Tri-State Chapter TN/VA/NC (Kingsport, TN) 

February 2009 - Tri-State Chapter is supporting the 176th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion (CSSB), Gray, TN currently on deployment in SWA for Operation Backpack. Operation Backpack is a project where the 176th CSSB is in partnership with a girls' school in Iraq assisting with school books and school supplies in backpacks for female students. The Chapter is collecting school books and school supplies from donating organizations, assembling them into backpacks, and shipping them to SWA. Some Chapter funding will be used in support of the shipping costs. On 16 Jan 08, two chapter officers did a radio spot with WCQR 88.3 FM to generate public support for Operation Backpack.