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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1/31/2017

242,000 U.S. Military Troops are deployed overseas!

There were 241,634 U.S. Active Duty Military, National  Guard, and Reserve troops deployed overseas on Sept. 30, 2016, according to DOD stats released this month.

The almost quarter of a million men and women serving in our Armed Forces overseas comprise about 11% of America's total Active Duty (1,328,194 personnel) and National Guard - Reserve (818,305 personnel).

Partial 9/30/2016 listings of some countries we've shipped care packages to:

Afghanistan : 12,389 troops
Bahrain :  5,934
Djibouti - 3,512
Iraq - 5,569
Israel - 32
Kuwait - 11,733
Pakistan - 135
Romania - 682
Saudi Arabia - 439
Syria - 93
Turkey - 2,150
U.A.E. - 2,582

The DOD stats for overseas deployed troops mentions about 40,000 troops whose locations are unknown or classified.  Those troops are unaccounted for in the country listings.  The 'per country' figures are always approximations.
 
Other notable countries with a large U.S. presence:
Austria - 930 troops
Germany - 36,170
Guam - 5,611
Italy - 12,247
Japan - 39,905
Korea, South - 24,472
Kosovo - 664
Spain - 3,307
United Kingdom - 8,543

The all-volunteer Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas will continue to send care packages to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardsmen serving overseas, especially focusing on those in more austere locations.  We welcome your support in helping us send care packages!