My freshman year (waaaay before I ever thought I'd be this invested in the military), I started an event with the College Republicans called Salute the Troops. We basically "adopt" a battalion stationed in the Middle East and send some some things over there. Generally, the university donates some t-shirts and stuff since the unit is from the area. And we have students sign a banner with thank yous.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of cheaper ways to send things. It usually costs us almost $200 for a box of t-shirts and the banner. I didn't know if that's normal for shipping to troops overseas or if there is a "secret" way to do that.