FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Operation Helmet and America Supports You Salutes the Troops at the Pentagon Memorial Day Picnic

The Pentagon, Washington, DC - May 28, 2006 - Operation Helmet joined with the America Supports You organization to honor hundreds of our troops just returning from overseas deployments.  Mark and Carla Meaders of Willistown, Pennsylvania represented the Operation Helmet volunteers and talked to many of the troops, their families, and loved ones. 

The Vice-Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm Edmund P. Giambastiani stopped by to talk with Meaders and expressed his gratitude and thanks on behalf of the Armed Forces.

Operation Helmet is a nonpartisan, charitable grassroots effort that provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These helmet upgrade kits consist of shock-absorbing pads and a new strap system, which improves comfort, stability, and protective properties.

Operation Helmet depends on tax-deductible donations.  For $70-$100, depending on the manufacturer, added safety and comfort can be provided for a trooper.  But donations of any amount are welcome.  The donation can be designated for a specific branch of the military, a particular unit or an individual trooper.

100% of donations go toward helmet kits.  There are no administrative costs deducted and the Operationís books are available for inspection by anyone who wants to see them.

To date, Operation Helmet has sent upgrade kits to over 6,500 troopers. 

Contacts:

Dr. Bob Meaders, President, Operation Helmet,
ophelm@operation-helmet.org
www.Operation-Helmet.org
(936) 449-9706

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