Feb‎ ‎8 at ‎7‎:‎12‎ ‎PM Subject: Thank you AHOY Toni!! We on the United States Naval Ship Alan Shepard wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for your thoughtful care package! Your boxes were very well received and your thoughtful gifts help lessen the distance we feel from home while we are so very far from our beautiful country.  Seeing the crew open them was a little like Christmas morning joy. We wanted to say that while the gifts in the box were very thoughtful, indeed, the hand written notes are definately our favorites and they are hung in offices and on mini fridges around the ship :) I've got a note from a young man named Jake with a family of 5 and it makes me smile when I see it, I think of my own family of 5, whom I MISS. Our crew are busy supporting our US Navy and NATO friends as they bring the waterborne fight to those who would bring harm to our freedoms and way of life. If you want to know more about what the USNS Alan Shepard and her crew do, feel free to Google us... we're a funny looking ship and part of a fleet with a mission that is critical to keeping the waters safe worldwide. God Bless you all for what you do, you make your fellow Americans proud with your thoughtful generosity. Please pass on our gratitude to your donators and supporters for us. ~~ With peace & love~~ Jamie Smooth Sailing, Jamie LXXXXXXXXXr XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXr USNS Alan Shepard T-AKE 3 Unit    Box    FPO AP