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Old 11-18-2012, 9:49 AM
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Default Deployed Guys: Need Any ****?

One of my buddies who is still in deployed about a month ago and I put together a little care package for him. I also took a close up picture of my junk, printed it and placed it on top so if it doesn't get removed in transit that will be the first thing he sees.

Anyway I was wondering if any of you who are deployed or deploying soon need anything and this thread can be used to send you guys ****. Some of my family volunteers once a week to put together care packages but I know all that **** gets sent to Bagram or other big *** FOBs where they don't need it so I'd rather send to specific guys. I don't know if you'd want to post the address or not but I guess you can PM me and anyone else who posts in this thread on what you want and your address and I'll do my best to get a package together. I probably won't send you a picture of my junk though so that's either good or bad news for you.
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Old 11-18-2012, 9:56 AM
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I was thinking about this a few days ago, and since it's the holidays care packages are in full force. Too bad little old grandmas have no idea what servicemembers like.

"I'll send those boys some hotel shampoo and my old romance novels." seems to be pretty common.

When I was in Afghanistan and Iraq, my wish list was as follows:

Maxim magazines
AA and AAA batteries
International phone cards (AT&T worked the best through camp Doha)
Non-chocolate candies (think desert heat)
Boot bands
550 cord
Duct tape
Fast food sauce packets (Arbys, McDonald's BBQ or sweet n sour, taco bell fire, bk zesty sauce)

That said, I'm down to send a package or two to our deployed guys also. Let us know!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:06 AM
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I think the thing I wanted most was socks. That moon dust sucks balls.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:08 AM
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Will the fast food condiments like ketchup and such burst during flight?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:09 AM
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Send twinkies
I'm sure the black market could net them some good trades on that
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:52 AM
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One of my good friends just left. Once he has an address I'll pass it along.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:54 AM
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Dude, ill take some of those junk pics.
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PM me your e-mail address. Erect or limp?
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PM me your e-mail address. Erect or limp?
Hows about semi?

and could you tie a bow around it... you know.... for christmas and all?
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well this went downhill fast
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Old 11-18-2012, 5:42 PM
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Its been a while since I photographed my junk for buddies. I found a camera I had on deployment in 05 the other week, had it developed and told my wife, "I'm not sure what's on this so be ready."
Sure enough, several of my Marines had photographed their junk for me.
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Hows about semi?

and could you tie a bow around it... you know.... for christmas and all?
I'm thinking a tactical theme. How's 550 sound?
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I'm a soldier deployed to Middle East region. I will PM.
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Old 11-19-2012, 7:25 AM
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I'm in to send a care package out, PM with details scuba Steve!
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Will the fast food condiments like ketchup and such burst during flight?
we got a couple that were crushed (the sauce cup type, not the packet type) so i would suggest you send out condiments in ziplock baggies.

And don't bother trying to send anything aerosol. shaving cream and electronics-spray-cans always got confiscated.

We have an adult bookstore in el cerrito. I'm sure i can find an inflatable sheep to send. Who wanted the package?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:21 AM
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I would take whatever you guys want to send, I hope to be home before my Bday (7 Jan) but dunno if it will happen or not.

Sending some of the fast food condiments would be awesome, any and all will be welcomed!

Things that go quickly here:
-]Pop tarts-any flavor
-Oreo Cookies-Double stuffed are the best!
-Cereals- Fruity pebbles, Capt Crunch etc...
-Chips- Doritos, Cheetos (There are no chips at any DFAC and the BX sells out instantly when in stock).
-Twinkies or Zebra cakes (thanks for the reminder!)

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Send twinkies
I'm sure the black market could net them some good trades on that
Twinkies would be AWESOME! Even some zebra cakes or some of the good snack cakes!

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PM me your e-mail address. Erect or limp?
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well this went downhill fast
+1 but all in good fun i suppose...
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Old 11-20-2012, 3:18 AM
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Seriously though, ScubaSteve, me and my guys will be on our way at some point and Ill shoot you a PM with our APO.

Yall can check into orgs that do care packages too and see if they are something you want to get involved in, Ive done stuff for or with the PinUp Angels, Bomber Girls LRC, Soldiers Angels and a number of other groups so hopefully yall will find one you like as well.

Thanks guys!
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Good info guys. I am going over in March, so I am leaving these suggesitons with my wife for a care package.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:12 AM
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What I always asked for:

-Beef Jerky
-Nice underwear and socks
-Candy of my choosing
-Maxim
-Gourmet licorice

My wife would send me a 16g flash drive with new movies/shows and naked pics on it. I would download those and send it back. She would then load it up and send me more. It worked really well with 2 flash drives always moving.

