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MARCH 2012                      Volume 2        OPERATION    2   CARE        EGYPTIAN    3   HOSPITAL        WESTERN   4  ...
BAGRAM, Afghanistan- Operation Care is a non-profit, non-denominational, private charitable organization comprisedof milit...
Egyptian Hospital   This month, Operation Care donated over 150 bags filled with basic necessityitems to the women and chi...
Western Afghanistan   This month, our volunteer program donated over 150 bags to Special OperationsTask Force - West suppo...
Korean Hospital   Operation Care joined forces across Bagram Air Field for a humanitarian aidmission at the Korean Hospita...
Thank you!    The continuing generosity of you, our supporters, is the life blood of our organization. Without yourkindnes...
How to Help Please help us by choosing your donations from the following list of preferred items: All types of basic schoo...
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Operation care march newsletter 2012

  1. 1. MARCH 2012 Volume 2 OPERATION 2 CARE EGYPTIAN 3 HOSPITAL WESTERN 4 AFGHANISTAN KOREAN 5 HOSPITAL 6 THANK YOU 7 HOW TO HELP
  2. 2. BAGRAM, Afghanistan- Operation Care is a non-profit, non-denominational, private charitable organization comprisedof military and civilian volunteers. We are dedicated to the welfare of Soldiers at remote Forward Operating Bases, thepeople of Afghanistan, International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and, especially, to the children based at BagramAir Field, Afghanistan. Operation Care accepts donations of basic necessities including school supplies, shoes, clothing,blankets, hygiene items, nutritional supplements and similar items from a multitude of sources, and distributeshumanitarian aid throughout the Afghanistan theater of operations where it is most needed. In addition, Operation Care supports US and Coalition Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen stationed at forwardoperation bases in remote areas by providing them with personal hygiene, comfort items, and other basic amenitieswhich cannot be readily obtained in such isolated locations. This monthly newsletter highlights volunteer missions Operation Care completed with various organizationsthroughout Bagram Air Field and the local Afghanistan population. This month, Operation Care recruited additionalvolunteers to assist with the program including: Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and contractors. We would like towelcome the following new members: MAJ Doolittle (Army), MAJ Walchko (Army), CW2 Negron (Army) and Mr. ScottShepherd (Contractor). Finally, we would like to give thanks to the following volunteers for their hard work and dedication in support of theprogram while deployed: CPL Kay (Marines), SGM Edmonson (Army), MAJ Wagstaff (Army), SSG Merehoff (Army) andPO2 Sharpton (Marines). We wish you all a safe return to the United States. Thank you for providing your continuousefforts towards Operation Care. Picture of the staff from Operation Care Third row: SMSgt Heidrick, 1SG DuvernaySecond row: CSM Allen, RP2 Sharpton, CPL Howard, SMSgt Sergerson, PFC Taiwo, MAJ Blount, SSgt Rodriguez, CPL Kay, CPT Chambers Front row: SSG Rosario, MAJ Doolittle, SGT Howell, SPC Kaaihue, SFC Ducusin, SPC Jeschow Operation Care Page 2
  3. 3. Egyptian Hospital This month, Operation Care donated over 150 bags filled with basic necessityitems to the women and children near the entry control point of the EgyptianHospital. The donations included: clothes, shoes, and gloves. Our actions helped gaintrust, respect, and admiration of local Afghan people. SPC Kaaihue, HR Specialist; CPL Howard, HR Clerk and SGT Howell, Supply NCOIC; were Task Force Signal volunteers at the Egyptian Hospital. Child receives donated goods. MAJ Doolittle, Information Systems Officer, SPC Kaaihue, HR Specialist, CJTF-1 Task Force Poseidon contributes to Task Force Signal, gives a one of many children local national female a at the hospital. donation bag. CW2 Negron, HR Technician and MAJ Doolittle, Information Systems Officer, CJTF-1 Task Force 1SG Duvernay, Task Force Signal, kindly gives to a Poseidon are two of our new volunteers. mother and child. Operation Care Page 3
  4. 4. Western Afghanistan This month, our volunteer program donated over 150 bags to Special OperationsTask Force - West supporting the welfare of local nationals. These donations helpbuild rapport between ISAF/NATO Coalition Forces and Afghans. Building this type ofrelationship is one of many ways of winning the hearts and minds of the localpopulation, which is a positive step toward the involvement of US Forces caring forthe needs of others. A U.S. Marine from Special Operations Task Force West operates a forklift carrying humanitarian assistance supplies from the Lamias Foundation. He is ground guided by a Soldier who, along with a small group of men and women from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, supervise and manage air terminal operations for U.S. aircraft and supplies in western Afghanistan. A young girl from western Afghanistan, having had surgery performed on her left leg by a U.S. Army Osteopath assigned to the U.S. medical section at Camp Arena in Herat, Afghanistan, receives gifts donated from the Lamias Foundation. The young girl was as equally fascinated by the camera as she was by the toys she received. Operation Care Page 4
