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Troop Care

WHAT IS NEEDED? We need to pay for postage and mailing.  So please send us checks so we can send the items we have collected and will collect.

There are numerous personal care items that the government does not supply and are difficult for soldiers to obtain in remote areas. The listing below contains many suggestions. For safety reasons, everything needs to be screened by volunteers before sent.

Note that volunteers will ship these items to the unit. If you want to contribute money to help pay postage and shipping costs, or to assist the family support activity here, make your check out to Tualatin Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) and note on the bottom left hand corner of the check that it is for “671st”.


BABY WIPES (for personal hygiene for MEN and WOMEN)
Toilet Paper
Toothpaste, toothbrushes
Shaving cream (non-aerosol), razors, razor blades, electric razors
Jock itch spray
Sunglasses (goggle-type sunglasses are requested very frequently)
Throat Lozenges
Gum, Lifesavers, Mints
Eye Drops (like Visine, to relieve irritation from blowing sand)
Moleskin (for pads on sore feet, you’ll find it with Dr. Scholls)
Blistex, Chapstick, Vaseline (for dry lips; to relieve irritation from
blowing sand)
Feminine hygiene products for women Marines
Hand sanitizer, waterless soap, liquid body wash
Foot Powder (there are some that have ingredients to fight athletes
Foot Soap (Medicated – comes in small packets)
Aspirin, Motrin, Tylenol, Pain Relievers
Saline spray/drops for sensitive nasal passages
Eyeglass wipes
Sunblock, Aloe Vera Lotion
Civilian sunscreen (military issue sunscreen is like glue and the sand
sticks to it)
Postage stamps if they want to mail items larger than an envelope &
letter. Only envelopes and letters are eligible for Free postage – Any
packages the Marines send require postage.)


Photos from home
Batteries (AA, AAA, C)
Underwear and socks
Green boot socks (specifically)
Tactical Duct tape: military green, tan, black, or gray if you can’t
find anything else)

Hacky Sack
Decks of cards
Hand-held games
Laundry soap
Cigarettes, chew
Envelopes, paper, pens
Small pads of paper
Notebooks (a size they can keep in a pocket)
Electrical Tape
Pocket books, Magazines (remember – no Playboy, Penthouse, etc.)
Flashlight with a red lens
1- and 2-gallon ziplock plastic bags
Flea Collars (To help with sand fleas; they wore them around their
Clothesline and clothespins
Small handheld stiff bristle brushes (to brush sand out of Cammies)
Small soft brushes (to brush sand out of personal items)

FOOD ITEMS: If you can stuff it in your pocket and it’s not going to
spoil, it’s a good thing to send!

Ravioli and little styrofoam cups of meals they can pop open and chow
Packaged cookies
Jerky, pepperoni
Dried fruit
Small pop top cans of canned fruit
Hot cocoa mix, coffee, (juice mix as it gets warmer, April on)
Lemonade mix, Gatorade mix
Small bags of snacks or individual wrapped snacks
Pop Tarts, cereal bars, “milk & cereal” bars, granola bars
Munchies (non-specific)
Candy and candy bars
Torengos and canned nacho cheese dip
Jalepeno velveeta and crackers
Peanut butter (Sometimes you can find little squeeze tubes…very cool)