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40’ Container of $550,000 of MWR Delivered to Camp Humphreys

40’ Container of $550,000 of MWR Delivered to Camp Humphreys

Camp Humphreys, South Korea, May 20, 2019 - Support Our Troops® just delivered a 40 foot container to Busan Port South Korea which moved from there by rail to Camp Humphreys with $500,000 of free morale and well-being gifts from Americans for the soldiers stationed there.

If they’re there, we’re with them®

Your service members are stationed there to protect the peace and keep Americans safe here at home. In return Americans send shipments like this to support and thank them. High morale produces high mission effectiveness. And when you’re overseas and stuff shows up from home, it makes you smile. Isn’t it great to be an American?

Ft. Drum hit with Big Biofreeze

Fort Drum

U.S., May 5, 2019 -

Support Our Troops® was privileged to supply service members at Ft. Drum, NY, with 12,156 tubes of  Biofreeze 3 oz Professional Gel Roll-ons.   This product was donated to SOT by the great American Company Performance Health, the manufacturer and supplier of  Biofreeze and other health products.

Home of the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum consists of 107,265 acres and its mission includes commanding active component units assigned to the installation, providing administrative and logical support to tenant units, providing support to tenant units, providing support to active and reserve units from all services in training at Fort Drum, and planning and providing support for mobilization and training of almost 80,000 troops annually

Approved by military use the Biofreeze National Stocking Number is #6505-01-599-0068.

SOT supplies all military units, branches, domestic and abroad.  

The total value of these MWR care goods shipments was $63,576.

The supply of these requested goods was made possible by the great people who make Biofreeze – a great muscle balm and a terrific alternative to opioids for pain relief.   Learn more about managing pain relief here.

Learn more about how doctors, therapists and patients are shifting toward topical analgesics like Biofreeze and away from systemic pain relievers at www.Biofreeze.com.

Dr. Scholl’s steps up for the troops!

dr.scholls Massaging Gel Pressure Point front 300U.S., April 2, 2019.  

10,656 pairs Dr. Scholl’s insoles are heading to Iraq and Afghanistan via our NC Distribution Hub.  A value of $115,937 in tangible support.

An army travels on its feet, especially in desert and mountain terrain, and requested items like this enhance morale and mission effectiveness.   

It was made possible by Bayer Pharmaceuticals which ran a nationwide buy one GIVE one campaign in which Americans buying Dr. Scholl’s insoles caused a pair to be donated to Support Our Troops.

A big thank you to Dr. Scholl’s, Bayer Healthcare, and all the great Americans who stepped up for their troops!

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Meet Your Military: What's in a Name? Demystifying the Collective Services

Did you know that terms people use to describe the services collectively aren't interchangeable? For instance, "the military services" and "the armed forces" don’t mean the same thing.

Here's a quick guide to the various terms:

Military Services

Soldiers assigned to Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, fire a M119 105 mm howitzer during exercise Dynamic Front 19 at Torun, Poland, March 5, 2019. Photo By: Army Spc. Rolyn KropfSoldiers assigned to Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, fire a M119 105 mm howitzer during exercise Dynamic Front 19 at Torun, Poland, March 5, 2019.
Photo By: Army Spc. Rolyn Kropf

The military services are all part of the Defense Department.

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Meet Your Military: Why Are Marines Part of the Navy?

Historically, marines serve as a navy’s ground troops. In fact, the word "marine" is the French word for sea, which may be why the French military historically called English troops — who all had to arrive by sea — "marines."Historically, marines serve as a navy’s ground troops. In fact, the word "marine" is the French word for sea, which may be why the French military historically called English troops — who all had to arrive by sea — "marines."

Did you ever wonder why the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy? 

Ship crews engage in hand-to-hand combat during a mock sea battle in a flooded Roman amphitheater in an 1894 painting by Spanish painter Ulpiano Checa. The real-life sea battles such as this one imitated gave rise to today’s Marine Corps.Ship crews engage in hand-to-hand combat during a mock sea battle in a flooded Roman amphitheater in an 1894 painting by Spanish painter Ulpiano Checa. The real-life sea battles such as this one imitated gave rise to today’s Marine Corps.

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Meet Your Military: Master of Battle

Master of Battle Support our troops Meet your Military

Army Sgt. Richard McDonald, a military police soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Central commander’s protective service detail, was recently certified as a master combatives instructor. Now, McDonald, along with other Arcent personnel, leads a group of soldiers in obtaining their Modern Army Combatives Program Level 2 certification at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Why did you join the Army?

I joined the Army to become a police officer. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to become a police officer or was very interested in their line of duty. I tried college and it wasn’t my thing. I’m more hands on then anything. I figured the military was the way to go. After looking into branches, the Army caught my eye the most.

What made you decide to get into combatives?

Combatives was honestly something I’ve never looked to pursue. I did go to [the] Basic Combatives Course and Tactical Combatives Course, although I did enjoy it, [I’d] never even thought about going to Master Combatives Course. It’s a very hard school and I didn’t think I would ever be cut out for it. But when the opportunity arose, I couldn’t say no. I took the chance to attend the course and succeeded in completing. It had to be the most physical and mentally demanding course I’ve attended in my career so far.

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