U.S. Navy Chief Julio Salazar is currently a project manager at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq where he's working to rebuild structures in the region. During his "downtime" he's also working to boost the morale of his fellow service members by putting together softball teams at the base.
As you might have guessed, there aren't a lot of sporting goods stores in Iraq and they are in need of gear for all the people who want to play.
They have only a few softballs and five gloves total, most of which are falling apart.
Now, they're asking for support. If you have any new or gently used equipment and you'd like to send the equipment to the folks overseas, mail them to this address:
Base Command Group
Al Asad, Iraq
APO AE 09333
We want to thank Chief Salazar's wife, Shiela, for sharing this story. We're sure those troops will appreciate whatever we can send their way.