How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 150,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2024?

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. Or you can Venmo us at NancyCarter@AirborneAngels.

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 before sending any care package goods.

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DOD Stats for U.S. Troops deployed overseas - June 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense released June 2016 data that shows 242,374 U.S. Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Troops were deployed overseas in 166 countries.  The troop levels change daily, but these stats give a good overview.  The stats do not include civilian personnel working overseas at U.S. bases.

Specifically, 201,433 troops are Active Duty and 40,941 are National Guard / Reserve troops.

Most of the care packages of the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas currently go to U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Below June, 2016 stats are combined for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve.

Total number of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan - 14,726
Total number of U.S. Troops in Iraq - 4,564

Some other countries with about 1,000 or more U.S. troops:

Bahrain - 4,998
Australia - 1,225
Djibouti - 3,126
Germany - 36,864
Guam - 5,134
Italy - 12,462
Japan - 47092
Korea, South - 25,297
Kuwait - 11,655
Qatar - 5,587
Spain - 2,932
Turkey - 2,711
United Arab Emirates - 3,441
United Kingdom - 8,704

Outside Iraq and Afghanistan, the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas send care packages to American military personnel in the Mideast, Africa, Southwest Asia, and Eastern Europe.