Category Archives: Notes from the Field

Where Your Used Kindles Go When You Donate Them to E-Books for Troops

At an Army Concussion Care Center in Afghanistan, SPC Williams holds a Kindle Keyboard donated by a supporter of E-Books for Troops and an e-Luminator Touch Booklight given by our partner M-Edge Accessories. Here are some more action photos of unit members with their Kindles:            

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Kindles for Kandahar

  On August 8, 2011, our shipment of 11 previously owned Kindles arrived in Kandahar, Afghanistan, for an Air Force unit working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s).  These Kindles had been sent to us by supporters taking advantage of our Kindles for Troops(K4T) project, which continues to generate a good supply of Kindles in perfect […]

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Is the Kindle Mightier than the Howitzer?

Probably not, but we loved the extra effort taken by members of Alpha Battery, 4-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division, to show their appreciation for the 10 Kindle 2’s that we shipped to them earlier this year in Afghanistan.  Note how well the specially made camo jackets donated by M-Edge Accessories blend […]

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A Super Sunday for Book Lovers on Active Duty in Iraq

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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A Letter from Kabul that Speaks for Itself…

Dear E-Books for Troops team, Thank you so much for the thoughtful donation.  I am currently stationed at Kabul, Afghanistan and am away from my Wife and three kids who are home at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX.  I work as a communications specialist and love to read every chance I get.  It is difficult […]

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From Afghanistan, A Tale of Seven Kindles

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

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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Feedback from the Field

Chaplain (CPT) Rudy Stevens explains why e-book readers are such a great resource for soldiers who are deployed overseas.

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