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AAFES - e-mail from my wife in Kuwait
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Kraig WY    Posted 04-04-2003 at 14:16:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just got this from my wife, please read and fire up your computers

I was talking to the Red Cross lady today. She told me how AAFEES is sticking it to our soldiers. They take necessities to the front lines however they are charging outragious prices. A 40 count box of baby wipes are $6.00. That really pissed me off. I am going to talk to my SGM and see if he will go to the CSM and get this stopped. You can go to Walmart and pick up a box of 500 baby wipes for $1.99. They are doing it on everything needed at the front lines. If you want something to do, pull money out of my account and go shopping. Mainly tolietry items. Send them to me and I will give them to the Red Cross. Maybe you can get ahold of the churches, VFW, Sr Center and all the businesses there in town. Tell them the boxes have to fit in a mail bag tho, if sent to me. Let me know.
Love Karen

Suzy Q    Posted 04-04-2003 at 21:12:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please share the meaning of the Initials

AAFEES What group is this, Please explain.


Willy-N    Posted 04-04-2003 at 19:50:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig man that is sure a bunch of **** they should be giving them to the troops! In Vietnam we at least got Sundries Packs with candy, ciggs ect for free! Times are a changing arn't they. Mark H.

DeadCarp    Posted 04-04-2003 at 19:22:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
After the 71 earthquake, the Red Cross promptly pulled up with a truck and started offering fresh coffee. At a DOLLAR a dam cup! Since the going rate in 1971 was maybe a quarter, that was the end of the Red Cross as a charity for me - haven't had a good word & i been bitchin ever since! :)

Tom A    Posted 04-07-2003 at 05:50:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had several bad experience with the Red Cross, beginning with my Dad (career Army sergeant) in hospital in the mid-60s through my own dealings with them as a Commander on behalf of my troops. I have nothing good to say about the Red Cross, although I still gave blood regularly until they cut off anybody stationed in Europe during the 80s (that's another story).

As far as AAFES goes, I'd say we should all call/write our representatives in Congress and ask them to investigate price gouging in theatre. I plan to call mine, as he sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

just my 2 cents.

edom    Posted 05-23-2003 at 05:13:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

136 Marina, Lagos.

Mobile number +234-8033449349


First, I must solicit our confidence in this transaction.

This is by virtue of it's nature has being utterly

confidential and top secret. Though I know that a

transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive

and worried, I'm assuring you that all will be well at the

end of the day. We have decided to contact you due to the

urgency of this Transaction we have been reliably informed

of your Discreetness and ability in transactions of this

nature. Let me start by introducing myself properly to you.

I am Edom, Credit Officer with Union Bank Nigeria Plc,

Lagos. I came to know you in my private search for a

reliable and Reputable person to handle these confidential

transactions, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of

money to a Foreign Account requiring maximum confidence. THE

PROPOSITION A foreigner, and America, late Engineer John

Creek (Snr). An Oil Merchant with Federal Government of

Nigeria, until his death last three year in Kenya Air Bus

A310-300) Flight KQ430, Banked with us at Union Bankof

Nigeria Plc, Lagos. And had a closing balance as at the end

of September 2000 worth US30, 000.000.00 (Thirty Million

United States Dollars), the bank now expects a next of kin

as beneficiary. Valuable efforts Are being made by the Union

Bank of Nigeria to get in Touch with any of the Creek's

family or Relatives but To no avail. It is because of the

perceived possibility of not Being able to locate any of

Late Engr. John Creek (Snr)'s next of kin (he had no wife or

children That is known to us). The Management under the

Influence of our Chairman and Members of the Board of

Directors, have made arrangement for the fund to be

Declared" Unclaimed" and subsequently be donated to The

trust fund for arms and ammunition to further Enhance the

course of war in Africa and the world in General. In order

to avert this negative development, some of My trusted

colleagues and I, now seek your permission To have you stand

as next of kin of late Engr.John Creek (snr.) So that the

fund US$30 Million will be Released and paid into your

account as the Beneficiary. All documents and proofs to

enable you Get this fund will be carefully worked out. We

have Secured from the probate an order of mandamus to Locate

any of the deceased beneficiaries, and more, so We are

assuring you that this business is 100% risk Free

involvement. Your share stays while the rest will Be for

myself and my colleagues for investment Purpose. According

to agreement within both parties. We will map out 30% for

your assistance in this transaction And 10% for any expenses

made in this transfer, while the Remaining will be for me

and my colleagues for investment Purposes on any profitable

venture in your country. As soon as we receive an

Acknowledgement of receipt of This acceptance of our mutual

business proposal, we Would furnish you with the necessary

disbursement Ratio to suite both parties without any

conflict. If this proposal acceptable by you, do not take

undue Advantage of the trust we have bestowed on you.

Contact me by phone on 234 - 8033449349 or by mail Best

regards, Edom, Credit Office

bob ny    Posted 04-05-2003 at 04:48:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
in killrea when we returned to R&R the red cross charged 20cents for coffee and 5 cents for donut
the salvation army charged nothing the salvation army would at least try to get your messages back home the red cross was to busy

Dan    Posted 04-04-2003 at 20:17:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Weren't they pulling the same kind of shanangans during 911?

Nan(TX)    Posted 04-04-2003 at 18:18:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Kraig thanks for the heads up. I will pass along your post to some of the other boards I visit with a link to this site. Can you help me with a list of what to buy and who to send it to? This whole thing of sending packages to our military is something I am not familiar with. BUT I WANT TO HELP!!
If you want to e-mail me take the nospame out of my address.
Take care Nan

kriag WY List    Posted 04-04-2003 at 21:43:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Baby Wipes
Disposable Razors
Shaving Cream
Foot powder
Zip Lock Bags (all sizes)
Cotton Balls
Disposable face masks
Batteries (AA mainly)
Eye wash or eye drops
Hand wash (the kind that doesn't take water)
Sun screen
Bug Spray
Snack foods optional: Beef sticks, trail mix,

Sent to any soldiar, etc. will be held by the DOD. Sent to an individual will be sent. To send to any soldiar it needs to be sent by an orginagation such as the Red Cross, USO, VFD, chuch groups etc. to be delivered.

e-mail me if you have further questions

Fiddler    Posted 04-04-2003 at 17:54:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kraig: This really seems to be a slap in the face to the people that our government ask to defend us and free a represed people. I have faxed your e-mail from your wife to Scott McInnis, the state representive from Colorado. He has an office here in my home town. I have known and worked with him for years and I know he will listen.

Kat in NJ    Posted 04-04-2003 at 16:37:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kraig, this sounds like a (reprehensible) throwback to the Civil War sutler days. I know that the AAFES is the Exchange Services -- can you give an everyday definition of them for those of us who might want to write a letter, say to a senator or a newspaper editor? Thanks!

Kat in NJ

kraig WY    Posted 04-04-2003 at 16:40:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Army-Airforce Exchange system, know as PX or BX. The army store that get contracts from the government to care for out troops, and "use to" sell items cheap because we don't pay our troops a diecent wage.

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