In The Queue
"We thank you very much for your support for us out
here in Iraq. It means so much to all of us to know that
people still care and support the troops. I’ve heard that you guys
have put in a lot of effort and time in packing and sending out
these packages. When we receive these packages it brightens our
day. Thank you very much. We cannot thank you enough for your
support. Thank you from the
3rd Brigade Special Troops
3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion
25th Infantry Division
Listed here are the units
we plan to ship to or who have requested and are awaiting shipments.
We will ship as
soon as we have enough resources to supply an entire unit.
You send it... we'll spend it...and
we'll pack & ship it all!
This year, we have sent the following units
To be determined.
2) Christmas Shipment:
3000 presents to multiple
3) Coffee Shipments:
ongoing to multiple units
We now have exceeded 100,000 pounds and are continuing to ship!
We will continue to handle special requests (female items,
boot socks, coffee, etc.) as we receive them and can muster the funds and support we need.
To give you some idea of unit size:
Platoon: 43 plus 1 medic
Company: 182 plus 6 medics (may
be reinforced (larger))
Battalion: 930 to 1075 (varies
by components for mission)
Regimental Combat Team: 7,500
(rifle companies, heavy weapons, engineers, etc.)
"Packaging Parties" are attended by a wonderful group of volunteers
who sacrifice their time, energy and treasure to send a little
to those in harm's way".
Their selfless devotion makes
this effort possible.