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

This holiday season, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is again 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 honored to be giving free phone cards to Sailors and Marines deployed and away from home  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 our way of thanking our service members and their families for the sacrifices they make while in 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 will distribute 32,500 free phone cards this holiday season.

The 62 ships and submarines that will receive the free phone cards are: USS Eisenhower (CVN 69); USS Wasp (LHD 1); USS San Antonio (LPD 17); USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41); USS San Jacinto (CG 56); USS Monterey (CG 61); USS Stout (DDG 55); USS Roosevelt (DDG 80); USS Mason (DDG 87); USS Nitze (DDG 94); USS Makin Island (LHD 8); USS Somerset (LPD 25); USS Comstock (LSD 45); USS Pittsburg (SSN 720); USS Helena (SSN 725); USS New Mexico (SSN 779); USS California (SSN 781); USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20); USS Donald Cook (DDG 75); USS Carney (DDG 64); USS Ross (DDG 71); USS Porter (DDG 78); USS Tempest (PC 2); USS Hurricane (PC 3); USS Monsoon (PC 4); USS Typhoon (PC 5); USS Sirocco (PC 6); USS Squall (PC 7); USS Chinook (PC 9); USS Firebold (PC 10); USS Whirlwind (PC 11); USS Thunderbolt (PC 12); USS Lake Champlain (CG 57); USS Port Royal (CG 73); USS Barry (DDG 52); USS Hopper (DDG 70); USS Mccampbell (DDG 85); USS Sampson (DDG 102); USS Wayne E Meyer (DDG 108); USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112); USS Topeka (SSN 754); USS Chicago (SSN 721); USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723); USS Key West (SSN 722); USS Santa Fe (SSN 763); USS Cheyenne (SSN 773); USS Columbus (SSN 762); USS Louisvile (SSN 724); USS Jacksonville (SSN 699); USS Ashland (LSD 48); USS Bonhomme 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 Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54); USS John S Mccain (DDG 56); USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62); USS Stethem (DDG 63); USS Benfold (DDG 65); and USS Mustin (DDG 89).

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