Help Our Troops Call Home
A phone call has never been
Buy telephone calling cards to support our men in
women who are
involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom!
Coast Guard Exchange System (CGES) has partnered with the Army Air
Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to provide a program allowing any
American to help troops in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom
(OIF/OEF) to call home.
The Coast Guard Exchange System is now authorized
to sell prepaid calling cards to any individual, company or organization
that wishes to purchase cards for troops who are deployed. Without
this, those wishing to lend a helping hand have to purchase other
retailers' prepaid cards that, in many cases, were not designed
for affordable international calling in deployed areas. Now, anyone
(even those not in the military) can help troops in contingency
operations call home from one of the many call centers in Operations
Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF).
Many of the prepaid cards available to the general
public from retailers use much higher rates and connection charges.
For service members to receive the best calling rates from OIF/OEF,
senders should take advantage of the savings and purchase the Military
Exchange 550 Unit Prepaid Card; it offers the best value
when calling home with minutes that never expire and no hidden charges
or connection fees.
Helping service members
stay in touch with
friends and family has never been easier.
Go to the Coast
Guard Exchange and click the "Help our Coasties
Call Home" link. From there, those wishing to pay for troops
to call home can send a prepaid calling card to an individual at
his or her deployed address or to "any service member"
deployed or hospitalized. AAFES will coordinate distribution of
donated cards addressed to "any service member" via the
American Red Cross, Air Force Aid Society or the Fisher House Foundation.
We believe this to be a worthwhile program to improve
the quality of life in deployed areas, one service member at a time.