Image borrowed from here. I haven't read the site - I like the map. It tells us where Afghanistan is.
“An Australian Soldier”
Australian Defence Force
SYDNEY NSW 2890
If you're looking to send some lerv and attention to our people, we've a fair few over in Afghanistan.
Just over a thousand, according to the Dept of Defence.
Not all of those personnel will have people thinking of them, or praying for them, or sending them notes just to say hi.
This can be for a variety of reasons - maybe they're in special ops and are cut off from the base camp.
Sounds good, but more likely it's possible that they don't have a family or friends that do things like this. After all, in this digital age the fine art of letter writing has gone somewhat out of vogue, and sometimes we just don't know how to ask someone to write sometimes.
It's just not a habit that people seem to be into.
Email's soo much quicker.
If the thought of sending a small box of goodies (for FREE!! if it's under 2kg) to a member of our Forces overseas is a bit discomforting, that's okay.
You can still drop a postcard into a postbox. Address it to:
Messages to the Troops
Department of Defence.
This is for postcards only, please remember. Not letters, personal correspondence or parcels. Just a postcard to say, "G'day, keep up the good work and we're still thinking of you back home. Hope you're safe and well."
And if that's a bit daunting, you'll remember all those positive thinking, motivational courses you've done at work and school.
Email's good, too.