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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5/03/2016

'I think we need to say that clearly' - U.S. Sec'y of Defense Ash Carter

News this week that a Navy Seal was killed by enemy gunfire in Iraq is a serious reminder that thousands of U.S. troops are deployed in dangerous areas.  Whether it's called an 'advise and assist' or 'combat' mission, it is still a dangerous mission.

From the Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2016:
"It is a combat death, of course,” (U.S. Sec'y of Defense Ash Carter) said. “And a very sad loss.”

In testimony to the U.S. Senate last week, the defense secretary affirmed that American troops were in combat, despite the White House’s emphasis on their advise-and-assist capacity. “I think we need to say that clearly,” he said.

A U.S. service member helping Kurdish fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was killed during an attack by Islamic State forces on Tuesday, underscoring the risks U.S. forces face even as they seek to limit their military involvement in the country.

(The Obama Administration) describes the deployment in Iraq as an 'advise-and-assist' mission. But Tuesday’s incident highlighted how even that strategy entails a significant level of danger for American troops.


In March of this year, a U.S. Marine was killed, and 8 others wounded, by a rocket attack in Iraq.

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas continue to ship care packages to our U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines serving in remote areas overseas.