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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9/26/2012

Troops letters from Afghanistan - September 2012

From O.M.:
Dearest Nancy and Airborne Angels,

Our S1 delivered 21 care packages to our command post here at FOB (Afghanistan) today.  I was shocked to find that they were all addressed to me ... I was not expecting this level of support.  In all honesty I was moved to read the notes from the cadets that packed the gifts.  It is heartwarming to feel the tangible support from our countrymen and women back home.

I cannot express enough gratitude to thank you for both the packages and your thoughts and prayers.  I was running out the door for a mission when I saw them and by the time I got back a couple of hours later all of the supplies had been handed out to my eager Soldiers.

We are ... stationed out of Fort Campbell, KY.  We are part of the 101st Screaming Eagle Airborne Division.  We are also known as Phoenix Company or Team Phoenix.  Similar to Eric's unit, we also fly the UH-60M model or the Blackhawk and he was not exaggerating when he wrote to you about 8 hour days in the helicopter.

We have a diverse group of around 40 Soldiers in the company from across the United States.  And all of us would like to say thank you for your support.  I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care and God bless you.
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From B.C.:
The weather is definitely cooling off here ...  The care packages as always are continuing to help out the Soldiers tremendously.  We run out very quickly as well. 

Our PX continues to run out quickly, and Soldiers immediately run over here to Combat Stress which is great!  The Romanians here actually line up outside the PX when they know a new shipment is coming and dang near buy out the place. It's pretty sad.  Personal hygiene items are a big necessity right now. We also have been assigned to another FOB to take care of, and in our recent visit found out that they have little to no food there. 

The food they cook there is usually still frozen when served to the Soldiers, and just not nice. 

So we've been trying to hook them up with microwavable meals, soups, etc. to help them get by.  It was a pretty sad sight.  A good friend of mine took over as the platoon sergeant out there, and he was pretty dumbfounded as well.

I also had a visit this morning from the Regional Command of Southern Afghanistan's Command ... he decided to come visit because he heard of our services and the care packages.  He asked me if I would be willing to also contact you and see if your organization may also be willing to send him care packages. He is able to travel ALL OVER RC-South and see things that we don't always get to see.  He would like to start distributing care packages as well. 

Oh man!  Well if you have extra syrups we will totally use them! 

The boys would LOVE the microwavable food!  They definitely could use some plastic bowls to heat food up in .  I think there is enough microwaves, but I'm not quite sure.  There's certain areas on certain FOB's females aren't allowed into, so I don't get to see "everything".

Flannel Jammy Bottoms!!!  That would be awesome!  Anything to keep us warm would definitely be put to use!