From the FRONT: 21 May

“Boxes arrived last night! Got the cigars and goodies! The flashlights work well for spotting the camel spiders and scorpions on the way to the portajohns at night! Thanks again. I’ll try to arrange a cigar night with the team when the wind dies down!” Devin

From the FRONT: 5 May

My team out in Baghdad, Iraq wanted to send you a big thank you for your continued support by sending all the great items in our Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon care packages. We look forward to completing our mission and returning home safe and thanks again for the morale boost! It goes a long way. Respectfully, S


From the FRONT: 31 DEC

“Good Afternoon and Merry Christmas!

On behalf of our unit I wanted to reach out and say thank you to you and all of your supporters who helped in donating all of the generous snacks and goodies for our team! We truly cannot thank you enough for all you do for us and all those that are deployed! Wishing you the Happiest of New Years!
V/R. Michael


From the FRONT: 10 Dec

All, We just received a shipment from Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon in (redacted). I just wanted to personally thank everyone that is involved with this program. Taking a look at the sheet a lot of great Americans have their hands in it. We all really appreciate the hard work and the donations to make this happen!! Please pass our gratitude to all of your great staff and donators. I will work on a few pics for ya. Thanks again, Chris


From the FRONT: 14 Nov

We would like to give out a big thank you for all of the different items you shipped over the past six months to (redacted) during our deployment. It gave us a great variety of snacks and helped with toiletries throughout the trip. I have included two picks of some of the members of the team. One is after a Joint Special Operations training event conducted in (redacted) on the tank. The other is at the end of a demolitions range day. The embassy asked if we could dispose of an up-armored suburban that was beyond repair. We obliged and you can see what is left of it. Side note – I’m wearing the Subaru pullover right now, very comfortable. We appreciate everything you do to support the troops overseas and wanted to let you know its not forgotten. Thank you very much. V/R. Michael


From the FRONT: 16 Oct

“I am deployed from the (unit name redacted) in New Jersey. I am currently in the Middle East. My base was particularly affected by the Afghan Mission. I do apologize for the delay as our mission requirements put our focuses elsewhere. I wanted to reach out to say THANK YOU! The packages and love that you sent was shared amongst us here at the medical group. We have enjoyed every bit of it! I was so heartened by the thoughts and prayers. It’s very hard being away from home, especially during the upcoming holidays. It truly means something to not be forgotten. So once again, THANK YOU, from all of us here at the medical group!! God Bless America. Very Respectfully, Maj C”


From the FRONT: 11 OCT

Thanks to Subaru of America for the great swag, we are able to send nice coffee cups and pullovers to our Adoptees:

“Thank you everyone for putting this great package together, I shared everything with the group and everyone is enjoying it. I appreciate the hard work that goes into sending us these packages, it brightens our day to open and see the treats inside. Thank you again!” Destiny


From the FRONT: 25 Sep

“I wanted to thank each of you for your efforts through Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, Inc., in providing so many care packages to our Soldiers. We are still very early in our tour, but have already received so much from you and your teams.
We genuinely appreciate your thoughtful generosity and commitment to American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Our team is grateful, and your contributions are priceless. Sincerely, Dan “


From the FRONT: 24 Aug

Greetings! I wanted to let you know that I got the package you sent that included the cigars, coffee, cookies, and other snacks. As before, it is hard to describe how uplifting it is to get a package from people you’ve never met, but appreciate what you do. I’ll tell ya, I loved those plantain chips (Goya Foods). I opened one of those bags intending to eat just a few, and I think I ate the whole bag in one sitting. So between those and the Girl Scout cookies (which you can also eat more of than you realize), there are some dangerous snacks in there. Fortunately, there was also a set of workout bands (TRX) in that package too, so I have no excuse to burn off those calories. Now that is worth its weight in gold. Just about everyone uses deployment to get in better shape, so a set of exercise equipment that you can pack up and take with you to some of these outstations that don’t have much is great. That will definitely get passed around.

I’m also sincerely grateful for the Peeps you sent (his wife – name redacted). She was very pleasantly surprised and she ate about half a package during our periodic Impractical Jokers watch party. Our families have it much tougher than we do. For example, our pet cockatiel passed away recently, and I hate that she had to deal with that on her own. The challenges of homelife don’t change, the families just have more of the burden to bear without us there. But random acts of kindness, like your package, can turn a hard day around. Thank you so much for looking out for her. She’s my world, and I am extremely grateful that I got to see her smile when you sent her that package.

I’m pretty good about sharing packages with the others, but I will need to do better sharing those Plantain chips in the future. 😊 v/r. David