Tag Archives: Marine Corps

My Operation Gratitude Story: Nancy Pappas

 A guest post from Operation Gratitude volunteer Nancy Pappas: My Operation Gratitude story is one of finding new identities and fighting pain. We all have our problems, but it is the way we deal with them that makes our lives … Continue reading

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What’s Under Their Christmas Tree?

It looks like these are the only gifts under their tree… We have 10,000 MORE Holiday Packages to send, but we need $15 per package to send them. Let’s make sure all the Christmas trees on Military bases overseas have … Continue reading

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…Gold Star Mothers Keep Giving…

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday. We are grateful for all the volunteers who came to the armory on Friday and Saturday to help assemble thousands of Operation Gratitude care packages. (See the photo albums on our Facebook page.) … Continue reading

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Winter 2012: Scarves for Troops Update

Thank you to everyone who has been busy knitting, sewing and crocheting handmade gifts for the troops! We have heard from several of you… Bonnie, one of our knitters referring to her scarves, says she enjoys knitting and crocheting them … Continue reading

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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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A “Concert That Cares”: Phil Vassar to Perform at Camp Pendleton

Operation Gratitude and KKGO/GoCountry 105 are proud to present “A Concert That Cares,” the second in a series of free concerts for Military personnel and their families. On Thursday, September 20, 2012, country music star and singer-songwriter Phil Vassar will … 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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