Civil Air Patrol

Operation Thank You! A Command Challenge!

A Command Challenge for ALL Illinois Wing Units

Col Robert Dempsey set forth a challenge to ALL IL Wing units and staff members to the following in Q1 2019:
1. Have as many members as possible write a card or two to an active Airman, Solider, Sailor, Marine or Coast Guardsman, letting them know how much we appreciate their service to our country. These cards can be store bought or hand crafted. BE CREATIVE!

2. Between now and the end of March 2019, IL Wing HQ will be collecting the cards written by IL Wing units. We would like to see 1000 cards, or more be sent out from the IL Wing. Units can collectively send their cards to Illinois Wing Headquarters.

Please note: individual cards do not need postage applied.

Completed cards should be sent to: IL Wing Civil Air Patrol
PO Box 4027
St Charles, IL 60174

IL Wing HQ will be working with A Million Thanks to distribute the cards to our service men and woman. For more information use this link: http://www.amillionthanks.org/index.asp

2. Have your unit collectively create a care package for a deployed service member somehow connected to your unit and then send it to them.

3. For information on what to send in a care package check out the link below:
https://www.military.com/deployment/what-to-send-someone-who-is-deployed.html

We want to make sure you take pictures of your actions and try to include all the members of the unit in accomplishing this challenge. We also want you to keep and share with us tallies of how many cards and care packages get sent out.

This challenge is purely voluntary, and it’s not a competition, just a challenge to exercise our core values in recognizing our service members.

WILL YOUR UNIT ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?

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