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Post Posted: Apr 25, 2019 9:41 pm 
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TSAC just heard from our contact in Afghanistan with the Chinook helicopter unit!

The text of the letter follows below in "bold" type font and is redacted for security:

Hi Mike,

Sorry it's been a while since I wrote. As soon as we received the last set of boxes we got ordered to move out for about a week to another outstation. Definitely not the most built-up area of Afghanistan to say the least. It was MRE's for breakfast, lunch and dinner but luckily we had some of your items to supplement!

Here are some more pictures from the latest box opening and as always they were a big hit with all the guys! Big hits were the beef jerky (as always), the coconut clusters, and the ramen bowls. We were also able to send quite a bit out to another outstation here in country and those soldiers were also very grateful to you and your team!

Thanks again for you support!

-Spencer


Mentioned above is the part about them being out in a remote base for a week and "three squares" a day are MRE's.
It is hard to describe how good it feels to see boxes stuffed like these shared among the remote outposts!

Here are some photos of the troops opening and enjoying the items in the boxes!
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As mentioned above, the Kirkland (Costco) Steak Strips are highly prized!
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In the background below is a poster of the Chinook helicopter they fly and transport goods to remote bases.
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Did I mention that Steak Strips are VERY popular?
See below!
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Here are a few of the items shipped in the last eight boxes seen in the bottom four photos - just in case you are not sure what goes well over there!
Canned meat (SPAM) suitable for sandwiches or cooking with other items.
Coconut snacks.
Beef Jerky - Steak Strips.
Ramen.
Coffee creamer.
Chewing gum.
Tubes toothpaste.
Vitamin C packets.
Jelly beans.
Bags of peanuts - in shell or shelled.
Mixed nuts.
Oatmeal packets.
Hot cocoa packets.
Coffee filters for drip coffee.
Tubes sunscreen.
Bags ground coffee.
Microwave popcorn.

If you have never had a chance to eat an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat), you might not understand how GREAT some of the above listed items taste!
These troops are seriously "touched" by your kindness and generosity when they open these boxes.

Be sure to look for this brightly colored TSAC box outside of King Soopers in Aspen Park near the "Blue Rhino" propane bottles.
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We check it several times a week and will meet you if you have a large quantity of items to drop off.
Feel free to PM us to arrange a meet!

Thank you!
I can assure you that our troops THANK YOU!

BGR

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Post Posted: Apr 25, 2019 9:51 pm 
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Awesome, I’ll never look at the steak strips the same again !

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Post Posted: Apr 25, 2019 10:49 pm 
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Ha! So that’s where Pothole Patty has been hanging out!


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Post Posted: Apr 29, 2019 7:01 am 
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Post Posted: Apr 29, 2019 7:03 am 
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Is your next shipment scheduled?

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Post Posted: Apr 29, 2019 7:45 am 
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We will probably ship the week of May 6 or 13.
Did you have items?

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Yes, we can leave them at King Soopers. Thanks!

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Great pictures! Looks like it's time to go shopping again and time to send out another email to friends who are asking what our Troops need. Mr. and Mrs. BGR...thank you for the new list and all that you are doing!


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