My boyfriend is leaving for Afghanistan on August 19th. It is really hard and I'm just trying to find things to do while he is gone. I admire you all. It is hard and unless you go through something like this I don't even think you can imagine the worry, the pain, etc. He will only be gone for four years
Ebelline said:December 5, 2012 5:45 am PST
can someone please help me??
Iam an italian girl, and one of my best friend is in Afghanistan, he is american and i met him when he was stationated in Italy. I wanna send him a care package for Christmas, i only can use my local post office (italian post office) i only have his APO address. Who knows if he will get it or my care package will be reject, since i cant use a military post office??? PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME. It will be very expensiere for me so i dont wanna waste money if he cant get it..
Thanks for attention.
Jackie said:November 25, 2012 8:13 am PST
A couple days ago I signed up for "Adopt A US Soldier" and yesterday I just received his name, small info and mailing address. I'm glad I came across this website with care package ideas and other valuable information.
I just want to say Thank You! to all the soldiers currently serving (along with those who have served and will serve in the future). I appreciate your sacrifices and bravery.
Isabel Diaz said:November 10, 2012 9:52 pm PST
My boyfriend is deployed on a navy ship. I sent him one care package in October and another care package in November just remember it takes like two weeks for it to arrive so send it early especially around the holidays. Thank you for your service to all the military branches.
Angela Whidden said:October 21, 2012 5:57 pm PST
I do not personally have a soldier to support. However, i do have a 16 year old daughter who is extremely patriotic and plans to enlist after graduation. We would like to send care packages for Christmas but are not sure who to send them too. Can we just send them to be given to any soldier, or do we need a specific soldier? We will continue to pray for your soldiers. God bless!
Marcus Suitor said:October 16, 2012 2:48 am PST
For everyone sending CARE PACKAGES: Remember it doesn't always have to be something big and expensive. It's the smallest things and most usable items which are of benefit bring the biggest smile and best use for the one receiving it. Even if you cannot find a lot to pack up and send, don't worry, don't feel bad, even just a few things here and there make a world of a difference and are so very much appreciated no matter what. Keep up the faith and stay strong at home so that THEY may be able to fight stronger for another day out there wherever they are.
taylor hicks said:October 11, 2012 7:55 am PST
I'm senior in high school right now and we all have to do a senior project for honors English classes. I've had multiple people in my family in different branches in the military. My dad was in the Army, my uncle in the Marines, my Papa was in the Navy, and a lot more. And i have lots of friends that are going to be signing up if they haven't already. So i wanted to make my project beneficial to the military. My mama helped me come up with the idea Socks for Soldiers. I'm planning on sending care packages mainly with socks over to troops and I've been looking for other ideas to put into them as well. this site has been really helpful and it is a really good site in general.
Kyrsten McCoy said:October 1, 2012 10:56 am PST
My fiance leaves tomorrow night for Afghanistan for 9 months, and this website has helped give me a few ideas for what to send him, because he didn't give me many ideas of what he wanted other than pictures and letters :P Thanks for the ideas, and everyone's constant support and love for our troops!
Christina C said:September 25, 2012 10:28 am PST
Thank goodness some support. My boyfriends family does not know he's deploying to Afgainistan and I have no one to talk to or share things with. Thank you so much!
I have a friend in Afghan that I met just before he was deployed. To be honest, I don't know him all that well, but I am pouring my heart and soul out to him through letters, emails, and care packages. He left in May and I have sent out 2 packages so far. It is hard to send items, especially items with a personal touch, when you don't know them real well! But I know he is very appreciative of them. I know he really likes the baby wipes and powder and those kinds of things, but I try to throw some fun things in there, on top of necessities. I know absolutely nothing about deployments, the army, Afghanistan, or what a PX is! My mom explained to me the PX is like a costco! I pictured a fireworks stand! HaHa!!! The first box included a pillow case with my perfume, a photo album with pics of me and my kids... water balloons, glow in the dark bubbles, gum, and other snacks, a couple of magazines, and a lot of other items. I can't even remember everything. He let me know how wonderful it was and he felt so loved and was very appreciative. I felt like a kid at Christmas and I couldn't wait for him to get it. I just sent out his second box and he got it so fast! I was amazed! I am now waiting for him to get an article from the newspaper about a friend of his and a very spicy letter I wrote to him. My next box is in the making and I decided to decorate the inside flaps of the box with newspaper funnies! I appreciate all the wonderful ideas from everyone and it's so nice to see the support! I know I don't know this guy a ton, but I am enjoying doing what I can to show him my support and how much I think about him. I also have a friend of mine take random pictures in a setting and then I email them all to him... This last group of pics were all taken in a random hay field and wheat field. He seemed to like them! I am proud of him and I can't wait till he comes home but in the mean time I will spoil him as much as I can! Please keep the ideas coming! Thank you so much!!!
