Pcadette helped start this drive to put mini-libraries on the US Submarine fleet:
Long underwater deployments are tough on the crews who have no access to things we take for granted like Internet access and TV/radio broadcasts, so reading materials really help. There are dozens of subs in the fleet, we're looking for volunteers to collect more books,dvds,video games, cds and donations to offset the costs (mostly shipping costs for the books).
A worthy cause, we've put a fair amount of work into this since February, we just delivered the first load of books and materials (about 75 cartons my daughter collected at her high school and from local libraries) las month. That's a start.
We got to visit Groton and tour a US attack submarine (the recently retired USS Philadelphia). But the real highlight for me was meeting the naval personnel, talking to them, learning about their jobs. The more I meet current service men and women, the more impressed I am.