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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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“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two!

Last year we enjoyed seeing the wonderful “Pictures for Patriots Contest” artwork submitted by K-12 students from all over the country.  But more importantly, the troops loved the artwork, too — so we thought we’d have another contest to find … Continue reading

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A Care Package Saves a Life…Again.

A few days ago we received a heart-wrenching email that we feel is important to share with you: “I am a soldier who is currently deployed. Recently I have been pretty depressed. I see just about everyone here getting care … 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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