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 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.

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8/31/2015

Care Package Thank You from the Middle East.

Here is a thank you letter the we received from James in the Middle East. The care packages he has received have caused his co-workers to be "super jealous of my privileged affection with (the Angels)". He mentions they are experiencing a shortage of peanut butter and asks if we can spend him a jar of crunchy peanut butter just for him!!
Thank you letter for the care packages.

8/29/2015

Thank you from Kabul to B3 Meat Slingers for the beef jerky!

Here are two notes we received from Doreen in Kabul regarding the care packages they received. The theme for the packages was Hawaiian Luau - I hope they send pictures of the guys in the grass skirts!! . The beef jerky from B3 Meat Slingers was a huge hit.

Dear Nancy,

I am FINALLY back in Kabul.  


Anyway, returning to the office and the Hawaiian decorations brought a smile to my tired face.  Although my colleagues distributed the majority of the boxes and contents, they issued a no-touch order on the boxes of decorations (even though a few were eager to try on a Hawaiian shirt).  They thoughtfully held off on the "luau" until my return.  We will probably have our luau in 2 weeks.  The great things is that we can pass along the decorations and the shirts (cleaned) when we're done and let another group have some fun.  I'll be sure to send photos.

Because the handmade pillows were nestled inside these boxes, I was able to take them to the USO.  They disappeared within a day!  They are perfect for traveling.

Two pictures attached -- the first is a typical shot of the packages and second is a shot of the folks with the jerky bags.  Please extend our thanks to the guys who made and donated the jerky.  Jerky is one of the most popular items and "homemade" is the best!
Just for fun I added two more pix that I took on the military flight from Ali Al Salem in Kuwait to Bagram in Afghanistan.  I think these soldiers could have used one of those fluffy pillows!
Take care,
Doreen 
A fluffy pillow would be nice right about now!
A long flight!
Nancy,

 My apologies for my belated email. A week ago the first of the many boxes arrived ... after I left for R&R. And they kept coming!

Once again, we are overwhelmed and humbled by the generosity of everyone back home. My colleagues shared the boxes of snacks, protein bars, candy and toiletries with other offices and the USO.

 I can personally attest to the handiness of microwaveable meals and ramen noodles. They're a lifesaver when the weather is too hot, too cold or too rainy to walk to the dining facility. Or if you've missed a meal due to a mission or a meeting.

 The B3 jerky arrived as well --- I have requested and am waiting for the photo (which I've been assured was taken in my absence).

 I will write again soon.

 Thanks so much for all you do!
Doreen

Care packages have arrived!
A BIG thanks to B3 Meat Slingers for the Beef Jerky!!

8/27/2015

US Troops Care Package Wish List items for "Drop and Shop.

Here is an email we received from an Airman asking for our help to "refill the shelves" of their "Drop and Shop" This shop is available to the soldiers ( marines, navy and army) on a daily basis to pick up a snack or some toiletries.

This is a list of the items they need the most:
        Shaving creams, razors, foot powders, hand sanitizer, shampoo, wet wipes, and a big favorite is beef jerky and snacks.

Good Afternoon Everyone,        My name is Airman Txxxx. I am with the United States Navy (in the Middle East).  I have been here since April 2015. We started a shop called "drop and Shop" which is run by volunteers (us, military members). this shop is open 2 hours everyday and any soldier can come by during those hours and can pick up whatever is available for free. and all of those stuff are donated by people like you. Our stock is started running low and we need your help to refill the shelves. Please Let me know if you can supply us with whatever you can.

We appreciate your help.

Thank you for your support

ASAN T, ERHAN
DROP AND SHOP

"Drop and Shop"
"Drop and Shop" Volunteers



250,000 U.S. Military Troops Deployed Outside U.S. in 2015

The Department of Defense reports that as of March 31, 2015, there are about 250,000 American military troops serving outside the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

Besides the estimated 10,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and 3,500 U.S. troops in Iraq in the summer of 2015, there are many thousands living in austere environments in Asia, the Mideast, Africa and other areas of the world.  American troops will serve in over 180 countries in 2015.

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas continue to send thousands of care packages in 2015 to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who are serving overseas.  We continue to receive thanks from the troops for our care packages, and also requests for care packages of snacks, toiletries, sheets, socks, hand warmers, food products, electronics and other assorted items.

If you can assist with a product or financial donation, large or small, we would be grateful for your support of our all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  We rely on our great volunteers from the Dallas - Fort Worth, TX metroplex and from supporters across the USA.

Care Package for US Troops - "Having a touch of home, sometimes makes a bad day seem better."

Below are some thank you letters we just received from U.S. troops overseas who received care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas. The boxes contained toiletries, snacks, clothing, thank you cards with pictures drawn by children and assorted other care package items packed by our volunteers in the Dallas - Forth, TX area. We are proud to support these Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines!
Thank you for your support.

Thank you card from U.S. troops who received our care packages.