Operation Supply Drop has given me new light! During a tough time of transitioning from the USMC to civilian life OSD keeps me in touch with my military family. My medical problems also gave me hardship. OSD came in and helped turn my hobby in to a business. When I talk to other members I feel as if I am talking to and dealing with family. They have touched me so greatly I have made it my goal to pass and spread word of OSD everywhere I can. I want to help this organization grow as big as possible. It does wonder!!!
The biggest issue with leaving Active duty is a lot of the time you miss the comradery of your fellow soldiers. Living in family housing or on post in the barracks we did everything together like BBQ's, playing games, going places. When you get out in most cases you lose that brotherhood. Playing video games online allow you that chance to get a little bit back. You make friends with people you play with and against. Video games saved me from depression. Now I am working with OSD as a team lead and helping others do the same. OSD allows me to help my fellow veterans and active duty soldiers cope with day to day stress.
Active Duty USAF member that has seen what this organization has done for our vets and those still serving. Ever been to lovely places like Iraq or Afghanistan? You will quickly realize that you loose almost everything that makes you feel like you have a home. These guys give that little bit of feeling back by providing supply drops of gear to our forces deployed around the world. Thank you for supporting us!
Hello, I'm in the United States Air force, and in January of 2015, I deployed to Kandahar Airfield, AFG to work in support of Operation Enduring Sentinel in a section of about 20 other Airmen. Shortly in to our tour, our section supervisor told us that he had a friend who knew some of the guys at Operation Supply Drop, and that they were going to hook us up with some stuff since we were downrange. I hadn't heard of them yet at this point, but anyone sending stuff to the guys deployed got a check in my book. Needless to say, when this BIG box stacked to the brim with games, a computer headset, a bunch of these scratch off cards for a game of thrones game, an Xbox in the portable box with the t.v. built in and 2 controllers showed up, I was very pleasantly surprised. When we weren't working, we were mostly playing Mortal Kombat on the Xbox. When we had to launch jets, we'd pack up the box and bring it down to our shack at the end of the flightline, and in between launches we'd play some more Mortal Kombat. Talk about a great time filler. Not everyone gets along too well when you're working 12 hours a day seeing the same people all the time for months on end, but Operation Supply Drop gave us an awesome way to vent out our stress on each other in a fun way where no one got their feelings hurt. (Unless they were someone playing scorpion spamming teleport) Needless to say, Operation Supply Drop hooked us up! We were happy to leave the XBox and all the games for the guys who replaced us. It's my understanding the stuff is all still being used there today, and it's definitely a luxury not all of us were used to. A lot of organizations claim to be for the troops, but these folks are the real deal. I attached some pictures of part of our section and us when we got the box of stuff.
Operation Supply Drop is an organization that helps to meet the needs of the modern military and its' veterans. It, more than many others, understands the needs of today's veteran. As a Marine Corps veteran myself, I am proud to continue to help my brothers and sisters in arms. As the saying goes, "Steel Sharpens Steel". Semper Fidelis.
During my time in the military there was a lot of down time and separation from the world itself. We used gaming as an outlet to occupy our time when not on duty. Gaming not only filled our down time but I felt it helped us bond better with one another.
After I separated, I had no friends outside of the military. My siblings and family members all had their own friends and family. I would use gaming as a means to still have fun with the friends I made while I was in the service and general entertainment.
Oddly enough, if it wasn’t for gaming I wouldn’t have re-established a friendship with an old grade school friend, which lead me to the career I have today. It also led me to Operation Supply Drop, an organization that I full support and believe in. If it wasn’t for their “Teams” program, I wouldn’t have had a chance to meet other vets in the area that also love games. I get really nervous when meeting new people and have a bit of social anxiety. Gaming relieves that pressure and with OSD I don’t feel that anxiety as much when I am around other vets.
Operation Supply Drop is a great community. They help provide services for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members. I am proud to be a part of their gaming community and would recommend them in a heart beat.
When I first heard of Operation Supply Drop I was thrilled. being a veteran myself I would have loved to recieve a game care package for my company on deployment. Now that there is a group out there that not only raises money for the cause but strives whole heartedly on transparency of funds and appropriation this goal can not only be met but accomplished in ways many didn't think possible.
