goodies for a soldier in Kuwait?
- toodie jane Dec 14, 2005 11:23 PM
what food items might a soldier in Kuwait want/need?
Need some practical advice, thanks! (don't know exactly where his unit is, but I think it's calvary. Does this mean tanks?)
My son did a year in Iraq. He really liked getting jerky, cans of nuts, candy (like skittles, no chocolate,it melts). You can get those little packages that have chicken or tuna with crackers.
But mostly he liked getting a couple cans of beer.
Don't know about Kuwait. He may have access to this stuff already. My son was on a base with no PX.
I'll ask him about it later. If he has anything I didn't name I'll post again.
My spouse spent a year in Afghanistan and I sent the following:
shelled pistachios and peanuts
canned chips, pretzels etc (canned so that they wouldn't get smooshed)
candy (esp individually packaged ones so they could pass them out to the kids)
candy that doesn't melt, like life savers, lollypops, twizzlers
good coffee (Army drinks crappy Folgers)
pencils, pens, paper
Essentially, I went to Costco and just looked. I bought big packages because everything was shared or distributed to the kids in the area.
"All packages must be sent via the U.S. Postal System. The post office also requires companies or individuals to hand deliver packages being sent to APO/FPO addresses. (This is one reason why many merchants won't ship to APO/FPO addresses.)"
So it looks like those merchants who are willing to go to the post office with the package are allowed to ship to overseas military base addresses, just like individuals.