December 9, 2014
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LINDA ALTAMIRANO – SPC,USA MLT (ASCP)

Good Morning Mr. & Mrs. Rathschmidt/ United for the Troops,

 

First of all, we thank you and your son, Luke, for his service.  We received your care packages today and were overwhelmed with happiness.  We thank you, and those who contributed, for taking the time to make such an awesome contribution to us while we are overseas.  Every time I read letters from those supporting us (especially from the children), I always end up crying.  Your belief in us helps us stand proud and tall while helping us remember why we are here–  as you can guess our days can be quite long and tedious…  Again, thank you for your support on behalf of the 21st Combat Support Hospital–  “Fear not!”

 

V/R

LINDA ALTAMIRANO

SPC,USA MLT (ASCP)

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

“Be the change you want to see.”

“The attempt to silence man is the greatest honor you can bestow upon him.

It means you recognize his superiority to yourself.”– Joseph Sobran

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October 13, 2014
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2014 “Operation Defend The Holidays” Fundraiser Is on November 22

Please join us for our 8th annual fundraiser at South Side Sports Bar And Grille in Mahopac will be on November 22 from 5 to 8. 

This event is vital and will determine how much we can send to our women and men serving our country this holiday season. Please stop by and participate in our many raffles and fundraisers so we can purchase as many products as possible for pour troops. If you aren’t able to hang with us on the 22nd, swing by and drop off some supplies to send to the troops. You can find what we are looking to send our troops in the list below.

Suggested List of Items to Send the Troops »

South Side Sports Bar and Grille
927 S Lake Blvd
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 621-8710

 

We Need Your Help On Packing Day

Packing day for UFT “Operation Defend The Holidays” will be on November 29 at the American Legion Hall on Buckshollow Rd In Mahopac Starting at 9:00am. This is the day we need the most help with preparing the boxes and then sending them to our troops. If you can stop by and just give us on our of your time, we can put a smile on as many troops faces as possible this holiday season!

The American Legion Mahopac Post 1080
333 Buckshollow Rd.
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 621-2639

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August 15, 2014
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Be a Part of Music History and Help Our Troops!

 

JessicaLynnJessica Lynn – Takin’ Over – Television Taping

This September 27th, be a part of music and television history as Country Music’s hottest new superstar, Westchester’s own Jessica Lynn, films her brand new television special, “Takin’ Over,” right here at the historic Paramount Theater in Peekskill, NY. Jessica currently can be seen on PBS television stations across America in her first full length television special, “Jessica Lynn – This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George,” which was filmed right here in Westchester at the historic Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake. Just back from a national tour where she shared the stage with Country Music icons such as Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., and others, Jessica is ready to rock her hometown and all for a good cause…to help our troops by teaming up with “United For the Troops,” a wonderful organization that sends care packages to our service men and women around the world. This brand new television special will feature ten new songs and some great musical surprises. Tickets are specially priced at $35.00 and are being made available to select business owners and organizations in sponsorship blocks of ten or more with a percentage of all ticket sales going directly to United for the Troops. Use these valued tickets as client thank yous, employee rewards or special promotional items. In addition, for your sponsorship ticket purchase, your company and logo will be listed on the show’s web site as an official sponsor and depending on the level of sponsorship, can be listed in the credits of the actual television program which will be seen by millions across the country. So step up and help Jessica Lynn help our troops while making entertainment history this September 27th, by purchasing a block of ten (10) or more tickets to this tremendous event, and who knows…you may even get yourself on TV !

For more information and to order tickets please E-mail or call us at the following:

Jim Rathschmidt

unitedforthetroops@gmail.com
(845) 729-4239
www.UnitedForTheTroops.org
Daydreamer Productions Inc.
Production@JessicaLynnMusic.org
(914) 245-5486
www.JessicaLynnMusic.org

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor

  • 5o Tickets or More
  • Name listed in film credits
  • Web/Social Media Promotion
  • Autographed copy of Jessica Lynn’s “This Much Fun” PBS show – DVD and CD Attend a private closed rehearsal along with four (4) guests
  • Private Meet and Greet after the performance with Jessica Lynn and the band for you and up to six (6) Guests

Gold Sponsor

  • 25 Tickets or More
  • Name listed in film credits
  • Web/Social Media Promotion
  • Autographed copy of Jessica Lynn’s “This Much Fun” PBS show – DVD and CD Attend a private closed rehearsal along with three (3) guests
  • Private Meet and Greet with Jessica Lynn and the band for you and up to four (4) Guests

Silver Sponsor

  • 15 Tickets or More
  • Web/Social Media Promotion
  • Autographed copy of Jessica Lynn’s “This Much Fun” PBS show – DVD and CD Attend a private closed rehearsal along with two (2) guests
  • Private Meet and Greet with Jessica Lynn and the band for you and up to two (2) Guests

