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When Keenan Jones wants to catch up with his stepfather, he tries to avoid video conferences. There...

New Bruins send care packages to U.S. troops overseas

By Sarah Rogozen {$article_source}
August 26, 2010, 10:49 PM
( Daily Bruin ) --

When Keenan Jones wants to catch up with his stepfather, he tries to avoid video conferences. There’s a three-second delay in his stepfather’s Internet connection, and the video chat must be arranged months in advance.

Jones’ stepfather is in the U.S. Army, doing military intelligence work in Afghanistan in his sixth long-term deployment.

“I miss him a lot, but it’s gotten to the point where me and my mom can manage,” said Jones, a first-year undeclared engineering student. “It’s just a system we’re in.”

Jones is one of about 5,000 incoming first-years who are preparing care packages this summer for troops overseas.

During the last day of each orientation session, first-years listen to speeches by ROTC personnel and write letters to soldiers.

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