MEET OUR DEPLOYED SOLDIERS
Air Force soldierJason Murphy (Left) and Lamar Cotton (right) in Kandahar AB Afghanistan. Join in sending care packages to our troops by donating for shipping costs or send items.
|Profiled Soldier - Jeramiah Parks
Make sure to follow Jeramiah on Twitter @jgppogi08. Jeramiah Parks is currently at Kandahar
AB Afghanistan, and a member of the United States Air Force stationed at McEntire JNGB in Columbia, SC. His base mascot is the swampfox!
He has been in the Air Force 14 years now, been to Afghanistan twice (now) and once to Iraq, and alot of short Temporary Duty trips in between the long trips. He said he will probably stay in till he hits that magic 20 year retirement mark.
I asked him what would they wouldlike for me to send and he responded -
Really anything you could send is great, for ideas maybe some little cans of v8, little debbie fruit pies, (apples the best) drink mixes, granola bars, energy bars, freeze pops are good too(helps us cool down in this heat) anything you can send is great! We apreciate anything you can do for us, the chow hall food gets boring it all tastes the same, different shapes but all tastes the same....
I think sometimes the support is the best gift of all, wish their was more people like you that support us, thank you! "
Please join me in sending care packages to our deployed soldiers! You can donate to help with shipping or send items.
| Profiled Soldier - Darin Moe
Darin Moe is deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. So thankful for Darin's service to our country. We thank you and support you.
Shipped him some things from home in a care package to let him know friends at home appreciate him taking time out of life and family to help keep our country free.
Profiled Soldier - Trung Nguyen
Shipping SGT Nguyen care packages to let him know we support his efforts and service to our home. Thank you Trung!
He sent me some interesting info about himself and what he does - "I'm an Infantry Sergeant and Team Leader. We go on patrols around our base making sure the locals here are safe by sweeping for landmines and befriending them to see if they can point us in the direction of insurgents. I stepped on a landmine in July that didnt completely go off on my foot for whatever reason and thank GOD everyday for the chance to keep doing my mission so I can still be with my wife and kids."
|Profiled Soldier - Angela Pace
Another hero! Angela has now been deployed for approx. 11 months in Afghanistan.
Mailed Angela out some treats and useful items from home just to let her know we are thinking about her. She emailed and said "I wanted to thank you SOOOO MUCH for the care packages! It really means a lot! I share everything with my roommate and the guys on my team. Well, I only have 75 or so more days left here then i get to come home back to the States!!
This has truly been a long, life changing year. and i'll never look at anything the same again. Well I hope to hear back from you soon! and thanks again SO MUCH!!! you're awesome!!"
|Profiled Soldier - SGT Tyler Holmquist
SGT Holmquist is currently in Afghanistan serving our country. He sent me some info on what all he has going on.
"I am a forward observer in the army. I am with a cavarly squadron right now and i am a team leader with 4 soldiers under me. I am in kandahar city, afghanistan until they move us. i have been in for 5 years and plan on staying in for 10 more maybe."
Thank you for your service Tyler!
Profiled Soldier - SGT
A soldier in the US Army. SGT Gosselin is also a motocross racer. Shipped him some items bundled up in a care package. Just a small thank you for taking time out of his life to help keep our home free. Thank you!
"I am deployed and have another 9 more months to go. This is my second deployment and currently in Afghanistan. Thanks for the support.
SGT Gosselin "
Nicole Duyon-Meagher in Afghanistan. Thank you for the photo Nicole!
Profiled Soldier - Richard Mariello
One of our rockstar soldiers Richard Mariello who is currently deployed has a care package with his name on it.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your life and time away from your family to help make our country the land of the free. Praying for you and support you!
Profiled Soldier - SPC Kevin Turman
Shipping SPC Kevin Turman some items to let him know we think he is amazing. Kevin is currently deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
He is a 91S Stryker Mechanic and is a soldier in the United States
Kevin, we can't thank you enough for taking time out of your life to help keep our home free. Thank you!
