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Sending a package of "Goodies" to a buddy in Iraq

Discussion in 'US Military Services' started by Make7upyours728, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Make7upyours728


    Jan 19, 2008
    Central FL
    I've Got a good friend over in Iraq and wanted to send him some stuff. I asked for any special requests and he said "Magazines and food, lol"

    so I'm guessing like cereal bars, beef jerky type foods.

    but as far a magazines, can i send him, " Nuddie" magazine of is that off limits?
    sorry for all the questions but i don't want to get him in trouble.
  2. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

    May 19, 2008
    The Gunshine State
    I don't know about the magazines but send him protein bars. I'm sure he'd appreciate those.:supergrin:

  3. Biscuitsjam


    Jan 10, 2004
  4. ahoss79


    Oct 30, 2008
    Porn is off limits, but I know guys who did recieve it. Not telling you can do it, just saying that it gets through. If your buddy does alot of patrols, think of food you would take backpacking or hunting. That type of stuff does well on patrols and missions. A big magazine favorite is gun magazines.
  5. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    I just sent two packages to a friend in Baghdad.

    Mostly what they said. In his case, I sent him a bunch of military history and gun mags since he likes them. A camebak cleaner kit for his, some odds and ends.

    Foodwise, something that will not melt or be crushed is always a good rule.
  6. Cross-X

    Cross-X CLM

    Jan 1, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Send him several Bore Snakes. Very useful for gun cleaning in the desert.
  7. LindaT


    Oct 14, 2008
    When my nephew was in Iraq, I used to send Sweedish Fish, Gummie Bears, nuts, cookies. Small, individual packs work well and send plenty to share. If you call the Post Office, ask for a "military kit" to be sent to you. It includes boxes, labels and tape. You still have to pay the postage but it makes it easy to put packages together and get them mailed off. The post office also has a link- I hope it's OK to post it-
    The page answers a lot of questions about sending mail to our troops.
    Hope this helps and GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS!