How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 250,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2014?

1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff and donated warehouse space, 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.
--- WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW WAREHOUSE SPACE ---
We can no longer accept goods at our Irving warehouse after November 20, 2014.
We can receive mail at P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011-6691.

We have moved our goods to temporary storage while we look for a new home. If you have ideas on a possible donated warehouse space for us, we would be grateful for your assistance. If we could raise $40,000 to $50,000 in additional financial donations, that would give us an option of paying for our own facility. That's certainly an option we would welcome.
We are very flexible on warehouse criteria, but our general wish list would be:
Space: About 2,500+ sft. Location: North Dallas and nearby suburbs. A/C-Heating in a portion of the space is very helpful.
Our email: support@airborneangelcadets.com

5/29/2013

2013 Overview of Troop Levels in Afghanistan

As we continue to send care packages to American troops in Afghanistan, below are some statistics giving an overview of 2013 U.S. and foreign military deployments in Afghanistan. The information is derived from a detailed report, the Afghanistan Index, by Ian S. Livingston and Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institute.

From official Afghanistan government reports, there were 180 military bases operating in Afghanistan at the start of 2013.

The Afghanistan Index reports, "As of April 2013 there were roughly 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan".

February 18, 2013 statistics show the troop levels from all countries in Afghanistan:
68,000   - U.S. troops
352,000 - Afghanistan troops
32,330   - Foreign troops (not from U.S. or Afghanistan)

Of these foreign troops (47 countries) working with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), those countries supplying more than 100 troops are listed below. Australia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom all have over 1,000 troops deployed.

Albania - 221
Australia - 1,096
Belgium - 253
Bulgaria - 419
Canada - 950
Croatia - 245
Czech Republic - 415
Denmark - 568
Estonia - 162
Finland - 125
France - 550
Georgia - 1,561
Germany - 4,400
Hungary - 611
Italy - 3,067
Republic of Korea - 350
Lithuania - 240
Netherlands - 500
New Zealand - 155
Poland - 1,739
Portugal - 179
Romania - 1,595
Slovakia - 238
Spain - 1,305
Sweden - 453
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - 158
Turkey - 1,093
United Kingdom - 9,000

Other countries deploying less than 100 troops as of February 18, 2013:
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, El Salvador, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Tonga, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates.