As the wife of a deployed soldier, even though care packages are nice, there are two precious commodities whilst deployed: AAFES/NEX/CGEX (Military Store) giftcards and AT&T Global Prepaid Calling Cards.
Go to this website to order “Gifts from the Homefront” Certificates which are redeemable by Authorized Patrons of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), the Navy Exchange (NEX) and the Coast Guard Exchange. The certificates are redeemable at all locations around the world including deployed areas.
Troops overseas can’t use just any old calling card. AT&T Global Prepaid Calling Cards are the only ones (that I am aware of) that they can use and typically, exchanges over there run out of them quickly when they get them. SO, send a Soldier, Sailor or Marine a calling card. Go to this link for more info.
If anyone is interested in sending anything to my soldier or guys in his unit (hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge) let me know in the comments, leave me your email and I’ll get you his info. Ryan is very generous and fair and will distribute them to those with the greatest need first.
Thanks for supporting our troops and their families! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!