NEX to Distribute Free Phone Cards Sailors and Marines Deployed During the Holidays

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is giving away  free $10 phone cards to Sailors and Marines away from their homeports and those forward deployed to overseas ports during the holiday season.

“NEXCOM is happy to be able to again give free phone cards to deployed Sailors and Marines this holiday season,” said Thomas Harris, Program Manager in NEXCOM’s Telecommunications Program Office. “NEXCOM has been giving away free phone cards over the holidays for many, many years. This is just one small way we can thank these service members and their families for their service to our country.”

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 distributed over 40,000 free phone cards this holiday season.

Ships and submarines that will receive the free phone cards are: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Anzio (CG 68), USS Rampage (DDG 61), USS Gonzales (DDG 66), USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Bulkley (DDG 84), USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Gravely (DDG 107), USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Arlington (LPD 24), USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), USS Newport News (SSN 750), USS Toledo (SSN 769), USS Montpelier (SSN 765), USS Missouri (SSN 780), USS Florida (SSGN 728), USS Mt Whitney (LCC 20), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Anchorage (LPD 23), USS Rushmore (LSD 47), USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705), USS North Carolina (SSN 777), USS Tucson (SSN 770), USS Cheyenne (SSN 773), USS Bremerton (SSN 698), USS Charlotte (SSN 766), USS Texas (SSN 775), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Bon Homme Richard (LHD 6), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Shiloh (CG 67), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS John S McCain (DDG 56), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and USS Mustin (DDG 89).

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