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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7/12/2016

President Obama sending 560 more troops to Iraq

President Obama just announced that 560 additional U.S. troops will be deployed within Iraq.  It's likely that well over 5,000 American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines are in Iraq.  The New York Times article below mentions 4,647 official U.S. Military Troops are in Iraq, but any troops deployed for less than 4 months in country, are not counted in the 4,647 figure.

BAGHDAD — President Obama will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul, the largest city still controlled by the Islamic State, a deployment intended to capitalize on recent battlefield gains that also illustrates the obstacles that Mr. Obama has faced in trying to wind down America’s wars.

The official estimate of 4,647 troops in Iraq understates the actual number of American military personnel in the country. The Pentagon uses a system for counting troops that excludes commandos and those who are supposed to be stationed in the country for less than four months.

All told, Defense Department officials have said there are probably more than 5,000 Americans in Iraq.

Some of our great Soldier care package recipients in Iraq
The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, together with our many supporters and volunteers, sends many care packages to Iraq, and to U.S. troops in surrounding areas.