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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS BEGIN OVERSEAS AS OUR STOCKINGS ARRIVE!!!!
We would like to thank you for all 108 Christmas Stocking you sent We just got our boxes of body wash and food goodies. We would like to thank you for everything. Your tireless effort to support the troops is such a blessing.
Santa and His Elf showed up on the ATV to hand out all the stockings that the BOATIES Elves filled.. It was a day filled with lots of laughter and good food..
Gen Aguto, CSM Parker, COL Vitor, Col Doyle & LTC Trotter mixed up for us by cooking breakfast for Christmas Dinner. The guys got to take a well needed break and tossed around the football, smoked cigars and pipes, chop wood for the fire and enjoy a wonder fire... We listen to Christmas music and even did some line dancing.
They even had long overdue, well deserved promotion. Promoting MAJ Sawyer to LTC Sawyer. ( pic attached being sworn in)
Thank you for your support and kindness..
Enjoy the Christmas photo..
This is Kandahar Airbase Afghanistan. Dec 25 2015, The unit is 7th ID from Fort Lewis, Washington (JBLM) Joint Base Lewis McChord and 10th Mountain from Fort Drum NY.
Ms. Veronica Cunningham
Here comes Santa Claus!!! Kandahar, Afghanistan
Joyful Day in Kandahar!!!
Looks delicious!!!! Kandahar
Dear Mrs. Rainken,
My name is Ralph Gasaway. I am currently deployed and received a Christmas stocking. I am so great full for your group thinking about us and was such a kind gesture. I wanted you to know how great it was to receive such a gift. Please tell the rest of your group thank you.
Thank you and God Bless you.
SSG Ralph Gasaway
I am a Marine and am currently deployed. We recieved a package full of stockings from you guys for Christmas and I just wanted to say thank you. Everyone out here greatly appreciates that you guys do this for us. I hope you and everyone who contributed has a fantastic new years.
Boatsie, I received one of your stockings this year while deployed to southwest Asia. I waited until Christmas morning to open it. I was so very touched by all the nice items in the stocking, but most of all that they were all individually wrapped. I sat privately in my barracks unwrapping each one like I was a kid at home with my parents watching. I thanked you and the Lord for each one and for the enjoyment the gifts brought that day. Thank you for making my Christmas special while away from my family.
I just wanted to take some time to thank you for everything you do, not only for the amazing stockings that you sent us, but for just being an awesome American. There aren’t many like you. It means so much to receive your gift, especially being so far from home and family. You yourself understand the worry and the struggle from day to day having your own son in the military. Being away is hard. Not having quality time is even harder, but it's the little things that make it not seem too bad. Again, thank you so very much. Have a wonderful Christmas.
≡✪≡ Dakota G. K. Gipson, A1C, USAF
Just wanted to send a big thank you out to y'all! Receiving these stockings meant a lot! Happy holidays!
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for the wonderful Christmas stocking. It was really nice to receive, especially since this is my first Christmas away from family. It means a lot that so many people back home take the time to put those together in order to support us. Everyone really appreciates your hard work in making it all happen. You are a blessing to all of us. Thank you again for thinking of all of us. It is much appreciated. Keep us the good work.
Nicholas Colbert, A1C, USAF
Dear Ms Boatsie,
Thank you for the Christmas stockings and the cards as well. A lot of us are far away from our families and so for me, it's been a little hard to catch the Christmas spirit this year. The stockings gave me the feeling that you get when you know Christmas is right around the corner and it's a wonderful feeling. Since this season is all about giving, now I want to do what I can for someone else and spread some holiday cheer as you've done for me. Once again, thank you for taking the time, and making the effort for us year after year. You never know how much of an impact something like this can have on someone, and I'm grateful. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, to you, and yours.
Respectfully, Wilson, Ryan M
Ma'am, Just wanted to send you a quick message thanking you for the stockings! They definitely brought some smiles to the shop! God bless and have a great Christmas!
V/R SSgt Christopher Rule Munitons Inspector
We've received about twenty boxes of the stockings you've sent. We are incredibly grateful and I wanted you to know that we will be distributing these stockings around the region to other smaller bases that don't have the provisions we have during around Christmas. God bless and enjoy the holidays!
I just wanted to let you know that 10 boxes of stockings were received at my location and in the process of handing them out to the troops. You are ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING!!!! A sincere thank you from all of us here from the bottom of our hearts to all of you that made this happen!!!!
Hope you have an incredible Christmas because you made our Christmas over here pretty incredible with your generosity!
I received several boxes of stockings, I wanted to let you know. I really appreciate it! I also wrote you a letter and sent it off several days ago. As we start to hang the stockings I'll get a picture of the Marines with the stockings. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and have a Merry Christmas! Thanks for everything you're a God send!
SSgt A.D. Hiske
Ms Van Vranken,
We received the holiday stockings today and have distributed them out to the AMMO family out here. Words cannot truly capture how much this gesture is appreciated by all. For a small snapshot in time, it felt amazing to see how personal conflicts, deployment stressors and homesickness went away. For those few precious moments, we all felt loved and cared for.
It is truly moments like this that remind us of how close our fAMMOly is. For the most sincere portions of our hearts, we want to say thank you to all that contributed to these stockings. We are working on a special thank you to send back to show our gratitude.
I speak for all of my deployed brothers and sisters when I say "Thank You!"
We have received the Christmas Stockings and will soon be distributing them to the troops. Wow, what awesome gifts!!! Thank you all so much for your hard work and faithfulness to this task. Truly, we can see a lot of love went into these stockings. We are grateful for all the perspiration and grace you have shown our people.