In stark contrast to the words of "support" from the Congress and the Bush administration, Veterans for
Common Sense calls for specific actions of support - Deeds not Words. We encourage veterans and true
supporters of our troops support this important campaign which will include:
* Intensified public and government advocacy in coordination with leading veterans organizations, including the
National Gulf War Resource Center and the Disabled American Veterans, to support a fully-funded budget for
veterans healthcare and "force health protection" to safeguard our troops.
* VCS is committed to ensure the safe return of our troops and to protect their future and the healthcare
needs of all of our veterans by stopping the budget cuts.
* Direct contact to deployed service members with messages of support, peace and hope. VCS is doing so by
highlighting opportunities, such as Operation Dear Abby, to send letters and care packages to deployed
* Continued education and public awareness of the role combat veterans must play in the national debate
regarding the judicious use of military force.
Please send all checks and personal greetings for "Operation USO Care Package" to: USO-Operation USO Care
C/O Pentagon Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 19221
Alexandria, VA 22320-9998
Due to the threat of anthrax following September 11, DoD suspended its practice of forwarding personal care
packages and correspondence by the American public to "Any Service Member." In its place, USO created a
care package program. Through sponsorship of an "Operation USO Care Package," an individual's personal
greeting will be transcribed onto an official postcard and included in the care package going to a service
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