Downtime for Marines Deployed to Afghanistan Enhanced with OSD ‘Supply Drop’ Support

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA & AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 4, 2018) /For immediate release/ — Operating in an austere environment, Marines deployed to Afghanistan from Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, have little mental release between missions.


Captain Joseph D. wrote, “We only get reloads via helo, and most of that only consists of ammo and goods/water.  We have one tv we use for briefs and movies. We don’t get a lot of down time due to the nature of our team, so what little down time we get, it would be awesome to be able to watch movies together.”

USMC Task Force Southwest has a mission as advisors is to train, advise, and assist our Afghan National Defense Security Force partners in conducting offensive operations in order to set the conditions for a safe environment for voter registration to take place in prep for the fall elections while also enabling peace and reconciliation efforts with enemy forces.


These Marines and their allies are now enjoying games, coffee and other supplies from generous donors including Starbucks, Microsoft, Disgruntled Decks, FanDuel, GAEMS and other key OSD partners.

Joseph D. replied, “Great news, the OSD maildrop arrived today! Attached is a picture with some of our personnel and items from the package. Thank you!”


OSD’s “Supply Drop” program has impacted hundreds of thousands of active military personnel in scores of locations around the globe. These Marines will return home in the Fall as members of OSD’s Southeast Region, leading and participating in social, professional and service events throughout North Carolina.

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