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Putting together a Christmas care package for a project team members unit deployed to Iraq. Been a long time since I deployed. Anyone suggestions for what to send would be amazing.

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She was probably nailing Jody though

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"Listerine" - empty out bottle fill with Vodka and food coloring, tape it back nicely and neatly as if it's unopened. I sent my husband hand warmers when he was in Afghanistan. Grass seeds - he grew a patch to remind him of home.

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Dip, beef jerky, and pictures. Small things to remind them of home.

I always enjoyed contraband. But D1 hit it on the nail on the head with the small things.

^the above AND... go to sea salt chocolate almonds(?) from Trader Joes. For the next 7 months, the valleys of Afghanistan echoed with us crunching on those tasty things 😌

Foot power, protein power, a portable hard drive with movies/tv shows, a kindle loaded with books, beef jerky, tobacco, candy (if it won’t melt, or at least won’t melt “much”)

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