Bronze Sponsor

  • 10 Tickets or More
  • Web/Social Media Promotion
  • Autographed copy of Jessica Lynn’s “This Much Fun” PBS show – DVD or CD Private Meet and Greet with Jessica Lynn and the band for you and a guest (1) Guest.
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June 16, 2014
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Join Us July 5th 2-5PM at the Bull & Barrel Brew Pub

Join Us July 5th 2-5PM – Support “United For The Troops”

Putnam County Business & Community

Come Together To Ride

Bull & Barrel Brew Pub

 

Show Your Support:

Join us for some great Food; meet veteran, creator and owner of Hero’s Vodka Travis McVey. Local artist Jessica Lynn will be on site for photos and CD handouts. “Ride a Bull, Help a Soldier” with a $5 donation. Enjoy live music and more!

 

Sponsorship Levels:

General – $1000 donation

Major – $500 donation

Sergeant – Donate a product or service for our raffle

 

988 Route 22
Brewster, NY 10509

 

845-278-BULL (2855)

BullandBarrelBrewPub.com

 

 

May 27, 2014
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FC2(SW) Kent, Patrick – USS BATAAN

I just want to say thank you to you, your family, and your supporters. My division of 26 and I have received boxes from you today during an underway replenishment, and we could not be more thankful! We all got enjoyment out of the letters that were in each care box and we passed them around so everyone can read. I enjoyed that there was something different in each box. We all gathered around each other while each was being opened. Just imagine you have 27 22-32 year old men and women acting like there were 8 years old again. It was a sight that will stay with me for years to come. Its always nice to have a reminder that people other then our family members know that we are out here and that are thinking of us. We have around 6 more months of being out to sea then we will be back in home port if there is anything I can do to help here or when we get back please let me know and I will be more then willing to help. Thank you again so very much for what you do its not everyday that you get something in the mail. I know you made all of our days if not our deployment.

Very Respectfully,

FC2(SW) Kent, Patrick

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May 5, 2014
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Letter From FC2(SW) Kent, Patrick USS BATAAN

I just want to say thank you to you, your family, and your supporters. My division of 26 and I have received boxes from you today during an underway replenishment, and we could not be more thankful! We all got enjoyment out of the letters that were in each care box and we passed them around so everyone can read. I enjoyed that there was something different in each box. We all gathered around each other while each was being opened.  Just imagine you have 27 22-32 year old men and women acting like there were 8 years old again. It was a sight that will stay with me for years to come. Its always nice to have a reminder that people other then our family members know that we are out here and that are thinking of us. We have around 6 more months of being out to sea then we will be back in home port if there is anything I can do to help here or when we get back please let me know and I will be more then willing to help. Thank you again so very much for what you do its not everyday that you get something in the mail. I know you made all of our days if not our deployment.

Very Respectfully,

FC2(SW) Kent, Patrick
USS BATAAN

December 15, 2013
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Letter from Byrd, Fernando C. LT (CVN75 AIR/V1 FLIGHT DECK OFFICER)

Dear united for the Troops,

First off, I would like to say Thank you for the care package that you sent with all of the wonderful treats. We truly enjoyed them and it really means the world to us to know that we are appreciated. We have decided to hang the cards that you sent on our board outside of our office for all to see along with the letter describing how your program got started. That said, it is truly amazing that we have wonderful citizens in the world like United for the troops and sponsors that appreciate the sacrifices that deployed Sailors, soldiers and marines make every day. Once again, on the behalf of myself and my Flight Deck crew onboard Harry S. Truman, we appreciate it and its citizens like you that make the world a better place. We ask that you continue to pray for our safe return as we continue our journey defending freedom and democracy around the world. Take Care.

Very Respectfully,
LT Byrd

Byrd, Fernando C. LT (CVN75 AIR/V1 FLIGHT DECK OFFICER)

December 8, 2013
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Thank You from ISAF Joint Command Kabul Afghanistan

To Jim & Pat Rathschmidt,

On behalf of the soldiers, airman, Marines, and sailors serving in Afghanistan at ISAF Joint Command, I want to personally thank you for thinking of us.  The packages were great and contained all the things we use every day.  They went quickly!  You thoughts touched hundreds of servicemen/women and help us not to forget why we serve our nation.

We received cards from:  Federica, Abigail, Brendan (CCD Student at St. Elizabeth, Ann Seton, NY), Kelsey (Yorktown Heights, NY), Izzy (CCD Student at St. Elizabeth, Ann Seton, NY), Sammy, Julia, Agatha, and Rebecca times 2 (Troop 1165).

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Semper Fidelis,  Colonel Gino P. Amoroso USMC

 

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Gino P. Amoroso | Col (OF-5), USMC | CoS DCOS JOPS, ISAF Joint Command