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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4/27/2016

Afghanistan - Grasshopper Hordes, Camel Spiders and more!

One of our good soldier care package contacts in Afghanistan mentioned:

"Grasshopper season is getting close and should hit us soon (not a real season, just what we call it here). For about a 3 week period there are hundreds of thousands of grasshoppers everywhere".

It's not thought about much in the U.S., but some of the most feared enemies of U.S. troops overseas are snakes, scorpions, camel spiders, and other poisonous insects. Grasshopper hordes can't be fun either. Combat entomologists in Afghanistan have a tough job. 

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas do include insect repellant products (non-aerosol) in our care packages, but probably have nothing that would deter the giant camel spider on this (forerunner to Sharknado?) video from Afghanistan:



For a more serious view of the insect dangers in Afghanistan: