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Models For Troops

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  • Member since
    February 2010
Models For Troops
Posted by ElevenCharlie on Friday, December 4, 2015 3:44 PM

My name is Jon Emery and I would like to introduce myself and a program I run out of Raleigh, NC called Models For Troops. I am also the National Director for the IPMS-USA Support the Troops initiative since January 2013. I am also former 8 years Army Infantry SGT and the proud father of an Iraq War MP.

Since August of 2012, with the help of many generous donors, I have shipped out over 2500 lbs of kits and building supplies to the middle east and most recently VA hospitals stateside. I am not here looking for anything here, just to introduce myself and help in any way I can. The gratitude received from recipients has been amazing. In the field, the kits help with boredom but in the hospitals is where the magic really happens.

VA hospitals are hard at times to get into due to their liabilities and lack of someone to run the program. Hard, but not impossible. At present we service 4 with 2 cases each per month. I attend contests from Richmond, VA to Columbia, SC collecting kits as well as receive donations from model makers all over the country. The support is impressive.

A point to note, if you give kits, please remember glue and paint.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me here or at

Our tagline is: "It's more than just plastic."

Kind regards,

Jon Emery (ElevenCharlie)

  • Member since
    October 2015
Posted by ModelMan68 on Saturday, December 5, 2015 2:37 PM

Hello ElevenCharlie,

It's great your doing what you can to get modelling kits and supplies to active troops and vets. If you have a website or information regarding where we would be able to mail kits and supplies to please post that info. As a vet I would be more than happy to help out.


a.k.a.  ModelMan68 


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  • Member since
    February 2010
Posted by ElevenCharlie on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 9:34 AM

Please visit

Follow the links or contact me directly.

Kind regards,



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