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Left to right, junior Lizz Thuston, 16, sophomore Kairee Connolly, 16, and junior Ashley Hammord, 16, add the last of the care packages going to the Bremerton-based National Guard unit in Iraq. - Photo by Jesse Beals
Left to right, junior Lizz Thuston, 16, sophomore Kairee Connolly, 16, and junior Ashley Hammord, 16, add the last of the care packages going to the Bremerton-based National Guard unit in Iraq.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

While they may not be home for the holidays, a little bit of home is going to some Bremerton-based troops in Iraq.

This week the Bremerton High School SkillsUSA students boxed up about 160 Christmas care packages for Bremerton and Everett-based Washington National Guard troops.

Plastic baggies were filled with disposable razors, deodorant, lip balm, baby wipes, bar soap, hard candy, beef jerky and other items collected from the community.

“It’s neat we’re helping people out. They really deserve it,” said Justin Piatt, senior.

Robyn Morris, a junior, said the care packages at the very least would refresh the troops.

SkillsUSA is a national service organization of students enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupation training programs. This year’s theme is “Champions at Work.” The Bremerton

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