If you send a package, make sure you fill the box so it doesnt break open and spill out!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:55 PM
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Well I leave in a couple days and magazines are always a plus. Of course all the FAT kid snacks always come in handy when you get stuck in a S*** hole place with nothing but our nations finest 3 course meals AKA MRE'S. Baby wipes are money out there, really anything is fine we appreciate any and all packages letters magz its more for support I think. If anyone is Interested I can pm my add or post it here other way thanks for all you're support.
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Is there still a need for cans of Silly String? Anyone know?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 PM
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I am down to send a package. PM me details.

What's a boot band?????
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:36 AM
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Here is the address for anyone who is interested in sending anything.

Deployment Address
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I always liked hot sauce, cause i put that **** on everything- BBQ was nice to mix it up with the MRE's. I was the king of making stuff with the MRE's...

Costco sized Beef jerky

Mags (maxim, car and driver, guns and ammo)

I always had my parents send **** loads of ramen noodles and tuna in the packets, not the cans. Oh and broth packets.

I loved aa and aaa batteries- in the beginning of my service we just had CD players and those things ate batteries like they were going out of style... now with most things powered by proprietary batteries it probably isn't as big of a deal.

Skittles, licorice, hard candies - i was in north eastern Africa a lot, so no chocolate

Nice Underwear and Socks- the moister wicking type (underarmor)

Baby wipes and purell- might as well have been cash
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Old 12-14-2012, 2:03 PM
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Looking at this thread ... im sitting here thinkin about how much better my life was than at my current duty station.

Quality socks are a blessing down range , someone sent our squad those underarmour socks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:36 AM
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Most of the guys in my plt are aved hunters or like fire arms. Warming layers are always nice. Since its snowing out where we are going.
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Most of the guys in my plt are aved hunters or like fire arms. Warming layers are always nice. Since its snowing out where we are going.
You bet its cold! When you get here man hit me up.
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You bet its cold! When you get here man hit me up.
Yeah we fly straight from Baltimore there so its going to be a long flight.
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Yeah we fly straight from Baltimore there so its going to be a long flight.
LOL. Yeah, its always long and boring.
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Dam so i all i got to look forward to is a long *** flight and cold weather............FML
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Yeah buddy, its cold in Germany too. Embrace it.
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Here is the address for anyone who is interested in sending anything.

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Sgt Ramos, Oscar Z.
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Shipped 2 care packages to your attention today. Baby wipes, Ramen noodles, a couple of Korean spicy cup o' noodles, gatorade and other assorted powder drink mixes, pop tarts, microware popcorn, some hot coco, assorted cookies and gummy candies, and some other stuff I can't remember.

Let me know when it get's there, I'm curious how long it will take. Share with your buddies.
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Dam so i all i got to look forward to is a long *** flight and cold weather............FML
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@Ricky Ray
Thanks for everything we are actually getting ready to leave all gear is weighed in so we are just on stand by. As soon as i get there i will let you know. And yes i will share with all my marines.
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Somebody tell a civilian how to get this done... I was just about to throw away two years worth of MAXIM I have laying around. I'd be happy to throw in some beef jerky, pop tarts and baby wipes.
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Somebody tell a civilian how to get this done... I was just about to throw away two years worth of MAXIM I have laying around. I'd be happy to throw in some beef jerky, pop tarts and baby wipes.
Shipping out the 2 packages today was my first time also. Easiest way I can figure go to the post office and get their large flat rate boxes, the advantage of these is that it doesn't matter how much it weighs, it ships for about $15 bucks. Once you have it packed go to USPS.com and register for an account if you don't have one. The advantage of the USPS account is that when shipping it will require custom's forms and declarations. Having the USPS account it will fill all that info in and print it out for you and all you have to do it just take it to the post office afterwards. No need to fill out any forms in triplicate or however many copies they require.
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Old 12-18-2012, 7:06 AM
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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST ONE MORE DAY AND IM OUT...........thanks for all the support it is very appreciated. When i get there and recieve them i will take pic's and post them on the site.
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I'm in Kandahar so don't need any of the food stuff, it seems as though we get plenty of junk food. Unfortunately I'm in a trans unit and they still believe in giving us M-16 A2's that are large and suck, not even rails. They also give us ****ty USGI magazines that also suck. If anyone has magazines or stuff to convert an A2 to a rail type system or collapsible stock that would be awesome!

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Ok, so I'm registered at USPS and reading the tips, rules, restrictions, etc. and see the "No Pork Products" restriction. WTF? That just pisses me off.

As for the no porn rule, how far do they go to check? Should I put a Maxim or Wired cover over a Playboy and see if it makes it?
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When I was deployed my two dream gifts were hometown newspapers and CD recordings or podcasts of my favorite radio stations.
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