I can’t thank you and the all the volunteers enough. The packages you guys have been sending are absolutely clutch. We seem to have a much shittier mail predicament then the other cats out here.
I am so happy to say we just got 3 boxes. All mountain house. The boys are crushing them. People are insanely happier. The rest of the mail should filter in shortly.
Got a ton of mountain houses today! Damn! That’s some gangster shit right there. In no way we’re we expecting that many. Guys were really pumped up. We also got that awesome hot sauce. Never had mad Anthony’s before but it’s good stuff. Guys were putting it on everything. That hot mustard is the deal, all we have here is these weird pasty mustard packages. All around I’d say it was a good day. On behalf of everyone here thank you all so much. Seriously it makes a big difference
I am I stationed in a real sandy part of Iraq. When we first arrived here it was a bit hot but as of late it has cooled off and I am looking forward to more cooler days and nights. We are staying pretty busy out here which is a good thing and I think I speak for most of the guys out here when I say that I think we would rather be busy than the alternative.
I do miss home as I am sure almost all of us do. I miss good healthy food the most. All of the food the government blesses us with out here was invented by grumpy scientists with burnt taste buds. I miss good food more and more out here, but that’s an easy thing to harp on. I sure do miss my loved ones as well, and I can’t forget about my little dog… and I do mean little. Please don’t judge me for having a small dog; not all amazingly good looking, above average vertical jump, perfect shoulder to waist ratio and a solid hand shake men have “big manly dogs”.
When we receive mail from y’all it sure does mean a lot. I would say that getting mail out here is a huge moral booster for most of the guys out here. Every time we get a package from your organization EVERY single guy out here speed walks/runs to the mail room to see what goodness is now in our reach. Everything you send us goes to good use, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your generosity keeps us healthy, happy and ready to fight for our great country. Thank you for what you have done and will continue to do for our platoon and countless others.
To the good folks at BadAssBoxes.org,
I just wanted to send a quick note and a huge THANK YOU for everything you have done for us. Being deployed definitely makes us appreciate the small comfort items that we don’t think about back home. As a result, the boxes you send, full of stuff like candles (it stinks out here), snacks, dip, and babywipes, are a big deal out here and make life a lot easier on a daily basis. In fact, there is no doubt that the happiest days out here are the ones during which we get shipments of mail. I’ve never seen adult men act like children on Christmas the way we do out here whenever the mail shows up. There is no doubt that care packages from loved ones and thoughtful organizations like yours are the single best morale booster we have out here. We really appreciate everything that you do for us and our brothers while we’re deployed, and I want to make sure you know that your efforts have a significant impact on our ability to stay focused and happy out here as the days get long and time away from families starts to wear on everyone. Thanks again for everything.
Waking up away from your family is tough, but doing so on deployment is extra hard. We don’t get days off on deployment and it really comes down to the little things that make you happy. I am the mail clerk for our unit (certified of course) so your boxes are safe here, hahaha. When I bring the mail back to base and there are boxes for the group it’s like I’m Santa. Seriously, the moral of everyone goes way up when we get your boxes because everyone gets a little something. Normal mail is sent to one guy, and some guys don’t get much mail at all, but your mail provides stuff for everyone to get excited about.
The best thing about your gift boxes is they remind everyone of home. We don’t have a store on base so the only American items we have are what we brought. For someone who is on their first deployment, the lack of experience is evident because they forget to bring American items like chewing tobacco in excess. I have to admit I am one of those people. Receiving your last shipment saved my life. A little tobacco every now and then really does take the edge off. Thanks for caring enough to take time out of your life to make ours that much better. I promise you, those boxes mean more to us than you can imagine.
Life is like a box of your basassboxes out here, they bring joy to every single one of us out here. We love opening up your care packages and seeing your time and effort in choosing what goes into these boxes. When the electricity goes out and all I want to do is read a book I can count on your candles that you have sent us. I personally like to eat as healthy as possible and when there is a dinner that is a little to unhealthy for my liking I can go and get some tuna that you guys sent or maybe snack on some beef jerky. Living out here isn’t horrible but the things that i miss most about home is good healthy home cooking, my wife and just the little things about being home. Thank you Badassboxes for all your support and making our time out here more enjoyable.
I’ve been stationed out here almost two months now. It’s definitely tough being so far away from family and friends, but besides that, I think I miss eating good food the most. The mountain houses and beef jerky are great for mixing up the diet when we rotate between 3 or 4 different meals. The dip you all send out is always appreciated as well. This is my first deployment, and I definitely forgot to bring some important things. Luckily I’ve been able to grab all the mountain houses and dip I need from your boxes. We go to pick up mail almost every day, but usually nothing comes in. I think the most excitement I’ve seen out of the guys so far is when we bring your boxes in to the platoon space. Thank you for taking so much time out of your lives to help us out. You have no idea how much that pack of beef jerky or can of dip can mean to us.