Please note:

This website was set up to get parcels to Australian Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Airwomen deployed overseas.

You are welcome to cut and paste information and use it to support sending parcels to our service members serving overseas, however, when you do cut and paste please link back to Ocean Sky & Khaki to acknowledge OSK, and so that people can find the blog themselves.

If there are questions one of us will answer if you comment on a post at the blog.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


We are anonymous on this blog, the reason is that we don't want to risk anyone's security or the security of personnel serving overseas, or their loved ones here at home.

OSK is delighted to receive feedback from recipients of care packages, and you can give us feedback in the comments section, it emails us to let us know that you've made a comment. We can also be contacted privately if you click on our blogs, I have a clickable email address on my blogger bio. We don't publish this information because it is easy for bots* to automatically search the internet for email addresses and send spam. I hate spam. Spam in a can, spam on my computer - yuk to both!

About the feedback, if you do receive feedback and want to share it on the blog that's fine to put it in the comments, however, please don't use any identifying names, numbers or suchlike, and if you reproduce a thankyou or link to one, please remove the identifying information. Not everyone is as security aware as we'd like!

So, please keep in mind that we must be careful about using names and other identifying features on the blog.

*bots - people write programs to search for @ and other indicators of email addresses and can get massive lists harvested from the net using these programs or "bots".


Gregoryno6 said...

I think I know what inspired this post, and I'm pleased to report the problem has been rectified.

Nilk said...

Nah, that was just one occurrence, even if it was the latest.

No need to flog yourself, Greg. Plenty of others out there willing to do that for you. :)

Just keep up the good work.

One thing to remember, while I think on it, just because we don't get responses very often, or sometimes it feels fruitless when we don't hear anything at all, the packages are getting through.

Not everyone has the time, inclination or the ability to actually send a note back.

It is nice to hear, though.

Gregoryno6 said...

No need to flog yourself, Greg. Plenty of others out there willing to do that for you.
So true. But few of them are willing to put on the headmistress costume...

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

[I'll start this by saying thanks for being security conscious; it's FAR more important than most people realise].

Thank you so much for the time, money, effort and ESPECIALLY the thought that goes into the care packages you send. We (in Afghanistan) received a few anonymous care packages, and they were always very much appreciated. Being deployed is much the same as working a busy job at home, in that you want / intend / mean to get around to doing things (e.g. sending Thank You notes..) and then everything gets the better of you and it's left off your list. So on behalf of my colleagues, Thank You! And Sorry for not sending more Thank You's....

p.s. Aunty K, I'm home safe now! Can you please email my hotmail address because I lost your email address on the way home!