Welcome to Booksforsoldiers.info, the companion site to Booksforsoldiers.com.
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TROOPS! If you are a deployed member of the US military and were only looking to see how to make a request or get support, click here to go to the entry page and complete the request form on the right of the screen. If you can't see the request form (it may be blocked at your location) send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your APO/FPO address.
CIVILIANS! There are three Steps to helping the troops: 1. JOIN THE FORUM Meet the troops, get help and find out what it is all about. Click HERE to get a username for the forum. (You need a username to use the message boards.) More here on getting started. 2. BECOME AN OFFICIAL VOLUNTEER To provide more security for our troops, we ask our volunteers to fill out a notarized application and mail it in. It's easy! Get it HERE. This allows members to have access to the "Operational Security" forum where troops whose addresses require "OpSec" are kept. Regular members do not have access to this secure forum. 3. GET TO SHIPPING Once your application is approved, you will be able to send troops books, DVDs, games and relief supplies. You will also have access to our Pen Pal area and Post Card Jamboree. On average our volunteers fill over 1000 requests a month, even more now with the holidays. Image:Http://booksforsoldiers.com/forum/Themes/desertsand small/images/post/Christmas.gif Get started today and get your company, civic group or place of worship involved with supporting our troops. QUESTIONS? Contact any of the moderators.
Click on the links to the left to learn more about us.
- Check out the "not a member yet?" links (for Civilians, for Military) if we are brand new to you.
- View the User Manual if you are learning to navigate the site and respond to requests.
- Look under "hello world!" for our Press Kit.
Booksforsoldiers.com is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those in the US military who are deployed outside the US. Military personnel are invited to make requests, and members read the requests and fill them. Booksforsoldiers.com receives no government support, and limited corporate support. It is made possible due to the generosity of its members.
Booksforsoldiers.info, the website you are now viewing, is separate from Booksforsoldiers.com. It is meant to help introduce you Booksforsoldiers.com, to assist you in getting started as a new member, and to be a reference on sending items to the troops and otherwise offering support.
Much of the text is based on the contributions of the BFS members that have been compiled here. Our thanks to all of the members and our regrets that it is not practical to acknowledge all of the individually.
If you have questions of comments, please contact any of the moderators.
There are still a number of links under construction. We know about them, so there is no need to notify us about them.