Q. How can I send a message or show support for our Soldiers?
are one of thousands of Americans that wish to
express their support for service members.
following are websites for several organizations
sponsoring programs for members of the Armed Forces
overseas. The Dod does not recommend one over
any of the others.
officials ask citizens not to flood the military
mail system with letters, cards, and gifts. Due
to security concerns and transportation constraints,
the Defense Department can't accept items to be
people have tried to avoid this prohibition by
sending large numbers of packages to an individual
service member's overseas address, which however
well intentioned, clogs the mail and causes unnecessary
Troops deployed to the Persian Gulf region and
other overseas locations can now receive personal
messages from family members, friends, neighbors,
colleagues and supporters via the pages of "Stars
and Stripes" as well.
of Support" can be e-mailed to "Stars
and Stripes" 24 hours a day at
firstname.lastname@example.org, are limited to 50 words or less and will be printed
on a first-come, first-run basis. "Stars
and Stripes" reserves the right to screen
and edit all messages and to omit any determined