  5. 5. Korean Hospital Operation Care joined forces across Bagram Air Field for a humanitarian aidmission at the Korean Hospital providing over 150 bags of humanitarian assistance toAfghan men, women and children, which directly support the local populationthrough medical care and humanitarian aid. Above, SPC Webb, Task Force Signal and Mr. Scott Chaplain Blount and SPC Webb, Task Shepherd, Contractor, one of our newest volunteers Force Signal are ready to hand out happily hand out over 135 bags to the local men. comforting items and clothes to Afghan men. CPT Chambers, Task Force Signal, President, Operation Care, assists Above and below, Trainees at the Afghan child in putting on his Korean Vocational Training Center new pair of shoes. graciously receive their donations. Thanks to the kindness of our supporters. Above, Chaplain Blount, Task Force Signal , Chaplain, is prepared to give, which will create an everlasting bond with local nationals. Afghan child’s fist of happiness after receiving a pair of shoes along with his donation given by Operation Care. Operation Care Page 5
  6. 6. Thank you! The continuing generosity of you, our supporters, is the life blood of our organization. Without yourkindness, our work in supporting the people of Afghanistan would not be possible. Most of the people weserve live in remote villages or refugee camps with limited, if any, access to even the most basic amenitiesof life which we have come to regard as necessities. For that reason, it is important that we focus our effortson those things which experience tells us will most benefit our clients, while remaining sensitive to thesocial, cultural and political realities of war-torn Afghanistan. Please consider these guidelines as oursuggestions for focused giving. Your cooperation will ensure that we will be able to distribute all of what yousend to the disadvantaged Afghans for whom it was intended.Special Thanks to our donators.Name Company City StateLeona Sullivan O’Brien FLThe Miami Heat American Airlines Arena Miami FLCrayton McCain DAS/Nasic Dayton OHIda Hagg Adopt-a-Platoon HQ-Soldier Support Lazano TXMary and Robert Hess Lake Forrest IL The Military Support Group Rhinelander WI America’s Moms for Soldiers Pompano Beach FLMercedes Jackson Moreno CABeth Flatley Darien CT MLC Student Stores Oriskany NYBob Williams Support the Troops, INC. Wesley Chapel FL Angels Corsicana TX Angels Supporting Your Troops Balto MD Knights Lawrence NJRuth Hennigan Edgewood MDMaria Grayshock Newbury Park CADebbie Bott Those who help make it happen. Cheyenne WYChris Bayer St. Louis MOEarline Morris Boca Raton FLJulie Resheke Cheyenne WYMary Lou Edwards Camdenton MO Helping Our Heros Abilene TXDeborah Moshier-Dunn Waterford CT Chesnek St. Louis MOBeverly A. Williams League City TXAilleen Johnstone Temple TXGillian Nielson El Cajon CADeborah McCoy FPO APLori Barlett Sartell MNDenison Ursula Camano Island WASusan Walton MarbleHead MACindy Millikm Brookiville OHJohn Murphy Brooklyn NYBrenda Kesterson Baltimore MD Operation Care Page 6
  7. 7. How to Help Please help us by choosing your donations from the following list of preferred items: All types of basic school supplies are needed. Please select from the following list: Backpacks or book bags, Pencils (wooden with erasers), Ink pens (any size or color), Composition books (bound), Coloring books, Crayons (small boxes), Rulers & Protractors, Erasers, Pencil sharpeners, Scissors (small), Glue sticks and Highlighters. Clothing: All sizes and styles are needed, men’s, women’s, and children’s – new or used, clean and in good condition, including trousers, shirts, socks, skirts, sweaters, jackets, coats, and gloves. Shoes: All sizes are needed – especially infants and children. Work boots, casual shoes, sandals, clogs, and sneakers for men, women and children are preferred. No electronics, please! Baby Formula: Liquid only, any brand. Single cans or cases are acceptable. Also, plastic baby bottles with disposable liners and nipples – no glass bottles please. Other Items & Supplies: Blankets and comforters, new or used but in good condition, are always welcome. Toys and stuffed animals: The children always appreciate receiving toys and stuffed animals. New or used, but clean and in good working order. Soccer balls and kites are perennial favorites! My goal for Operation Care is to provide Humanitarian Aid to the families of Afghanistan, includingour own brothers and sisters on remote Contingency Operating Bases and Forward Operating Bases. To those who make it happen it happen. Those who help make Kenyarda A. Chambers Captain, US Army On behalf of Operation President, Operation Care Care and the people of Afghanistan, we all thank you for your time, kindness and Mailing address: generosity in helping to bring Operation Care happiness to the people of Afghanistan and its C/O Kenyarda A. Chambers surrounding areas. 11th TTSB Thank you for all that you do! APO, AE 09354IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of religious and cultural sensitivities, Operation Care cannot accept articles withreligious themes, or articles that portray images of pigs (i.e. Porky Pig, Miss Piggy, Piglet, etc.) . For securityreasons, we cannot accept shoes, toys, stuffed animals, or other articles which are battery-operated orwhich contain electronic devices of any type. Operation Care Page 7

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