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Old 10-28-2009, 09:49 AM  
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Planet members and their kids serving in Iraq and Afghanistan need our support.

I know of one member of Chiefs Planet getting ready to go to Afghaniastan. I know
another that has a son getting ready to deploy. Another that has a son already there. I propose that we raise money and ship some "goddies" over to the units where Chiefs Planet members or their kids are serving our country. To let them know they are not alone, that some of us back here in the USA appreciate their sacrifice and service.

I will personally pay all the shipping costs and coordinate the project.

I will pay all the paypal fees of the members who donate. If you donate $20 to buy goodies for the troops, $20 goes to the troops.

If you want to send a check, or some goodies yourself, donated items, PM me for a mailing address.

If you have a store that has items that would go in the care package and would sell those at cost and or donate, PM me.

100% of the money raised will go to purchase items for the troops. I will update this thread with the progress and post pictures of the "goodies" and items that will be shipped to the troops.

This is not a political thread or idea. The point is to support the Planet members or their kids on a personal level while they are voluntarily putting themselfs in harms way for us.

PM me for the paypal address. If you know of someone serving overseas, PM me and we will put them on the list to recieve a care package

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A thank you card for the planet from the troops over in the sandbox.


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I just wanted to send a shout out to BigRedChief. Most of you don't know, but I am a grunt in the 82nd airborne and I am currently in Afghanistan. Yesterday, after a long week of field work, I came back to the FOB to recharge and what do I see? 2 care packages from BRC. Well me and my boys enjoyed the snacks and we thank you, bud. HOOAH
Hey BRC,

A few days after my wife checked with her brother's wife about this package, he was injured in an IED attack and sent home for medical treatment. Today we learned that his driver and the guy who took his place were both killed by an IED. It's a tough job these guys have (both in terms of personal risk and also in terms of dealing with the loss of close friends).

Thanks again for all the support you facilitate!

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That's awesome news. Thanks to the new and continuing supporters that keeps this going. As a solider on the receiving side; it means so much to have complete strangers contribute to these packages. Its a moral victory, makes you feel noticed, affirmation. In some of the worst times I've ever experienced, a small note or package surprising me made the difference between being depressed and feeling validated. Agree or not for the reasons we're there, coming together and supporting the troops with their boots on the ground is a profound statement, and it does not go un-noticed by the troops receiving the packages. Don't make fun of what I'm saying, never in my life has a simple gesture made me feel so good and happy to be an american. Keep donating if you feel inclined, it matters more than you know to the troops receiving it.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #286
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great bump
great idea
great thread

if you're gonna send more I'm in. let me know,
I don't have anyone in particular, they are all our boys/girls.
Sure, we will keep going until the troops in Afghanistan are back home safely. Its a lonely pisshole of a place. A package from fellow Americans makes a big difference.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #287
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New packages going out to the troops. This one is going out to a long time Planeteer's brother-in-law and his unit who wished to remain annonymus. lots of fake snow in these packages too.
recieved this PM. Wonder if we are making a difference?


Hey BRC,

A few days after my wife checked with her brother's wife about this package, he was injured in an IED attack and sent home for medical treatment. Today we learned that his driver and the guy who took his place were both killed by an IED. It's a tough job these guys have (both in terms of personal risk and also in terms of dealing with the loss of close friends).

Thanks again for all the support you facilitate!

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #288
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recieved this PM. Wonder if we are making a difference?


Hey BRC,

A few days after my wife checked with her brother's wife about this package, he was injured in an IED attack and sent home for medical treatment. Today we learned that his driver and the guy who took his place were both killed by an IED. It's a tough job these guys have (both in terms of personal risk and also in terms of dealing with the loss of close friends).

Thanks again for all the support you facilitate!

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I sent out a new package to this unit. Forgot to take the pictures before sending. Sounds like this unit is having a hard time lately. Might give them a brief respite from their grief to be reminded that someone back home appreciated their sacrifice.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #289
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I sent out a new package to this unit. Forgot to take the pictures before sending. Sounds like this unit is having a hard time lately. Might give them a brief respite from their grief to be reminded that someone back home appreciated their sacrifice.
Bump for the new package going out.
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Every Planet member that has requested a package be sent to his family or friends has recieved one from the Planet.

If you have a family or friend serving in the military, let me know and the Planet will get a package out to them. You want to keep it private. Thats doable. Just PM me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #291
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Got a small group of my platoon (5) that are volunteering to go with a sister unit. They leave later this month for Afghanistan, I will keep you posted when they get settled and have address information. Would like to get their names in the hat for a package if possible.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:02 AM   #292
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Got a small group of my platoon (5) that are volunteering to go with a sister unit. They leave later this month for Afghanistan, I will keep you posted when they get settled and have address information. Would like to get their names in the hat for a package if possible.
Dude, didnt they do two tours over in the sandbox like you? And then volunteer? Man, I wish I had that much courage. They got some big balls.

Of course we can slot them for some packages. Just let me know their addy when settled.
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Dude, didnt they do two tours over in the sandbox like you? And then volunteer? Man, I wish I had that much courage. They got some big balls.

Of course we can slot them for some packages. Just let me know their addy when settled.
it'll be a good excuse to donate to the cause again.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:00 AM   #294
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Every Planet member that has requested a package be sent to his family or friends has recieved one from the Planet.

If you have a family or friend serving in the military, let me know and the Planet will get a package out to them. You want to keep it private. Thats doable. Just PM me.
bump for taking requests for packages.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #295
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Every Planet member that has requested a package be sent to his family or friends has recieved one from the Planet.

If you have a family or friend serving in the military, let me know and the Planet will get a package out to them. You want to keep it private. Thats doable. Just PM me.
info bump. Let me know if you know someone.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #296
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You don't have to be a regular or vet of the site to put a name into the hopper to recieve these packages. We have openings in the package schedule to get your friend/family a package sent to them. Just let me know in this thread or privately. We can keep everything confidential.
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You don't have to be a regular or vet of the site to put a name into the hopper to recieve these packages. We have openings in the package schedule to get your friend/family a package sent to them. Just let me know in this thread or privately. We can keep everything confidential.
Anyone know someone that is serving? Let me know.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #298
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No one had friends or family over there? I know there is still 63K soldiers over there. None are chief fans or friends or family of Chief fans?
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:59 PM   #299
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Got a small group of my platoon (5) that are volunteering to go with a sister unit. They leave later this month for Afghanistan, I will keep you posted when they get settled and have address information. Would like to get their names in the hat for a package if possible.
They're there now, I'll get the address and PM it to you
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:29 AM   #300
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They're there now, I'll get the address and PM it to you
Cool.

We have $71.83 in the Planet's account. To the contributors. is this the last one or do we ask for or seek more funds to keep the packages flowing? Or has this project run its course?
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