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Old 11-20-2012, 7:26pm   #1
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Update: I'm sending out another package, so I had Caitlin ask more of her friends/coworkers what they might like. She gave me a few more ideas. I updated post #22 and added her friend's requests, in case anyone is looking for more ideas.

Several people expressed that they would like my daughter's address, once she was deployed.

I'm happy to report that she got to Afghanistan safely. Got stuck in Kyrgyzstan for a bit, but bummed a ride on a C-17 and finally made it. She's busy working and making friends already.

Rather than post her address publicly, I'll send it out by PM. If you would like it, just let me know or shoot me a PM.

If you're planning to mail stuff, know that it is very much appreciated. Very much appreciated. Whatever she receives, I know she will also share with her fellow Airman. Unfortunately, not everyone over there has such wonderful and loving support as this.

Keep in mind that there are prohibited items that cannot be sent. This is a pretty good site highlighting the basics. I think there's a more comprehensive list on the USPS site.

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Please PM me her address at your earliest convenience. I have a bunch of APO boxes here to use.
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Several people expressed that they would like my daughter's address, once she was deployed.

I'm happy to report that she got to Afghanistan safely. Got stuck in Kyrgyzstan for a bit, but bummed a ride on a C-17 and finally made it. She's busy working and making friends already.

Rather than post her address publicly, I'll send it out by PM. If you would like it, just let me know or shoot me a PM.

If you're planning to mail stuff, know that it is very much appreciated. Very much appreciated. Whatever she receives, I know she will also share with her fellow Airman. Unfortunately, not everyone over there has such wonderful and loving support as this.

Keep in mind that there are prohibited items that cannot be sent. This is a pretty good site highlighting the basics. I think there's a more comprehensive list on the USPS site.

Thanks, everyone!
Manas AFB in Kyrghystan. I remember that place well *funny* Another thing you can do for her is to go to a FB page titled Huddle Up For Heroes. A 12y/o young man runs it (while home schooled) and is doing a small tour with his mom to sell his "hero Bands," show his support for the troops, and wot-not (aspiring Marine I might add) to make money for care packages. I'm sure he would like to know this address, too, and his name is Christopher. His fan base has grown by the thousands IIRC in a few short months, too.

He will take any donations you wish to send and I'm positive he, along with his mom, does put it all toward the care packages.

https://www.facebook.com/HuddleUpFor...ref=ts&fref=ts
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Manas AFB in Kyrghystan. I remember that place well *funny* Another thing you can do for her is to go to a FB page titled Huddle Up For Heroes. A 12y/o young man runs it (while home schooled) and is doing a small tour with his mom to sell his "hero Bands," show his support for the troops, and wot-not (aspiring Marine I might add) to make money for care packages. I'm sure he would like to know this address, too, and his name is Christopher. His fan base has grown by the thousands IIRC in a few short months, too.

He will take any donations you wish to send and I'm positive he, along with his mom, does put it all toward the care packages.

https://www.facebook.com/HuddleUpFor...ref=ts&fref=ts
That's awesome!!! Thanks for the link. That's a good, patriotic kid in-the-making.
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That's awesome!!! Thanks for the link. That's a good, patriotic kid in-the-making.
Yeah. His mom is all over the page supporting him, too, and i think pretty much all the ideas are his.
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I sent a PM,boy if we get everyone to send a package ,her peeps will think she has the biggest family ever.
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I sent a PM,boy if we get everyone to send a package ,her peeps will think she has the biggest family ever.
No kidding. They're gonna be like...I thought you said you were an only child...???

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No pork or porn ? What kind of list is this ! I'll take the addy if you can give me some kind of idea WTF to send. Something local maybe?
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When i was down range (PRE-TVB time) CF and quite a few of the mods there had a whole section of my office loaded with care packages from floor to ceiling. There were so many that I had trouble giving them away to some of the civilians, too. Tis a good feeling to know people back home care.

Also, if you send her anything, the small travel size bottles of soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc... are like gold at the weekly bazaar. We used to trade them for DVD's, souvenirs, and most importantly..... INTEL!
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A Christmas care package is in the works.

What can she use?
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No pork or porn ? What kind of list is this ! I'll take the addy if you can give me some kind of idea WTF to send. Something local maybe?
You missed alcohol. And from the pics I have seen no damn trees.

How the hell do you have a war with no booze, playmates on the wall, and hookers (I love you long time GI). I think I like my vacation in SEA a lot better than this.

If you are send Christmas decorations try to get the package off by TG. Some I have sent over in the past took as long as 2 weeks. Some things I have sent in the past are any kind of goodies (chocolate as long as the temp is lower), hot chocolate, hand warmers, decorations for their living spaces, board games, and DVDs.

I started shopping today and will have the package in the mail by Monday. Something else, try to make up small packages they can open Christmas morning. And don't forget to put a Christmas card in the box. I promise you this will give you a really warm fuzzy on Christmas morning.
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So we send a burger looking gig made of pork BBQ in a sealed sammich bag, what they going to DO?? pull the package apart, and unseal the sammich to see if it's pork or beef or chicken?? WTF??

Booze? a bottle of water with Gin in it??


and yes, I will comply and work with Linda to get something there on time.....so forward on the addy...please....




I just shocked at the silliness of it all....PC gone to hell.....

sorry, hate making it political and all, so no comments needed on that score....
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When i was down range (PRE-TVB time) CF and quite a few of the mods there had a whole section of my office loaded with care packages from floor to ceiling. There were so many that I had trouble giving them away to some of the civilians, too. Tis a good feeling to know people back home care.

Also, if you send her anything, the small travel size bottles of soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc... are like gold at the weekly bazaar. We used to trade them for DVD's, souvenirs, and most importantly..... INTEL!
John, we need discuss this care package tmrw....I have no concept what to send...other than what is typed, and I dunno jack about the products.....

Linda does all the shopping, she cooks, I wash, we are alive.....
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Can't wait, this will be fun!
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Addy please. I have NO IDEA what to send, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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You missed alcohol. And from the pics I have seen no damn trees.

How the hell do you have a war with no booze, playmates on the wall, and hookers (I love you long time GI). I think I like my vacation in SEA a lot better than this.

If you are send Christmas decorations try to get the package off by TG. Some I have sent over in the past took as long as 2 weeks. Some things I have sent in the past are any kind of goodies (chocolate as long as the temp is lower), hot chocolate, hand warmers, decorations for their living spaces, board games, and DVDs.

I started shopping today and will have the package in the mail by Monday. Something else, try to make up small packages they can open Christmas morning. And don't forget to put a Christmas card in the box. I promise you this will give you a really warm fuzzy on Christmas morning.
I wouldn't worry so much about the DVDs as they are easy to get there and the boot leg copies are usually a damn good quality these days. Toiletries and batteries are always welcomed. Be care ful sending hand wramers as I did see some issues with them when I was there. Something happened and they were activated int he box. Not sure what all occured but the CDR was not happy.
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