Let's Bring Em Home! 2004

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  1. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    This is their fourth year taking donations to purchase plane tickets for junior enlisted military personnel, allowing them the opportunity to fly home and spend the holidays with their families.

    They are adding a new facet to the 2004 LBEH campaign. Some troops wounded in combat are unable to leave the hospitals where they are being treated, so we are looking into the possibility of delivering their loved ones to the hospitals for the holidays!

    This program was initially started in December 2001 to show their grateful appreciation to American service members deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and has become an annual tradition ever since.

    [image=http://www.hood.army.mil/13coscom/updates/photos/664th/r.jpg] [image=http://www.hood.army.mil/13coscom/updates/photos/602nd/i.jpg] [image=http://www.hood.army.mil/13coscom/updates/photos/home/i.jpg]

    For more information on how you can donate or how you can request a ticket if you are a deployed G.I.

    Please visit http://www.lbeh.org/
  2. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    That is a really cool project! I hadn't heard about it before this year. I was also surprised while looking through the website to learn that its webmaster calls Rochester, NY his hometown!

    ~Doc_Bev
  3. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    That's right, Nicky. Ernie settled there after his last hitch in the Air Force.

    This year they (lbeh.org) became a recognized 501(c)non-profit charity. That means the donations are now tax deductible.

    I'm kinda close to this cause. Exactly one year ago I was in the desert wondering if I was going to be able to come home for Christmas. I got lucky, I received orders which ended my tour of duty there.
  4. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    <BUMP> for the troops!
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