Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Letters to deployed military members....
Re: Letters to deployed military members....
Sun, 29 Nov 1998 16:28:49 +0000
"Bob Mayhew, Jr." <BMayhew65@AOL.COM> wrote:
>Let's please not forget the troops in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,
>Qatar, South Korea, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia,
>Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia...just to name a few!
And those closer to "home" that cannot get back "home" for one
reason or another. We have a lot of soldiers, sailors, airmen and
Marines that are "on base" because of mission neccessity.
They can use a card or poster too!
>I would suggest contacting the Public Affairs office of the
>nearest military installation to your pack/troop. They can inform
>you of where "local" military members are currently deployed.
For those with access to America Online, going to Keyword MCO would
also yield some information as well, but I second Bob's statement
above. Remember gang, Reserve and Guard commands have "PIOs" or
"PAO" offices (Public Information, Public Affairs) and even though
many of those Reserve or Guard members are "home", there are
significant numbers that are sent overseas someplace in the "normal
course of events" and would welcome a card or letter. For
instance, here in Minneapolis, there are 29 members of the Regional
Support Command (RSC) that are overseas in "the desert" performing
support missions for the *last crisis* in the Gulf; and another 8
that have been there since the *time before crisis* in the Gulf.
>Good Scouting to you!
>Bob Mayhew, Jr.
>(and Staff Sergeant, USAF!)
>Spanish Trails District
>(Eagle, Owl, Vigil)
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