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of Americans are again asking what they can do to show their support for
service members, especially those serving overseas in this time of war. Below
are Web sites for several organizations that are sponsoring programs for
members of the Armed Forces overseas. While it would be inappropriate for the
DOD to endorse any specifically, service members do value and appreciate such
expressions of support:
a calling card to help keep service members in touch with their families at
Operation Uplink at http://www.operationuplink.org/
a donation to one of the military relief societies:
Emergency Relief at http://www.aerhq.org/
Relief Society at http://www.nmcrs.org/
Force Aid Society at http://www.afas.org/
Guard Mutual Assistance at http://www.cgmahq.org/
to “Operation USO Care Package" at http://www.usometrodc.org/care.html
the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services at http://www.redcross.org/services/afes/
at a VA Hospital to honor veterans
who bore the lamp of freedom in past conflicts.
families whose loved ones are being treated at military and VA hospitals
through a donation to the Fisher House at www.fisherhouse.org.
out to military families in your community, especially those with a loved one
overseas. You may see some of the families displaying the BLUE
flood the military mail system with letters, cards, and gifts. Due to security
concerns and transportation constraints, the Department cannot accept items to
be mailed to " Any
Service member ." Some people have tried to avoid this prohibition by
sending large numbers of packages to an individual servicemember's address,
which however well intentioned, clogs the mail and causes unnecessary delays.
support and generosity of the American people has touched the lives of many
service members, over 300,000 of whom are deployed overseas.