Forces by auctioning "Support Our Troops®" co-branded tires raced by NASCAR leading drivers in the Last Daytona Sprint Cup race. Join Goodyear and Support Our Troops in showing our gratitude and recognizing our troops service to our country by raising funds to benefit them and their families through the Support Our Troops® chritable organization. Bid now through July 17th on authentic race-used, special-edition Goodyear Support Our Troops® tires from the July 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway signed by your favorite drivers! Click on the banner below to choose your favorite driver's tires and place your bid on this piece of history. BidNow250px