Profiled Soldier - Sgt. Bridge, Brian
Thank you to Sgt. Bridge, Brian! I have sent him a care package out to Afghanistan. Just letting him know that we at home are thinking about him and are so thankful for him and his service to our amazing country.
Brian said "I am currently deployed to Tarin-Kowt, Afghanistan. It would be AWESOME if you sent a care package. I looked at your website... Thank You so much for all that you do and for your support. It is always comforting to know that people in America still support us."
Profiled Soldier - Nicole Duyon-Meagher
Nicole Duyon-Meagher is currently in Afghanistan and I have shipped her some items from home to let her know we are thinking about her and are proud of her. Nicole said "I deployed to Iraq from 2008-2010 and now Afghanistan 2010-2012. Between all the training and boots on ground I've only been home for about 6 months in the past 3 years! I miss my family and friends and hopefully this is my last deployment.
An army recruiter walked up to me one day in the cafeteria of my highschool and asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told him I want to help people. He told me, what a greater way than to serve your country. So I looked into it and just knew thats what I wanted to do. The first day I put on my uniform I felt like this was what God had planned for my life and I had worked up to the many challenges that I would encounter. I was already used to traveling, already used to being away from my famliy and friends and already a hard worker working towards a goal. The army was perfect."
Thank you for you courage and drive Nicole!
Profiled Soldier - CPT Clint Wing
Care package sent out to CPT Clint Wing!
I asked Clint to give me some info on himself. He said "I'm currently the Executive Officer (XO) for our Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. For anybody that doesn't know what an XO is, I manage the maintenance and supply programs for the Troop, as well as the property owned by the commander. I'm from St. Louis, MO and this is my second deployment to Iraq."
Thank you for your service CPT Wing.
Shipping care packages with LD (Little Dog)
SPC Lindsay Pollard! She is currently deployed and in Iraq serving our country. She is a Mental Health Specialist in the United States Army. Packed up some treats and items she can use. Just letting her know that friends at home care and support her. Thank you SPC Pollard. Below are some great photos of Lindsay -
Shipping care package out to Matthew Gardner! He is currently serving in Iraq. I asked Matthew to give me a run down of what he does. He said
"Well Heather, I am a supply clerk. What that is, I get almost everything everyone needs from ammo down to little papper clips. I'm the go to guy for what you need, and get rid of what you don't want. I travel to diffrent parts of Iraq to get our guys and girls what they need. I love it. I SAY HOOAH!!!!!
BIG HOOAH!!!! for Matthew! Thank you for fighting for our home. We support you.
SPC Chronowski and her crew! Thank you for sending the photo and hope you liked the treats. Thank you for serving!
SPC Will Burton! Currently deployed and in Iraq. Sending him out a care package! I emailed Will and to ask him if I could ship him out some some and his response!
I would love that thanks so much for your support, it helps out a ton and makes us feel so much better about being over here, knowing that people at home care about us and what we do! Your awesome thanks a bunch!
Once again your awesome and we really appreciate your support, it's always nice to know we are not forgotten.
SPC Burton, US Army".
Below are some pics of Will -
Rice Krispie treats on there way to our deployed Troops!
Shipping a care package to SPC Jackie Chronowski! I asked Jackie to give me alittle info about her and her deployment. She said " My unit deployed in the beginning of August, and we are expected to head home July 2011. We are a Combat Stress Control unit, and my job is a 68X, Behavioral Health Specialist. I had an instructor that once told me that everyone's job could be broken down into just 3 words. He said our job broken down is to, 'talk to people'. So, for the most part, we talk to stressed out or overwhelmed service members of all branches."
Thank you for your service to our great country Jackie! We salute and support you!
Here are some pics of SPC Chronowski and her crew.
SPC Ted Barrett is bringing home from Iraq a Christmas gift! Himself! ;D He posted "COMING HOME AFTER 1 YEAR IN IRAQ THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER. DECEMBER 23
WILL BE HOME IN MILWAUKEE!!" Thank you for your service Ted! Thank you to all our military and our fallen heroes and sheroes.
DJ Rainy got his care package - THANK YOU FOR SERVING!
