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1SG Justin Hanson
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Afghanistan
1SG Justin Hanson
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(This address has been requested 148 times.) (NOTE **)
Soldier's Title: First Sergeant
APO/FPO: APO AE (Note 1*)
Added here: 25 October 2017
Expect to not mail past: 01 Jun 2018 (See Note 3*)
Contact for approx number of Males: 48, Females: 0 (Note 5*)
Unit is from: Georgia (Note 6*)
Restrictions to this address: Here (Note 7*)
(Note: Addresses that have changed will be noted "Address Has Changed".)

03 Apr 2018:
Hello,

Summer like temperatures are here. The Ravens have adjusted well to the abrupt change in weather in this region. Sun, dust and wind are now a normal part of life for the Soldiers. They have come up with some very clever ways to improve their work areas though. Last month the constructed a camouflaged screen to cover their main work area giving them both shade and shelter from the wind and dust. Soldiers become very resourceful when they are in these types of environments.

The Ravens have been busy bees flying their aircraft every day and keeping them in tip top shape. Many of them have even said they prefer the constant flow of work when we are here versus back in the U.S., but they definitely miss being near family and friends.

We appreciate the love and support that we have received from Any Soldier. Thank you for what you have done for us.

V/R
1SG Justin Hanson




26 Feb 2018

Thank you so much for your support. We appreciate your support and everything that everyone has done for us.

It is now the transition period between winter and spring here. Temperatures are starting to rise and it no longer freezes at night. We never got any snow here, just rain and dust. The Soldiers have gone from being completely bundled up all night long while at work to almost summer time conditions in less than a week. Some like it better cold and some like it better hot, so there is always somebody not happy here. Our Soldiers from Puerto Rico are especially thankful to those that sent the hand warmers. They used those on a daily basis when it was cold. The leftovers we will hang on to and pass on to our replacements here so that they will be warm next year.

Valentines came and went in a flash. If we didn't get any Valentine's treats I think that most of us would have forgot about it. We are so busy here sometimes that every day seems like it is the same. That helps morale by keeping everyone busy. I can't imagine being over here and not being busy every day.

Thanks again for the support and we appreciate everything that you have done for us over here.

V/R
1SG Justin Hanson



14 Jan 2018

Charlie Company is now three months into the deployment. The Soldiers have been performing their missions with vigor and precision. I have attached two photos of our Soldiers receiving awards for their actions in combat. I have also attached a photo from a flight and the crew preparing to fly just prior.

The Soldiers have made it through the holiday season, which can be tough especially for the younger Soldiers who have not spent a holiday away from home like that. We made it through and the care packages sent to us helped a lot with that.

Afghanistan is an interesting place with very extreme temperature changes in the winter time. At night our Soldiers are bundled up with hats, gloves, coats and scarves, and during the day since it gets up to 70 degrees they are stripping off layers of clothes while they work. Many times the difference between the day and night temperature can be anywhere from 30-50 degrees difference!

We appreciate the support that you have provided us. Thank you for what you do.

V/R
1SG Justin Hanson




12 Dec 2017

Since our last correspondence the Soldiers of Charlie Company are functioning like a well-oiled machine. They are fixing their aircraft, flying missions and asking for seconds. The temperatures have dropped in Afghanistan, but you wouldn't know it in Charlie Company. During the night the temperatures dip down into the mid 20's and then back up to about 60 degrees by the afternoon. Quite the change we go through each day. They are bundled up at night and the early morning, then shedding layers at lunch time. There is no snow or precipitation where we are, but every now and then we get some clouds over us that look like they are almost ready to rain down on us.

For many of the Soldiers this will be their first holiday season spent outside of the USA. They are in good spirits though as things like Facebook and text apps allow them to stay in touch with their families. We are overwhelmed by the support that we have received from Any Soldier. We hope that everyone at Any Soldier has a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. Thank you for what you do.

Attached is a photo of a Charlie Company Aircraft about to take off on a flight this morning.


V/R
1SG Justin Hanson



14 Nov 2017

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Hello,

Since our last update the Soldiers have started receiving packages from Any Soldier. They were elated to open them and we honored by how generous the people behind your organization are. They set up shelves in our office and organized all of the items sent to distribute to our Soldiers in the company.

