Defensive Driving Specialists LLC driving school is spearheading an effort to sponsor the 2nd Marines, 5th battalion whom are currently deployed in Afghanistan. There are 1,200 soldiers in the battalion (commonly known as the 2/5). The reason for the sponsorship is to provide basic necessities that our fighting men and women might have to do without if not for this effort. Many people think that the soldiers are provided with everything they need or want but that is not the case. The soldiers also look forward to getting things from home. That is why DDS is doing this.

Some of the items that they really need are as follows: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, boot socks, heavy work gloves, chapstick, aspirin etc., sunblock, aloe-vera, throat lozenges, cough drops, powdered laundry detergent, baby wipes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpicks, shampoo, deodorant, hand sanitizer, fingernail clippers, lotion, shaving cream, disposable razors, travel size Kleenex, duct tape with dark color – no silver, AA batteries, Frisbees, sunglasses, eyeglass wipes, electrical tape, flashlights with red lens and batteries, powdered Gatorade, tang, or koolaid, gum, mints, lifesavers, power and protein bars, small individually wrapped snacks, coffee makers (new in box), envelopes, pens, paper, disposable cameras, pocket notebooks.

To help out in any way, contact Alan Musilek at 262-210-1960 or 262-279-2853 or you can e-mail us at to get more information. We are also looking for CASH donations as well as help with SHIPPING. We are looking for corporate sponsors as well as groups and individuals who want to help make this happen. I know from past experience that it will make their day a lot better. Your help is very much appreciated. You can contact us through our website at

Please see the attached flyer.