Rice Krispie time! Getting some treats cooked up to send out to our Soldiers overseas! Help support the troops with me!
Movies, Krispie Treats & Candy!
These care packages go to Soldiers that are deployed and have requested that I do not profile them due to the sensitivity of their jobs. Thank you to all of our military! Join me in sending care packages to our deployed Troops!
My Rockstar Photographer friend Amanda Gardner's husband is deployed overseas and fighting for our freedoms at home. Clint Gardner has had to leave behind a wife and 2 little girls.
Amanda gave me permission to use some of the photos she took of her husband and their babies before Clint left for Iraq/Afghanistan. The photos speak a thousand words. Clint, thank you for your sevice! Strangers care and are praying for you. Shipped him out a care package today. Help me ship more, details top of page.
|Photo by Amanda Gardner
||Photo by Amanda Gardner
A Georgia native! LCPL Cory Tanner is a proud Marine currently deployed overseas. Put a care package together of some things he could use and shipped it out to him.
Cory, we wish you a safe return home and thank you for defending our country. Strangers at home care and support you!
LCPL Cory Tanner
ATTN: Combat Drive Team
Michele Manson's mission in
Afghanistan is a driver on the Combat Drive Team. They transport military personnel and civilian contractors to and from their respective destinations in the Kabul area (sometimes farther).
Thank you for your hard work Michele and can't wait for you to get home! Below are some photos of Michele and her unit.
More boxes shipped out! Thank you to all of our military for serving our country!
STS2 Richard Stirn. One of our sailors! He is currently assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Battery (HHB) of the 5th Regiment 5th Battalion under the 31st Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade, which just so happens to be deployed in Iraq right now.
mans the Phalanx Weapon System which shoots down incoming rockets and mortars. Before this he was onboard the USS Louisiana SSBN-743 nuclear missile submarine out of Bangor Washington where I was a Sonar Technician. Flew into Kuwait in January and STS2 Stirn has been in Iraq since February.
Richard is getting out of the Navy in March of next year and he's looking to go to college. Below are some great photos! Shipped Richard out a care package to let him know strangers at home care, support and are praying for him!
STS2 Richard Stirn
Shipping SPC MEJIA, ROGELIO a care package.
I asked Roger to tell me a little about himself - "I love the Army and all my brothers that are out here with me, doing what we do best. I am a 19D Cav Scout, Recon. Can't wait to get back tho, so I can do it again, but this time in Afganistan.
Thanks again for your support. It's ya'll out there supporting us that is keeping us motivated! Thanks!"
BIG Thank You Roger! Below are some pics of Roger in Iraq!
SPC Roger Mejia
Shipping as much as I can to our Soldiers! Thanks to all who have donated to help me.
SPC Brown, Jacob! He is 19 years old and serving our country in Iraq. Sending him a care package from home cause he needs one :)
He joined the Army on October 18th, a week after his 17th birthday. Jake still had a few months of high school to finish, but graduted on june 7th and left for basic August 13th... so that puts him at almost 2yrs in the army.
He is a 19D (Cavalry Scout) and just reenlisted for three more years. Free time he spends hanging out and anything outdoors, but i especially loves wakeboarding and camping.
Below are some pics of Jake in action and some of his unit in IRAQ.
Proud to introduce you to SPC Landry, Cade Joseph. Stationed at Camp Taji in Iraq.
SPC Landry is 19 years old and has been in the Army for 2 years! Hejoined 34 days after his 17th birthday which is on April 1st, and at one point I was he youngest man in the army. He did his basic training at Fort Benning, GA and then was stationed at Fort Stewart, GA for about 18 months.
In Dec of 2009 Cade was deployed to Iraq for a 12 month deployment (which he is there right now). He is an 11B Infantry soldier and also a driver. The vehicles he drives includes the M2A2 Bradley, M113 Apc, every kind of Hummvee, and the MRAP (mine resisted ambush protected) which is just a big truck covered in armor.
We salute and support you SPC Landry! You have inspiring drive and courage. Thank you for your service! Below are some great photos of Cade.
SPC Landry, Cade