What is a HUG?
A HUG is a cooling tie that will keep a serviceperson cool for hours in the blistering heat of the Middle Eastern desert. It is made of sand-colored cotton (for camouflage) and filled with polymer crystals, which absorb moisture and swell when immersed in cold water. Our troops love tying a cold HUG around their necks before embarking on a mission in desert heats that can exceed 130-degrees!
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Our Troops Say
Love Sam B.
We received your package today. I, myself work in an office facility with many other offices here. All Soldiers in our Brigade come here when they go to and from R&R. Though we have it a little bit easier here than others, most of our Soldiers are on small outposts that do not have a PX or very few amenities. Simple things like personal hygiene items
means so much. Things that most people take for granted back home, like reading a magazine to stay up on current events really matters to the Soldiers. Every day we put on the same uniform and do the same tasks, no variety. So the Soldiers out there talk about home. Some get sad because the younger ones have never been away from home or they do not have any family to write to. So your contributions puts a smile on their faces, gives them something to discuss, makes them know people care. When they walk in waiting to go back out to the zone and they see our giveaway box, they immediately head over and grab a snack or ask if they can take the magazine with them, but every time they light up. I hang letters and cards I receive on the wall, so they can read them and know who sent the items. Some stuff my colleagues keep here in a giveaway box, some are sent to the outlying bases so they can have them. None of it gets
wasted. It gives our Soldiers hope, knowing someone cares. Your support keeps them from being lonely and reminds us of the day we get to go home. Thank you very much once again.