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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5/29/2014

What are the deployed U.S. troop levels?

President Obama's plan for U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan is roughly:
2014 - Summer -  32,000 troops
2015 - January 1 -  9,800 troops
2016 - January 1 -  4,400 troops
2017 - January 1 -  Slightly less than 1,000 troops  ('Embassy presence')
2018 forward - Slightly less than 1,000 troops?

With approximately 250,000 U.S. troops currently deployed worldwide, the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas continue in our mission to ship care packages to troops in Afghanistan, Africa, Mideast, Eastern Europe, and other areas where care packages can uplift the morale of our troops.

"In his last news conference of 2013, (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E.) Dempsey pointed out that, in addition to service members in combat zones, about 250,000 men and women in uniform are deployed overseas during this holiday period."

According to Wikipedia:
"The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with approximately 160,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 117,000 deployed in various contingency operations."

"US troops are spread across the globe: over 67,000 are stationed in Europe; nearly 52,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; over 4,750 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia; over 1,800 in the Western Hemisphere; over 300 in Sub-Saharan Africa; and less than 100 in states of the former Soviet Union."