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Join us at Operation Bag of Home [08 Jul 2008|08:05pm]

Hi everyone!

I wanted to let everyone know that a friend of mine and I are really trying to get a charity going that would do something neat for the troops. Our project, called Operation Bag of Home, has at its heart a pretty simple concept.

1. Make pocket-sized bags. These can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, or whatever!

2. Fill the bags with small items that the troops need like wet ones, toothpaste, powdered beverages, etc.

3. Ship bags to troops

It seems easy, but we are having a hard time getting contributions of the "little things," and thus there isn't a lot of motivation (unfortunately) to make the bags.

If this project sounds like something you want to help, we'd love to have you. The more people join, the less any one person has to do.

Visit our community here in livejournal -- operationboh

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Operation Bag of Home [04 Jan 2008|08:53pm]

Hi there,

I'm not sure if this community is still around as it's been pretty quiet, but I wanted to post here about a project that has been started by two communities, homespunhelpers (aka Homespun Helpers) and militarylove.

The project is called Operation Bag of Home. We are planning on crafting small bags (approximately 3x5) and filling those bags with small items like hand sanitizer, gatorade, wet ones, etc. These stuffed bags will then be shipped overseas.

If you are interested, please feel free to join us!

operationboh. Thanks!
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iraq [18 Dec 2007|04:51pm]
I want everyone to go to this link and read it.
I truly believe that the light will come on to anyone who wonders why we are in Iraq.
Please note the last sentence in the Phase II paragragh.
I do believe that al-qaida hasfor now given up on iraq being the center for now and are now concentrating on al qaeda in pakistan.
This is the war and the battles all laid out for you to see and the timetable has been blown already but i do not think he{bin laden} has any true timetable.
I want you  to know that the first i heard of this is from President Bush in a Speech in Atlanta on 9/12/2006 when he talked about the CIA prisons etc. He mentioned that the US Military found the Al-Qaida charter in a cave in afghanistan and the contents were the same as this link

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Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled [01 Nov 2007|11:12pm]
October 15, 2007:

-That is why the coalition death rate has been so low in October ( http://icasualties.org ).

We have achieved what the pacifists and islamic theocrats have adamantly claimed to be impossible: a military victory (approximate quote: "There can be no military victory, only a diplomatic victory"). This was of course not a complete military victory against the insurgency, but only a victory against Al-Qaeda. What it means though, is that a complete military victory is likewise possible. This will not make any difference to the perceptions of the pacifists though, because pacifists typically exhibit an orwellian elective-schizophrenic denial of any military victory by the United States.
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hi [28 Jun 2007|03:54am]

Army graphics comm,please join us_armyher0s
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Hello everyone [03 Apr 2007|10:51am]

I hope you don't mind, and if you do, please do not hesitate to delete this post, but there is a community that you might want to know about, even if you do not wish to join.

homespunhelpers began in late 2006 when news arrived that over 3000 US troops had died in Iraq. Instead of simply lamenting this fact, we formed a community that is spreading sunshine to the world in honor of those who are serving...and dying.

The premise is extremely simple. If you make homemade items and donate them to charities, you are already 95% there. All you have to do to participate is snap a picture of your items and post those pictures to the community. You can donate to whomever you wish. There are no rules on that whatsoever. We are hoping (per the username) to donate 3000 items this year to honor those 3000 who had passed at the end of 2006.

Moreover, it looks like there is going to be a real push in May to make and donate items specifically for the troops. We are trying to target one specific charity that we all can send items to...there is a historical charity that collects scarves, as an example, and sends them to veterans.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, please check out what we are up to, or join us. We'd love to hear your ideas on what groups are the best for showing support for the troops, and what kinds of handmade items troops, veterans, and their families need the most.

Thank you!
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When I'm Gone [24 Mar 2007|12:16pm]

When I'm Gone

Dedication too the soldiers in iraq and afghanistan in operations iraqi freedom and operations enduring freedom let us not remember how they died but how they lived

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Mike Corrado - On My Watch Tonight [17 Mar 2007|06:04pm]

Check out this amazing song and video by Mike Corrado, a US Marine who served in Fallujah, Iraq. 

