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From NPR article:
Carter said at a news conference that all U.S. troops in Iraq faced serious risks. "We're in a support role, but I need to make it clear once again: American forces combatting ISIL in Iraq are in harm's way," he said, according to The Associated Press. "No one should be in any doubt about that."
By most accounts, there are about 6,000 troops (including the short-term, temporary troops) currently in Iraq. And many are assigned to areas which are short on amenities and daily living necessities. The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are proud to be sending care packages to many of these troops in Iraq. If you are looking for a way to support U.S. troops deployed overseas with care packages, our all-volunteer nonprofit would greatly welcome your support.
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Fox News article (9/22/16): "Pentagon wants 500 more US troops for Iraq amid new attacks"
If President Obama signs off on the military’s plan for more troops, the number would rise above 5,000. There are other U.S. troops inside Iraq that the Pentagon claims are on “temporary” assignments, though some of these deployments last up to one year in country. Counting these troops, the new forces going to Iraq will push the unofficial number of American forces on the ground in Iraq to over 6,000 troops.
In addition to a rocket attack suspected of containing a “mustard agent” earlier this week, nearly 500 U.S. troops at a base 25 miles south of Mosul have been attacked four times in the past week in conventional rocket attacks, Fox News is told.
From the Mideast:
"We continue to be graced with the care packages sent from your team. It's especially good that you send them throughout the summer. The care packages dwindle down quite a bit in the summer. They brighten our days for sure!! Thank you so much for all you do."
From a Soldier in Iraq:
"Your packages have been received and to say that they helped soldiers out would be an understatement. A new unit arrived here today literally with nothing. I was able to give them 15 of your packages as I saved some just for that purpose."
From the Middle East:
"Thank you for the first round of packages. We were able to disperse to several agencies around the base and will do that again. Thank you guys!"
From Eastern Europe:
"Thank you!!! You are a blessings!!!! We are running so low on items for the Troops because of the number coming through our chapel and rotating in and out has been tremendous. Words cannot sum up what the support through care packages from your organization has done for the morale of the Troops."
"We pushed most of them to our troops in four separate austere locations that are sleeping in either tents or concrete bunkers. They absolutely loved them. You all have been amazing."
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