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Write to our troops

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Do you get excited when when you open your mailbox and find an expected letter from a friend or family member, or when you get a random text message from an old friend? Now, take that feeling and amplify it tenfold.

Writing letters is a great tradition and becoming a pen pal to an American troop overseas is one of the many ways you can support our men and women in uniform.

Writing letters to deployed troops is a great way to support them in their mission.

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Being deployed is tough. You leave your loved ones behind and are shipped to a faraway, unfamiliar location. A letter is a welcome gift from the home front.

A word of encouragement can help give them the strength they need to carry on and complete the mission at hand. By writing supportive letters, you bring a little bit of home to their corner of the world.

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We all need friends, and having a written correspondence with a deployed service member helps to foster friendship. If you have been deployed, then you can empathize with and support your pen pal through his or her struggles.