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 2017?

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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4/26/2010

military charter to Guantanomo Bay

I flew my first military charter for Delta last week to Guantanamo Bay, better known as Gitmo. Those charters are hard to come by and even though it was a short flight, it was still wonderful to do. Not knowing what to expect and thinking we would have a plane load of soldiers, I was pleasantly surprised that the majority of our passengers were families stationed at the Naval Air Base. It was amazing to hear that almost 1500 families live at the base that includes a school, movie theatre, Subway sandwich shop, swimming pool and of course, the gorgeous beaches of Cuba. The families that I spoke with really love it there and many are on repeat tours...one family even had a college aged daughter who was taking her college courses online instead of going away to some campus. Of course, she loved it, think of all the men there! Our crew was only there for a few short hours but the Captain knew the airport staff and was given a van to give us a short tour of the base. He took us to the Mini-Mart where we could purchase the obligatory souveniers of T-shirts, ball caps and magnets. Funny how no shot glasses were available.
This was one of the shortest trips that I have done recently but ranks at the top in terms of experience....priceless!