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EB4T Updates

Mission Accomplished!

by lenedgerly June 29, 2014

Dear Supporters of E-Books for Troops: After four years of distributing Kindles to U.S. service members deployed overseas, we have decided to conclude our E-Books for Troops project. We will leave this site up as an archive, but we are no longer accepting donations of funds or Kindles. There are about 50 Kindles in our [...]

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Did you receive a new E Ink Kindle this holiday season? Please consider donating your used one to a Soldier serving overseas!

by lenedgerly January 10, 2013

During 2012, we distributed 282 Kindles to U.S. military units deployed overseas, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our goal for 2013 is to increase the number of Kindles distributed during the year to 300. Last year slightly more than half of the Kindles that we shipped were used Kindles donated by supporters of E-Books for [...]

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We’re Always Glad to Hear the Kindles Made it to Their Destination…

by lenedgerly May 8, 2012

We were grateful to receive the above photo and the following message confirming the arrival of Kindles that we shipped to a Security Forces Assistance Team at FOB Airborne in Afghanistan: Just returned back to the Afghan from R&R and to my surprise I had a desk filled with boxes from you. I received the [...]

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Send More Kindles!

by lenedgerly April 5, 2012

Last week I prepared 26 donated Kindles for shipment to U.S. military units in Afghanistan. As you can see from the photo, the first step is to plug in the Kindles to make sure they each begin the journey from Denver with a full charge. I make sure the wireless connection is turned off and [...]

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The Cougar Team Family Purrs with Appreciation for Kindles

by lenedgerly April 28, 2011

On March 2, 2011, we shipped 10 donated Kindle 2′s from Denver to the CJ-4 NATO Weapons Escort Team in Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan. They arrived 15 days later and were distributed a week after that, coordinated by CPT Rachel Kinnas and SGT Jose Gutierrez. Since then, we’ve received inspiring testimonials from the Soldiers who received [...]

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Kindles Arrive in the Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan

by lenedgerly April 4, 2011

We recently received great photos from Bravo Company, 1-66 Armor Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood TX and deployed to Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan. Click here to see all of them on the Facebook page. Here is how SGT Roger Bratton described this Army unit’s work in his original request: We are away from our [...]

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A Super Sunday for Book Lovers on Active Duty in Iraq

by lenedgerly March 17, 2011

1SG Eric Cooper chose Super Bowl Sunday to distribute our 10 donated Kindle 2s to the soldiers in his Army medical company who began their deployment to Iraq in September. When 1SG Cooper requested the Kindles, he wrote: “These Kindles would be perfect for raising the morale as we begin our year long deployment.  We [...]

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From Afghanistan, A Tale of Seven Kindles

by lenedgerly February 10, 2011

USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Corey Ramsby, at far right in photo above, is deployed in Afghanistan with Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, which is responsible for all U.S. detention operations in Afghanistan.  He and the others in the photo were among seven soldiers who last month received Kindle 2s donated by supporters of E-Books [...]

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Kindles Delivered to the 215th Corps Partner Team

by lenedgerly February 8, 2011

Last summer, when we were laying the organizational groundwork for E-Books for Troops, SSgt Michael F. Garcia was beginning a year-long deployment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. That’s when he first filled out a Unit Sponsorship Form requesting three Kindles.  He later described his team, which is training the Afghan National Army‘s 215th Corps, as follows: [...]

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A Modest Proposal by James Fallows of The Atlantic

by lenedgerly January 10, 2011

James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, yesterday wrote a post on his Atlantic blog titled “A Little Money Can Do a Lot of Good.” In it he described a note which I had emailed to him on behalf of E-Books for Troops as “so sensible, and so modest in its needs, that it [...]

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