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Gatherin of Eagles: With you in spirit [09 Mar 2007|07:22am]

The Move America Forward Caravan has begun today starting in San Fransisco. It will end up in D.C. for the the Gathering of Eagles March on the pentagon, on March 17th, to help guard the Vietnam Wall, and protect it from desecration by the leftest moonbats who oppose the war.

Sign the following petition and honor this mission by supporting them in spirit.

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[16 Dec 2006|11:15pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Ok, question number 2.

What do i send?

He refuses to ask for anything, or tell me what he needs or wants.

I've sent him stationary, shampoo, shaving cream, books,magazines,cds and chapstick.

but what do i send next?

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*Stockings for Troops* [25 Nov 2006|04:44am]

Hello everyone,
My cousin, Cpl. Kelly Williams, just got back from Iraq with the Marines, but her husband and a bunch of close friends are still out there. For Christmas, my cousin Emily and I are making stockings for the 22 members of her platoon.
Here are some of the things we plan to include:
* Cookies
* Candy
* Hand-painted miniature picture frames
* Books and puzzles (Sudoku, Mad Libs, joke books, word searches, etc)
* Stationery and supplies to write home
* Individualized letters from 3rd graders
* Sanitary products
* And a bunch of other miscellaneous toys and games to help pass the time
* Holiday movies, such as The Santa Clause, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, etc.

However, it has taken much more money than we anticipated and my funds are just about out. I really don't want to abandon the idea, so I am hoping that anyone who reads this may have a few extra dollars. It doesn't have to be much, but anything, even $1, would help!

If you can't, I completely understand. But if you can spare a little extra let me know!
You can e-mail me at nennerfree@aol.com with any questions.
I also have a Paypal account set up if you would prefer to do it that way. I think all you need is my e-mail address, which again, is nennerfree@aol.com

Thank you in advance to any who can help!

Jenna Porter
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NEw member [07 Jan 2006|12:34pm]
[ mood | complacent ]

Hey there i was looking around at a few groups here and i found this one so i took a look. just wanted to say a few things about me. I am currently enlisted in the Navy and deployed of the coast of IRaq. 20 years old and getting very tired of people hating on the troops, its always nice to see people that still care about us.

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new member hello [06 Jan 2006|03:51pm]

I just joined this group and wanted to say hello and I'm glad to meet you all.
I've been a member of Soldiers Angels for about a year and a half now and I really enjoy writing to and sending packages to "my troops" overseas.
As a part-time reporter, I've written a couple of stories about it for the News-Leader in Florida. Soldier Appreciates Support.
I recently found
This website</b> which features a wonderful bandana with Psalm 91 on it for our troops. (Hope it's all right to mention that.)
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[13 Oct 2005|09:38am]

thank you all for reading my post, i've received enough donations as to where i can purchase the bag now and be okay.

i greatly appreciate your concern and your support. thank you!!!
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[12 Oct 2005|04:43pm]

I'm new to this community, so I'll introduce myself and also address the fact that I have a small problem.

My name is Grant Brown, and I am a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman. In less than a month, I'm deploying with the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) to Kuwait and Iraq for 6-8 (and perhaps longer, if they don't send the next MEU in time) months. My company inserts via helicopters (CH-46's), and we fastrope into our objectives to do our jobs. My job is to save the lives of the marines with me, but right now, I'm having a little problem doing my job.

I DO NOT HAVE A MED-BAG! The marines are always behind in getting gear for corpsmen, and we're constantly going out of pocket to get the gear we need. The med-bags that some of my fellow corpsman are using are 10 years old and held together in places with duct tape. I've constantly asked for a med-bag, ANY med-bag, but my Battallion doesn't even have any of the old bags that they could spare. They just don't have any.

