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"Here in a little part of Iraq it is very, very, hot. Today it reached 122 degrees and it's supposed to get hotter. The dust storms have been kicking up quite often but we continue to push forward in hopes that one day soon we will all get to go home to our loved ones. We are a BlackHawk unit that continues to fly and transport troops throughout Iraq. Once again thank you for your packages and appreciate your letters. The troops salute you all and what you do. God Speed"

Maj. Fred Walz HHC 1-150 AHB FOB
Delta, Iraq, Iraq

Volunteer Ops

Bristol-Myers Squibb employees - more than three dozen - volunteered to work the First Base concession stand at TD Bank Ball park on 7/19/11 to help OPSHBX NJ raise money.

Shopping Sprees

One of the most rewarding – and critical – volunteer opportunities occur Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am-3:30 p.m. throughout the year. That’s when OPSHBX NJ volunteers can be found in front of supermarkets where we hand out a short list of items needed as shoppers enter the store and collect the donated items as they exit.
It’s simple, it’s fun and you’re helping to ensure our troops continue to receive care packages from home.  Dates and locations are listed below.

Helping to collect supplies is a great service project; thousands of community service hours have been earned by Scouts, CCD students, high school honor society students and college students. It’s ideal for families, clubs and organizations. Work all or part of the day. Call (908) 698-0333 to sign up!

Shopping Spree Calendar -All Dates are 9:30am - 3:30 pm




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Packings & Events 2014

Jan. 25 – Packing, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark.
Feb. 8 – OPSHBX NJ IX Anniversary Packing, VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville
Feb. 14 – Packing, Montgomery Senior Citizens
Feb. 22 – Wine Reception & Fund Raising Auction, The Arts Annex, 131 Washington Ave., Dunellen
March 1 or 8 (Tentative) – Patriots National Anthem Auditions, Menlo Park Mall, Edison
March 12 - Packing, Mount St. Mary’s Academy, Watchung
April 5 - Bridgewater Baseball Opening Day
April 12 – FanFest, Patriots, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
April 25 – Opening Day, Patriots TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
April 26 – Packing, West Milford Presbyterian Church Women’s Club
May 3 - Packing, St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Short Hills
May 10– Packing, St. Michael’s School, Cranford
May 17 - Packing, Armed Forces Day, Girl Scouts,  Alpha Volunteer Fire Co.
May 24 – Packing, Princeton Memorial Day Parade
May 26 –Part I, Triple Play sponsorship,  Memorial Day, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
June 14 – Part II, Triple Play sponsorship, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
July 3 – Part III, Triple Play sponsorship, Fireworks, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
July 8 – OPSHBX NJ Golf Classic, Neshanic Valley GC
Aug. 9 – Packing, Patriots, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater

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Register for an event or volunteer op

Operation Shoebox is always in need of volunteers. Want to help out? Register by clicking the button below or click here to see a full listing of packings and events.


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Submit the name of a deployed soldier

Have a friend, relative, or loved one overseas? Submit their name here to receive a care package.

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