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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3/18/2016

Soldier in Iraq: "We need at least 100 care packages"

It's a tough grind in Iraq! The below email from one of our Army contacts underscores the value of the care packages mailed by the volunteers of the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas. 

Hope you are doing good!!  Its been a joy receiving care packages from airborne angel cadets!!!!!!!!! They are really the best care packages lol. I am leaving back home finally ...  BUT, I have the new POC replacing me ... There are a lot of soldiers here in need of care packages now. The 101st Airborne Division is new here in FOB ...  Iraq. We need at least 100 care packages because there are a lot of soldiers here.

The Military Times talks about the dangerous conditions around Ramadi in Iraq:
"Since Feb. 9, when the city was deemed clear, U.S. Central Command has reported dozens of air strikes in the Ramadi area. The targets include: 38 ISIS tactical units, 24 ISIS fighting positions, 18 ISIS vehicles, four ISIS car-bomb facilities, five ISIS “bed down locations”, two ISIS command and control nodes, two anti-air artillery pieces."

And what's happening in Baghdad this week?
The Military Times refers to the Musings on Iraq blog which recaps the violent incidents of one week in Baghdad.

Violence In Baghdad, Mar 8-14, 2016
Center: 4 – 1 Sticky Bomb, 1 Shooting, 2 IEDs
East: 6 – 1 Attempted Robbery, 1 Decapitation, 2 Shootings, 3 IEDs
Outer East: 3 – 1 Sticky Bomb, 1 Shooting, 1 IED
North: 8 – 1 Kidnapping, 1 Sticky Bomb, 2 IEDs, 4 Shootings
Outer North: 2 – 1 Kidnapping/Robbery/Shooting, 1 Sticky Bomb
South: 19 – 1 Strangling, 1 Kidnapping, 1 Grenade, 2 Sticky Bombs, 6 Shootings, 8 IEDs
Outer South: 12 – 1 Kidnapping, 4 Shootings, 7 IEDs
West: 12 – 1 Robbery/Stabbing, 1 Robbery/Shooting, 3 Shootings, 7 IEDs
Outer West: 2 – 1 Shooting, 1 Sticky Bomb

There are not a lot of fancy amenities for U.S. military troops in Iraq, so we believe our care packages are enjoyed greatly by the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.  We welcome your help in supporting the estimated 4,000 American troops in Iraq and and many thousands more in other remote areas.