SPECIAL REQUESTS - UPDATED july 2019
Many of the individuals and units we support do not have special requests, however, we do get special requests from time to time and here is a current list.
PV2 John - Army
Likes: Abba Zabba – Deployed at least a year
PVT Joshua Ryan
Special Requests: Mexican Candy, Peanut M&Ms, Takis, Fruit Rollups (Staters), Air Heads, Wheat Thins
ETS3 Lynard - Navy
Special Requests: Peanut Butter Cups, Ramen
PFC Kenneth - Army
Special Requests: Beef Jerky, Gum, Body Spray, Deodorant, Energy Bars, Sun Screen
Joseph - Navy
Special Requests include: hot Cheetos, trail mix, peanut mix, granola bars, gum, candy, chips, jerky, power bars, sunflower seeds, crystal light packets. Anything you can make in a microwave. Tuna packets.
GySgt James - USMC
Special requests - Nuts, Beef Jerky, Crackers, Chips, Twizzlers, Cookies, Business and/or Finance Magazines/Books
SGT ARMANDO - USMC
Special requests - Peanut butter, honey, beef jerky, Snickers, Cliff protein bars, baby wipes, shaving cream, toothpaste, razors, body wash.
LCPL CARTER - USMC
Favorite snacks: Double-stuffed Oreos, laffy taffy, chocolate chip Cliff bars, chewy Sweet Tarts, Nerds, Nacho Doritos, Skittles, Gold Bond, chapstick
BRANDON - NAVY
Enjoys snickers, Reese peanut butter cups, sour worms, peach rings, popcorn. He needs bug spray, lotion, body wash, hygiene items.
NOE - NAVY
Likes: hard candy (like jolly ranchers), nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky
UNIT IN AFGHANISTAN -
coffee K-cups, coffee cups, cheap disposable dollar store plastic spoons, women's Tshirts, black or white cotton socks,
regular size (not mini) shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bar soap, body wash and toothpaste ...
Also: makeup, hair clips, scrunchies, cigars (these weekly gatherings are very popular!), licorice & gum, chips, pretzels
QTips, female razors, female skin care items, creams, trail mix, granola bars, sanitizer
UNIT #1 IN IRAQ
”Thank you SO much for your care packages, it's so very comforting to know you are all thinking of us so far from home. Ever since the American Revolution, our military has remained strong and resilient thanks to our faith communities and support organizations - we can't thank you enough for all you do. We are located in northern Iraq. It's very Spartan here - the base was captured by ISIS and almost completely destroyed before they were driven out. So we have no flush toilets here or hard-stand buildings - just tents and a whole lot of rocks! We have a small PX tent with a few necessities, but not much. So needless to say, your care packages really are a big hit here! "
WANTED: Flip flop sandals, licorice, gum, Lays, pretzels, Pringles, Tostitos Scoops, Paul Newman salsa
QTips, female razors, cashews, almonds, trail mix , peanut M&Ms, sanitizer, big toothpaste (not mini), bar soap shampoo / body wash, tape, packing tape, scotch tape, duct tape, etc.
UNIT #2 IN IRAQ
You mentioned that if we had any specific requests to let you know. Here's a list of items that I hear Soldiers say they miss/wish they had more of:
Beef Jerky / Slim Jims, etc.
Other caffeine related products - 5 hour energy drinks or caffeine gum.
Gatorade mix packets.
Fun, random letters about what people are doing back home.
Body wash / Deodorant.
That being said - folks here are simply grateful for whatever they get! You can be assured that everything you sent was gone within minutes of opening your gifts.