As posted here just before Christmas, National Guardsmen (liberty lover, and former candidate for OK’s Fourth Congressional District) RJ Harris let us know via Facebook that he donated a DVD player to his unit’s USO venue and is looking for some DVDs to play on it.
With that in mind, we’ve started “Operation DVD”, to run for the month of January. Please consider looking through your DVD collection and donating a title or two to provide some entertainment in the off hours to our troops serving under difficult circumstances.
Please send DVDs directly to RJ at the address below – he has committed to taking them to the USO venue and any duplicate titles will be given to an adjacent unit. If you don’t have any used DVDs you’d like to part with, of course new ones would be appreciated! (See below for a tip on sending a new DVD at minimum expense through Amazon.com, addressed correctly for delivery to an AFP.)
CW2 RJ Harris
FOB Tarin Kowt
APO AE 09380
We’ve started a Facebook event to help us get the word out, so if you have an account, help us out by “RSVPing”, leaving a comment, and sharing the event link with your Facebook friends.
Tip on sending a new DVD for minimal expense – and sending to military addresses via Amazon.com:
Amazon.com and other online stores offer free shipping promotions. Another option is to send RJ an Amazon.com gift certificate for the average cost of a DVD.
Here are some special instructions for entering APO addresses at Amazon.com as needed (you enter APO in the city field, AE in the state field, zip code as usual and United States in the country even though shipping overseas).