What do soldiers need/want?   Below is a list of items compiled directly from soldiers' requests.

Food

Instant Coffee
Ground Coffee
Powdered Coffeemate (flavored)
Teas
Hot Chocolate
Presweetened Kool-Aid
Crystal Light
Sugar Packets
Protein Powder
5 hour energy drinks
Beef Jerky (no pork)
Slim Jims
Cheese n Crackers
Handi Snack Peanut Butter crackers
Ritz Crackers
Cheese crackers
Peanuts in cans & small bags
Trail mix – Chex mix
Pringle chips in small container
Individual servings cereal box
Pop Tarts
Instant Oatmeal
Breakfast bars
Granola-power bars
Packaged sugar and choc-chip cookies
Rice Krispie treats
Tuna with all the fixins
Summer sausage, canned chicken
Single serve soup-microwavable
Kraft easy Mac
Microwave popcorn
Fast food condiments: hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, relish, mayo
All spices, salsa
Instant soup
Hard candy, life savers, jelly beans
Little Debbie snack cakes, Twinkies
 
Hygiene
Small shampoo & conditioner
Lotions (extra dry skin & normal skin)
Liquid hand sanitizer
Chapstick-lip balm
Sun block
Dental floss
Mouthwash
Breath mints
Handi wipes
Foot powder
Deodorant
Toothbrush & paste
Eye drops, nose drops
Facial cleaner
Body soap
Loofas (shower sponges)
Disposable razors
Mach 3 razors & refills
Shaving cream
Combs & brushes
Toilet seat cover (paper)
Black socks
Q-tips
Books - sports, comic
Community News
 
Other
Postcards
Tablets
Pencil, pens, black markers
Envelopes and stamps
Puzzle books
Travel games
Music card to upload music
Handheld electronic games
Baseball hats
Bandanas
Bug off
Board games
Foam footballs
Squirt guns
Disposable cameras
International phone cards
Zip-lock baggies (quart & gallon)
 
Female Hygiene
Tampons
Panty liners
Hair clips, bands, scrunchies
Nail polish, clippers, file
Small mirrors
Hair spray (liquid), gel
Female moist wipes
Candles
 
Recent Requests
Gum
Vitamins
Wispie and/or Brush Ups
100 calorie pack things
Febreze!
Nutritional stuff
Hand & foot warmers
Poker chips
Mini bandaids
DVD’s
“silly pointless things to make us laugh – rubber duckies, party hats, etc.”
“Plane ticket home”
 
Dates to Remember
APO/FPO mail by 12/10, except Zip 093 which must be sent by 12/4, to Iraq and Afghanistan

Parcel airlift: 12/3
Space available mail: 11/26
Parcel post: 11/12
Zip 093:
Parcel airlift 12/1
Space available: 11/20

 
ONLY THE US POSTAL SERVICE CAN SHIP TO APO/FPO ADDRESSES
Boxes can be shipped through any carrier (FedEx, UPS, USPS) anywhere in the world with an address.
 
Links
Goes right through the mail! Last Christmas, hundreds of Tony's Stockings were stuffed full of goodies by volunteers and shipped to our troops overseas (see more on the Testimonials page).  Why not put smiles on the faces of those you love, and remind them that they are loved and missed.