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God Bless Our Troops


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US Troop Support: Information & Guidelines | Directory

Our US troops give so much... we must give them more of our attention and support, and we can do it frugally. | Photo credit:
Our US troops give so much... we must give them more of our attention and support, and we can do it frugally.


No Pork in Iraq: What You Can Send in Care Packages to Troops

Taking the Stress Out of Sending Packages to Troops: How to Properly Mail to the War Zone

Send It Secured: How to Properly Pack Your Morale Box for Troops

Let's Say Thanks Program – Free Cards for Our Troops

Cakes Ready-to-Eat for Our Troops

Yuletide Reminder: Cards and Letters Mean Everything – 'Tis the Season for Writing to Our Troops

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Awesome — Dunkin’ Donuts Supports Our Deployed Troops with Free Coffee Lottery

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Save Money Filling Troop Care Packages: 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendars, 99 Cents

Troop Support Opportunity for Children in War Zones: Beanies for Baghdad

Email from a US Soldier in Iraq during Christmas 2008

Help Your Favorite Charity for Free: Search-Engine Clicking through Earns Money for Charities | Celebrities Give Back

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Feel-Good Videos of the Day: Dogs Welcome Home Their Soldiers (video)


There are a number of US soldiers, Marines, airmen, and sailors deployed to the war zones of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait who don't receive any letters or care packages from their families.

So many of these troops are fresh out of high school. They put their lives on the line daily for our country, but often can't purchase basic hygiene items. Either they’re stationed in a remote area, or are on long missions "outside the wire," or their PX (military store) runs out of everyday items quickly.

While the military provides the troops with the basics, these don't always include enough of the small things we take for granted in America—like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, sunblock, clean socks, portable snacks like beef jerky or nuts or raisins, AA batteries, or paperback books.

Many of them doing fine, but others are homesick, disheartened, stressed, or afraid. They are proud to be serving our country, but desperately need a morale boost.

Sending short, supportive cards or letters, or a small care packages of inexpensive goodies or hygiene items, to our U.S. troops would mean more to them than you'll ever know. And, you don't have to spend a lot of money to do it.


Celebrities & Entertainers Who Support Our Troops

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Singer/Actor Justin Timberlake Takes Marine to the Marine Corps Ball (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: America: Moving, New Patriotic Song Just in Time for Fourth of July (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Blue Star Families: Crisis & Suicide Prevention for Our Returning Vets... "I Don't Know What It's Like" PSA Series (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Memorial Day: God Bless Our Troops, God Bless America, & God Bless Bob Hope (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Memorial Day Tribute: Hollywood Says Thanks to Our Brave Military

Frugal Café Blog Zone: 'Star Trek' Cast Meets Our Real Heroes: US Military Deployed in Kuwait, Iraq

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Bravo, Lt. Dan Band: Gary Sinise on USO Tour, Headlines Free Concerts for US Troops, Park Renovation Project

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Billy Ray Cyrus Will Visit Troops in Iraq for Christmas

Frugal Café Blog Zone: God Bless Our Troops, Presidents Day 2010 Video Tribute: Toby Keith: Courtesy of The Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Memorial Day: Remember Our Fallen Military Heroes Who Gave Their Lives for Freedom (video)


News Stories about Our Troops, Patriotism, and America

Frugal Café Blog Zone: No Iraq War Celebration for Returning Troops, No Homecoming Parade? Pentagon Says Team Obama Hasn't Asked Them to Plan Anything to Welcome Our Heroes Home (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Honoring Our Troops & God: A Soldier’s Deck of Cards (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Hollywood Jerks Edition: Pearl Harbor WWII Vets’ Cemetery Ceremony Disrespected & Interrupted by CBS ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Producers & Crew Members (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Pearl Harbor Day, Remembered… 70th Anniversary of "Day of Infamy" Is Today (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Fourth of July Extravaganza — Google Homepage Tribute to America, Patriotic 4th of July Music Tributes & Quotes, Bob Hope’s USO Show for Our Deployed Troops (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Disgraceful: Charitable Effort by Homes for Our Troops Blocked, Neighborhood Association Denies Home to Injured Vet Because Planned Georgia Home Is "Too Small" (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Because We Can Never Thank Our Vets Enough… God Bless Our Veterans on This Veterans Day, America Thanks You (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Moral Courage: Thank You to Our Heroes… Tribute to Our Courageous Troops, Past & Present, for Veterans Day (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Happy Birthday, US Marines! God Bless You All (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Happy Birthday, Lady Liberty… Today Marks 125th Anniversary of Statue of Liberty Dedication (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: At Last: Gold Star Wives of America Finally Honored with Their Own Day

Frugal Café Blog Zone: "Feel Good" Video of the Week: Troops Returning Home, Surprise Their Loved Ones

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Zowie, a Feel-Good Video: Hundreds of Patriotic Bikers, with US Flags Waving, Escort Teen Boy to School That Had Banned His Display of American Flag (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Semper Fi! 2010 US Marines Birthday Tribute, with a Few Sorta-Clean Marine Jokes (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: CBS’ David Price Visits Troops in Iraq: "Feel Good Story of the Week" Award

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Best Memorial Day News Story: Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Welcomes New Inductee, Sgt. Holly Burke — Plus, Bio & Videos of Audie Murphy, Most Decorated WWII American Soldier

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Pre-Fourth of July Tributes: Kahn’s "American Heart," Greenwood’s "God Bless the USA," Red Skelton, & John Wayne (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Score One More for America… Student’s Brave Fight for Pledge of Allegiance in Arlington, Massachusetts Schools Finally Triumphs (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Very Best Feel-Good Christmas Story of the Week — "Today Show" Honors Gold Star Family in Texas, Dancing Boy Steals the Show (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Karma: Leftwing Actress Jane Fonda Canceled at QVC for Her Past Propaganda Against America and Military, Consorting with the Enemy (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Scumbags of the Week: Military Dating Scam — Internet Scammers Pose As Deployed US Soldiers, Bilk Money & Break Hearts

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Veterans Day Art Tribute: New Google Doodle Logo, Norman Rockwell Military Tributes

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Semper Fi: 2009 United States Marine Corps Birthday Message (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Americans, Never Lose Sight of Our Heroes and Our Nation's Greatness

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Memorial Day Tribute — Iwo Jima: A Tale of Six Boys