Phoenix, AZ, March 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- To support U. S. troops in Iraq, Kim Komando will dedicate two hours of her nationally syndicated radio talk program, The Kim Komando Show, to calls from those troops.
In addition, Ms. Komando has begun an on-going effort to supply the troops with everyday items that are difficult to find on U. S. bases in Iraq.
“Operation Komando” began March 10, 2007, on Ms. Komando’s Web site, www.operationkomando.com. Listeners will find information on items needed by the troops. Instructions are included for boxing and sending the items.
On her April 7 and April 14 shows, Ms. Komando will take calls in the second hour from troops in Iraq. The calls on April 7 will be exclusively from the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment (Iowa National Guard), known as the "Ironman" Battalion, stationed at Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq.
On April 14, calls in the second hour will be from units assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division, known as "The Red Bulls," at Camp Adder, Tallil Air Base, in southern Iraq, and soldiers from Camp Scania in central Iraq.
“I get many e-mail messages and on-air calls from soldiers listening to The Kim Komando Show through American Forces Radio around the world,” Ms. Komando said. “However, it’s usually not possible to speak to our troops in war zones. These special Kim Komando Show programs will offer a unique opportunity for Americans to hear directly from our troops and listen to some of the challenges facing both those serving and their families at home.”
But “Operation Komando” will do far more than take calls from the troops. Through her listeners and sponsors, Ms. Komando will supply numerous needed items to people serving in Iraq.
“We’ve heard that our troops need such simple things as batteries, boxes of tissues and blank CDs,” Ms. Komando said. “Americans will open their hearts and help, if they know where and how to do it. That’s what we’re going to accomplish with Operation Komando.
“We know we can’t talk to or help everyone serving over there. But we will do what we can. In the process, we’ll show others how to do the same.”
With the help of participating business contributors, each caller will receive a “Thank you for serving our country” gift package comprised of items that are the most requested by service personnel serving in Iraq. The items include:
• Digital camera
• Portable thumb drive
• MP3 music player & headphones
• $100 gift certificate to use online
• DVD movies & popcorn
• Extra batteries (which are in very short supply in the war zone)
The caller’s family will receive a Webcam and other items that can be used to communicate with their family member.
The Kim Komando Show, working closely with the military, has developed a detailed list of items most needed. The items include AA & AAA alkaline batteries, DVD movies, cookies, watches, dried fruit, razors, baby wipes, printer cartridges and spices. Americans at home who would like to help can mail their items to an address on the site. All items will be distributed by chaplains.
The detailed listing and mailing instructions are posted at www.operationkomando.com.
The Kim Komando Show is the nation's largest weekend talk radio show, reaching more listeners and more stations than most Monday-through-Friday national radio programs. It is broadcast on over 400 radio stations across America.
The program receives over 50,000 call attempts per hour. Her loyal following have come to trust Ms. Komando for her recommendations on all things digital. The program has been on the air for over 11 years. For details on The Kim Komando Show, visit www.komando.com.