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Remember Valour IT

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 1:33 pm

A Valour IT update from Cassandra at Villainous Company:

Tomorrow is the Marine Corps Birthday. One of the traditions we keep to in the Corps is the Commandant’s Birthday message – it is played at every Marine Corps Ball and at any place where Marines gather all over the world. This is last year’s message from the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. It makes the point that Marines have been at the forefront of the war on terror for over a quarter of a century:

The Marine team is within sight of our 35K goal, but we need your help to get there! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the birth of our Corps than to boost the Marine team to its first victory ever.

Valour IT provides adaptive technology to help severely wounded vets recover faster, establish a support system, and regain their independence. Since the program began, every single dollar raised by Valour IT has been used to provide:

· 4,100+ voice activated laptops

· over 30 Wii systems

· and nearly 100 handheld GPS devices to wounded vets at:

Balboa Naval Hospital
Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton
Brooke Army Medical Center
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital
Madigan RMC
Walter Reed AMC
National Naval MC (Bethesda)
and VA centers nationwide.

The men and women of the United States military have given their all to defend the values we Americans hold dear. For the price of a few sixpacks of beer or some dip and chips, you can tell them that you honor their sacrifices and their service. Please give generously. They did:

10 Responses to “Remember Valour IT”

  1. ok that’s not vaguely obscene

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  2. here is the more better and also free flash charts package I use.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  3. that was a little rude wan’t it? Yes. Yes it was. I’m doing a presentation today so I am very graph-oriented.

    What would be helpful I think is for the U.S. postal service to not charge a fortune to ship things to soldiers what are overseas serving their country to make freedom and stuff.

    I hate the U.S Postal service cause of how gay it is and infested with union losers but if they made it less expensive to send things to where our soldiers are I might like them more better I think, except for all the pansy union losers.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  4. Actually, boxes sent to APO or FPO addresses are charged domestic rates, minus a $2 discount for military mail. And if you print out your own label online you get another discount. So it is not at all expensive to sent items overseas. I have mailed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

    As soon as Valour IT is over, our small non-profit will be working with Operation Santa to send Christmas packages to over 300 Marines in Afghanistan :p Last box I sent to the spousal unit took all of one week to get from DC to Afghanistan. Pretty amazing.

    Learn more here:

    Cassandra (b137c4)

  5. No way. For reals? I got ripped. Maybe it was just how heavy it was or something. Thanks though that’s good to know.

    happyfeet (f62c43)

  6. I sent packages to an adopted soldier last year via Amazon, and it was a snap.

    DRJ (dff2ca)

  7. where did you adopt your soldier from?

    happyfeet (f62c43)

  8. Soldiers’ Angels. You can adopt a soldier and there are some one-time gifts, too.

    DRJ (dff2ca)

  9. There are many things on which I wish I could go back and take a mulligan. Two of them tied to that video. I wish I’d have gone active instead of reserves. And I wish I’d have stayed in.

    Can I get a mulligan?

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  10. ok I read all about it. I’ll think about doing that for next year.

    happyfeet (f62c43)

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