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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!

Last modified on Monday, 29 November 1999 16:00

March 1, 2010
NC-PlateProofPhoto2-300px Bolt one on for the troops today!™
Yes, today!

The new North Carolina Support Our Troops! license plate is out and selling hot at all DMV offices statewide and online at the DMV's fantastic website

Don't wait for your renewal month to get into this great plate! You can swap out early! The troops didn't wait. They went half way around for the world for us; let's all do this simple thing for them! It's a perfect way to show them you care.

Last modified on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 14:37

February 9, 2010 –  $1,910, 844.64 of trail mix and microwave popcorn has just been delivered to Marine Corps bases all across America.   Yes, that’s one million nine hundred thousand dollars.  
383 pallets!

9 tractor-trailer loads!

And all from individual American citizens to their troops.

It is a showing of the goodwill of the people for their troops.   It is especially amazing because it was done during a recession.   It just goes to show how real Americans step up for those who step up for them.   Is this a great country or what.

The tractor-trailers delivered the goods to the Marine Forces Reserve in Louisiana, Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany Georgia, Headquarters Battalion  Washington DC, Marine Barracks Washington DC,  Recruitment Depo San Diego, Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton,  Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms,  Air Station Yuma Arizona,  Air Station Cherry Point North Carolina, Quantico, Marines Corps Community Services Command,   Air Station Miramar California, Air Station New River North Carolina,  Logistics Base Barstow, and the Mountain Warfare Training Center California.

A fun and positive way to show support for the troops!

“Thanks Marines and  we hope it shows you how much we all appreciate you”, said Support Our Troops® Chairman Martin C. Boire.  “What a gesture of Americans’ trust in you, and our honest gratitude for everything you do for us.”

Each case is labeled with a thank-you sticker.   What a fun way to show them how much we think of them!  What a tremendous gesture of good will.

"Your [popcorn] service makes a world of difference and helps to boost the morale of the service men and women throughout the world."  ~~ an Admiral.

Where did all this popcorn come from?
From the American People!   The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts went door to door down street alls across America and asked people if they would like to donate $25 of popcorn treats to the troops.  And at $25 a pop this many people did.

Who did this?
SupportOurTroops.Org, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Trail’s- End Popcorn Company teamed up to pull this off.  Said Support Our Troops Chairman Martin C. Boire: “kids, you want to know how to pull off something this huge?  Get into Scouting, you’ll get to organize hundreds of things.”

Who manufactured it?
Nothing but the best for our troops!  Trail’s-End® popcorn is known as America’s Best Popcorn. It is produced by Weaver Popcorn Company, one of the largest producers and manufacturers of popcorn products in the world. An 80-year-old, family-owned company located in Indiana, Weaver Popcorn distributes its products in more than 90 countries.

About SupportOurTroops.Org.
The free online troop-supporter Community at SupportOurTroops.Org offers simple ways for all of us to thank and show support to American troops (our deployed neighbors) serving all over the world.  It is a non-partisan, non-political civilian organization, welcoming civilians, active-duty families, and veterans as members.   Donations at SupportOurTroops.Org help us do wonderful  things like this for the troops and their families.

What else are we doing?OhioPlatePhoto200px
Chairman Martin C. Boire, said, “we’re the license plate people.  We have completed state-issuance of  Support Our Troops! plates in 25 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 effort in your state at”

What is Support Our Troops?
Support Our Troops® is a patriotic family organization aimed at protecting the well-being of the troops and their families.  They Support Us – Let’s Support Them!™  Civilian-led, SOT enthusiastically welcomes civilians, active-duty families, veterans, and folks from all political parties.  We offer simple, easy, everyday methods through which folks can stick up for those who stick up for all of us: official license plates, yellow ribbons, apparel, and accessories, knowing that it works to benefit the deployed troops (our neighbors) and their families.  Support Our Troops is a nation-wide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with chapters in 37 states to date.

How does get all of this done?
Through our free  online community forum at SupportOurTroops.Org, and a lot of hard work by a lot of good kids and adults across America.  

CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Member #31529.
Support Our Troops®  is an authorized private civilian national and international nonprofit in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  It is the largest and most successful workplace charity campaign in the world.  Federal employees can help Support Our Troops® by designating to code 31529.


Tuesday, 12 January 2010 16:20

Op Pop Hits Forts Polk, Jackson, Irwin, Campbell

Written by sotstaff
NCO Rock at the Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin, Calif
January 3, 2010 - Fort Polk, LA, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Fort Irwin, California, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, just got 35 pallets, or $148,995 worth, of trail mix treats, tins of flavored prepopped popcorn, and microwave popcorn from SOT’s Operation Popcorn.  OP POP happens only thanks to the individual Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts who go door to door down most streets in America each Fall in their annual popcorn sale.  The Scouts, and the average people who answer their doors on those streets, care enough about the men and women who step up for all of us, that they make OP POP happen during the Scout’s  popcorn sale every year.   Are you are kid?   Want to learn how to do millions of dollars worth of business and help people all over the world?  Check out Scouting.
Last modified on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 16:35
Friday, 25 December 2009 08:19

A Child 's Christmas Message

Written by sotstaff

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Last modified on Friday, 25 December 2009 08:29
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 11:42

Big Strike for B/1-169th Aviation in Iraq

Written by sotstaff
B169ChristmasDropDecember 23, 2009 - 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment in Iraq strikes it big with 70 Christmas Boxes from SupportOurTroops.Org!   One for every member.  They work hard for us and we want to show them how much all of us here at home care about them this Christmas Season.   May God Bless and keep you all safe!
Last modified on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 11:47
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 06:05

Christmas for the 203rd in Iraq

Written by sotstaff


December 19, 2009 -  Support Our Troops® sends  150 care boxes to a  150 soldier unit deployed in Iraq, a gift of appreciation for everything they are doing to keep our us and our families safe.   These goods were donated by good people in Texas, and the unit receiving them is from Alabama.   No matter where we live,  we are all mindful that people from other states are working to keep us all safe everywhere back here at home.  When it comes to protecting our nation and families, we are all in it together.  And if you look real close, you'll see the reindeer on the front bumper. :)  Boy do these gals and gals know how to keep the spirit.
Last modified on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 06:19
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