There are many of you out there that are supporting the troops and sending them things they need, right?? Do you know what they need?? Many times people send things to the troops that they end up not using. Like one time I swear someone was sending me their junk drawer (Taco can relate) and as I would open the box up there was used crap in it. Broken pencils, dog chew toys etc. C’mon people, don’t send them crap like that. It only makes a mad Marine, crazy and by the way he carries many weapons!!!

There are numerous things you can send to the warriors over there to help their day go a bit quicker. As they are in the cold/wet season some of the below items are great:

  • Hand warmers
  • Romin noodles cup of soup
  • Thinsulate/fleece blankets
  • Ziplocks (all sizes)
  • Coffee (always)
  • Cigarettes & stoags

Keep in mind also that we are heading into the holiday season. What more does a warrior want than to write their loved one back home and wish them a happy holiday. Get your church to donate/collect up new cards and box them up for the deployed fighters to send home. Other “always good” things to have are below:

  • AAA & AA batteries
  • Wetwipes
  • Towels
  • Flipflops
  • Basic hygiene gear
  • Electric razors (good holiday gift)
  • Thumb lights or Head lamps
  • Thermos
  • Knifes
  • Note books for notes/letters
  • Envelopes (stamps not needed)

Check here as well for other ideas. Ultimately, what the warrior wants is YOUR support! Although he doesn’t see you wearing your “I support the troops button” you have to convince him that you do support him. How? That’s up to you!

If you have had a good response on an item that you sent to the troops, share it in the comments section for everyone else to get and send!


Time for a C-Gar!

Maj Pain


  1. I have been sending care packages via for a couple of years … I have found that AT & T callling cards are always welcome with much gratitude. They are easy to mail inside a plain greeting card … at either Target or Wall-mart, right by the register you can find these … and at times … you can get a 600 minutes car for as little as $19.00.
    God Bless our brave men and women in the military! 🙂 Melek

  2. We send cookies too after they guys ‘know’ us and know it is OK to eat them. We use a seal a meal to vacuum seal them and they seem to stay really fresh and they don’t get broken up.
    Even after all the boxes I have sent I’m still gleaning lots of good ideas here, thanks everyone!

  3. Long ago I had an AF hubby in Saudi, then Kuwait. Now I have a Marine son in Iraq. Homemade cookies travel best when baked with margarine instead of butter. Make pan/bar cookies, slice into large (12″?) squares, and seal in a vacuum sealer/seal-a-meal. They travel great!

  4. No matter how gluttonous devouring all the time, we need to breathe at this time, and strive to win our reputation, the sickle of time can not hurt us. – William Shakespeare

Leave a Reply