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Things you can and can't send the troops overseas

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What things can I send, or not send, to a young man in a care package that is heading out to Afghanistan in the morning?

Anything that you recommend that I wouldn't think of?
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When our schools adopt a platoon we are asked to send:
Magazines, books, DVDs, CDs, q-tips, baby wipes, drink mixes, games, beef jerky, cookies (nothing with chocolate as it will melt), prepaid phone cards, letters of thanks from you and your family including the kids, newpapers - even if outdated, deoderant,

Obviously no p*%n, weapons, or food products that are against the country they are in (some don't allow pork),

I'll try and find my list - this was off the top of my head.
post #3 of 6
Marines Care Package Project: List of Items Needed by Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan

I'll still look for the school list, but this is definitely a place to start.
post #4 of 6
When I adopted my soldier the list said to NOT send anything p0rn0graphic in nature, no alcohol, and they advise against things that can melt since it's usually really hot.

I send small snacks, small toiletries, and something to read like a book or usually a magazine.
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I have to laugh ... we've known this young man since Jr. High and we know his parents -- could you just see everyone's faces if we sent him ****?

BTW, does Maxium count as ****? We have that stupid subscription that we got when something else was canceled. We could just send him that. It is sold to under 18 year olds.
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Originally Posted by melsb View Post

I have to laugh ... we've known this young man since Jr. High and we know his parents -- could you just see everyone's faces if we sent him ****?

BTW, does Maxium count as ****? We have that stupid subscription that we got when something else was canceled. We could just send him that. It is sold to under 18 year olds.

I sent Maxim to my dh when he was in Iraq. There was never a problem.
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