As Fightin Focus..and part of the 77th Artillery Regiment Association...Let's Support the 77TH ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION
TROOPER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Battery B, 1st
Battalion, 77th Field Artillery deployed to Kuwait in mid-August
2001 for approximately six months. While peacekeeping, the soldiers experience separation and disruption of their lives. To at least partially compensate for this, the Association has established a ‘TROOPER
SUPPORT PROGRAM’ This mission you, other Association members, any that wish to participate, can perform from home at your leisure. Only a few minutes required every few weeks.
Not only will the "FALCONS FIRST!" soldiers be aware of your support, you will feel the pleasure of having done something for YOUR 77th Artillery Association. This is among the reasons the 77th FA Association exists, as Doc says.
Essential details of the operation are below.
Questions or further suggestions, please contact the Association at 660-882-5390 or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have access to the internet, information on our TROOPER SUPPORT PROGRAMcan be found at the Association’s web site address: http://www.77fa.org.
soldiers indicate they need and will greatly your letters, cards, and "Packages". Newsy type letters interesting clippings are passed around and enjoyed by all.
Letters from school children about themselves,their classes and asking about the area of Kuwait where our soldiers are posted and the Kuwaitis will receive priority responses.
Members of Veterans Organizations in your area,and some residents in retirement homes may also be interested in this program so please
provide copies of this document and distribute to them.Although the unit will have access to a fairly well-stocked PX with items for personal care, snacks, and some reading material, among the items that the ‘Falcons
First!’would enjoy are: newspapers (even old), sports, automobile, fitness, computer, and other magazines etc., paperback
books, music cassettes, VCR movies (standard U S video cassettes), disposable razors, board games, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles,
footballs, volleyballs, softballs, and, of course, the always welcome homemade
cookies and candy.
Packages containing tobacco products, alcohol, weapons or ammunition, sexually oriented material and the like are not acceptable by either U S or Kuwaiti governments! Your imagination and recollections of your service, years past in foreign lands will give ideas for more useful and appropriate items.
UNIT MAILING ADDRESS:
Shown below is the desired form for mailing items. Letters and packages should be addressed to the Battery First Sergeant who will distribute items received within the unit. Please do not use the address "any Soldier"; as it will not be accepted by the Postal Service:
B/1-77 FA (MLRS)
OPN: Intrinsic Action 01-03
APO AE 09302
In the lower left hand coroner of letters and packages please print
‘TROOPER SUPPORT PROGRAM'
so it will be given to a soldier of 1SG's selection.
Present postal rates are $.34 for the first ounce and $.23 for each additional ounce up to 13 ounces. Letters and packages over 13 ounces should be sent via Priority Mail which regardless of point of mailing costs $3.50 for the first pound and increases each additional pound up to $7.70 for five pounds. For packages over five pounds, the additional cost will vary slightly depending on point of mailing within the United States.
For items over 16 ounces, Postal Service Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration, available from your local post office, must be completed and given to the postal clerk at the time of mailing. Get several copies for future mailings!
Mailings usually arrive 6 to 10 days after being mailed in the U S. Please remember - a note with the gift with your name, mailing address, year and unit designation you served with, and you want the trooper to know you support them.
So, you say you care? Here's your chance to FOCUS on Deeds not WORDS! This and our renewed support of our old "Saddle Pards" -- 22Infantry-- Is 2/77FA & 6/77FA Association's
NEW "FIRE MISSION - OVER"
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