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Troop Support Links

The American Legion

Learn about the American Legion family's "Poppy" program by clicking here

"America Supports You," a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense, recognizes citizens' support for our military men and women and communicates that support to members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad.

To purchase a "Gift from the Homefront" gift certificate for a U.S. servicemember through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, visit www.aafes.com.

To contribute toward the cost of lodging for a family whose loved one was injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom or the war on terror, visit www.fisherhouse.org.

To write a message of encouragement for any hero injured in the line of duty, visit www.caringbridge.org/wounded/heroes.

To provide a foster home for the pet of a U.S. servicemember, visit NetPets at www.netpets.org/netp/foster.php or Operation Noble Foster at
www.operationnoblefoster.org.

To provide a gift of groceries to a military family, visit
http://www.commissaries.com

To make a financial contribution toward military families, visit the National Military Family Association at www.nmfa.org.

To make financial contribution to a family who has lost a loved one in the line of duty, visit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Inc. at http://www.taps.org

To publish a message of 50 words or less for a U.S. servicemember, e-mail Stars and Stripes at mailto:messages@estripes.com

To sign a virtual thank-you card for U.S. servicemembers, visit the Defend America web site at http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/americasupportsyou/index.aspx.

To make a financial contribution to one of the military relief societies, visit Army Emergency Relief at www.aerhq.org/ the Navy/Marine Relief Society at www.nmcrs.org/ the Air Force Aid Society at www.afas.org/ or Coast Guard Mutual Assistance at www.cgmahq.org/.

Operation Hero Miles Learn How Americans Use Frequent Flyer Miles to Support Our Troops. Your extra miles today can help our soldiers to get home to their families tomorrow.

AdoptaPlatoon - Supporting our deployed sons and daughters. The AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort is a nonprofit 501C-3 organization managed nationwide by volunteer mothers to ensure that deployed United States service members in all branches of the military are not forgotten and to promote patriotism in our schools and communities.

CellPhonesForSoldiers.com Cell Phones for Soldiers was created by two teenagers, 13 year old Brittany Bergquist and her brother, 12 year old Robbie Bergquist, of Norwell, Mass. After reading a story about a soldier who ran up a huge phone bill calling home, the two teenagers decided to try and help. Their goal is to try and help our soldiers serving in Iraq and elswhere pay for calls home. They plan to provide as many soldiers as possible with pre-paid cell phones or calling cards.

http://www.operationhomelink.org/
Free computers for spouses or parents of deployed soldier in ranks E1 - E5

Free mail/gifts - sent to children of deployed soldiers.

Operation Shoebox
Founded in 2003 in an effort to send support, snacks and much needed personal care items to our troops deployed outside of the USA.

Treat The Troops
Free cookies.

Hero Miles
Free air travel for Emergency Leave, and for the family members of injured soldiers to travel to medical facility.

Military Moms -
Free care packages (your family member signs up to have sent to you).

Soldier's Angels - Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and morale of our brave men and women in uniform, in appreciation of their efforts in defense of our Nation, our freedoms, and our way of life. Soldiers will receive cards, letters, and care packages from individual volunteers who have signed up to be Angels.

Postal Service Offers Free Shipping Materials for Military Families -
Free shipping/packing materials for shipping to troops.