In November we had a Christmas Party in conjunction with a Service Project. We “Adopted” a Marine unit in Okinawa, Japan, providing 40 service men and women with holiday care packages.
When we asked for your help, we were overwhelmed by your giving spirit! We were able to put together 40 Care Packages because of YOU! Your generosity and kindness gave these Marines a brighter holiday – thank you!
We had a great group of volunteers who helped put the packages together and wrote personal Christmas messages to the Marines. Combine that with lots of food, smiling faces, and a visit from Rudolph, and you have a great night!
Many of you have also asked to learn more about the unit and see pictures from that night. Check out all of that information below, as well as pictures from the unit and that night. Enjoy, and thank you again for your generosity!
Where did the CARE PACKAGES Go?
Care packages were sent to the Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, based out of Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan.
Known as the “Firebirds,” Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 is an aviation support unit of the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Their motto is “COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE.”
Marine Wing Support Squadron 172’s goal is Sustained Unit Readiness, which is translated to supporting day-to-day operations and contingencies ranging from humanitarian assistance to high intensity conflict.
The 40 Care Packages were sent to the Communications Unit of the Marine Wing Support Squadron 172.