What should I send to my soldier?

First and foremost deployed soldiers love any word from home.  Any news, and trivia, even just the mundane and boring details of your everyday life are treasured by our troops.  Just knowing that somebody cares enough to send them a kind word and to take the time to say thank you does more than you’ll ever know.  For things other than letters to send, read more.

Drinks:
Capri Sun
Sweetened Kool-Aid packets
Country Time Lemonade
Gatorade
Lipton Tea Mixes
Gatorade Singles (to add to bottled water)
Crystal Light Singles
Mio Drink Mixes

Food:
Beef jerky
Beef sausage (these are very popular according to Paul and Evan)
Candy of all kinds
Canned meats
Canned cheese
Canned chips
Canned salsa, dips
Canned tuna, chicken
Chocolate anything (they don’t care if it’s melted)
Cookies (all kinds)
Crackers
Dried fruits
Graham Crackers
Gum
Hard Candy
Hickory Farms stuff (no need for refrigeration)
Hot sauce (like Tabasco)
Mints
Nuts
Pretzels
Protein Health Bars
Cliff Bars

Fun Stuff:
Books
Board Games
Card Games
Comic Books
Crossword Puzzles
Electronic Games
Footballs
Magazines
Nerf Balls
Playing Cards
Soccer Balls
Word Puzzles
Tabloids (fun to read)


Health and Hygiene:
Antacids
Band-Aids
Chapstick
Cough drops
Deodorant
Dental floss
Disposable razors
Foot powder
Hair brush/comb
Kleenex
Mouthwash (without alcohol)
Neosporin
Q-tips
Soap (bar)
Shampoo/conditioner
Shaving Gel in a tube
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Wet wipes

Miscellaneous:
Batteries
Can opener
Boot socks (gray, green, black only w/ thick soles)
Envelopes
Gloves
Gum
Journal
Pens
Plastic utensils
Sheets(twin), pillow, warm blankets
Stationary
Ziploc Bags(all sizes)
Share who and where you are:
Your local newspapers/comics
Photos of you/your family/your city, town or state
Jokes you know
Our soldiers love any news from the outside world

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