Supporting our Troops

This information explains how individuals and corporations can send greetings
and care packages ($25 donation to USO and they will send the package) to
mobilized troops.  Individuals in your community may not send packages
addressed to "any service member" like they did during Desert Shield/Storm
due to security concerns and the volume of packages.

Individuals are encouraged to display yellow ribbons at their home and
business to show support of our troops. Individuals are also encouraged to
send e-mail messages to the troops by going to
http://anyservicemember.navy.mil

Donate a calling card to service members in theater at
http://www.operationuplink.org/

Sign a virtual thank you card at http://www.defendamerica.mil/

Make a donation to one of the military relief societies:
Army Emergency Relief at http://www.aerhq.org/
Navy/Marine Relief Society at http://www.nmcrs.org/
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance at http://www.cgmahq.org/
Air Force Aid Society at http://www.afas.org/

Donate to Operation USO Care Package (the attachment) at
http://www.usometrodc.org/care.html

Support the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services at
http://www.redcross.org/services/afes/

Volunteer at a VA Hospital http://www.va.gov/vetsday/ to honor veterans who
bore the lamp of freedom in past conflicts.

Support families whose loved ones are being treated at military and VA
hospitals through a donation to the Fisher House at
http://www.fisherhouse.org.

Support your troops and lift their spirits by sending them a special "Gifts
>From the Homefront" certificate at http://www.aafes.com/docs/homefront.htm