Operation Thin Mint℠ (OTM) is a local Girl Scout service project that originated in San Diego in 2002. This year with support from the community, Girl Scouts hit an impressive milestone of reaching a cumulative 4 million packages of America's favorite cookies and countless notes of support to deployed troops serving around the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Japan, Korea, and the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
To honor the Operation Thin Mint Program, our troops, our top 10 OTM Superstars, our Elite Cookie Entrepreneurs, family, and friends are invited aboard the USS Midway Museum for an exciting evening on the flight deck, featuring music, interactive booths, and a patriotic pep rally. This year's Operation Thin Mint Sendoff and Family Festival took place on Friday, April 14.
"Grown men do cry! The Operation Thin Mint cookies brought back memories of home. With all our hearts, thank you for thinking of us."— Deanna Moore, Supply Officer, USNS PATHFINDER (T-AGS-60)
"Thank you for the cookies. It just feels like a little piece of home was delivered to us!"— LS1(SW/AW) Jennifer Workman, USN, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
"Two things Marines overseas look forward to are letters from family and Girl Scout cookies. So believe me when I say we are thankful for your support and thoughtfulness."— SGT J.T. Drake, USMC; U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia
"We have just received a shipment of Girl Scout cookies out here in Djibouti (Horn of Africa). We are very thankful!"— PO3 Tiffany Woodruff, USN; U.S. Central Command
"The Girl Scout Cookies were such a morale booster! Thank you for keeping our soldiers in your thoughts."— First Sergeant Kerry Wood, USA; Camp Humphreys, Korea