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Gifts to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan
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After research and feedback from the field, along with what is mention in blogs and on other troop-support websites, here is the list of some of the items that are most requested.
NOTE: Vendors cannot ship products you buy to APO/FPO addresses. You need to have these items shipped to your home in the U.S. first, then take them to your U.S. Post Office where they can be shipped to the APO/FPO address.
1) Gifts to help stay in touch with familyNote: When my wife was deployed in Iraq, I bought her every one of these and can personally vouch for how important they were and how much they were appreciated.
2) Gifts to help relieve boredom & stress
Soldiers need entertainment when they are not at their duties. Personal electronic items are often requested as they are portable, lightweight and can run on battery power.
3) Gifts to use in the fieldThese gifts come in handy in the field. When my wife was deployed in Iraq, she got all of these items (except the watch) and can attest to how useful and tough these items are.
For the list of prohibited items and items that may not be such a good idea,
see What NOT to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan or Afghanistan.
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