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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12/26/2016

U.S. Military continues its difficult mission in Afghanistan

As we head into 2017, the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas continue to send care packages to U.S. Military Troops in Afghanistan.

In a Dec. 9, 2016 AP article ... Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.

The U.S. performs its counterterror work in Afghanistan in two ways. First, it goes after al-Qaida and Islamic State operatives as a U.S.-only mission. Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in the country, said last week that U.S. special operations forces have conducted 350 such missions in 2016 — an average of nearly one per day.

Secondly, U.S. forces operate with Afghan special forces in hunting Islamic State fighters.

He (Gen. Nicholson) said that of the 98 militant groups designated by the U.S. as terrorist organizations, 20 are in Afghanistan, the world's highest concentration ... al-Qaida, the group whose 9/11 attacks were the reason the U.S. invaded, still has 'has the intent' to attack America.

About 9,800 U.S. troops are stationed in Afghanistan starting the new year, with a planned reduction to about 8,400 in mid-January, 2017.  President-elect Donald Trump has not announced his troop level plans for 2017.

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas (an all-volunteer, non-political nonprofit) will continue supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardsmen with care packages to Afghanistan and other remote areas.  We welcome your support!

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