Fort Erwin Soldiers Deployed to Iraq Receive Double Dose of OSD Support with Assistance from Starbucks

FORT ERWIN, CALIFORNIA & FAYETTEVILLE, NC (February 27, 2018) /For immediate release/ — 229th Aviation Battalion Soldiers, currently deployed from Fort Erwin, California to Iraq receive support from OSD via “Supply Drop.”


The unit, expected to be in country through the summer, received additional support from Starbucks, thanks to a strategic partnership with OSD.

US Army Spc. Robert T said, “I appreciate so much what programs like you do to support us while we are overseas. Having resources that we use everyday allows us to spend what little time we have to talk and write to our families and we can’t thank you enough.”


Laeth Damon, Army Veteran and OSD Warehouse Manager, stated, “Providing a lasting impact for these 229th Aviation Battalion soldiers during their deployment is an honor. We’re excited to provide relief during their deployment as well as to continue our relationship through OSD Southwest when they come home”


The “Supply Drop” includes generous support from Disgruntled Decks, Starbucks, Bezier Games, Steve Jackson Games, GAEMS and other key OSD partners.


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 To learn how you can make an impact through our programs and service, visit


About OSD (Operation Supply Drop)

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