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MWD Gitta passed away recently from complications due to liver problems. She was 5 years old. During a tour of duty in 2009, Tech. Sgt. Steven Kaun, 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his trusted K-9 partner Gitta, served proudly together in support of the overseas mission. Kaun recounted a story of how Gitta helped in detecting a roadside bomb which saved the lives of fellow service members. Read that story here:

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Mailing Food to Troops Overseas: A Guide to Holiday Care Package Do's and Don'ts

Mailing Food to Troops Overseas: A Guide to Holiday Care Package Do's and Don'ts - Some great basic reminders when baking your favorite Holiday foods to mail to servicemembers -

SSGT E-6 Brandon R Pepper --YORK PENNSYLVANIA, US ARMY ELITE GREEN BERET , 3RD SPECIAL FORCES (AIRBORNE) KIA July 21 , 2012 , AGE 31 ,insurgents ambushed his infantry patrol at GHAZNI PROVINCE AFGHANISTAN , this was SSGT Pepper' second deployment in Afghanistan in support of overseas Contingency Operations.+++you are not forgotten +++SOME GAVE ALL

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How to Send a Care Package to Your Soldier in Afghanistan

One of the best things you can do to help support our troops in Afghanistan is to send them a care package. This hub contains information on what to send, what not to send and how to package the items.

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No wonder we love dogs...

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Operation Baghdad Pups - helping animals who were befriended by U.S. troops overseas get medical care and transportation back to their American "buddy"

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Budget-Friendly Tips for Packing and Sending Care Packages to Military Overseas

Budget-Friendly Tips for Packing and Sending Care Packages to Military Overseas – Hip2Save

History of the yellow ribbon. This site does a great job of explaining the history and has the words to, "She wore a yellow ribbon".

Operation Care Package -- send Santa to the troops! You can sponsor a package, send supplies or donate money. "Operation Care Package is a volunteer 501 (c)(3) public charity, dedicated to our mission that no Hero serving our Nation should be forgotten."

Fudge for Troops is here again! July 1-31 visit Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and ask how you can donate fudge to our troops overseas! #fudgefortroops

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Doggylicious: 50 Wonderful Dog Pictures

Lance Cpl. Tom Welstand, a native of Berystedmunds, England, and a military working dog handler with 103 Military Dog Squadron, shares a moment with his search dog, Steegan, during Operation Zamrod Olai, June 25, in northern Nad'Ali district, Helmand province. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Ross

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Care Package Essentials

Today, it's all about the bare necessities-- what you absolutely need to create an awesome care package that your recipient will LOVE!

The Charlotte Hornets announced Friday that they will be teaming up Bank of America and Family Dollar to pack more than 10,000 care packages for U.S. troops overseas.

Thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity from the Richardson community, First Choice ER collects approximately 50,000 care package items for troops overseas as a result of its Operation Gratitude donation drive.