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Troop request from Chaplain
shovelgrrrl Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 04-04-2008
Posts: 3,544
Quote:
Hello Ms. Beth,

Thank you very much for your email. Any amount of support is appreciated. I have over 600 troops so I will take whichever number that you may be able to send.

You may begin to send boxes now and end by June 30. We will begin to redeploy after that time frame.


Below is the list of our suggested items:

· Hygiene: flushable wipe, shaving cream,Gillette razors, Q-tips, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, Head&Shoulders, men lotion (any brand), deodorants

· Food: K-cups, Microwave food, snacks, protein bars, protein powder, nuts, jerky, Oreos, cheese, sausage, noodle cups

· Clothing: socks, Coyote Brown Military (Size M and L) (https://www.amazon.com/Fox-River-Military-Fatigue-Compression/dp/B00GBLUDHW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488820630&sr=8-2&keywords=fox+river+coyote+brown)

· White ankle PT socks no logo:https://www.amazon.com/Covert-Threads-PT-Socks-White/dp/B00AZOSTCC/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1488821486&sr=8-7&keywords=white+PT+socks

· coyote brown under shirt:

https://vtarmynavy.com/coyote-brown-quick-dry-t-shirts.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwlKLHBRDztKr6wMnRthMSJAALcT-sZOidEmpAOcLXMt3Dh7eNpgkXxmtorGybtI3wY0BPURoCFo7w_wcB

- Tobacco: dip and cigars, (no cigarette)

· Roshan (Afghanistan) Internet cards, Gift card for internets/wifi, google books, iTunes ...


Special request if budget allows or any sponsors that want to support:

- Combat boots (SIZE 9, 10, 10.5)

http://uspatriottactical.com/garmont-t8-nfs-ii-lightweight-ar670-1-compliant-boot-coyote-tan-t8-nfs-498/ http://uspatriottactical.com/garmont-t8-nfs-ii-lightweight-ar670-1-compliant-boot-coyote-tan-t8-nfs-498/



- Cobra Bukle belts (SIZE M, L) Coyote Brown http://uspatriottactical.com/high-speed-gear-cobra-1-5-inch-rigger-belt-coyote/



V/r

CH (CPT) Le, Nhan A.

1-187 IN BN

Afghanistan


Above is a troop request from a Chaplain. He was someone I sent to years ago, then he was injured in the line-of-duty and recovered sufficiently to redeploy. His requests are below.

You can send items for his group to me, at this address:

Beth Mohr
OpFTH Agent
933 San Mateo Blvd NE #500-151
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Thanks for all your support.
TMCTLT Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 11-22-2007
Posts: 18,723
This is NOT directed @ anyone in particular...just @ the whole ridiculous situation!!!!!!!!!




While I have always tried to support the OPfth as much as possible this post really struck a CORD. We should begin a letter writing campaign to the Feds....asking them WHY we seem to have the financial where with all to support deadbeats...convicts in our prisons...and MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL INVADERS not to mention foreign governments who also don't deserve it...and finding studies like why the gnat doesn't fly south for the winter.....

BUT WE APPARENTLY AREN'T WILLING TO SPEND THE NECESSARY $$$$ TO PROPERLY SUPPORT OUR DEPLOYED TROOPS WITH THE VERY NECESSARY ITEMS THEY NEED. LET'S JUST KEEP GOING BACK TO THE HARDWORKING PRIVATE SECTOR TAXPAYERS TO PIMP THEM FOR MORE!!!!!!!! ALL THE WHILE THE WEALTHY INVEST AND GET RICH OFF THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX....
Speyside Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 03-16-2015
Posts: 3,644
It makes me sad to see a list like that. Our troops deserve so much better. It is shameful that they do not have enough necessities like sox.
jjanecka Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 12-08-2015
Posts: 2,346
Wtf, donation request for tactical boots? That is bullshit, I get the US has a huge trade deficit but damn we can fund our boys out there enough to have combat boots. This is an embarrassment to both the military and our nation. How do they not have enough boots?
Propadope61 Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2008
Posts: 10,950
Beth.
There are some things on that list that is illegal to ship over sea and that list needs to be brought down.
Stick to the list that is available on the web site and we will be fine.
Just need to be careful.
deadeyedick Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 7,950
Per Shuan's request, I will be sending the winning box from the Masters Contest to OpFTH.

namadio Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 11-24-2014
Posts: 1,545
Propadope61 wrote:
Beth.
There are some things on that list that is illegal to ship over sea and that list needs to be brought down.
Stick to the list that is available on the web site and we will be fine.
Just need to be careful.


Huh? What on that list is illegals?
Propadope61 Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2008
Posts: 10,950
Mount on Flashlight (2) http://uspatriottactical.com/surefire-x300-ultra-weaponlight-black/

That's one. Individuals can not export these items. Its the law. Its to keep them out of our enemy's hands.
shovelgrrrl Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 04-04-2008
Posts: 3,544
All: I just posted what was requested by the Chaplain. I ship cigars, and I know the requirements around that - I have no idea what is, or is not (or is wrongly thought to be) illegal to ship. If we were supposed to keep things out of the enemy hands, we couldn't send anything, including troops and weapons, so I'm not sure I really follow that reasoning. That doesn't mean you're wrong, it just sounds odd to me. That being said, I took down the request for the flashlights, just in case that's really true.

I'm just passing this request along - so please, if you have any concerns, research it yourself and don't send anything that isn't supposed to be sent.

I think it's awful that someone who is in combat feels like they need to ask for combat boots. It's beyond my financial ability to send this other stuff.

As always, if you want to get cigars to the troops, you can send them to me and I'll send them right over. I have way more requests for cigars than I can keep up with, but I do my best. Thanks! -B
NapalmMan67 Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 05-22-2015
Posts: 1,803
Some products fall under the EAR or ITAR regs. and are banned from export to certain locations/persons.

Here's some light reading on some items... https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=86008bdffd1fb2e79cc5df41a180750a&node=22:1.0.1.13.58&rgn=div5


Bur Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 07-31-2012
Posts: 5,277
EAR and ITAR items can be traveled with on official orders/duty/contract (did it) but there is lots of compliance issues and accountability. One screw up and it's much more than you want to mess with. Even "information" that isn't classified can fall under ITAR-when I taught counter-IED to US military units in Japan and Germany, even going to those countries I had to have ITAR waivers since it was international travel and our unclassified curriculum still met some ITAR rules.

So just send them socks, baby wipes and cigars...oh and good coffee!
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