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July 1, 2010 – Support Our Troops® announces a major statement of support for America’s troops starting this July 4th: all the race cars at Daytona will run on custom branded “Support Our Troops” Goodyear race tires for the July 4th holiday weekend.
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June 5, 2010 -- Soon everyone in Tennessee will be able to bolt one on for the troops!

Many try; few succeed.   The Support Our Troops! specialty license plate has succeeded -- the 1,100 signups have been reached and filed within the statutory time period! That completes the last statutory requirement for creating the plate and making it available for normal purpose by Tennesseans in tag offices statewide. The lists were checked against the USPS database to assure accuracy and turned into the Tennessee DMV in mid-May.

Now SOT® is working on the plate artwork with the Tennessee license plate plant. When completed, the plate will look the image above. That look ties it to our trademark Support Our Troops! license plates in many other states, and amplifies and cross-connects everything for maximum effectiveness in showing support and doing things for the deployed troops.

Many thanks are due Attorney and Lobbyist Matt Scanlan in Nashville,  for leading us through the legislative and legal process of getting this great plate created. Without him this plate would not exist.

Many thanks are due Dave Cooley of Cooley Public Strategies for gathering these sign-ups in a prompt and professional manner. Without his help this plate would not exist.

We expect this great new plate to be available for normal purchase by the public in tag offices statewide starting around mid-June.

On behalf of all of the troops and families sacrificing to protect all of our families, thank-you to everyone who helped make this happen for them!

They support us – let’s support them!™

Last modified on Saturday, 05 June 2010 15:22
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SupportOurTroops.Org has got their backs!

A donation of Biofreeze® Pain Reliever, at a retail value of $1.2 million, has been made to some very special people. To whom you might wonder?

Well, the product fits perfectly in purses, gym bags, and backpacks. Did we say backpacks?  And where do you suppose you can find the best backpacks in the world?   On the backs of America’s troops of course! You know those amazing neighbors of ours who step up to protect us and our families here at home. Over 115,000 bottles of Biofreeze Pain Reliever have been donated for SupportOurTroops.org to send to the troops. More to come on that later.

“For now, know this,” says Bill Winters of Navy MWR. “The troops carry at lot more on their shoulders than very heavy backpacks. When you’re carrying a responsibility as big as America on your shoulders, you’re bound to get sore muscles, and the relief they’ll receive from a product like Biofreeze is going to be greatly appreciated.”

Who did this good deed?

Said Martin C. Boire, Chairman of SupportOurTroops.Org, “We have this gift thanks to the generosity of Performance Health/Hygenic Corporation in Akron, Ohio. The values of this great nation generate the patriotism that inspires people and companies to step up like this for the troops. On behalf of the troops, we thank and commend Performance Health for their unsolicited contribution which will do a great deal of good for the well-being of front line troops.”

Why did Performance Health do it?

“When considering where to make this product donation, our troops were at the top of the list. We are honored to be able to support them and are grateful for their dedication and sacrifice,” stated Jeff Mathers, Product Manager for Performance Health / Hygenic Corporation. “We hope this donation provides relief for those suffering with aches and pains as a result of their physically challenging commitment. We are also grateful for SupportOurTroops.Org’s efforts to help community minded businesses such as ours find ways to make a difference in the day-to-day lives of our service members.”

Veteran Kurt Schlote is Western Region Manager of Performance Health and played a major role in engineering this wonderful gift.  “I am happy to be in a position to select SupportOurTroops.Org to donate to.  I know they’ll get it to the deployed troops who need it most.  I personally hope any other veteran who is in a position to donate material or money to SupportOurTroops.Org will do so.”

What do the troops think about such things?

"Even the simple things are hard to come by out here so every last bit helps and makes it that much easier for us to do our job. Thank you for all you do in support of us and all of our fellow soldiers out here. You are truly a blessing." SSGT Kristen -----, Kirkuk.

Who is SupportOurTroops.Org?

Why, it’s the people the troops protect!   SupportOurTroops.Org is a nationwide platform for individuals, organizations, businesses and non-profits to bolster America’s troops and their families in a multitude of ways. Built and operated by civilians, SupportOurTroops.Org is a moral covenant with those who serve for those who protect us and our families. SupportOurTroops.Org is a resource that was not available to previous generations of troops, and now stands as a permanent living testament to the affection and loyalty good Americans hold for those who do such for all of us.

What else are we doing?

Support Our Troops® Vice President Bruce Jonas, said, “We’re the license plate people. We have completed state-issuance of Support Our Troops! motor vehicle plates in some 26 states to date, and have more underway. Those plates help us do good things like this for our deployed neighbors. Sign up for your plate today. You can find out the status of the plate your state at www.SupportOurTroops.Org.”

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Performance Health / Hygenic Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, massage, wellness and consumer retail markets. Maker of market-leading Thera-Band®, Biofreeze® and Perform® products, Performance Health / Hygenic Corporation provides evidence-based protocols, education, turn-key dispensing and pain management solutions. See  thera-bandacademy.combiofreeze.com, performpainrelief.com, and  thera-band.com.

