The Army Times has a story on holiday care packages.
While it’s mostly about Christmas stuff (sigh), there is a tidbit about us chosen people:
One chaplain in Iraq requested 28 Hanukkah boxes for Jewish troops, and has reported back that the ones received so far have caught each soldier by surprise, she said. Each contained a small menorah, a dreidle, Hanukkah cookies, favorite candies, a moisture-wicking T-shirt and beanie, toiletries, hot cocoa mix, and other items.
There is an impressive list of online resources for those wishing to help out deployed troops; everything from “pen-pal” sites to an organization that will send a 2-minute holiday greeting video (from you) to your deployed loved ones. We’re already a few days deep into Channukah, but remember, those men and women can always use a morale booster. Take note of these resources and use them year-round.