My friend Patt in NY started a company called Soldier's Angels. It's been in business now for years. It's a 501(c)3 (not for profit) organization. So anyone who donates can write if off on their taxes.
They have all kinds of nice people putting together packages right now for Valentine's Day. People volunteer their time also.
If you feel so inclined to do so you can support a soldier during their deployment.
Visit www.soldiersangels.org to see what form of support you can offer. There's many projects going on and different levels of support.
I'm working on supporting as well. I urge you to take a moment and check out Soldier's Angels and see what all they have going on.