Please, Please, Please DON’T FORGET our men and women who are still in this God forsaken place.
SEND CARE PACKAGES NOW TO HELP THIRSTY TROOPS!
Not only are our troops battling al-Qaeda and the Taliban, they have to fight against the horrific dusty heat of the Middle East. Summer is here and our troops are getting a strong dose of sun while deployed in Iraq. Baghdad is up to a scorching high of 110+ degrees!
With Memorial Day coming up this Monday, we must show that we support our troops, and in high temperatures like these, our troops are going to need these care packages! Each care package comes with Gatorade to help cool off our troops and keep them hydrated in the hot desert sun!
Afghanistan also reaches extreme temperatures, even worse because it has extreme highs in the summer and extreme cold snaps in the winter.
Not only is the heat beating down on them, but the average man or woman in uniform still has to carry a body armor vest (16 lbs) equipped with 2 side attachments to protect the kidneys (5 lbs) and neck, throat and groin guards (5 lbs) for a total of about 30 pounds of body armor. Add rifle, extra magazines of ammunition, first aid kit and other mission specific equipment, and the average soldier, airman, sailor or marine out on patrol is carrying upwards of 60 lbs of equipment.
Send a care package today filled with refreshing Gatorade to help keep the troops hydrated and cool in the hot summer and lots of beef jerky and trail mix to share in the Humvee. You can choose to send enough for just a couple guys, or as many as a whole company of troops!
Imagine having to carry 60 lbs of gear in 113 degree heat while patrolling for insurgents! Imagine the stress and strain of your missions each and every day, with the knowledge in the back of your head that you may be shot at, injured or even killed. And then you get back to base, tired, sweaty, covered in grime from head to toe – and there waiting for you is a thoughtful care package filled with great items to keep you cool, refreshed and comforted.
MEMORIAL DAY IS ALMOST HERE! SEND A CARE PACKAGE WITH SOME GATORADE FOR OUR THIRSTY TROOPS NOW!
Posted by kaj on Sat, 05-28-2011 at 10:57:35