The Soldiers settled in and have been busy every day fixing and flying on their helicopters each day. They are busy which helps the time to pass by. The weather has changed hereto become more Fall like. The temperatures drop down into the 40's at night and heat back up during the day. It has been a pleasant change since when they first arrived it was hot and dusty the whole time. We even got our first rainfall last night!

The Soldiers wanted to say thank you for what you do. They appreciate the love and support they get.


V/R
1SG Justin Hanson



25 Oct 2017

I am First Sergeant representing a Black Hawk helicopter company from Georgia. We have been stationed away from home for about a month now. My Soldiers live in an open bay room where they have a bed and a wall locker. We have power and lights etc. So we have most everything that you would need to live, but there is limited access to comfort items and hygiene products at our location. Regardless of that fact my Soldiers remain in high spirits and are accomplishing their mission on a daily basis. We are all proud to be a part of this unit to serve our country. Knowing that we are supported by people back home makes that much sweeter.

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(NOTE *): Effective 1 May 2006 this web site added a major layer of security to our contacts' information. This change is necessary to protect our troops and ensure that Any Soldier will continue to operate.
The ONLY changes are that the addresses of our contacts are now hidden and the number of addresses you can get are limited. You may obtain addresses simply by clicking on the link provided and correctly filling out the form, the address will then be emailed to you immediately.

(NOTE **): The number shown is how many times a form was submitted requesting this address. This does NOT necessarily mean that this contact will be helped by that many folks. Rule of thumb is that anything 5 requests or less may in fact be no support at all. No way to tell exactly unless the contact lets you know in his/her update how much support they are getting.

(Note 1.): Note that postage to APO AE and FPO AE (E = Europe) is only to NY where the connection to the APO/FPO (APO = Army Post Office)(FPO = Fleet Post Office) is, or to San Francisco for APO AP and FPO AP (P = Pacific), so you don't pay postage all the way to Iraq/Afghanistan. You might consider picking contacts closer to your mailing area to help cut the cost of mailing. If you live on the East Coast, pick "AE", West Coast, pick "AP", Midwest, well...uh, Thank You for your Support! ;)

New with us (December 2005) you might notice "APO AA" and "FPO AA". This is for units in the Caribbean/South America. Normally. However, due to the nature of some units they may be in Iraq but have an address showing "FPO AA". Mail addresses to "AA" goes out of Miami, Florida.

(Note 2.): Why are military addresses weird? There isn't a street address or city. What gives? Correct, just about everything about the military is weird to civilians. Military units are very mobile, they move around a lot, often they even become part of another unit. The APO (Army Post Office) and FPO (Fleet Post Office) assign APO and FPO numbers as needed, they are NOT static. An APO/FPO number may be for a large unit, or a location. An APO/FPO number for Baghdad today may be for Frankfurt tomorrow.

(Note 3.): The "Expect to not mail past" date is only an approximate and is one of the least reliable things on this web site. It is because of this that you must check often before you send anything to this unit. There are a few reasons this date is not reliable, to include: it IS the Military, we ARE dealing with the APO/FPO/DPO. The only thing that does not change in the military is that things will change. PLEASE NOTE that a Contact is dropped off our active list 30 days PRIOR to their date leaving to help avoid mail bouncing.

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(Note 5.): The lines, "Contact with approx number of Soldiers:" and "Approx how may Female Soldiers:" have NOTHING to do with unit strength. They are approximately how many other Troops the Contacts believe they can get packages to. This helps you understand that you should not send 100 packages to someone who only deals with 10 Troops.
Don't forget that if your package is for a female Soldier, be sure to change "ATTN: Any Soldier®" to "ATTN: Any Female Soldier".

( Note 6.): This is simply where the unit this contact is from. This is NOT a true picture of the folks in the unit as most all units are made up of folks from all over the United States.) A "Composite Unit" is one made up of other units and is usually temporary for a particular mission.

( Note 7.): Updated APO/FPO/DPO mailing restrictions> courtesy of Oconus.com (gone now) (Note: About Restriction "U2": "U2 - Limited to First Class Letters", Box "R" is for retired personnel that live overseas and are still authorized an APO/FPO box. Their address will be something like Box 3345R. Doubt you will see anything like that in Afghanistan or Iraq or ...)(Please Note: Sometime in August 2013, Oconus.com changed the code on their page and our form doesn't work with them anymore, so a link to their page is the best we can do, sorry.)


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