17 Dec 2017:
Please do not send any care packages after 01 January. Our unit will be getting ready to leave country mid February and with the mail system we are not sure when packages are coming and going all the time.
25 Oct 2017
To Whom It May Concern:
On behalf of my company I would like to say thank you so much for everyone's support from those who take the time to send out packages to those operating the website. The items which are useful to us here include laundry pods, body wash (Old Spice/Dove), tampax tampons for females, razors for both males and females (3 blades or more), dryer sheets, snacks, gum, movies, batteries, wipes both cleaning and personal, puzzles, beef jerky. Any type of tactical gear from shirts to gadgets would be helpful and appreciated.
Things we have gotten an overabundance on and still have a lot on hand are toothpaste, religious materials, microwave popcorn, ramen noodles, feminine pads, books, power stick deodorant both male and female, twin blade razors, trial size shampoos and conditioners, white socks.
29 Aug 2017
To Whom It May Concern:
I apologize for the delay in response. I/we have been receiving packages here which have been very useful. I will take a look at the website provided. I currently do not have much downtime and this is the first time I have been able to reply and read emails for a quite some time.
Religious materials although helpful and resourceful to some are not something many of my Soldiers are interested in. We do have use for microwave items. With the hot weather anything with chocolate for at least another month is melted by the time it reaches us here in country because it sits with other packages in the heat for a little while before being delivered to the post office here.
We currently have an abundance of foot powder, twin blade razors, shaving cream, and microwave popcorn. Drink packet mixes, snacks, dove body wash, dove-secret-old spice deodorant are the types our Soldiers use. The specifics are more so because we have males with shaving profiles and some people with sensitive skin. The twin razor blades leave the males' faces rough and triple blades help for a smoother shave when in a hurry to prepare in the morning hours.
05 Jul 2017
We do have electricity and staying in barracks buildings. Most have mini fridges and have a microwave at work. There are shower and laundry trailers, two small pxs, and a few dfacs.
I am sending this to represent my soldiers in our detachment.
Food items non-perishable, air tight candy packages, gum,limited on microwave capabilities, Sunflower seeds.
Hygiene products for both males and females such as shampoo, body wash or soap, razors,after shave for men, shaving gel for woman, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tampax pearl tampons, and always pads.
Clorox/disinfectant wipes or dusters to keep living areas clean.