I'm going to buy my own med-bag, there's no doubt about it. The problem is the cost; a good med-bag that suits my needs as a tactical medic cost anywhere from 250-500 dollars. I have no problem spending my paltry paychecks on something as valuable as a bag that won't burst apart when i'm sliding down a 50 foot rope or running through an alley. MY problem is money, of course.

IF I buy a bag with my next paycheck, I won't be able to go home for a few days at the end of this month to see my family. I want to bid my family and my good friends farewell, in person, at home before I go. All of my friends back home are in school, and there's no way I could arrange for everybody to come see me before we ship off.

I'm asking you, members of this community, to help by donating a few dollars. I'm not asking for copious amounts of money that nobody would be willing to donate; I'm asking for whatever you feel like sparing.

I thank you in advance for even reading this request.

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New [11 Oct 2005|11:19am]
[ mood | lazy ]

Hi I'm new on live journal and in this community. I am a military spouse and mom. My hubby did 8 years regular army and is currently AGR (active duty National Guard, which means the National Guard is his every day job). My oldest daughter is in the Air Force (Supply) and is currently getting ready to return from deployment somewhere in the middle east. My oldest son is currently in Army AIT, learning his trade (fiber optics communications). My two younger children are both in high school. My younger daughter wants to be a doctor, and my younger son wants to be a pilot in the Air Force. We are a military family through and through. We love it. We hate when someone is deployed, but we deal with it, we pray for them, and we love them like crazy when they come back home. My hubby is currently not deployed overseas, but his Unit is. He had already done a deployment overseas in the last couple of years and is now staying back to keep the rear detachment running smoothly. I also work with the military; I am a teacher in a Youth Challenge Program. I don't work FOR the military (I work for the state), but I do work WITH National Guardsmen who are our CADRE (disciplinarians). Check out my livejournal to learn more about YCP.
Oh, also, we live in Louisiana, so my husband, as a National Guardsman, has been working seven days a week nonstop since two days before Hurricane Katrina hit. Don't believe anything you hear about Louisiana's National Guard not responding, they have been working their asses off since this happened. They were there BEFORE the storm. Fortunately we live near the armory he is now working out of so he comes home every night, but there are Guardsmen who have been here since the storm and are still activated and not at home with their families. Some of them came back from a deployment in Iraq and went straight to New Orleans. They're working hard and we love them.

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Awesome song! [28 Sep 2005|07:09pm]

American Soldier - Toby Keith

I'm just trying to be a father
Raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother
Everything to everyone
Up and at 'em, bright and early
I'm all business in my suit
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots

I don't do it for the money
There's bills that I can't pay
I don't do it for the glory
I just do it anyway
Providing for our future's my responsibility
Yeah I'm real good under pressure
Being all that I can be

And I can't call in sick on Mondays
when the weekends been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
And sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady, hey, I'm true down to the core
And I will always do my duty no matter what the price
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh, and I don't want to die for you
but if dyin's asked of me
I'll bear that cross with honor
'cause freedom don't come free

I'm an American soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
When Liberty's in jeopardy, I will always do what's right
I'm out here on the front line
Sleep'in in peace at night
American soldier, I'm an American soldier

Yeah, an American soldier, an American
Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
When Liberty's in jeopardy I will always do what's right
I'm out here on the front line
So Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier, I'm an American
An American, an American soldier
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Don't Speak for me (Cross-posted) [25 Sep 2005|10:38am]

For those who disagree with the anti-war views of Cindy Sheehan, and Gold Star Mother's for Peace there is a community just for you, it's called dontspeakforme The membership is moderated and all members must be approved before they can join.
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Support Our Troops [18 Aug 2005|06:00pm]


A campaign:

Faded Ribbons for Peace.

Please feel free to comment & leave feedback - Thanks!

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[14 Aug 2005|12:30am]

I have created a forum for those involved with someone in the military or that are in the military themselves. I'd love it if you wanted to join! If so here is the link.. http://s13.invisionfree.com/military_loved_ones/index.php?act=idx
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