Last modified on Monday, 24 May 2010 08:34
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:13

Container Storage For Troops in Afghanistan!

Written by SOT Staff

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April 14, 2010  - SupportOurTroops.Org has purchased and donated a 40” metal cargo container to the Base Commander of Bagram Air Base to use for storage and disbursement of care goods sent to Afghanistan by any troop support group.

Said Support Our Troops, Inc. Chairman Martin C. Boire, “It is our belief that we can best serve the troops by supporting all groups who are trying to do anything for them.”

The military needed more storage space in order to be able to continue to accept and receive needed and desired morale, welfare and recreation goods.  

What to do, what to do.   

Well, our defined mission is to support them.   

So SupportOurTroops® bought a 40’ metal cargo container, and shipped it over.
 
It went by rail to a U.S. port, then by commercial freighter to Karachi Peshawar and Peshawar - Torkham (Border between Pak and Afghan) then Jalalabad (a Province of Afghanistan and Jalalabad) to Kabul.  A tremendous amount of logistics, and customs clearances were involved from Pakistan and Afghanistan Foreign Ministries to make this happen.

It is now making the final leg of the trip, and should be there in about a week.  

A tough complex undertaking, but we believe in stepping up for the troops like they step up for all of us.   No task is too hard to do for those who daily do the impossible for all of us.

Support Our Troops put vinyl signage on the sides stating “This storage container is a gift from Support Our Troops® to be used for any purpose as determined by the base commander or his designee.”

So now storage space is available and they will to be able to accept needed and desired items from any group sending it their way.

Thanks guys and we’re with you!

Last modified on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:20
Thursday, 08 April 2010 14:11

Peaches at Walter Reed!

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April 8, 2010 -  Thanks to a caring patriot in Texas, soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be enjoying an assortment of amazing peach dishes for quite some time to come.   Starting next week, one to two pallets of very special peaches will be arriving at Walter Reed each month.   Enough for each bed in the hospital.  Darn hard to keep up with those Texans!

When the idea was first presented to Walter Reed a worker there told Martin Boire, CEO of SupportOurTroops.Org  “every room has a small refrigerator by the soldier’s bedside, and we’re going to put a jar in each one, and during the day while they’re laying there recuperating, they’ll be able to take a fork and feel that wonderful taste in their mouth.  It’s going to be a wonderful treat and spot of enjoyment for them.”

And now that the monthly deliveries are about to start, Walter Reed coordinator Linda Rasnake says “I am SO excited about the Peaches that are coming our way!  I have told so many of our Wounded Warriors and Family members about the shipments coming in and they are literally asking me daily when they will be here!  I am going to be starting a cooking class for our Wounded Warriors and the first thing on the dessert menu for me to teach is PEACH COBBLER!!!”

 

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Canned in glass jars to preserve their special flavor Lacey Lu's products are generously provided by The Marshall Foundation to SupportOurTroops.Org to donate to the troops.
Anyone who has ever been in the hospital knows how simple things like comfort food can take on a very large meaning and a bright spot in a long, tedious day.   And it’s not just the peaches.  It’s the message being delivered that we all know the soldier is there, care about him or her, and care enough to send them something to better their stay and let them know we are thinking about them and hoping the best for them.  Is this a great country or what?

Did you know that the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is 101 years old?  And returning home through its beds you will find America’s best.  Unselfish.  Brave.  Willing to stand up for us, even when large blocks of “us” vacillate and prevaricate.  The men and the women with the moral fortitude to step out into the street and protect all of us and our spouses and our kids.   At Walter Reed you will meet absolutely amazing people.  Not pretenders.  The real deal.

Walter Reed is located in Washington, D.C. and serves more than 150,000 active and retired personnel from all branches of the military.  In 2011 Walter Reed will be combining with the Bethesda naval hospital by 2011 to form the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Learn More about Walter Reed.

This story will be updated.

Contact us if you would like to follow this patriot’s example with donations to help fund our programs for the troops.

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$1,100,000 Morale Booster!
April 1, 2010

$1,100,000 in morale and welfare enhancement is landing it at 70 Air Force bases  across America this week.  

Last modified on Thursday, 01 April 2010 15:42

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Support Our Troops® Pinellas Chapter
Coast Guard wife Ashley F.  has formed a Support Our Troops® Chapter in Pinellas County, Florida.  

Ashley was thrilled to find an easy to access method to help the troops. 
 
According to Ashley, " I was looking for a way that I could give back and let the soldiers know that I stand behind them. I still can't believe how easy it was so start a chapter in my community, I was actually all set up and ready to go in less than 48 hours. I also have nothing but good things so say about the people in the national office, anytime I have any questions or need any help, they never hesitate to get me the information I need. If I ever have to move I will surely start a chapter in that area if there isn't already one. This is truly a great organization and I am very excited to be apart of it.

They had their first meeting Friday the 12th and held a yard sale the next Sunday.

They are getting started on planning a softball tournament.  The men are also jumping in and all involved will be mutually exploring the organization of an annual motorcycle Heroes Ride in the area.

Another testament to what good Americans think of their troops!

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