Operation Ward 57
– was started for
grievously injured services members at
Walter Reed Army Medical Center to have a
direct way for individuals and companies to
show their support and raise funds for these
courageous men and women who have given so
much. Follow this
Armed Services Blood Bank
link to see how you can donate blood for
our Armed Services.
1st BSTB, 1/10th Mountain Division
School Partnership Program
Iraqi Children at Al Hudabiya
Elementary School in the Ghazaliya
a neighborhood in western
by SGT Scott Sheaffer of Alpha Co., 1 BSTB,
1-10th Mountain Division deployed to
Baghdad, Iraq to help them collect
school supplies for Iraqi
elementary schools the
Battalion had adopted. So OSOT agreed to
help our Troops realize their vision! How
could we not? This school partnership program
was a huge success! To see SGT
Sheaffer's report and the report from 1
BSTB, 1-10th Mountain Division on this
project, please follow this
– Erik Johnson serves with the 1/9 Cav. in
Iraq. Read his thoughtful reflection
on his service to our country
Meeting a Hero
– Meet one of America's Heroes by visiting
Passes for Military Family Members
– The Transportation Security Administration has issued a
directive pertaining to military passengers at U.S. airports.
According to Security Directive 1544-01-10w, families of
military members may be granted access to sterile concourse
areas to escort the military passenger to the gate or to meet a
military passenger's inbound arrival at the gate.
The family member
can go to the airline that the military member is flying on and
receive a pass to go to the gate. They will be required to have
a pass and a photo ID to get through the security checkpoint.
This is a wonderful opportunity for families to stay with the
departing military member longer before they depart, or to be
able to greet them at the gate upon their arrival. This is a
wonderful change, spread the word.
Wear Red on
Fridays! – We plan to do this EVERY
Friday until all our troops return home. Our
idea of showing our solidarity and support
for our troops is that on each and every
Friday we, and every red blooded American
who supports our young men and women, WEAR
SOMETHING RED. Let’s see if we can make the
United States, on any given Friday, a
shining sea of red. Let's lead by example;
wear RED on Fridays!!
Memorial to Fallen
Heroes at Camp Marez, Iraq – Click
here to view memorial established by OSOT for Stryker
Soldiers who died on December 21, 2004 at Camp Marez, Iraq.
Dog Tags from
Dad/Mom – This group is
sending dog tags to our Troops that they in
turn can send home to their children.
Can you imagine the child’s excitement when
he/she receives something from their Dad or
Mom so far from home! Please be sure
to visit their website
and help get these dog tags to our Troops.
– If you would like to receive OSOT’s
updates and alerts by email on what’s happening, please click
here and sign up! Emails from OSOT
will be generated through this Mailing List at Bravenet – if you
aren’t signed up, you won’t receive them. OSOT’s Mailing List
is a double “opt-in” process. When you sign up for the
updates and alerts, you will receive a confirming email. There
will be a link within the body of this email that you must click
in order to complete your subscription.
– If you’ve
ever wondered how OSOT got started, click
here for the story!
Packages to Iraq announced by Safeway, Inc. – Click
here for more information.
Fallen Heroes by artist
Michael G. Reagan – Click
here to learn more.
USS Abraham Lincoln
Homecoming – We welcomed the USS
Abraham Lincoln home! Follow this
to read more.