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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"Yeah, being a U.S. citizen is great, but I came here to be a Marine.”

As the offensive has begun to re-take Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq, one young Mosul refugee has achieved a childhood dream of becoming a U.S. Marine. She first encountered the U.S. Marines in Mosul in 2004.

"(The Marines) carried themselves in a special way. One Marine from her childhood stood out when he offered her a mint chocolate bar.  Somehow, she decided right then, she was going to be a Marine."

Her family moved to Michigan in 2011, and despite the language barriers, she finished as one of the top 10 students in her high school class. 

“Now, to be called a Marine is unbelievable,” she said shortly after taking the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony. “Yeah, being a U.S. citizen is great, but I came here to be a Marine.”

Nearly 5,000 U.S. troops, including Marines, are in the country. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top commander of the effort in Iraq and Syria, said Monday that Western coalition efforts include “air support, artillery, intelligence, advisors and forward air controllers.”

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are proud to send care packages to U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan and other remote locations overseas.  We know some of our troops share portions of our care package donations with the local citizens.

One 'mint chocolate bar' made a huge impression on this young lady years ago.  

Sometimes the little random acts of kindness, can truly brighten lives, if even for a short moment.  If you are looking for a way to send a little thanks and appreciation to our U.S. military troops overseas, we would welcome your support of our all-volunteer care package mission.

U.S. Department of Defense Article - Oct. 3, 2016
Face of Defense: Young Woman From Iraq Becomes U.S. Citizen, Marine