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Operation Gratitude Collects Items for Troops at Army/Navy Game with Help from UPS and GalleryCollection.com

For the sixth year, Operation Gratitude will join thousands of Cadets, Midshipmen, alumni, parents, sponsors and fans at the 111th Army/Navy Game, to be held at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field Saturday, December 11, 2010. As part of the Army/Navy Game festivities, fans and Philadelphians are rallying to give back to the troops through Operation Gratitude. Collection boxes will be located at the entrance of Lincoln Financial Field (11th and Pattison Ave) outside the Comcast Gate on game...

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Operation Christmas Card.

Operation Christmas Cards: THANK YOU!! 126,219 plus 12,700 = 138,919 Cards on their way Operation Christmas Cards would like to thank all of you for your continued support of our troops. Due to your continued participation through cards and donations more than 138,000 cards will be making the long journey overseas this holiday. Last year 87,329 cards went out and we received 12,700 after the deadline had passed. Upon opening this season in August and counting the cards that have arrived up un...

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A great Christmas card idea!

When filling out your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address: A Recovering American Soldier, c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20307-5001. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these...... wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get. Please copy and post on your wall &amp; KEEP ADDRESS!</

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Hacker takes down Wikileaks.

A self-proclaimed "hacktivist" is apparently taking some credit for the Internet attacks that shut down many pages on WikiLeaks.org today. The hacker, who goes by the name Jester, claims on his blog to have used distributed denial of service attacks to bring down websites in the past -- the same method WikiLeaks says it was hampered by on Sunday and today. Jester often claims responsibility for bringing down websites on his Twitter account using the phrase "tango down," which is used by the m...

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OPERATION GRATITUDE TO HIT UNPRECEDENTED MILESTONE DECEMBER

Organization Celebrates Shipment of 600,000 Care Packages to Troops Van Nuys, CA, November 30, 2010 -- Operation Gratitude, the non-profit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages to troops deployed in harm's way, will have cause for celebration as the 600,000th package rolls off the assembly line on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Director of Operations Charlie Othold expects the milestone 600,000th package to hit the assembly line around 11:15 a.m., to the cheers of up to 1,000 v...

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Benefits

I just wanted to say I enjoyed viewing your site and appreciate the great work you are doing for the troops. I wanted to know if it would be possible to get a link for Navy Federal Credit Union on your links page, possibly under the finance links section. I believe there is not enough attention paid to the financial situations of military personnel, and they need to be aware of the benefits they are entitled to from a fiscal standpoint. I would greatly appreciate you adding the link to Navy F...

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US Navy Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez "Superman" KIA October 8, 2010

U.S. Navy sailor Edwin Gonzalez's friends called him Superman. He liked the idea so much he had a five-inch ``S'' tattooed on his chest. "It was because he was always getting in accidents and coming out fine,'' said Claudia Herrera, a former high school classmate of Gonzalez's, who lived in North Miami Beach. "He was hit by cars twice and came out without a scratch,'' said Victor Medina, another friend. On Friday October 8th, Gonzalez, 22, a newlywed, was killed when a roadside bomb explode...

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Patriot Riders movie.

As you may have heard, Ellen Frick is making a new documentary film,  "Patriot Riders".  The film takes us on a solemn journey astride thundering motorcycles to the sometimes silent, sometimes turbulent funerals of young soldiers killed in action. The film follows the men and women of the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), a group of motorcyclists originally formed to protect grieving families from a hate group who gather at military funerals to harass families for allowing their sons and daughters ...

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Dying wish for Desert Storm Vet.

Below is a request to help a dying veteran with brain cancer with his 'dying wish'. If you'd like to help, or have resources that would be helpful, please contact Kim Cone. (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000445497216) AVET Project is asking you to help support a Desert Storm Disabled Marine with a Dying Wish come true. This Marine, Martin has requested to be in the Smoky Mountains, breathing in fresh air and maybe try some trout fishing. So AVET Project is trying to help this Mari...

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USS Cole Bombing ten years ago.

The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack against the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000, ten years ago today, while it was harbored and refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. 17 American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured. The terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. Many claim this was the prerequisite to the 9/11 attack. We also wanted to remind everybody that we posted both vesions of the the song/video, "A Day To Remember", for you, the me...

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