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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Troop Levels

Are there still U.S. troops serving overseas who appreciate care packages from home?  We think so.

About 242,000 U.S. Troops are serving overseas as of Sept. 30, 2016.
(From DOD reports dated January, 2017)

Worldwide, there are about 2,146, 499 men and women in the U.S. military (9/30/2016 stats)
Active Duty - 1,328,194
National Guard / Reserve - 818,305


U.S. Troops in Afghanistan:
January 1, 2015 - 10,800 troops
January 1, 2016 -  9,800 troops
January 1, 2017 -  8,400 troops

"The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday (summer, 2016) that "some hundreds" of U.S. forces — in addition to the 8,400 that President Barack Obama announced would stay in the country last week — will be based outside Afghanistan, but will be ready to quickly deploy into the warzone if needed."

U.S. Troops in Iraq:
About 6,000 U.S. troops are in Iraq in the summer of 2016.

"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."
New York Times - July 12, 2016