To us, it is a way of life, a reason for being.
At any given time there are countless men and women deployed all over the globe to courageously defend our civil liberties.
It is our mission to give back to our brave service members by sending encouraging packages containing a touch of home to give thanks, and remind them what they are fighting for. Our gratitude is not only sent overseas, but also in person to those wounded in the line of duty who have arrived home, letting them know their valor does not go unnoticed.
We seek partnership and support for our valiant soldiers in the Armed Forces while they protect the freedom and safety of this beautiful nation. Unite with us, 'till the last one comes home
Thank you for sending us the care package. The guys have put your postcards up at our desk, and morale is noticeably up today. It is nice to have little touches of home around and to see American faces as we look toward the holidays. I am proud to be here, working with some of the finest people I've ever known. Thank you again for your support and your kind words.
Sincerely, Katherine B.
Greetings from Iraq, Some of our folks received your care packages and I just wanted to thank you for your support and everything you do for us. It is uplifting to know that beautiful young ladies back at home still care about the troops no matter what their personal politics might be. Unfortunately, the general consensus here, and in the military at all levels, is that the country is against both the war and the nation's warriors. It means so much to all of us here. However, all of your items were shared and the news of your efforts went everywhere. I hope that you all have a great holiday season and the merriest of Christmases with swift fulfillment of all of your families' New Year's wishes. If you are ever in Iraq, we will have your back.
Most respectfully, Capt. Adam K
So... I was at a patrol base... dirty from not being able to shower but once a week, all bummed out... and when I got back to the FOB I realized I had a package waitin on me... I got the mail clerk to get it for me and when I read who it was from almost instantly I felt better... I really love what you guys are doing... I enjoyed the snacks and what was not a snack... I found I had a use for it... the gum, the soap, the babywipes... ALL Wonderful... The pictures are Great cherry... I Really cannot express how much I appreciate what you are doing for all the guys down range... you prolly dont hear this much... But we as soldiers would be nothing without the support of the ones who actually care... To be honest with you its what keeps me going and keeps me from not just giving up... Please, keep doing what you are doing, I love it... Once again I really do appreciate EVERYTHING...
Love, PFC Marks
okay so there i was knee deep in expended brass and grenade pins, the smell of death and gunpowder in the air, all i could taste was blood, someone yells, "sergeant hodges you got a package" it was from this very pretty girl and she sent me THE coolest stuff that i have ever got from anybody(excluding my kids of course). you are the bomb, all that and a bag of chips, the shit, the best...whatever you want to call it. words really dont do justice because you made me feel so important, thank you baby
tell your man to trace his hand on a piece of paper and send it to me so i can tape it on the wall and highfive'm cause he's got it goin on
To give you a little background about my
guys, we are a US Marine Reconnaissance Platoon with about 25 members.
They are an extremely motivated group who pride themselves on their work
out here in Iraq. To say my platoon was excited with all the stuff you
sent is an understatement. They really appreciated all the pictures and
care packages. It was a huge morale booster.
Thanks again for all your support!
We just wanted to say WOW! And let you know how gorgeous you are, we appreciate you for sending us those pictures and packages it helped out a lot, gave us things we needed and it feels good to know that there are people out there thinking about us, thanks a lot.
From: The Men of 1st Recon (AKA your biggest fans)
Thanks again so much for thinking about us here in Afghanistan. The care package sure did raise a lot of spirits here on HQISAF. Please keep up the good work and don't forget about us during the upcoming holidays! Take care and Hang-Tough.
I got the holiday care packages in this afternoon and distributed everything out to the unit just a bit ago. You guys cant even imagine how much your care packages boost morale here in Afghanistan, especially during the holidays!
Thanks again so much.
Hang Tough....Capt W
Thank you for the care package and all of the photos. I don't receive a lot of mail, so it was a good way to end the day. This is my second tour in Iraq. I've been here for 11 months so far this deployment and 23 months total. I have two more to go and I'll be done. I then get out of the Marines in April. I can't wait to get out and be able to go back to school. It has been a long journey. Thank you again for the support.
Cpl Shane K.
Just a little about me...I'm a feisty loudmouth and am full of piss and vinegar...with a little rum (Captain of course).
I am 27 with alot of life to go, people to meet, fun and trouble to be had.
Cherry picked me up at a pinup show and hasn't been able to get rid of me since.
I had the honor to grow up with two parents who served in the Armed Forces which makes me...a military brat of course.
I grew up a car girl and have been doing full restorations since I could pick up a wrench. All grown up now, I recently got into pinup by doing small shows here and there which is how I came to join this AMAZING organization, and take the fun beyond the superficial and devote my time and energy to give back to a cause that is so dear to my heart.
Unfortunately, I cannot do this full-time so I am forced to work a full-time, and a part-time job on top of going to school to get my masters degree. My undergrad left me with a degree in spanish, business, and legal studies.
Its obvious that I have a lot on my plate but I enjoy the constant challenge and wouldn't change a thing. I have an amazing family nearby (I'm an aunt!) and crazy friends that keep my on my toes. I am honored and humbled to be a part of such a wonderful group, and can't wait to show you what we have in store for you!
I really don't like writing about myself, so I will tell you why I started All American Pinups.
I come from a strong military family background, and that has to be the reason why I feel so strongly about our troops and know that support from home means everything to them.
Both of my grandfathers were in the Navy back in the day, and my Father was career Air Force.
I was raised to show the utmost respect to those who are brave enough to serve our great country and protect our freedoms.
I strive to make AAP one of the best troop support groups out there, my goal is to never have a soldier on a waiting list and to do more for our troops that are here at home as well.
|Cherry Lane @ BMAC||Cherry Lane's Dad|