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From the FRONT: 14 Sept

“Blessings,
HUGE SHOUT OUT TO YOU GUYS!
You have helped us tremendously! Many people are enjoying the new Keurig and the coffee are going like hot cakes! BIG HIT!
From everyone here on the compound, we are so thankful for the packages that you and your community has put together for us! I know that doing all of this must be very time consuming and stressful at times especially with the low manning, but please know these things truly make a difference for us and we appreciate it very much!
Again we are so thankful as we are the ones who should be saluting you! You’ve helped make our home away from home even better. From all of us at (redacted), THANK YOU! James”
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From the FRONT: 11 Sept

Good morning, first and foremost I just received your box today and I want to say thank you so much.  My soldiers and I were very happy with the goodies and they were evenly handed out to all.  Attached you will find a picture with all the amazing goodies that where inside the box.  Box hit home for all of us as we are a unit based out of NJ.  I grew up in North Jersey and currently live in South Jersey but we all here call Jersey home.  Just wanted to time out to thank everyone that had a hand in making this box reach us while we are overseas.  These care packages help out my soldiers tremendously and keeps our morale up while we are away from our families.  On behalf of myself and my soldiers I just wanted to say thank you once again, greatly appreciated and please stay safe.   Edsel

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From the FRONT: 1 July

“Thank you very much for the care packages we received yesterday!   It felt like Christmas in July.   The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, as we were all feeling tired, and stressed.   It’s wonderful to know that we are in the hearts and minds of great people such as yourselves. Thank you for the pick-me-up!” — Jessica

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From the FRONT: 14 Jun

“Today, 14June2020, I received the “Adopt A Soldier Platoon” care package and I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to all of you!   Thank you all for your individual contributions to this gift.   It means more to me than you will ever know.   I received the box on the Army’s 245th birthday, so my squad and I decided to sample some items from the box in celebration.   Everyone in my squad is more than grateful!   It is my honor to serve our great nation, and people like you guys make it all worth it!   Connor”

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From the FRONT: 8 Mar

From the entire Staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron EIGHT and our Flagship, USS BATAAN (LHD 5) and attached 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, we would like to pass on our most sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU and BRAVO ZULU for your continued support during our 2019-2020 Deployment. We ABSOLUTELY LOVED all the awesome, amazing and “cool” snacks, goodies, coffee, candy, mugs, cigars, Keurigs, K-cups, TRXs, shampoos/conditioners, and so many more items that only AaSP could come up with and fit into the care packages we have received! You, your volunteers and donors are simply AMAZING! You have all brought many smiles, happiness and relief from “snack attacks” thanks to your generosity and time. Hope all is going well and thank you again! God Bless, CAPT Don Wilson, USN
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From the FRONT: 7 Mar

All – … What your organization does is nothing short of a miracle and this email alone isn’t enough to say thank you. We haven’t deployed long (at least not for this old salt) but for my Sailors 4 months is a LONG time. Every item in the care packages is literally gone in a week.

The amount of love and support from you all is greatly appreciated. We have been in (redacted) since last year with only 2 port visits. To receive the creature comforts you all have sent is a blessing. My Sailor’s all under the age of 28 have never been combat deployed so it has been challenging to say the least with missing all of the holidays after Halloween, but our time is coming to end here soon and we will be back with our families and friends.

Without violating OPSEC we have seized A LOT of munitions, flown over 3,478 hours of “over watch” and SSC missions (basically tracking anything on the water from air) and provided 148 armed escorts (details and locations redacted).

Thank you again!

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From the FRONT: 23 Dec

Dave, Nora, Connor and Ziggy,

Thank you so much for your generous Christmas Box. We received it today (23 Dec) just in time for Christmas, following a tough week out at our location. The items provided have definitely “given us a boost” in a major way and has already provided some much needed comforts of home and Christmas spirit.
A little about us – We are a 6 person  Ground Surgical Team.   We provide far forward/austere damage control trauma surgery to the folks doing the operations.   “Dirt Medicine.”   In a nut shell, we bring life saving care as close as possible to those fighting on the front lines.   We are currently out “somewhere” in Southwest Asia that is pretty remote.   There is nothing around our outpost for tens of miles, not even a tree.   Our outpost is so small we don’t even have a store to buy personal effects or goodies from so we rely on packages from amazing people like you.   We are just recovering from an event that left our small team caring for an injured soldier for several days, 24 hours a day- admittedly we were pretty drained from the all nighters and little sleep; the Christmas spirit was low.   Finding the wrapped package among all those snowman peeps really put our team back into the holiday spirit.    We have hung Connor’s snowman drawing on the wall of our med facility so those we treat can also see his message of gratitude. 4 of our team have small children at home and they really appreciated it.
It is people like you that keep us going and remind us why we are fighting and for what we are fighting for. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.    I hope every one of your family and friends has a wonderful holiday season, as you have certainly made ours.   – Devin
P.S:  pictures are frowned upon so I couldn’t take one of the whole team, but I wanted to send something back to show we got it.    I’ve already broke open the Toblerone and chocolate pretzel’s!