The IKE is back on the high seas on deployment. We sent them some TRX Force Kits for the Air Squadrons and also two others, which the Command Master Chief raffled to ship's departments. The winners were Supply Stock Control Division and Engineering Electrical Division, shown here.
Welcome Home IKE! The USS Dwight D Eisenhower returned to the U.S. for the holidays.
Operation Overlord Supporting the USS Dwight D Eisenhower and the Sailors in the Carrier Group
Our Coordinator: "Fun Boss" Sara D Additional Contact: CMC Gregg S
Operation Overlord also supports the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Strike Group, which includes both the USS Iwo Jima and USS New York
Click below for latest Operation Overlord "Wish List" for the Sailors, Aviators and Marines. <--- click here --->
USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)
Our Contacts: Chaplain (CDR) Robert E Chaplain (LCDR) Cerino B
USS New York (LPD-21)
Our Contact: Chaplain (LCDR) Michael A.
Operation Overlord has begun!
This past April, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon visited the USS IKE with folks from Unilever, the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, US Tennis Assoc, Ten Gun Design, TRX Fitness and Brother Gravity country rock band. The team put on a "happening" event as a way of saying "thank you" to the Sailors and Aviators aboard ship.
The Latest: DEC 19 - The IKE comes home to a grand welcome in Norfolk, VA, for a Holiday leave. We are so happy our Sailors and Aviators got to come home for Christmas. They will be going back to the Middle East in the near future. Welcome Home guys!!
SEPT 6 - Thanks to Jack Daniels Motors for purchasing Mechanix gloves for the jet mechanics aboard the USS IKE. They donated 30 pairs and the gloves have already been shipped! Thanks Colleen and the Jack Daniels team! (See pix above of the team and gloves.)
AUG 30 - Coffee Associates gourmet coffee and Lipton Tea and Honey tea stix are being handed out to the Sailors aboard our ships (see above for pics from the IKE); we've also sent a ton of Xbox 360 games, thanks to our Special Friends and partners at Microsoft Xbox 360 (Thanks Kyle and Rob!). We also were donated $$$ in honor of Alan K's Mom and these are going to Op Overlord. Consequently, we've already shipped Keurig machines to all three ships! And more stuff to come!
AUG 3 - We shipped a couple hundred pounds of gourmet coffee from Coffee Associates out to the ships. The IKE, IWO and New York are all getting some coffee for their Sailors and Marines. Thanks to Bill C for his generosity! He matches our purchases pound for pound! Plus he donates on his own too. You can't beat that for patriotism!
On Monday, June 18, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, along with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders and Sneaky Pete's Beverages, brought more joy and goodies to the ship. This time, two pallets of Sneaky Pete's nutritious/delicious juices, Sheila G's Brownie Brittle, Coffee Associates gourmet coffee, some NY Giants 2011 yearbooks and a new espresso/capuccino machine donated by Bryan Cave Law Firm for the seven Aviation Squadrons. Additionally, one of AaSP's volunteers, Nancy D'Uva, donated a small capuccino machine for the "Night Dippers" Search and Rescue squadron.
It was a great day to visit the crew again and wish them luck and safety on their upcoming deployment. AaSP has created Operation Overlord (named after the famous D-Day WWII Operation under Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower) and will be supporting the IKE during her long deployment overseas.
We want to thank Pete S, his wife Sandy and son Nicholas for their generous donations and taking the time out of their busy schedule to be with us. We also thank Bill C of Coffee Associates for his ongoing generosity of our Warriors. They need good coffee on board and Bill is there for us ... and for them! And of course, thanks Anne N and the Administrative Angels, Vinnie A and all the great folks at Bryan Cave Law in NYC and throughout the US for their incredibly successful campaign to raise money for the IKE.
Now the IKE has deployed. Our aim is to support the major departments on board ship, as well as other ships in the Strike Force. We'll need your help! If you would like to support Operation Overlord and contribute to the well-being and help keep morale high on board, please let us know!
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders arrive on the USS Dwight D Eisenhower on Monday, June 18, 2012, to visit the Crew and hand out goodies and photographs for their send off. They deployed 48 hours later.
AaSP President Alan Krutchkoff presents a new espresso/capuccino machine to the Air Wing aboard the USS IKE with Capt. Hitchcock and the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders looking on. The machine was donated by Bryan Cave Law, a large multi-national firm with strong ties to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. The employees at 7 Bryan Cave offices raised money to take care of the IKE during the X Bowl this past April and will be supporting them during their new deployment.
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