From the FRONT: 21 Nov

First, I wanted to extend my appreciation from myself and the whole Unit Ministry Team down here in (location redacted) for your care package. We did receive the first “Test” box and it was a wonderful treat for us and the Soldiers down here. It’s been pretty busy over here, but I was able to get a picture of some of the Soldiers your care package helped make a better day for. We are all still adjusting to being away from home and knowing someone is thinking about us helps make it easier.

Again, we appreciate what the Adopt-a Soldier Platoon, Inc does when it comes to working with service members.

Thank you,   Jordan.


From the FRONT: 16 NOV

I just want to thank you amazing folks for all the support and great care packages throughout our deployment. We are going to be leaving and rotating back home soon (which we are all excited about)!!! I just wanted to drop a note and photo of our team for you guys to share amongst the organization to put a face to (unit name redacted).

I’ll be giving the inbound team your information, if you are ok with it. They are coming out of (location redacted).

I hope you and your families have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!! v/r Francisco, FOB Nunyer


From the FRONT: 9 NOV

I just wanted to send a personal thanks from myself, my team and our patients for your support and donation out here at (unit redacted). We have already handed out or consumed roughly 120 cups of coffee with the Keurig you sent us, and the projector will be used for many movie nights/to help paint our patch on the front fence. The candy has been divided among different shops and we sent a box forward with candy, some of the food bars and toys to (another) location to assist in the humanitarian aid mission and to help the kids they see. I am waiting on the mail folks to come around (we haven’t seen them in a month) so we can send mail out. I’ve attached a few pictures and will send more as time permits… We are limited on where we can take photos unfortunately, but I am sure we can make it happen!

Again, thank you so much, you have drastically improved our morale and situation. Truly appreciated. People like you and your team remind us of why we are out here, and it makes me even more proud to be an American knowing people such as yourself are behind us.

Sincerely, Devin, FOB Nunyer


From the FRONT: 23 Sept

Just sitting here this evening thinking of how awesome you and your team are to us with all your support and prayers. Although there is so much happening as we are out here conducting operations I personally am thankful for you guys. Knowing that you guys are thinking of us and making a difference. Once again thanks from our unit to yours. “De Oppresso Liber”
Larry 9-23-19


From the FRONT: 5 Sept

We received 2 care packages on your behalf including the Keurig Coffee maker and the coffee cups from Subaru.  Together they have done a lot to increase our morale, seeing that coffee is the juice that gets us going in the morning. The tuna packets are a pleasant alternative for the days we are stuck with MRE’s.

We can’t begin to express our gratitude for all the thoughtful items you and your partners have sent us.  The fig bars go pretty quickly and the hygiene products are scooped up by people who need them within minutes.

We plan on having a cigar night later this week, I’ll be sure to include photos of the team enjoying them.

On behalf of the (team redacted) thank you!!!!    **Here I am pictured drinking coffee**

Francisco, 5 Sept 2019


From the FRONT: 27 Aug

HyperIce products have arrived (along with a metric butt-ton of tuna!) and are all intact and functional. All are charging right now, will take pictures over the next couple of days of the products in use. Already have my first customer for the Venom heat/massage belt!   Thanks so much for the hook-up, this will be HUGE for keeping the Marines in tip-top form!  Dr. B

CHECK IT OUT!  Here is the equipment in action! Pictures from 9 September 2019.


From the FRONT: 22 Aug

“You aren’t going to believe this but boxes arrived already.  I opened a couple and I know the Soldiers are going to be grateful!  I know I am.  We are continually working at getting the coffee house up and running.  I will sent pictures when accomplished.  Thanks so much for all  you are doing.  Even my Commander asked for your information as to thank you!”  CHAPS, 22 Aug 19


From the FRONT: 29 July

Mr. Lobaido and the Adopt a Soldier Platoon team,
On behalf of my Commander, (name redacted) and all the Paratroopers of (unit redacted) , we are extremely grateful to receive your care packages and I must say to see the troopers open up a little piece of home and the joy it brings is a significant emotional event .   Paratroopers of (redacted) are spread across Afghanistan.  I look forward to forwarding these packages out to our more austere locations and receiving more pictures to send back home to you.  Attached is one of our HQ sections in (location redacted). I am truly humbled and grateful that people still exist who have not forgotten these young sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters that continue to give their all for our Country.  We are truly blessed to have you and extremely appreciative of your generosity.  I will also like to include you on our monthly family newsletter if that is okay, we plan to send our first edition the first week of august.  Until my next report , thank you for all that do and may God bless you all with good health and good fortune.   Jonathan , 1SG,  USA