Adrian Pennington said:August 9, 2012 2:42 pm PST
Thank you so much for the great advice & care package ideas. My soon-to-be husband is in Afghanistan for the next 6 months, it's nice knowing there is women, men, and families going through the same situation. We've all got to stick together! HOOAH! ♥
Barbi said:July 1, 2012 12:48 pm PST
Love the site my son just deployed and we needed some more info and this was a fantastic place to come. Please pass it along to your friends and family.
Jackie said:June 22, 2012 11:38 am PST
Two years ago I was new to deployments. Now I'm on my 2nd with my husband, his 4th overall. I was hoping for more of a break in between, but it wasn't meant to be. I learned a lot the first time around. I stopped by today to get new ideas for packages so I'm not sending the same old thing every time. Although he likes the same old things. Off I go in search of good ideas!
Debbie A. said:June 21, 2012 9:45 pm PST
Love the site, I am a solider angel, meaning my family and I adopt soldiers and send packages. In the beginning we don't know these men or women, so ideas of what to send in the first few packages in hard. Any thoughts on what to put in a first time package. I feel as if I am lacking in ideas. So I am hoping that those of you with friends and families oversea may be able to give me some ideas. Thank you and Bless our troops!
Natasha said:June 18, 2012 2:39 pm PST
This is a great site. I'm grateful I found it. You've saved me ions of time in research. Thank you.
Chrystina Bright said:June 8, 2012 12:58 am PST
Thank you for this site. I just found out my finace is deploying extremly soon. He is going to be so lucky when he gets the packages that I have planned for him.
Thank you again.
Brittanee Short said:May 21, 2012 1:14 pm PST
Just found out my boyfriend is getting sent to Korea for 15 months. I remember sending care packages to my dad when he got deployed but a package that you would send from daddy's lil princess and to the guy you want to start your life with is totally different. I have no idea where to start. I do know a lot of funny things I could sent to be cute and bring the kid out in him again because I have done that before. When he was going through bootcamp he would write me these really sweet letters to let me know I was still his number one. I want to do the same But since were just dating I dont know how to make it personal with out making it overly lovey dovey. Sending pictures of family or pets doesnt work for us obviously and he already has the few pictures I would want to send of just me. Can you post some creative for me? The ideas for families were adorable. I loved getting video messages from my dad as a kid and I still have every letter he ever wrote me. This site is amazing!
Sam said:April 11, 2012 3:47 pm PST
All of the questions come right from the evridr's handbook. If you read studied it very thoroughly you should do just fine on the test. Don't get nervous, don't read into the questions or apply "what if" scenarios to the questions on the test. The test isn't really that hard if people would just study for it.As for the questions- each state has numerous versions of the written test, so it would be practically impossible to list all of the potential questions on the test. It's very well possible if you 4 other friends all took your written tests at the same time, that none of you would take the same test as another is taking.Good luck on your test, congrats on the baby tell your hubby thanks for serving.
Alicia said:April 6, 2012 7:26 am PST
Thanks for the great site! My son is newly deployed to Afghanistan and we are putting together packages for his FOB. I'm glad that the war in Afghanistan, and our soldiers still fighting everyday has not been forgotten. So many people think that because we are out of Iraq, that everyone is home. They forget about Afghanistan. My son is still experiencing major combat. Please pray that they all come home safe. Thank you for your support!
a cross said:April 4, 2012 11:30 am PST
This site was so helpful in sending my care package. It is so hard to not have anyone to share your worries with. I feel selfish because I want him home and safe. But because of the man he is. He couldn't do any other job but be a damn good soldier. My question that I have is. How to we help with paying for intrnet service? He won't take money from. Obvisiously, he has no choice but to accept my care package. I had the idea to add a fun note to each item. Either to remind him, how I loved his smell. Or on treats that I packed and reminded him of when we shared this last. Thank you for this site.