Tips for Soldier Care Packages in Cold Weather

winter in afghanistan

The hot weather in Afghanistan and Iraq is winding down and the freezing cold is ready to settle in. In Afghanistan, winter sets in near the end of November and snow is common across much of the country. Winter is harsh across the country with temperatures going below zero. Spring starts again in March. The climate in Afghanistan varies according to altitude, due to the … [Read more...]

Memorial Day

flags in at Arlington National Cemetary

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our nation and about coming together to honor those who gave all. Originally it was called Decoration Day. On May 5, 1868, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. The first time this day was observed … [Read more...]

Troops Project – Hugs From Home via Grammy’s Cookie Convoy

grammy's cookie convoy

The Troops Project began in 2005 when Marlene Summers spoke to a young man just before he was about to be deployed to Iraq. He reminded her of her own son. She met his family and started sending him notes and cookies. She received an email from this soldier saying the morale was getting low and troops were feeling forgotten. He also let Marlene know that the cookies she sent … [Read more...]

Army Experience Center Provides Insight into the Life of a Soldier

army experience center

The Army Experience Center (AEC), located in Philadelphia, PA, provides a unique interactive experience and insight into the life of a Soldier. No surprise that is was designed and built by the world’s premier land force—the United States Army! HOOAH! The Army Experience Center is the world's one and only interactive Army facility where you can "test drive" the Army! You'll … [Read more...]

Tips for Care Packages in Hot Weather

care packages in hot weather

It's that time of year again! Temperatures are starting to warm up in Afghanistan where weather ranges from the cold winters months of 17 degrees F. to the summer heat of 113–130 + degrees F. Almost no rain falls from June to October. The lower parts of the country have a semi-arid or desert climate. Summers are sunny and hot, except in the higher mountains. Sunshine amounts … [Read more...]