Salute to Troops

Suddenlink employees in Lubbock, Texas, joined 16 teams of grillers in the “America Supports You” cookout and send-off for more than 150 members of the Texas National Guard, who are scheduled to be deployed to the Middle East this fall.

In addition to free food, more than 300 volunteers from Suddenlink and other local organizations provided games and live entertainment for the troops, their families, and a crowd of well-wishers.

As the event drew to a close, organizers handed out care packages that included stationery and teddy bears with implanted voice recorders. National Guard members could record a message for their children to listen to while they are away from home.