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Fall 2012: Scarves for Troops Update

A new guest post from our Scarves for Troops coordinators: Even though the days are still hot for some of us, there is a hint of Fall in the atmosphere and it serves as an important reminder: If you’re planning … Continue reading

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Meet Our 800,000th Care Package Recipient…

CAMP DEHDADI II — Surrounded by cheering and clapping comrades, Spc. Samuel Mancilla, a motor transport operator assigned to the 1072nd Transportation Company, 378th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade received Operation Gratitude’s milestone 800,000th care package on August 15, … Continue reading

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Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest

As we prepare for our 10th Annual Holiday Drive, we are excited to announce another art contest for students entering grades K-12!  This time, we are looking for original artwork for the holiday greeting card we will send in 50,000+ … Continue reading

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Operation Gratitude Celebrates Its 800,000th Care Package Milestone

The crowd was electric and in a celebratory mood on June 16 when more than 500 volunteers descended on the California National Guard Armory in Van Nuys to assemble the 800,000th Operation Gratitude Care Package.  The Milestone package, which will … Continue reading

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Happy Flag Day…and Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

Today our country celebrates not one but two special occasions — Flag Day and the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army… We have MUCH to be thankful for…..please join us as we honor our flag and pay tribute to those who … Continue reading

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It’s a Craft Party in Support of the Troops!

Here’s a guest blog post from a longtime volunteer, tireless supporter and one of our Scarves for Troops Project coordinators, Lorene Van Ark-Miller: A group of ladies meet at a friend’s home to support our troops. It’s like a party, meeting old … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Scarves for Troops Update

A new guest-post from our Scarves for Troops Project coordinators: Busy Hands, Happy Heart! We wish you all a wonderful and restful summer! Hot as it may become outside, we urge you to “Think Winter Cold,” and start creating toasty warm scarves and caps for … Continue reading

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