Double Dose of Coffee and Games En Route in ‘Supply Drop’ to 1-87 Infantry Battalion Troops in Afghanistan

FORT DRUM, NEW YORK & FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 4, 2018) /For immediate release/ — With a mission facing the enemy into the cold winter night, the soldiers of 1-87 Infantry Battalion from Fort Drum, New York, deserve some respite to stand in for the lack of MWR (Morale, Wellness & Recreation) on base.

 

With the backing of numerous supportive partners, OSD shipped a ‘Supply Drop’ to rally these troops scheduled to stay in Afghanistan through early summer.

US Army Specialist Miguel G. wrote, “While stationed in New York, we were told 2 months in advance that we were deploying to Afghanistan. Our battalion has since been separated all over Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom Sentinel.”

 

“We have been working hard pushing back the Taliban in the cold winter night. Supporting all the provinces around the areas we conduct missions also with food and clean water also.”

 

“Within this mission, our troops are often away from the main force up to 14 days at a time, and returning to bases with no facilities for Morale, Wellness or Recreation.”

This “Supply Drops” is made possible by generous donors including Starbucks, Microsoft, Disgruntled Decks, USAA, GAEMS and other key OSD partners, individual donors and community members.

 

OSD Director of Global Community Operations, Scott Morrison, stated, “We’re honored to support these men and women from 1st BCT. I personally hope the coffee, generously provided by Starbucks, and the numerous games show these troops that we’re thinking of them back home.”

 

OSD’s “Supply Drop” program has impacted hundreds of thousands of active military personnel in scores of locations around the globe.

 

To learn more about how OSD’s globally-recognized programs and services are making an impact on the lives of members in our military community, visit https://operationsupplydrop.org/news/. To learn how you can make an impact through our programs and service, visit https://operationsupplydrop.org/get-involved/.

 

About OSD (Operation Supply Drop)

OSD is a global, chapter based, Veteran Service Organization (EIN 27-3842517) providing relevant, relatable and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional and service-oriented programs. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 650,000 members of the military community through these award-winning programs. Read more at: https://operationsupplydrop.org/news

 

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