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Veteran's Day: Heroes of Our Past and Present

Veteran's Day: Heroes of Our Past and Present

Posted by Hannah Fleace on Nov 11th 2019

Today marks the 100th year we’re recognizing Veteran’s Day. To celebrate, I wanted to honor the veterans we know and love as well as all the men and women who have served in all of America’s wars.A … read more
App Review: Ink Cards

App Review: Ink Cards

Posted by Hannah Fleace on Oct 28th 2019

I am all about making communication as easy as possible during those long-distance stints in our relationships with our service members. A few weeks ago, I gave you tips on revamping your let … read more
Five Ways to Revitalize Your Long-Distance Letters

Five Ways to Revitalize Your Long-Distance Letters

Posted by Hannah Fleace on Sep 28th 2019

While my husband was in basic training, I tried to write to him every day. It was definitely a labor of love, but I felt it was important. It kept his spirits up and made me feel connected to hi … read more
Product Review: Ritz Crisp & Thins

Product Review: Ritz Crisp & Thins

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Sep 1st 2019

I love to save money. One of my favorite things to do is use my frequent shopper’s card at Harris Teeter, a popular grocery store in the south. It’s high-end, but if you get food on sale, the pri … read more
DIY Dollar Store Military Care Package Guide

DIY Dollar Store Military Care Package Guide

Posted by Christine Vande Griend on Jul 25th 2019

We know you look to Hero Care Packages to provide high quality, well sourced and shipped care packages for your Hero – and you know we’re glad to do it anytime! We’re also glad to help y … read more
What It's Like to Be Deployed on Thanksgiving

What It's Like to Be Deployed on Thanksgiving

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Nov 21st 2018

Did you know that Thanksgiving wasn’t established as a holiday until President Abraham Lincoln called for a nationwide day of thanks in 1863 amidst the fighting of the Civil War? … read more
Product Review: Brownie Brittle

Product Review: Brownie Brittle

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Nov 14th 2018

Everyone loves the taste of a soft, warm brownie, fresh out of the oven, with a little vanilla ice cream on the side. For our deployed service members, that likely won’t be an option while … read more
Product Review: Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mixes

Product Review: Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mixes

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Oct 10th 2018

When you are traveling and want a convenient snack option that has both sweet and salty flavors, you probably normally default to a delicious bag of trail mix. And it’s a great thing to to … read more
The Origin of Care Packages: From 1946 to Now

The Origin of Care Packages: From 1946 to Now

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Sep 19th 2018

Did you know that the phrase care packages is actually a registered trademark? In 1945, a humanitarian organization called Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE) began a pro … read more
Product Review: Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

Product Review: Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Sep 12th 2018

This summer when I attended a teacher conference, I had the opportunity to try Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars for the first time when they put out snacks for the teachers. They were delicious, a … read more
What Service Members Really Want in a Care Package

What Service Members Really Want in a Care Package

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Aug 6th 2018

Maybe this is your first care package and you want to make sure you get it right, or maybe you want to surprise your service member with a package and don’t know what to get. We interviewed fi … read more
What It's Like to Be Deployed on Fourth of July

What It's Like to Be Deployed on Fourth of July

Posted by Rachel Basinger on Jul 3rd 2018

“On a pole set up there, the American flag fluttered against the sky. The sun was shining warm and a cool breeze was blowing.” – Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder This pas … read more
A Day in the Life: Air Force

A Day in the Life: Air Force

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on May 20th 2018

The final article we have in our series is outlining what a day is like for an Airman deployed around the world. We’ve discussed the  Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and now we’ll finish … read more
A Day in the Life: Marines

A Day in the Life: Marines

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Apr 26th 2018

Hoo-rah! Our third installment about a day in the life is here. We've already discussed the  Navy and Army life, but what's it like for our Devil Dogs? Let's dive in. First T … read more
A Day in the Life: Navy

A Day in the Life: Navy

Mar 25th 2018

Like all services, the life of a Navy sailor is varied. We'll focus on the most common type-- a sailor deployed on a ship at sea.  Ships and Deployments: Normally, ships deploy for … read more
A Day in the Life: Army

A Day in the Life: Army

Feb 28th 2018

When looking into what to get your Hero, it’s a great idea first to get acquainted with what the job will entail. There are a lot of different army jobs, but today we’ll focus on one of the most … read more
​The Best Free Military Resources (Our Top 4 Picks!)

​The Best Free Military Resources (Our Top 4 Picks!)

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Jan 12th 2018

Military families can have a tough time – especially new military families. Navigating the world of military service, moving constantly, and dealing with active deployments – it’s a lot to take i … read more
Product Review: Country Archer Beef Jerky

Product Review: Country Archer Beef Jerky

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Nov 16th 2017

Beef Jerky is like gold. Healthy, delicious, compact... It's every service member's top snack. But it's hard to come by. It sells out at ship and base stores and it's a bit more expensive than the … read more
The Family Challenge: Competing for Your Hero

The Family Challenge: Competing for Your Hero

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Nov 3rd 2017

We wanted this blog post to go out to one of our customers who had such a great idea, we had to share it. Cindy Bush of Wisconsin wrote to us with a great idea she came up with. "My son is a … read more
Product Review: Starbucks Via

Product Review: Starbucks Via

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Oct 23rd 2017

Boy, oh boy, what we could say about Starbucks Via. It's versatile. It's easy. It fits in a pocket. It's better than the mud normally available on deployment. And best of all? It tastes. Exac … read more
Addressing a Military Care Package Online

Addressing a Military Care Package Online

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Aug 12th 2017

Our goal here at Hero Care Packages is to try and get military care packages into the hands of as many service members as possible. Whether you DIY, or use let our military veterans send the ca … read more
Felt: Handwritten Cards for Your Service Member

Felt: Handwritten Cards for Your Service Member

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Jul 20th 2017

The best thing we on the home front can do is to send a personalized card.  That's why we have one in every care package, with no character limits.  It's that important But t … read more
What NOT To Send In a Military Care Package

What NOT To Send In a Military Care Package

Posted by Hero Care Packages on Jul 13th 2017

We often get the question: What can I not send in a military care package? It's a good question. What to avoid sending in a care package is almost as important as what you put in it. After all, … read more
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