How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 250,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2015?

1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff, we strive to maximize the use of donations. We are a 501(c)(3) charity, so your gifts are tax deductible. We accept checks to Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011. You can donate via our mobile website - m.airborneangelcadets.com, or via credit card through our Click and Pledge account.

2) Donate Goods - Our all-volunteer charity is based in the Dallas area, but receives product donations from across the USA for care packages for our Soldiers and Troops overseas. We kindly request that you contact us at support@airborneangelcadets.com before sending any care package goods.

1/28/2015

2015 Letter from Army Chaplain in Afghanistan

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas received a very nice 'thanks' from one of our great Army Chaplains in Afghanistan.  She distributes our care packages to her fellow Soldiers who are deployed in Afghanistan. As many of these Soldiers (and other U.S. troops) have just arrived in Afghanistan, we will continue to support them with our care packages in 2015.

1/23/2015

Two Certificates received for 2014 Soldiers Care Packages

Below are two great certificates from U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan who received care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas in 2014.  Our volunteers, donors and supporters are thankful to these men and women who served overseas.  Click on images to enlarge.

1/21/2015

Troops thank us for 2014 Christmas Care Packages

Below is an email from one of our great military care package recipients in a very remote area of the world. We sent them some Christmas care packages with toiletries, snacks and other daily necessities and items that were made possible by our donors and Dallas, TX area volunteers.

Dear Nancy and all the Airborne Angel Cadets,

We received our tree and decorations, and the wonderful Christmas stockings.  They really made our Christmas a nice one so far from home.  We are truly, humbly, tremendously grateful for your generosity and the support from everyone.  We are a small team ... and we don't have many American things to remind us of home.  Though we were unable to get some photos, we do want you to know how much we appreciated everything that you sent, and all of your good wishes for our safety, service and support. Thank you again for making our Christmas a bright one this year!

Sincerely, Mary

1/12/2015

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan continue to be in the line of fire

Below are excerpts from a January 8, 2015 Stars and Stripes article, "Expect more US casualties in Afghanistan, top NATO commander says" on the 2015 conditions of the U.S. military troops in Afghanistan. As American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines are still scattered about Afghanistan, we are finding that they still very much appreciate care packages from home.

“All of us as commanders have reminded our senior leadership ... the war in Afghanistan has not ended, (just) the combat mission for NATO,” Gen. Philip Breedlove told Stars and Stripes.

“It’s hard to say, but we are going to continue to have (American) casualties” in Afghanistan, Breedlove said in an interview at Bagram Airfield.

Not all of the roughly 10,600 U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of the U.S. operation Freedom’s Sentinel are assigned to Resolute Support. Some will conduct counterterrorism and related operations.

While American and NATO troops are no longer the main fighting force in Afghanistan, U.S. troops will continue to be in the line of fire on a regular basis during the follow-on mission, Maj. Gen. John Murray, deputy commander for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, said Tuesday.

Despite those risks, American troops in postwar Afghanistan “can’t just sit on the FOB” and completely disengage from the security threats facing Afghan forces, Murray said, referring to the 23 remaining U.S. forward operating bases scattered across Afghanistan.

Earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani suggested Washington re-examine its future plans because of a resurgent Taliban and the possible threat from other insurgent groups in the region.

1/04/2015

Santa delivers our 2014 Christmas care packages in Afghanistan

We just received some nice photos and a message from one of our military contacts who received 2014 Christmas care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas.  These U.S. Soldiers recently arrived at a remote FOB in Afghanistan and are scheduled to be in country for most of 2015.  As you can see, these troops had fun receiving their Christmas gifts from Santa.

"Here are some pictures from our Christmas celebration that you guys made happen. Thanks so much for your guys support and help making this a Christmas we will never forget!"
Santa passing out Christmas presents to Soldiers in Afghanistan.
U.S. Soldiers posing with Santa in Afghanistan.