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March 1, 2010
Bolt one on for the troops 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 www.ncdot.gov/dmv.
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.
February 9, 2010 â€“Â $1,910, 844.64 of trail mix and microwave popcorn has just been delivered to Marine Corps bases all across America.Â Â Yes, thatâ€™s one million nine hundred thousand dollars.Â Â
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.Â Â It is especially amazing because it was done during a recession.Â Â It just goes to show how real Americans step up for those who step up for them.Â Â 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 BattalionÂ Washington DC, Marine Barracks Washington DC,Â Recruitment Depo San Diego, Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton,Â Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms,Â Air Station Yuma Arizona,Â Air Station Cherry Point North Carolina, Quantico, Marines Corps Community Services Command,Â Â Air Station Miramar California, Air Station New River North Carolina,Â Logistics Base Barstow, and the Mountain Warfare Training Center California.
A fun and positive way to show support for the troops!
â€œThanks Marines andÂ we hope it shows you how much we all appreciate youâ€, said Support Our TroopsÂ® Chairman Martin C. Boire.Â â€œWhat a gesture of Americansâ€™ trust in you, and our honest gratitude for everything you do for us.â€
Each case is labeled with a thank-you sticker.Â Â What a fun way to show them how much we think of them!Â 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."Â ~~ an Admiral.
Where did all this popcorn come from?
From the American People!Â Â 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.Â And at $25 a pop this many people did.
Who did this?
SupportOurTroops.Org, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Trailâ€™s- End Popcorn Company teamed up to pull this off.Â Said Support Our Troops Chairman Martin C. Boire: â€œkids, you want to know how to pull off something this huge?Â Get into Scouting, youâ€™ll get to organize hundreds of things.â€
Who manufactured it?
Nothing but the best for our troops!Â Trailâ€™s-EndÂ® popcorn is known as Americaâ€™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.
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.Â It is a non-partisan, non-political civilian organization, welcoming civilians, active-duty families, and veterans as members.Â Â Donations at SupportOurTroops.Org help us do wonderfulÂ things like this for the troops and their families.
What else are we doing?
Chairman Martin C. Boire, said, â€œweâ€™re the license plate people.Â We have completed state-issuance ofÂ Support Our Troops! plates in 25 states to date, and have more underway.Â Those plates help us do good things like this for our deployed neighbors.Â Sign up for your plate today. YouÂ can find out the status of the effort in your state at www.SupportOurTroops.org.â€
What is Support Our Troops?
Support Our TroopsÂ® is a patriotic family organization aimed at protecting the well-being of the troops and their families.Â They Support Us â€“ Letâ€™s Support Them!â„¢Â Civilian-led, SOT enthusiastically welcomes civilians, active-duty families, veterans, and folks from all political parties.Â 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.Â Support Our Troops is a nation-wide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with chapters in 37 states to date.
How does SupportOurTroops.org get all of this done?
Through our freeÂ online community forum at SupportOurTroops.Org, and a lot of hard work by a lot of good kids and adults across America. Â
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Member #31529.
Support Our TroopsÂ®Â is an authorized private civilian national and international nonprofit in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).Â It is the largest and most successful workplace charity campaign in the world.Â Federal employees can help Support Our TroopsÂ® by designating to code 31529.
ÂDecember 19, 2009 -Â Support Our TroopsÂ® sendsÂ 150 care boxes to aÂ 150 soldier unit deployed in Iraq, a gift of appreciation for everything they are doing to keep our us and our families safe.Â Â These goods were donated by good people in Texas, and the unit receiving them is from Alabama.Â Â No matter where we live,Â we are all mindful that people from other states are working to keep us all safe everywhere back here at home.Â When it comes to protecting our nation and families, we are all in it together.Â And if you look real close, you'll see the reindeer on the front bumper. :)Â Boy do these gals and gals know how to keep the spirit.
Thanks to the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, American People, SupportOurTroops.Org, and the Trails-End Popcorn Company, 12 pallets of good will just dropped into the middle of the 101st's home base! A very Merry Christmas for kids and spouse and soldiers there who do so much for all of us. Is this a great country or what? Just add up how many individual acts of trust went into the above equation to achieve the result.
Fort Campbell is a United States Army installation located astraddle the Kentucky-Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
It's the nationâ€™s premier power projection platform. Strategically located on the TennesseeKentucky state line, the 106,700 acre installation possesses a unique capability to deploy mission-ready contingency forces by air, rail, highway, and inland waterway. Learn More.
Fort Campbell is proud to be the home of the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). It is also the home of two prestigious Special Operations Command units, the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).
The post is expecting another 2,000 troops, with the addition of another brigade, bringing the total active-duty population of Fort Campbell to around 28,000.
It is home to the "Screaming Eagles" which perform more than 60 parachute demonstrations each year in front of an average viewing audience of 5,000 spectators. The 2009 team has more than 40 years of skydiving experience and more than 6,000 skydives.