Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Monthly Archives: February, 2016

  • Happy 75th Birthday, Coast Guard Reserve!
    February 19th, 2016

    By TroopsDirect

    February 19 is formally recognized as the birth of the #CoastGuardReserve while June 23 is recognized as birthday of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. On Dec. 7, 1941, Lt. Cmdr. Frank D. Higbee ordered the Auxiliary to duty in the 11th Naval District (Calif.) and told them (in effect): “Come back with your shield, or on it!”

    For 75 years the Coast Guard Reserve has taken on the job of “utility responder” and has served in every major conflict or crisis this nation has faced. The Coast Guard Reserve has seen action from the beaches of France and Iwo Jima in World War II, to the shores of the gulf coast for Deepwater Horizon.

    Since February 19, 1941, the Coast Guard Reserve has taken its full place alongside their brothers and sisters in the other Armed Forces. Every Coast Guard reservist and every American can take great pride in the professionalism, patriotism and preparedness displayed.

    Thank you to the nearly 7000 men and women who serve today! #SupportOurTroops #USA

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  • Congressman Duncan Hunter & TroopsDirect Executive Director Aaron Negherbon – on The Sean Hannity Show 11/11/15
    February 12th, 2016

    By TroopsDirect

    congressman hunterIn case you missed it…what follows is a link to an interview from November 11, 2015.  It’s such a good interview, we thought it was worth reposting. We are lucky to have such strong and vocal supporters in both Sean Hannity and Congressman Duncan Hunter.

    TroopsDirect Executive Director Aaron Negherbon could be heard with Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) on The Sean Hannity Show (Forward audio link to 18:25 to hear Aaron and the Congressman.) The men were discussing how our own troops are struggling to obtain the basic equipment they need from the Department of Defense and how TroopsDirect is stepping in while our own government fails them.

    The staff wrote a nice recap of the conversation and highlighted the basic but necessary mission of TroopsDirect.  Thank you to The Sean Hannity Show for inviting us to be part of this important discussion, and thank you as always to Congressman Hunter for his service to our country and his unwavering support of TroopsDirect and those we serve.

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  • Amazon Smile- an easy way to donate to TroopsDirect and our soldiers! Year-round!
    February 5th, 2016

    By TroopsDirect

    Did you know that Amazon Prime has a giving program called Amazon Smile Foundation– and through this, you can direct 0.5% of your eligible purchases to TroopsDirect?  This program works year-round, so you can kick over a donation to our deployed service members each time you buy something you’d normally buy on Amazon! Here’s what you do:

    –Shop Amazon but enter in this URL:

    –Select TROOPSDIRECT as your charity (make sure you do it as all one word!)

    –The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to TroopsDirect, which goes right to helping our service members!

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    You can also help our deployed servicemen and women by donating directly and securely from the TroopsDirect website.  We are a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Better yet?  We work tirelessly to make sure that well over $0.90 of every $1.00 goes directly to our troops.  We are a lean, no-frills organization.  Learn more about our financials by clicking here.

    Consider this:

    –When medics in a combat zone were waiting over 4 weeks for additional stretchers, stethoscopes, syringes and gauze from their own military supply lines, TroopsDirect filled their request for help in less than 3 hours.

    –When one unit was waiting over 12 months for parts to fix a broken down generator, TroopsDirect acquired and shipped the needed parts. IN 72 HOURS.

    –When one battalion was resorting to using bottle caps to mark where land mines were emplaced, TroopsDirect was there with over 50 cases of chalk powder for marking these areas and saving American lives.

    $20, $50, $100…whatever you can give will be well spent and is guaranteed to save lives of our men and women in uniform.  Thank you for helping us!

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