War In Ukraine
As of the writing of this article, the Russian military under orders from Vladimir Putin is continuing its assault on the nation of Ukraine. The news is filled with reports of horrors and of heroism every day. There is a very real fear that if our nation does too much or too little, the situation could spiral out of control and create a devastating war. How did we get here, what do most service members know, and how can you help to support our heroes as we all wait for answers?
A Little Background
There is a lot of complicated history concerning Ukraine and its history with Russia, and it is hard to get into all of it. A full understanding of the dynamic between these two countries would need to include a discussion of a lot of complicated topics. However, the reason the conflict between these two countries is so significant to us is because of our role in NATO. Although Ukraine is not a NATO member, it is bordered by them and does receive regular NATO support. Putin considers NATO to be encroaching on Russian sovereignty, and in many ways, this war is his way of telling NATO to back. If tensions with NATO cannot be cooled, there is a very real possibility that NATO allies led by the US will go to war with Russia.
What Do Our Heroes Know?
Something that is important to keep in mind while all of this is going on is that it’s very likely that any service member you can name knows almost nothing about what the military may be planning to do about Ukraine. Despite the concept many people have of the military being this tightly efficient machine, the truth is that every branch of the military can be a little chaotic. Your hero likely won’t know any earlier than you will if the military is going to deploy to handle the situation.
Taking Care Of Our Heroes
A soldier might not be able to tell you “if” or “when,” but they certainly know “who.” If things continue to escalate, there is a very real possibility that every currently enlisted member of the United States armed forces will be sent into a major war with Russia. That is fairly daunting information to be carrying if you’re a soldier. There’s a decent chance that the hero in your life is more nervous and stressed than they’ve been in years. Now more than ever, our service members need to know that we have their backs. My Hero Crate offers gifts to help the men and women in uniform relax and rejuvenate while they wait for news. These are trying times for service members. Knowing they have support from home makes all the difference.