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#1 User is offline   JustDarlin2u 

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 05:27 PM

Here is a list of military sign ups with operation military pride and they are looking for people to adopt them and send packages.
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http://operationmilitarypride.org

Care Package Information
http://operationmili...g/packages.html
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:36 PM

Justdarling

I know I written this before but I never get a response.

I will send care packages to anyone who will be stationed in Afghanistan for at least the next 3 months. If you can supply me with the name and FOP of a single soldier or an entire company. All I need is the names or their chaplain's name. I can get the creature comforts there. I have plenty of names for Iraq but looking for those armed forces in Afghanistan. LMK

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 10:22 AM

Did you want me to PM you that info or do you have an email to send it to?
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 11:24 AM

[QUOTE]I will send individual care packages to anyone who will be stationed in Afghanistan for at least the next 3 months. If you can supply me with the name and FOP of a single soldier or an entire company. The more names the better. I can get the creature comforts there. I have plenty of names for Iraq but looking for those armed forces in Afghanistan. LMK [QUOTE]
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[/QUOTE]Did you want me to PM you that info or do you have an email to send it to?[QUOTE]



1)The reason I'm soliciting names for Afghansitan is some of their needs differ from those stationed in Iraq and I feel those guys get overlooked sometimes. I can send to entire units if you have names of individuals.

2)Would especially appreicate female names since we differentiate a bit in packing.

3) We also send speciality boxes for Native Americans serving if their traditions are made known.


4) The reason for a chaplain's name ,when possible ,is we place a label on the boxes that reads

IF ADDRESSEE is UNKNOWN OR UNAVAILABLE ,PLEASE REDIRECT THIS PACKAGE TO THE UNIT CHAPLAIN OR COMMANDING OFFICER.

(Even though " redirect " information is located on the declaration forms we find this prevents care packages from bouncing back ))


Just initially email me at cof51stlrp@aol.com
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:25 PM

I don't know how connected you are to whoever is responding to emails, JustDarlin2u, but do you have any idea how quickly I should expect a response? I sent emails on 2 of the listings shortly after you posted, and haven't heard a peep yet?

Thanks!
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:48 PM

At the end of last year I sent 6 care packages to an address that Operation military pride had provided me. I also sent a self addressed stamped post card in each of the packages and asked only that they drop it in the mail so that I would know that they had received it. (I had heard that some care packages are not making it to those in the military and just wanted to know) I spent over $300 on items and never received an answer that it was received. I then quit sending packages. I would like to send them but I don't want it to end up in a storage warehouse like I have heard some of the packages are ending up even with acurate addresses on them.
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:21 AM

I'm gratful for military prides organization who sponsor so many different operations that fill so many various needs for the soldiers in the Middle East.
They are really a great conduit for civilans to hook up with military personel on different levels. I expect its a lot more effort than most of us realize.

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At the end of last year I sent 6 care packages to an address that Operation military pride had provided me. I also sent a self addressed stamped post card in each of the packages and asked only that they drop it in the mail so that I would know that they had received it. (I had heard that some care packages are not making it to those in the military and just wanted to know) I spent over $300 on items and never received an answer that it was received. I then quit sending packages. I would like to send them but I don't want it to end up in a storage warehouse like I have heard some of the packages are ending up even with acurate addresses on them



God bless you spt for your time and efforts in sending care packages to the folks in the Middle East. I cannot say what happened to you packages. Here's a suggested list of common reasons why some packages never get delivered to the intended.

A) Soldier hopitalized due to injury in a war zone. Individual was sent home early due to stress or unmanagiable medical problems FWIW, asthmatics can serve in a combat zone as long as they can self medicate enough to operate under the various hazardous conditions. Same with many other medical aliments. Problems arise when some medical conditions escalate due to sensitivity to dust, insects,heat and stress. There fore they deros early.

