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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8/13/2012

Daily life of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Here's an interesting glimpse into the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan. In preparation for sending Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas care packages to one of our U.S. troop contacts, we just received the below response to their living conditions. Ramen noodles, coffee and coffee filters, wet wipes, and tuna are specifically mentioned as being good for care packages.

* How long will you be in country? 6 more months
* Do you have beds or cots? cots.
* How many troops do you have access to? Men and women? about 110 men, 2 women.

* Air conditioning/heating in you living quarters? when there is power, so yes occasionally.
* Do you have access to microwave, frig and coffee makers? one microwave, no friges, a few coffee machines

* Do you live in tent or buildings? predominately tents
* PX and how often stocked? none

* Do you have access to local children? only one village with no children really but cheap pens always go over well with the locals.
* Ability to watch DVD's? yes
* Any military working dogs in your area and can we send treats?  yes

Essentially we are on a COP and our line platoons are pushed out to checkpoints in a 2-3 km range from our COP and they rotate out so they can rest/refit here at ____.  Because patrols often occur in the morning, most of the guys are on one hot meal a day, and stripped down MREs so a big pick me up would be ramen noodle style meals that can be easily microwaved.

Also healthier alternatives like canned/packaged tuna would also be nice.  toiletry wise we are all pretty well stocked, with the exception of wet wipes, which we use pretty universally for everything.  Ground coffee and filters is another thing that alot of guys could use, as i believe a number have ordered coffee makers but have access only to instant coffee.

Thank you for all you do,