Boots On Ground - Supporting Our Troops












For Military Families & Friends of Soldiers


For military families and friends of deployed soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan who want to send a care package, learn how to communicate and decide the best gift items to send overseas.

Choosing What to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan

They don't need cookies and baby wipes anymore at most bases and camps in Iraq:

  • What NOT to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan or Afghanistan - prohibited items
  • What to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan - most requested items

  • Environmental Conditions in Iraq - often dictates what's most needed
  • Ruggedized Electronic Gear For Iraq - cameras, laptops, phones, watches
  • Semi-Rugged Laptops For Iraq



  • How To Send A Care Package to Iraq or Afghanistan

    All letters and packages are sent via the U.S. Postal Service to soldiers overseas:
  • Tips For Shipping a Package to Iraq
  • US Postal Service Shipping Regulations
  • About APO Shipping Addresses



  • Communicating With a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan

    Regular communications is the most important factor for improving morale:

  • Ways to Communicate With a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan
  • Best U.S. to Iraq Phone Calling Cards - calling to a cellphone in Iraq
  • Best U.S. to Afghanistan Phone Calling Cards - calling to a cellphone in Afghanistan
  • Best U.S. to Kuwait Phone Calling Cards - calling to a cellphone in Kuwait
  • Best Iraq to U.S. Phone Calling Cards - calling home from Iraq
  • Best Afghanistan to U.S. Phone Calling Cards - calling home from Afghanistan
  • Best Kuwait to U.S. Phone Calling Cards - calling home from Kuwait
  • Iraq SIM Cards for Cell Phones - unlocked GSM phones need these
  • Afghanistan SIM Cards for Cell Phones - unlocked GSM phones need these
  • Kuwait SIM Cards for Cell Phones - unlocked GSM phones need these
  • Unlocked GSM Cell Phones For Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait



  • Other Useful & Interesting Information

  • What Those Military Acronyms Mean
  • Camel Spiders & Sand Fleas
  • Interesting Books on Iraq
  • Military Support Links

  • Shipping Packages to Troops | Gift Ideas for Soldiers   

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