Solution:: To avoid the above situation I always place a second label on care packages (lower left hand corner) to have it delivered to a chaplain or CO so it can be given to anyone before its ever returned to me. SPT you're famialiar with mailing fees and they aint cheap

B) Some units transfer to another base with little forwarning and the package is not forwarded. Your package may have been given to another soldier who is too embarrassed to write since he was not your intended. ( The recepient may be under the impression that you send the care package to your hubby, a good friend or relative and doesn't want to fess up that he has it)

Solution:: To avoid feeling discouraged. Try thinking on the positive side that some deserving soldier got your care package and is gratful but just can't acknowledge it.


C) If you package looks at all suspecious then security will conficate it or have it destroyed.


Solution::Did you list the person's rank when addressing it? Please don't do that. First and last name is sufficient . The reason for not listing rank is a security precaution. We don't know what loading docks or cargo areas a package may languish for a time. Did persons of suspesious character have access to your package? Please don't point out the high ranking officiers or specialists to the bad guys by giving that information on a mailing label. (snipers and suiciders look for that kind of stuff)

Also care packages can get bumped for equipment of higher priority and take longer to be delivered . Meantime intended soldier has new address.

D) Did you use the US post office? To get mail delived into a war zone you must have access to military transport. If you used a private company other than the U.S post office that package has less of a chance of delivery. Don't gamble with Fed EX or UPS.


Simple solution to all of the above:
If I can make a suggestion. YOU CAN SPONSOR A CARE PACKAGE. There is a civilian organization that is vetted by the DOD. They will provide the food, snacks,toiletries, health care ,games reading materials, candy,cookies, movies, health care, cards and labor. Each package weights aproximatly 25 lbs. You as the sponsor pay for the postageonly...... which is a 20 dollar flat fee. Damn cheap compared to your previous experience.

Sponsors include a personal letters with any information they want to share You can include pictures if you want and you give them your address or email. The soldier then can choose how to respond but I've never heard of anyone not getting a thankyou note and pictures from overseas.

You, the sponsors can specify male or female soldier . Sponsors can request which branch of the Armed forces they want the packages sent to. (OSOT is not a dating service so don't specify marital status or relegion.)



All you have to do to become a sponsor is send a letter or packet of information that you want included and they will place it in the care package with the goodies
if you need more inflrmation than just email me at the above address
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:58 AM

spt, on Apr 17 2005, 02:48 PM, said:

At the end of last year I sent 6 care packages to an address that Operation military pride had provided me.  I  also sent a self addressed stamped post card in each of the packages and asked only that they drop it in the mail so that I would know that they had received it.  (I had heard that some care packages are not making it to those in the military and just wanted to know)  I spent over $300 on items and never received an answer that it was received.  I then quit sending packages.  I would like to send them but I don't want it to end up in a  storage warehouse like I have heard some of the packages are ending up even with acurate addresses on them.
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We never sent packages. I personally think some of these packages don't make it out of the U.S. if you catch my drift. We do sent phone cards along with a card at times, and do give all our frequent fllyer miles to the troops. If you fly frequently just tell the airline you are flying with (if they have a frequent flyer program) to donate your miles to the troops.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:23 AM

I have had 2 soldiers in Afghanistan (one has come home, but I am still sending to the other). What I do is send a small care package the first time, and I told the soldiers to contact me and let me know they got it ok. Once contact was established I sent larger items. I have email contact with my soldier now, so I email him and tell him his packages are on their way. The post office here lets me track the packages now too. I only track them to their leaving point in the US, but that helps. Also, you can ask OMP to do a probe to be sure the address you are sending to is still valid for your soldier.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:48 AM

According to Skippy's List and the Chicago Tribune, this is no longer operational and the woman has been ordered to pay over $300K

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:36 PM

Last time, I tried to send a package to Japan. Got it back 3 times, I does not remember the exact reason, but they said something about address. Can the package be delivered in short time to http://militarybases...efecture-japan/ ? Address is given on the page and other information too. What will be the time of delivery to Japan, Singapore and South Korea.

Thanks.
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