I forgot to mention it at the BBQ Match...
I will be collecting items again this year to ship overseas to deployed troops. This year the unit will be 1st Platoon, 1113th Transport Company, CAARNG based out of Kandahar AB, Afghanistan in which my brother is a squad leader.
I will be collecting items at all the ICORE & IDPA matches until 17 November and will be shipping on Friday, 29 November. The Rimfire folk can leave items in the container and I can pick 'em up at one of the other matches. The Board has been kind enough to help with shipping.
Some suggested items are:
Toiletries (they do have 5 females in the unit), Boresnakes (.22 & .30cal), chamber mops, Dewey rods, anything that helps clean M4 chambers, Photon or any type of squeeze lights (any color, RED is best), shaving brushes to clean weapons, DVDs, phone cards, tobacco - snuff, cigars, pipe, Bengay/sportscream, Tylenol, Mach3 razors, ANY kind of hard candy... Atomic fireballs are the bomb, Gummi bears, Mio or Gatorade packets, Starbucks VIA (the AF will not let them have coffee machines so ground/whole bean is out), sun block, baby wipes, eye drops, foot powder, chewing gum, cookies, crackers, jerky (beef or turkey, NO PORK PRODUCTS!), chocolate will melt.
The above list is not inclusive... feel free to add whatever you feel they might like. Imagine yourself in country that doesn't have a lot of the goodies we take for granted. Just no books or magazines... they take up too much space. Bagged items versus boxed are also easier to pack into the 12 x 12 x 5-1/2 Priority Mail boxes that I will be using.
For those that don't know, the bro has shot at the club a couple times and is the reason we have a pole to fly the Colors from at the matches. He donated the parts and did the installation.