By Summer Tissue, Founder, Military Connections
Military Connections, a Pittsburgh based non-profit, ships care packages and vital supplies to military personnel stationed overseas. We have been shipping boxes since 2003.
I started Military Connections when my brother, Eddie joined the Marine Corps. Prior to his enlistment I was of the understanding that the military was provided with all of the necessary supplies they needed. We found out when he was getting ready to deploy that was not the case. Military personnel are required to purchase their own supplies and equipment. It does vary from branch, but the only item they are guaranteed is ammunition and weapons.