Taylor Swift

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  1. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad Member

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    One of the mundane duties that my son has is too task soldiers to organize "events" for his company for holiday weekends. A lot soldiers don't have the money to go home for the long weekends especially with wives and children. The soldier is budgeting funds for things like bowling, movies etc so the Company soldiers have something to look forward to on their long weekends. They look for area events and provide transportation from the base. Last Memorial Day a relatively new soldier got creative. He saw that Taylor Swift had a concert nearby and called her publicist. He explained who he was and asked for tickets for the show. The publicist said' "sure and how many do you need?" The soldier said, "150 tickets." The publicist said, "sure." Since some of the Company's soldiers left the area for the holiday the remaining soldiers got to bring their wives and kids. The soldier who organized the event who was hardly known by anybody is now held in high regard by everyone in the Company. It was also very nice of Taylor Swift and her publicist to provide ten thousand dollars worth of tickets.
     
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  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    That's cool.

    I was always surprised (maybe more so now) what we got away with in the military. Comp gifts, tickets etc. maybe there were different rules (I don't know, but I doubt it).
     
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    I read a story recently about the one dollar shave club sending over 200 packages of shaving gear for free to troops deployed...it's nice to know some companies still care.
     
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    Right On!!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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  5. NorwichDad

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    The soldiers deployed always appreciate the packages sent. They are really good about sharing with each other. There is always a common pile/hoard of stuff in each unit. My son was actually worried about getting diabetes from all the candy they received. My brother in law works for Jack Links Beef Jerky. The boxes he sent to my son never lasted the day.
     
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    Yes - for sure.
     
  7. DevilDog

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    Taylor Swift is a class act. I wish nothing but the best for her.
     
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    Mother in our DD Hockey program had an Officer Son deployed a couple of times. Girls (Should I say Women since they were about fifteen) always collected lots off stuff and mailed them to his unit once a couple of times a year. Kids (Men /Women) in his military unit used to say "They must be rich with all this great stuff". Jack Links would not be making it in my package. Son and I would have taken all and substituted for equal value, probably Candy. Her Son saiud he used to just dump the box and everyone grabbed what they wanted. Wipes were a big hit.
     

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