I myself suffer from chronic pain daily. I have forsaken pain medication as to the many side effects that entail being on them. Video games are my medicine and it's awesome that OSD not only provides this relief for soldiers abroad but also an environment for veterans and active duty members on their Twitch channel to feel safe and find like minded individuals in the community. This could be for support or just to mingle.
OSD is far more than just a charity. It is a mission, a purpose for many, a cause, something for many to believe in and trust. I hope that the goals already accomplished exponentially soar above and beyond in the future.
As I went through my transition Operationsuplydrop helped me through thick and thin. Injured / retired and still wanted to help my fellow brothers in arms, I reached out to operationsupplydrop. I was almost instantly in touch and involved with this great charity doing more then just for myself and helping others. They helped me realize I don't have to be stuck at home healing and transitioning I can still be Ingaged in the community and helping. Operationsupplydrop to me is now more then a charity, it's a close family to my heart.
~ David Roff, retired Army
Excellent personalities, leadership, and logistics that support veterans. They've partnered with the Student Veteran Association to provide us gaming equipment for our vet center. Great folks we love working with them!
The Teams has affected me because:
I joined the teams in the hope I could re-kindle that "something" missing since leaving the service, I do believe I have found it. Being with my brothers/sisters and assisting in anyway I can brings joy to myself and those I can assist.
I look forward to all the amazing things this organization is capable of and being a part of it every day.
One of the best charities I've had the pleasure to work with. The staff and volunteers are tier-one, personifying the ideals and core values of the military and its former members.
Highly recommend working with or alongside this group of individuals and those who follow the cause.
When chosing a charity I like to make sure the charity does what its mission systems says. Normally this is a long process, but with OSD it's readily apparent they more than do that.
It made the decision to support OSD an easy one. It's great to see their efforts with the vets and active duty military, and the results it has.
I enjoy working with OSD staff, but even more so enjoy working with the folks they are supporting.
I look forward to doing more with OSD after every event with them
I am the CEO of Rockit Gaming, a video game music label that dedicates it's work to the creation of quality promotional music. We reached out to Operation Supply Drops in hopes of doing something really big for them. We pulled together the biggest YouTube video game music stars, and produced an OSD theme song.
So far we've had amazing help from the team in coming up with innovative ways to promote the material, and get the word out! We're working with news stations, and radio as well to drive this campaign home! Regardless of how ever many eyes see it this year, we hope to be back next time to create another amazing campaign alongside these awesome guys!
Operation Supply Drop stands alone as a veteran support organization for this generation. The support tens of thousands of veterans, active-duty and military families and are truly selfless in doing so. I've met numerous volunteers, both veterans and civilians and they all show the type of passion any charity would hope for their mission. I look forward to seeing OSD continue to scale and impact the lives of even more of our most deserving population - veterans.
As a gamer and part of the video game industry the work OSD does and being able to help them is nothing short of phenomenal. A key part of the Twitch Community and I cant wait to see how far they grow between now and this time next year
OSD is a leading veteran support charity and they help in many more ways than just doing the well known supply drop. Proud to support this charity and watch them continue to grow. The entire teams program does wonders in helping build/continue a network for veterans and their continued growth outside of gaming is doing wonders to help veterans in a multitude of ways.
They are always willing to help. For a cause that they command of anything that we have reached out to them for assistance on. They take an active role in the community and I'm glad to say, this organization is always looking for ways to make the world 10% happier. We certainly need more organization's like theirs around. They aren't about ego or about kudos but about being where they can do the most good. Perhaps that is the best reason to be recognized. Austin is a lucky city to have this non profit based out of and the world is better for it.
West Austin Chivers
After watching OSD for six months before I got involved. Meeting the staff and those they helped and then seeing their jaw dropping financial reports, how they help veterans with morale. How could I not donate my time to such a great cause. There are only two charities I trust. The Navy SEAL Foundation and Operation Supply Drop. That in and of itself should speak volumes about their ethics, integrity and heart.
Simply and an amazing organization, completely transparent , easy to work with, and effective communication.
You can tell these guys really care about the people they serve! A+++