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Re: writing to those overseas

Poster: Brenna <sunnie@exis.net>

Brenna wrote:

> > >  Replies to the list or privately (to conserve bandwidth) are fine.
> > >
> > >  Many thanks,
> > >  Lady Kat
> >
> > I asked a friend (navy wife) about the same thing, her response was:
> >
> > "Yeah, there is.  The best one (and one that is needed the most) is for
> > the single sub sailors... they have this "Care Package" thing where you
> > take a small shoe box or a 3 lb. coffee can, and fill it with goodies.
> > Every patrol, the wives club of the ship ask for donations of care
> > packages for the single guys, since they have no spouse to do one up for
> > them.  Especially during the holidays... I always pack one or two up
> > then.  Contact any local base, you will want to get ahold of the
> > COMSUBGRU or something similar, and ask them were to send it to."
> >
> UHHHH...sort of.  I'm a sub wife, so this is my forte.  The only sure way that
> sub sailors get ANYTHING is before they go out.  There is no regular mail to
> subs.  The wives groups usually try to arrange something for all the guys, but
> after they leave, it's too late for anything but e-mail (if they are lucky
> enough to have it) and family grams (family use only--this is a censored 40 word
> telegram which they cannot answer).  Even when the subs hit a port, they only
> get mail delivered to about 1 in every 10 ports.  Sorry, guys, but it's a good
> idea only if it's done before they leave.
> Brenna

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