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Ways to Support the Troops
The Department of Defense has asked the American public not to overload the military mail system with bulk mailings of cards and gifts. Here are alternative suggestions from the White House and the Pentagon:

Donate money to the USO at www.uso.org or sponsor a USO care package at www.usocares.org.
Donate long-distance calling cards so service members can call their families: Operation Uplink at www.operationuplink.org.
Send an online greeting at www.OperationDearAbby.net.
Donate gift certificates to military dependents in need at www.commissaries.com.
Other resources are at www.usafreedomcorps.gov and www.defendamerica.mil (click on "Support Our Troops").
In the News
Treating Family War Wounds: New McLean-Based Group Aids Children Enduring a Parent's Deployment (Post, April 17, 2005)

The Life Recovery Room: Mock Home Helps Iraq Amputees Adjust (Post, March 13, 2005)

U.S. Military Won't Allow Speech by Md. Delegate (Post, Feb. 26, 2005)

Expense Draws Wrath, but Not From Charities (Post, Jan. 16, 2005)

Mich. Marine 'Wanted to Be There': Specialist in Disposing of Ordnance Volunteered for Iraq Duty (Post, Jan. 12, 2005)

Veterans Urge D.C. Vote in House: Army Reservists Honored at City Event After Return From Iraq (Post, Jan. 4, 2005)

Amended Holiday Wishes: Families Come to Help Wounded Soldiers Recover and Go Home (Post, Dec. 23, 2004)

In Soldier's Death, Sikhs Find Pride: Anniversary Honored at Arlington (Post, Dec. 5, 2004)

A Teacher Returns as a Soldier: Arlington Middle School Gives Warm Welcome (Post, Dec. 3, 2004)

Soldier Walks Down Aisle Buoyed by Love, Science (Post, Nov. 14, 2004)

Veterans Day With a Difference: Life Goes On, but Outlook Has Changed for Soldier Wounded in Iraq (Post, Nov. 11, 2004)

Separated by War, Joined in Purpose: Army Commander Overseas, Wife in Va. Rally for Families (Post, Nov. 8, 2004)

Seeing Past the Scars of Battle: Land Mine Victim Helps Others in Military Rebuild Lives (Post, Oct. 24, 2004)

'Boisterous' Soldier Buried at Arlington: Sergeant, 40, Killed In Baghdad Attack (Post, Oct. 21, 2004)

War's Wrenching Counterpoint to Quints' Arrival: Marine Dad Hurt in Iraq Heals in Bethesda, Far From Family (Post, Oct. 16, 2004)

Economic, War Policies Faulted in Hushed Vigils: D.C. Street Closures, Security to Continue Today (Post, Oct. 3, 2004)

For Va. Soldier Killed in Iraq, Family Came First (Post, Sept. 9, 2004)

Witness to Abuse Trying to Be Heard: Interrogators Responsible, Ex-Soldier Says (Post, Aug. 20, 2004)

W.Va. Soldier Who Cheated Death Once Is Laid to Rest: Guardsman Was Assigned To Va. Unit in Afghanistan (Post, Aug. 17, 2004)

Wounded Soldiers Are Adapting to Altered Lives (Post, Aug. 11, 2004)



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