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Topic: Care packages for soldiers -- what to put inside?  (Read 3847 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2009 12:02:02 PM »

Thanks everyone! You've inspired me to make a package.
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009 02:54:44 AM »

They cannot accept home-made items and being in the desert the heat turns chocolate into soup in our mild to warmer months.

When my husband was over there I sent him homemade goodies all the time, including chocolate chip cookies. Make sure to send extras so they can be shared! Candy bars however are another story thay don't survive the trip. Where they are stationed makes a big difference on what they can get for basics, so they may or may not "need" them, but they will be appreciated. Also, try not to send lots of things that they would need to turn around and bring home with them as they are only allowed so much weight/space per person.
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2009 09:58:20 AM »

The latests shows tivoed on a dvd. You would not believe how happy that would make some of them!

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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2009 12:31:52 PM »

What a bunch of great ideas! Babywipes are also something to consider- other than the obvious use, they are also used to clean their guns

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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2009 07:37:57 PM »

When my hubs was in Iraq he said they used the books as firewood, and were always in need of cigarettes (bad habit, I hate smoke, but he said it calmed there nerves, which they need)
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009 06:35:17 PM »

when my ex boyfriend was overseas (he's 21) he was at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq and they have a PX.. but I would send him his favorite brands from the u.s. when I sent his nessecities.. I sent colgate and degree so he wouldn't have to use cheap stuff..lol he appreciated it.. also I sent him dvds and cds.. and he likes to read so I sent him books..
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