Wednesday, August 24, 2005

In the Sandbox...

URGENT NEED:
OPERATION "UNDERWEAR! and 'JUST THE BASICS"

Can you imagine not having the basics like toothpaste and a tooth brush, shampoo to wash your hair, or soap to wash your body with? How about no deodorant or sunscreen to protect your body from the 130 degree temperature burning down -- with you in full battle rattle dress? How about not having a PX to shop for these basic items, as well as not being able to purchase new underwear, t-shirts, or socks, etc., and not having laundry detergent to wash what you do have? Setting up a new base camp without the basics is really tough, and the Texas National Guard is doing just that. They are building a new base camp in Afghanistan so the people will be able to vote in their Parliamentary Elections this fall! If you would like to help these OVER 700 Army and Marine troops, they are in desperate need of:

SOCKS: cotton work or crew socks wool/cotton blend or 100% cotton men's socks in men's size 10-13. Black socks are needed for everyday uniform wear and white socks for P.T.
UNDERWEAR: Cotton under shirts (t-shirts): Solid dark (olive) green, S/M/L/XL
men's cotton boxer shorts (solid colors, M/L/XL; ladies underwear,S/M/L/XL.
SNACK FOODS would be a TREAT –anything that won't melt would be extremely welcomed and consumed by everyone!
TOILETRIES – all the basics (soap, deodorant, tooth paste/brush, lotion, etc.)
DETERGENT to wash clothes
BABY WIPES, SUN SCREEN, etc.

If you would like to support these awesome 700 men and women (AND still growing), please send your care packages to:

BASE OPERATIONS
Attention: Jeanne A. Arnold, LTC AV
JALALABAD AIRFIELD (JAF)
APO AE 09354


...USMC girls...
one, two, three, four, five

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