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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7/26/2012

U.S. troop levels worldwide

An overview of American military troop levels outside the U.S. (and it's Territories) as of 12/31/2011 is shown below. With constant troops movements, these numbers are always a moving target.

And it's not always easy to distinguish whether a statistic includes civilians and dependents. For example, the 2011 figures show 192 personnel in Djibouti, Africa, but General Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command (on NPR, March 8, 2012) mentioned "we’ve got about 2,500 U.S. personnel at the base in Djibouti right now." I believe the 2,500 figure includes dependents and civilians.

But, as of the summer of 2012, it appears that at least 250,000 active duty personnel are deployed around the world ... many who would welcome our Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas care packages.

Active Duty Military Personnel by Region and Country - 12/31/2011
(Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force)
Compiled from the Defense Manpower Data Center

Total Worldwide (12/31/2011) - 348,248

North Africa, Near East, and South Asia - 4,604 total
(Not counting Afghanistan and Iraq)
Bahrain - 2,135; Diego Garcia - 303; Egypt - 238; Qatar - 596; Saudi Arabia - 270; United Arab Emirates - 175
* 13 other countries with 1-100 personnel.

Sub-Saharan Africa - 509
Djibouti - 192
* 32 other countries with 1-100 personnel.

Iraq - 49,800
Afghanistan - 102,200


Europe - 80,370
Bosnia and Herzegovina - 1,207; Germany - 53,526; Greece - 379; Greenland - 122; Italy - 10,817; Netherlands - 392; Portugal - 700; Spain - 1,481; Turkey - 1,504; United Kingdom - 9,317
* 27 other countries with 1-100 personnel.

Former Soviet Union - 146 total
* 11 countries with 1-100 personnel.

East Asia and Pacific - 51,170 total
Australia - 185; Japan - 37,708; Philippines - 174; Singapore - 150; Thailand - 125
* 12 other countries with 1-100 personnel.

Western Hemisphere - 1,970 personnel
Canada - 135; Cuba (Guantanamo) - 954; Honduras - 357
* 27 other countries with 1-100 personnel.

Undistributed - 57,479

* Above numbers do not include military or civilian contractors or dependents.
* Above numbers do not include CIA, covert, or other special ops personnel.