Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Resuming Troop Support

Resumption of Troop Support: Though we still do not have an overseas Point of Contact for Troop Support, the IPMS-USA web site now has a POC for support to the Wounded Warrior center in San Antonio (see below for details). I've already sent one box to support this effort and will be sending more. The donation bin will be making its reappearance at the January meeting. As a side note, since don't have to ship through the APO/FPO system, we can now send enamel paints.

From the IPMS-USA website (http://www.ipmsusa.org/):
Several IPMS members have, since 2009-2010, been organizing and managing a domestic "point of contact", that being the Warrior Family Support Center and Center for the Intrepid located in San Antonio, Tx at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), Ft. Sam Houston, Tx. Troops are sent to BAMC for treatment and rehabilitation at the Center For the Intrepid. In some cases the troops remain onsite for up to 12 months. BAMC and the Center for the Intrepid are known as being among the elite medical facilities in the world for treatment and injuries received in a combat zone.
Through the generosity of hundreds of IPMS members, IPMS chapters, and modelers, the Warriors stationed at BAMC have received models, tools, books, movies, and other hobby related items through the IPMS Wounded Warriors Chapter.
For additional information about BPMS troop support activity - select the "Supporting the Troops" tag.
For additional information about IPMS troop support activity - select "Supporting the Troops"

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