Operation Homefront and CDW-G Present Laptops to Soldiers and Families at Fort Riley
Donated Laptops Help Families Stay Connected During Overseas Deployments. Operation Homefront, in collaboration with CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers, today will present laptop computers to service members in the rank of private through sergeant and their families from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.

Troops rely on correspondence from family members during demanding deployments, and while many soldiers have access to email while deployed at remote outposts, including sites throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation is often different for their families back home. The families of many soldiers beginning their Army careers are often not able to afford computers. As a result, they must rely on conventional mail, which can take weeks to arrive, or costly phone calls to stay in touch.

Operation Homefront strives to support these American soldiers deployed overseas by linking them more effectively with their families through email communication and other electronic means using computers donated by sponsors such as CDW-G.

CDW, named one of the nation’s best employers for military veterans by Military Times EDGE and named to G.I. Jobs’ Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list, worked with Operation Homefront to donate the laptops to the soldiers and families at Fort Riley. Since its inception, Operation Homefront has delivered more than 5,000 computers to military families. Corporations interested in donating computers should contact the Operation Homefront (www.operationhomefront.net) National Office. Individuals interested in donating computers should contact their local chapter of Operation Homefront. A list of chapters is available here: www.operationhomefront.net/map.aspx.
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