We’re Off to A Great Start But We’re Running Out of Time!
Want to do something that will make a real difference to the troops? You can help make the daily routine of our troops serving in Afghanistan a little better. We’ve got several units currently deployed who have contacted us and they need supplies!
We’ve set a goal to raise $20,000 to help them with a deadline of September 11th.
So far we’ve raised $4,874 for our troops, so we have another $15,126 to go! With your help we can make this deadline but with less than two weeks left, we have to keep the support coming in steadily.
Nothing brings a serviceman or woman more joy than knowing that someone back home is thankful and thinking of them while they are on deployment. Care packages include a wonderful array of high quality food, snacks, and hygiene items that troops overseas consistently request. Click Here to Send One Now!
Each care package sponsored is packed with love and care by our team of dedicated volunteers and includes a wonderful mix of food and personal care items. There’s gourmet coffee by the Rogers Family Company, genuine Oreo cookies, super premium quality beef jerky, Hoo-Ahhs field towels, deodorant, sunblock and much much more.
A Little More About the 419th CSSB ‘WOLFPACK’
The 419th CSSB is known as the WOLFPACK and has been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq several times since the launching of the War on Terror.
In Iraq they were in charge of supplying and supporting US troops conducting close combat operations in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Baghdad. Their role providing battlefield mobility and transportation is critical to getting our troops where they are needed most and making sure they have what they need to get the job done.
Now in Afghanistan, they’re serving the same critical role.
The 419th Conducts Deployment Ceremony in Tustin
Story by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa
311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Published by US Army Public Affairs (Unclassified)
February 22, 2014
TUSTIN, Calif. – John Bayard Taylor Campbell III of the 45th Congressional District attended a deployment ceremony for the 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at the Tustin Armed Forces Reserve Center Feb. 22, which will be deploying more than 60 soldiers to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 419th CSSB will be supporting sustainment and retrograde operations in the Afghanistan Theater of operation. Members of the sustainment headquarters are from California and Arizona.
“Our main mission is to support retrograde operations, but I want to make sure, most of all, to protect of my soldiers from our enemies, which include the Taliban,” said Anthony T. Huy, 419th CSSB detachment commander. “We have been through intense training for readiness and we have a ‘Can Do’ attitude.”
The 419th CSSB will report to their mobilization station in Texas to conduct additional administrative and training requirements for transition to active duty. After this training, the soldiers will deploy overseas to perform its mission of convoy security operations and sustainment support operations in Afghanistan.
Hundreds of friends and family sat under a canvas canopy, cheering and applauding for their loved ones. For many, this was not their first deployment ceremony.
“I am proud to be a company commander for this deployment,” said Capt. Raymond Pharsono, 419th CSSB HHC commander. “Of course we want to accomplish our mission, but most of all we want to bring every one of our soldiers home.“
Patriotic Rally to Bring Home Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
Rally DATE and TIME
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Leland Stanford Museum
800 N St. Sacramento, CA (Near Capitol)
STAG ARMS Aims to Support Troops Overseas
DONATES RIFLE TO HELP RAISE OVER $300,000 ON TROOPATHON
Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization announced the winner of a huge giveaway from STAG ARMS to help promote Troopathon 7, a star-studded effort to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan. At the end of the fundraiser MAF collected $301,626 thanks, in part, to the generous support of STAG ARMS.
To help support TROOPATHON and send more care packages to the troops, Firearms Manufacturer STAG ARMS partnered with MAF to give away a FREE AR-15 rifle, valued at over $900. The winner, Wayne Dupree, an 8 year Air Force veteran who lives in Maryland, can choose any one of three available STAG ARMS models in left-handed or right-handed configuration.
“Winning this Stag Arms Rifle during Troopathon 2014 was the cake on the table for me but the icing was gathering social media together and giving them a way to make donations to my military brothers and sisters in the way of care packages.” said Mr. Dupree
“I was in the military for eight years and I know first hand what a care package will do especially in times when you are lonely or homesick. It was a great honor to have helped them and win this rifle. While in the USAF I was expert with the M-16 and .38 so this is something I will treasure always.” said Dupree, after being notified that he was the winner of the STAG ARMS AR-15 giveaway.
“Stag Arms has always been a supporter of the troops not just with discounts on purchases for our servicemen but in donations to pro-troop initiatives like Troopathon. We were honored to have their support and because of their generosity more troops overseas will receive support through care packages this Summer.” said Scott Raab, Operations Director in charge of coordinating care package shipments overseas. “Without wonderful sponsors like STAG ARMS we wouldn’t have been able to raise over $300,000 to support our troops.”
“Troopathon 7 – Care Packages for Our Heroes” was the 7th annual Troopathon event, an 8-hour long fundraiser bringing together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other supporters to encourage viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops serving overseas through the group’s website (www.troopathon.org) or by phone at (866) 866-6372.
To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan or another Troopathon spokesperson, contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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