Deployed service members receive free phone cards from NEXCOM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Dec. 2 that Sailors and Marines in 40 ships and submarines deployed away from their homeports and those forward deployed to overseas ports during the holiday season will be given a free $10 phone card to call loved ones back home.
"This is just one small way that we can thank our service members for their dedicated service to our country," said Thomas Harris, NEXCOM Afloat Personal Telecommunications Service Program. "We hope this phone card will bring them closer to their families and friends during the holiday season."
The $10 AT&T prepaid phone cards can be used via the Afloat Personal Telecommunications Service system, the ship's Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) system or ashore in the United States or any foreign port where AT&T has a presence. NEXCOM expects to distribute nearly 35,000 free phone cards during the holidays.
Ships that will receive the free phone cards are the USS Bainbridge (DDG-96), USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Carney (DDG-64), USS Gettysburg (CG-64), USS Mason (DDG-87), USS Monterey (CG-61), USS Nitze (DDG-94), USS Ramage (DDG-61), USS San Jacinto (CG-56), USS Simpson (FFG-56), USS Stout (DDG-55), USS The Sullivans (DDG-68), USS Truman (CVN-75), USS Mt Whitney (LCC-20), USS Boxer (LHD-4), USS Cowpens (CG-63), USS Freedom (LCS-1), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49), USS Hopper (DDG-70), USS New Orleans (LPD-18), USS Rentz (FFG-46), USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), USS Houston (SSN-713), USS North Carolina (SSN-777), USS Santa Fe (SSN-763), USS Sea Wolf (SSN-21), USS Tucson (770), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), USS George Washington (CVN-73), USS John S McCain (DDG-56), USS Lassen (DDG-82), USS McCampbell (DDG-85), USS Mustin (DDG-89), USS Stethem (DDG-63), USS Ashland (LSD-48), USS Bon Homme Richard (LHD-6), USS Denver (LPD-9) and USS Germantown (LSD-42).
For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/nexcom/.