24 May 2008

Gingrey Helps Assemble Operation USO Care Packages

Rep. Gingrey was honored this week to help assemble USO care packages for the brave men and women serving our nation overseas. May is National Military Appreciation Month.

“These care packages provide our men and women in uniform with just a couple of the little comforts of home – no matter where they may be serving,” said Phil. “Sometimes, just receiving small things like a shaving kit or a calling card can make a big difference to our soldiers overseas. The selfless sacrifice demonstrated by these brave men and women in defense of our nation are an inspiration, and I am proud to have joined the USO in this effort to thank these soldiers for their service.”

Operation USO Care Package was initiated by the USO in 2001 to provide our troops deployed overseas with needed items such as shaving kits, wet wipes, playing cards, sun screen, and calling cards. Since the program’s inception, the USO has distributed more than 1 million care packages to our troops. Operation USO Care Package is the only program of its kind endorsed by both the Department of Defense and the White House.

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