How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 225,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2016?

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 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.

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9/30/2016

Iraq - American forces are in harm's way - Sec'y of Defense Ash Carter

U.S Secretary of Defense Ash Carter this week announced that the U.S. will send an additional 600 troops to Iraq.

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.

9/28/2016

Olympic Athletes and our Military Troops - Training hard to be the best!

Similar to Olympic athletes, U.S. military personnel around the world train hard and dedicate themselves to becoming fit, skilled, and ready to take on the challenges of very real opponents. The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas receive many requests from troops overseas for fitness and health products, which we are glad to include in our care packages.  We are thankful for the dedication, hard work and sacrifices of all our U.S. Troops!

9/24/2016

American Heritage Girls, Roanoke, TX, Contribute Thank You Letters for the Troops.

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas received a big stack of letters and drawings from the American Heritage Girls in Roanoke, TX . We'll include these notes of thanks and encouragement in the care packages we ship to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa and the Mideast. The troops are always happy to receive the boxes filled with snacks, microwavable meals, shampoo, soap, razors, deodorant, foot powder, socks, but they really appreciate the thank you cards and drawings. It lets them know they haven't been forgotten when they are so far from home.

A small sample of the letters and drawings from
 the American Heritage Girls in Roanoke, TX.
Thank you American Heritage Girls for your support.

If you are looking for an opportunity to send some encouragement and support to American troops overseas, we would be very grateful for any financial support. Or, you can support our troops with items that are often hard for them to find (shampoo, microwavable meals, razors, foot powder, powdered drink mix, room air fresheners, body wash, baby wipes, socks, basic toiletries, snacks, etc.) You can send requested items to us to be included in the care packages, donate funds through the Click and Pledge link at the top of the page or send checks made payable to: Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011.

9/23/2016

U.S. troop levels in Iraq may increase again in 2016

A large portion of the care packages of the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are currently being sent to U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Iraq, where toiletries, foods, snacks and other care package items are often in short supply.  Though the 'temporary' troop numbers are unknown, it appears there are about 6,000 American troops in Iraq ... and many thousands more in neighoring countries that are providing support.  Our all-volunteer nonprofit welcomes the support of anyone who wishes to help us send care packages to our troops overseas.

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.

9/22/2016

Help us Support the Troops on North Texas Giving Day!

North Texas Giving Day Results - 9/23/2016
The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas would like to give a big thanks to the many supporters who generously donated $3,875 on North Texas Giving Day!  Those funds will be enhanced by an additional donation from the North Texas Giving Day program.  These much-needed financial donations will enable us to send many more care packages to our military troops overseas.   Thanks!
We're $61,000 short of our financial goal!!! 
Please help us reach our goal of $140,000 by donating to the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas.  North Texas Giving Day is the biggest online giving day of the year. The Communities Foundation of Texas is asking caring friends like you to make a difference through your donations (please be sure to donate from the web page designated for the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas).

9/20/2016

"A new unit arrived here today literally with nothing"

Below are some late summer 2016 messages from our Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas care package recipients serving with the U.S. military overseas.  As interest in sending care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines peaks around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we try to maintain an even flow of care packages throughout the year.

 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."

9/17/2016

A Few Thank You Notes From the Soldiers for Care Packages!

Here are a few notes we received from some Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq thanking us for their last shipment of care packages.

"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."  

Thank you for your support.

The Zip Fizz was a big hit!
The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are happy to support our troops overseas. There are many ways you can help; you can send requested items to us to be included in the care packages, donate funds through the Click and Pledge link at the top of the page or send checks made payable to: Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011.