Quote from eowynmn
If you want to break the rules - depending on how cool you are....send them a bottle of mouthwash, except dump the mouthwash out, put alchohol in and put in some green food coloring. I honestly never did this cause I was too worried...but it sounded like a good idea.
With all due respect, I don't think this is a good idea at all.
First, it is dangerous to be impaired AT ALL when you are in a dangerous area, and the whole place is dangerous.
Second, alcohol can be smelled on breath. If they are not supposed to have it, and you send it to them, and they get caught, they will suffer the consequences, not you.
I would discourage "breaking the rules."
I have a couple of penpals I have acquired and with whom I exchange emails. Most have unlimited (or pretty much unlimited) email access, and I understand that getting emails is huge. And free.
One has asked for something for his unit, which I sent, and then a couple of books, which I also sent. The others don't ask, and when I have offered, they have what they need.
So it will depend on the individual soldier.
But emailing can really lift morale, and its important, and the military knows it is important--so I would encourage you to find out what their military email addresses are, that they can receive and send mail using, and I'd make a point of staying in touch. (No politics, nothing controversial, just good old American newsy emails.)