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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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“My men and I still need every bit of your support.”

A guest post from deployed First Lietuenant John A., who is serving in the United States Marine Corps: As American service members continue ten more years of commitment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, we cannot help but think: … Continue reading

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Doing What We Can to Help our Heroes and Their Families

Many U.S. Military veterans and their families are facing extraordinary financial hardships during this time of worldwide economic upheavals. In late 2011 Businessweek reported that the job crisis is dire, citing for example that the youngest of veterans, aged 18 to 24, … Continue reading

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Email from an “Annoyed” Army First Sergeant…

Our care packages certainly aren’t meant to annoy the recipients, but somehow we managed to do just that recently: I am writing this a week before Christmas, from ‘an undisclosed location in southwest Asia’. As I’m writing this, I am a bit annoyed … Continue reading

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Every “Thank You” = More Care Packages for the Troops!

Looking for additional ways to say “Thank You” to veterans and deployed U.S. service members? If you use Facebook, you have another opportunity to do just that — and help support Operation Gratitude financially at the same time! Climashield is a … Continue reading

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Pinger Helps Deployed Troops Keep in Touch with HOME!

We are excited to help deployed service members stay in touch with their spouses, children, extended family and friends — so that is why we are excited to share this news with you! Pinger, the company behind the innovative Textfree apps … Continue reading

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