Operation Support Our Troops Serves Active Duty Military & Veterans

 A clear mock-up of an Operation Support Our Troops care package box illustrates just how much the group is able to pack into one cubic foot of space

A clear mock-up of an Operation Support Our Troops care package box illustrates just how much the group is able to pack into one cubic foot of space

The nation pauses today to remember and honor those who have served in the military. Locally, there’s an organization that works to serve veterans and active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines every day of the year. Operation Support Our Troops has an office and warehouse space deep inside a Lisle industrial park. From there, it sends care packages to military members serving overseas. The organization is committed to helping veterans after they leave service. Leon Mangum coordinates an OSOT program to assist veterans who face financial troubles, Sue Liston is the organization’s Administrative Director. First Light host Brian O’Keefe met with Leon and Sue while a group of volunteers packed care-packages and Christmas stockings in the OSOT warehouse

 Eight palates of care packages waiting for pick-up from the Operation Support Our Troops warehouse loading dock

Eight palates of care packages waiting for pick-up from the Operation Support Our Troops warehouse loading dock

 Just a sample of the thank you messages Operation Support Our Troops has received over the past 15 years.

Just a sample of the thank you messages Operation Support Our Troops has received over the past 15 years.