A Letter from Kabul that Speaks for Itself…

by lenedgerly February 15, 2011

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

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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Always on Sunday: 10 Kindles Awarded to Soldiers in Iraq

by lenedgerly December 1, 2010

When Army Chaplain (Captain) Jim Mitchem filled out our Unit Sponsorship Form in August, he reported that at least 10 soldiers in his unit at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Cobra in Iraq had mentioned the Kindle. He added the following: We are now the only unit in our location on a very remote FOB with [...]

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Support Our Troops – Donate a Kindle 2

by Ken Clark August 19, 2010

We are very excited to announce that E-Books for Troops has launched a great new program, Kindle 2 for Troops (K24T), which provides an opportunity to donate your pre-owned Kindle 2 to a solider who is currently deployed overseas. The impetus for this new program was observing the overwhelming demand and response to Amazon’s recently announced [...]

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First Two Kindles Reporting for Duty

by lenedgerly June 28, 2010

We are very excited to announce that PV2 John Liebig and PFC Andrew Kwawu of the 101st Airborne Division are the first two soldiers to be equipped with e-reader technology thanks to contributions to E-Books for Troops!  PV2 Liebig and PFC Kwawu are currently deployed to Afghanistan, and were part of our pilot program which [...]

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Interview with the Co-Founders of E-Books for Troops

by lenedgerly May 10, 2010

Ken Clark and Len Edgerly, co-founders of E-Books for Troops, discuss the past, present, and future of the organization on Episode 94 of The Kindle Chronicles.

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Packing the First Kindles for Shipment to Afghanistan

by lenedgerly April 28, 2010

We have sent our first two Kindles to U.S. soldiers on active duty in Afghanistan, thanks to the support of those who have contributed to the project here at E-Books for Troops. The delivery also contains lights and camo jackets donated to EB4T by M-Edge Accessories. The U.S. Postal Service offers reasonable rates to ship [...]

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Two Kindles Begin Their Long Journey to Afghanistan

by lenedgerly April 14, 2010

This evening at 7:33 Mountain Time I completed the purchase of two Kindle 6-inch e-readers, which will be delivered next week here in Denver.  Also on their way are two camo jackets and two e-Luminator 2 booklights, donated by our partner M-Edge Accessories.  I will also purchase two Amazon gift cards to include in the [...]

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