Send a Package

You might be surprised by the everyday items our troops need in a war zone. Operation Komando is here to give you the information you need to help the troops.

Please take the time to read all of the information provided below.

Thank you for your support of our troops!

Personal items

  • Baby wipes, hand sanitizer, body wash, shampoo, toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Lip balm, Chapstick
  • Gum, hard candy
  • Portable snacks like jerky, pretzels, nuts, seeds (any salty items to replace salt tablets)
  • Tuna (in pouches)
  • Protein powder and energy drinks
  • Granola bars / power bars
  • Cookies / crackers
  • NO chocolate or anything that might melt
  • Reading materials, word puzzles, playing cards
  • Stationery w/ envelopes
  • Important - include a personal note or letter

Operation Komando cannot accept packages directly. Please mail your Military Care Packages directly to the troop(s) listed below.

Please note that you should send only new items. All food must be in the manufacturer’s original packaging.

Big-ticket items

  • Game systems
  • Tablets, notebooks or ereaders
  • Portable DVD or CD players & headphones
  • MP3 players
  • Keyboards / mice
  • USB hubs
  • Laptop computers
  • Laptop cooling fans
  • External hard drives

Small-ticket items

  • AA, AAA, C batteries
  • DVD movies & digital games
  • Video games
  • CDs
  • Books
  • Small flashlights (battery operated)
  • Golf balls, tees
  • Computer screen wipes
  • Online gift cards

OK, now what?

Priority Mail service is the preferred choice for sending care packages to troops stationed overseas. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service offers a free special Military Care Kit, or "Mili-kit," to make shipping easier.

Each kit contains:

  • 2 flat-rate boxes - no weight limit as long as it fits
  • 2 cube boxes
  • address labels
  • customs forms

You can even call to get the kit sent to you; check the postal service site for details. Note that while the kit is free, you do have to pay the shipping charges.

Operation Komando is in contact with various troops that need your support at different times. Service rules do not allow packages to be sent to "Any Service Person" or the like. Please pick a troop below and address your package exactly as listed:

Please check back soon. We are looking for new troops to sponsor with Operation Komando.

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"I really have to thank you and the listeners for the support they are giving my country. It gives us a sense of pride and honor to serve such great Americans. Thank you for the prayers as well. We can never have enough of those."- Captain Travis Absher

"I would like to thank you for remembering everyone that is deployed. The support and generosity that continues is truly amazing. These selfless acts strengthen my pride in America and the American people." - 1SG David B. Curtis

"We all would like to thank Kim, the staff and your audience for your support and for not forgetting about the Service member and Americans deployed here in Afghanistan." -Martin Gonzalez

Following these precautions will safeguard your package on the way to its final destination:

  • Place the mailing address inside the parcel on a separate piece of paper.
  • Refrain from including the soldier's rank when addressing your package.
  • Use a box that is constructed to conform to the contents you are sending.
  • Ensure the weight of the items in the box is evenly distributed.
  • Add packing material on the inside if any portion of the box sags or is easily depressed.
  • Use packaging tape for wrapping the outside of the box. Do not wrap with string.
  • Cross out or cover excess markings or printing to prevent your box from being missent.
  • Enclose all personal hygiene items, such as deodorant, lotion, or shampoo, in a sealable bag.
  • Place all perishable items, such as cookies, chips, etc., in a plastic container.
  • Do not mail liquids of any kind, especially carbonated drinks, which can explode during transit.