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I’m a little pied off, I just spent an hour composing an email to you on Yahoo mail and the website shut down just as I was about to send it… Anyway, I’ll try to remember what I babbled about… now I am composing on MS Word and I’ll copy and paste it when ready…
Nice to hear from you too… Today we had the visit of little poopers (mice’s we believe), turn the place upside down to track them but to no avail… usually the nasty crawlers (snakes) follows them… last week one of the guys got bitten while sleeping by what we believe a little mouse… he’s ok now… just a scab and no apparent infection… no sightings of snakes yet...
Yes, I know that you are pretty resourceful and I think that I would like to take you up on the offer… in the near future I heard that Canada Post will pick up the tab during a certain period… you might want to check that out…
What would be nice would be English and French newspapers… we don’t see much of that around here… not that we have lots of time to read but some would be nice to read about stuff from home…
As you know we have many soldiers working and fighting in Afghanistan.
I have a special request that I hope you can help me with concerning
One of our men in uniform lamented that members on the base could not
get news from home because of bad internet service.
He expressed a desire to be able to read papers from home, and
promised to pass them around the base for other soldiers to read.
I was just wondering if you could find it in your hearts to forward
some issues of your paper to his address to make them feel more in touch with home.
The papers do not need to be sent directly to Kandahar or Kabul, just
to a Canadian address that will transport them to the base over-seas.
It would mean a lot to these people to hold a paper from home, even if
it is a few days old by time they get to open it.
Thank-you for anything you can do, even if it's a few issues. This particular
soldier returns home just after Christmas, so the address will not be
valid after that.
I've posted the address that will get it to a military air transport
that will ship it to our soldiers if you are able to help out.
Please send to:
PO2 MIKE LESPERANCE, N48 858 569
NSE/ESN / CMC (CONTRACT CELL) QA
PO BOX 5058 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6
Just For Your Information.......
"Every parcel is scanned/x-rayed for devices or liquids and they don't
send it if something suspicious is found... "
CANADA POST TO REPEAT OFFER OF FREE MAIL SERVICE
TO FAMILIES OF DEPLOYED TROOPS
OTTAWA-Canada Post today announced it will again provide free parcel service
for family and friends of deployed Canadian troops for the coming 2007
holiday season. The program, which will run from October 26 to January 11,
2008, means Canada Post will deliver parcels free of charge to designated
Canadian Forces Bases.
At the same time, Canada Post is pleased it will also begin providing free
delivery of letters to deployed troops effective immediately through 2008.
"We are pleased to again this year work with the Department of National
Defense on this important initiative, " said Moya Greene, president and
Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post. "We know how important mail from
home is to the men and women serving overseas under very difficult
conditions. This is our way of showing our continued support for our troops
and their families."
With capacity limitations on military aircraft carrying supplies and
munitions to deployed forces, this offer is restricted to family and friends
of the service men and women serving in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Sinai and Jerusalem. Troops serving on any of the deployed Her Majesty's
Canadian Ships are also included in the offer.
Quote from DND
To ensure the proper customs declaration form and addressing information,
the letters and parcels will need to be deposited at one of Canada Post's
more than 17,000 retail outlets across the country. (Letters and packages
dropped in regular mail boxes will not qualify._ They will then be forwarded
to Canadian Forces Bases in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Victoria, British Columbia
and Belleville, Ontario. Once delivered to the military bases, the
Department of National Defense will take charge of the letters and parcels
and ensure their delivery overseas. All mail must be addressed to a specific
soldier, including rank and mission information.
For further information, contact:
Canada Post Media Relations
When I got back to the office after a 12 hrs round trip exiting convoy (pictures will be sent soon), I had a big envelope waiting for me... :-)
Readers Digest sent me 5 Our Canada and 4 Reader's Digest little books... the guys in the office said to tell you a big thank you.
i'm tired & going to sleep, ttfn,
Hoo Hoo! Boys here are happy and they thank you and -----.
Thanks for all of what you do, its appreciated.
Some guys are from Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Val-Cartier, Shannon, Val-Belair. papers from there would be nice. I got your newspaper in the mail today, thank you. When I opened the envelope and got it out, there were two english guys that wanted to read it. I read it then I shared.
I look forward to your cake.
ZERO tolerance on sex, drugs and alcohols. They don't even want to see chocolates filled with alcohol.
I try to take picture as the tour go by, I'll post them on an irregular base, never know what will be there... I have pretty much everything of what I need around here reference as far as what you could call comfort. Newspapers are cool as it gives us a flavour from home that we miss.
Keeping safe, take care
Originally posted by TheoOne
protesters shouted "Death to Canada, death to foreigners, etc..
Originally posted by ChiKeyMonKey
Now I know there are a lot of Chinese in Canada. Are there any serving?
In the past week, tension has increase to the point now that even when go pee that what have to mandatory wear our protective gear. Last night we got it twice with rockets, one of them came too close to Timmy... the bastards are lucky they didn't hit it because they'd be in bodybags by now... no one got hurt... close but not injured... we were lucky on both hits. The other night, it was a car bomb on the camp... not sure how this one got in, but they found one... mind you, with over 2000 + locals coming in everyday...