I am currently with the Battalion that has just recently come back from Iraq. My MOS is Chaplain Assistant, which means that not only is it my job to take care of my Chaplain, but also my fellow soldiers.
Soldiers can always use support. A simple letter telling them they are appreciated, can mean so much when they are stationed far from home, friends and family, and put in dangerous places and situations.
It helps them remember the people and the freedoms for which they fight. Be as supportive and positive as you can when writing to soldiers. Address the letter to "Dear Soldier," if you are writing an unknown serviceperson, and allow the distribution center to locate a soldier who hasn't received mail.
Write a positive letter, showing your support for the soldiers who are putting their lives at risk. Perhaps tell the soldier something about yourself, but nothing too personal. Focus the letter on your appreciation for what the soldier is doing and on general topics that would likely be of interest.
Perhaps write about sports or current events. Include your email address in the letter if you would like to hear back from the soldier. Many soldiers will respond in that manner. Include your address in the letter; envelopes tend to be tossed in the trash.
Send the letter via one of many organizations dedicated to distributing letters to soldiers see Resources. Tip Write in a conversational tone, as if you were writing to an old friend. Many organizations are also set up online for you to enter your letter directly into their system so it will reach the soldier by email see Resources.
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I receive many questions about Internet access for deployed soldiers to Afghanistan and Iraq and hope this information will be a help. Keep in mind your soldiers should always find out before deployment what is available at the deployment location.
Angels on this team are required to write as few as one letter a month but some write as many as 14 letters per week! How You Can Help Please note: the minimum commitment as an LWT Writer is three months, and you must request a .
Nicholas Walker, Nico to his friends and family, is a U.S. Army veteran with an exemplary record of service as a medic during the very worst years, and in the very worst areas, of the war in Iraq. Send a Letter To a Soldier In Iraq.
You can type in your letter to a soldier and we will send it for you. The letters will get printed and sent to our contacts in Iraq, and Afghanistan, Kuwait and distributed to the soldiers that need them most.
Thank you so much for caring.