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Operation Holiday Card [02 Nov 2008|02:29pm]


Operation Holiday Card is up and running again this year!  This is a wonderful program that distributes Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday cards with short personal messages to troops deployed overseas during the holiday season.  This program was a huge success last year collecting over 16,000 cards.

            I am asking people to write a note to an unknown service member inside your card, seal it, and send it to the address below.  Cards can be for Christmas, Hanukkah (please write this on the back of your envelope), or general Season’s Greetings.  Your words of support mean so much to these men and women.  Remember each card you send is another service member touched.   

            This program works because individuals take this initiative to spread the word and collect cards with in their lives.  Please pass the word about this project to everyone you know.  Feel free to post it in your journals, other communities, promote it in your workplace, or your place of worship.  One woman from my church last year collected 200 cards in her workplace. How many cards can you collect?  Cards can be sent to:


Operation Holiday Card
226 Albany Ave  

Shreveport, LA 71105


            This year’s deadline will be Dec. 3, all cards must be received in Louisiana by that time.  The cards will need plenty of time to get overseas.  I thank you for your support of this wonderful project.  There is so much support for our troops as they spend the holidays away from their families.

            Please look at our new website http://sites.google.com/site/operationholidaycard/Home for more information.  If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at operationholidaycard@gmail.com


Thank you and God Bless you,

Operation Holiday Card


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Operation Holiday Card Complete!!!! [14 Dec 2007|03:37pm]


Dear Friends,

Operation Holiday cards was an amazing success this year. Last year we collected 1,500 cards and set a goal of 2,000 cards for this year. This year we collected over 16,000 cards! We were drowning in cards, but it was wonderful! The cards were sent to Balad Air Base in Baghdad on Monday and Tuesday. It took 16 boxes. Thank you for helping to make Operation Holiday Card such a huge success.



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Operation Holiday Card Update [20 Nov 2007|12:32pm]


Dear Friends,


Operation Holiday Card is well under way.  With two weeks left in the collection I have collected 586 cards.  This number may seem small but I know of many people who are planning on sending in cards in the next two weeks.  Holiday cards have been coming in from all over the country; from schools, workplaces, scout troops, and individuals.  What a wonderful “Thank You” to the troops overseas.


As I celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, I am thankful that my family is together this year.  There are so many families separated by deployments this time of year.  What a better way to say Thank You than to sign a box of Holiday cards as a family after your meal.  Could your family sign a box of cards?  Multiple cards can be sent together in a larger envelope to save postage.  Please send your cards to:


Operation Holiday Card
6658 Youree Dr   Suite 180

Shreveport, LA


Please remember the cards must be RECEIVED in Louisiana by Dec. 5, so they can make it to Baghdad in time for Christmas.


Thank you for your support of the troops!

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Operation Holiday Card [01 Nov 2007|09:16am]


Dear Friends,


            Believe it or not the Holiday season is upon us.  With Halloween over the stores are filled with Christmas decorations.  Last year with my husband deployed in Kuwait I started Operation Holiday Card to collect Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday cards for troops overseas during this season.  It was huge success last year.  I started the project with a goal of collecting 200 cards to send to one base in Kuwait.  The response was amazing.  When the collection was over I had over 1500 cards sent to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait and Balad Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq.  The cards were passed out to the troops at dinner on Christmas Day.  As each person signed in at the mess hall they were handed a Holiday card.  The cards were read, passed around the tables among friends, and many were eventually hung on the wall for all to see.

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Do your Civil Duty - even virtualy. [23 Apr 2007|02:53am]

Many things can be understood - oil, gas, territory. But...


Post this video in your journal and available communities.

Make your neighbors think.
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PCS Tips [26 Feb 2007|01:38pm]

We've just gotten notification that we are being reassigned from Eielson AFB (AK) to McGuire AFB (NJ) as a result of an EFMP request. Hooray!

Of course, now the questions are starting to come up...especially as this will be my first military move. We are trying to decide on moving everything through TMO or doing a partial DITY...i'm just not sure about driving out of Alaska, although i'd like the chance to take the marine highway back down to WA.

Anyhow, i'd love any recommendations or tips that those of you with more experience in this area have. What would make things easier?

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*Stockings for Troops* [25 Nov 2006|04:36am]

Hello everyone,
My cousin, Cpl. Kelly Williams, just got back from Iraq with the Marines, but her husband and a bunch of close friends are still out there. For Christmas, my cousin Emily and I are making stockings for the 22 members of her platoon.
Here are some of the things we plan to include:
* Cookies
* Candy
* Hand-painted miniature picture frames
* Books and puzzles (Sudoku, Mad Libs, joke books, word searches, etc)
* Stationery and supplies to write home
* Individualized letters from 3rd graders
* Sanitary products
* And a bunch of other miscellaneous toys and games to help pass the time
* Holiday movies, such as The Santa Clause, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, etc.

However, it has taken much more money than we anticipated and my funds are just about out. I really don't want to abandon the idea, so I am hoping that anyone who reads this may have a few extra dollars. It doesn't have to be much, but anything, even $1, would help!

If you can't, I completely understand. But if you can spare a little extra let me know!
You can e-mail me at nennerfree@aol.com with any questions.
I also have a Paypal account set up if you would prefer to do it that way. I think all you need is my e-mail address, which again, is nennerfree@aol.com

Thank you in advance to any who can help!

Jenna Porter
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Love and the pursuit of happiness... [10 Aug 2006|01:58pm]

[ mood | touched ]

Today i did a very unexpected thing...i married a couple.

Last week i met a new neighbor, and we had made plans to get together this week for lunch. This morning she called and said, "I have a really crazy favor to ask of you...". In the state of Alaska, the municipal court will appoint a friend or relative to become a Marriage Commissioner for a day at your request. So, with court decree in hand, i officially bound two people together in marriage.

! ! ! ! !

Wow. Not how i expected my day to go! :D

As i only had about half an hour before they arrived, i wasn't able to put together anything elaborate to say...but i kinda like what i did add to the 'state required' bit:

The best advice that i can give you is this:

Hold love as the highest attitude towards each other,
and favor acts of love above all others.

Work together to keep the tenets of your marriage intact: respect, courtesy, honesty, compassion, and faithfulness.

Take refuge in each other, in both good times and bad. Together, may your troubles be less and your blessings be more; may your love for each other continue to grow so that years from now when you look back on this day, you find that it was the day you loved each other the least.

Maggio il vostro amore vive cent'anni.

They aren't necessarily my original thoughts; rather, bits of wishes that i have received from others that rang true to my heart, pieces of buddhist beliefs, irish blessings, and italian wishes.

One day, they will have a 'real' wedding surrounded by their families, formally planned and executed, celebrated with all due pomp and circumstance. i only hope that i was able to make this 'legality' the slightest bit memorable and special for them. Not too long ago i was in the exact same spot.

It's made me wonder...so many of us here (in this Alaskan military 'exile'!) end up in this same position...needing to deal with the legal aspects of marriage (i have my own opinion on that topic, which i might share another day) far from friends and family, knowing next to no one locally, doing what we are required to do until we can do what we want to do. In the not-so-back-of-my-mind, i think that it would be comforting to other military families to have someone available who gets that. There are several regular Marriage Commissioners in the area, but i know from experience that they can't always be as flexible as military folks like Scott & Shelly need them to be. Perhaps...just perhaps...it's something worth looking into.


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