Welcome to Adopt A US Soldier

Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed troops and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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Staffed fully by volunteers, AAUSS has helped thousands of soldiers find friendship, support, and a much loved and needed touch of home.

Adopt A US Soldier is active in over 170+ countries/ territories/ independent states with over 1,000,000 active volunteers supporting our troops by adopting a soldier. It is very easy to do and more rewarding than you can imagine, and you will show a soldier that you support them and cherish your freedom. We ask that you send your soldier a weekly letter or postcard for long term adoption because a letter is like a hug from home!!

                                                          Your support makes a difference!

   

 


Thank You to Our Many Donors

As the end of the year approaches, we want to thank our many donors for their donation either through Paypal or to our mailing address. We have been able to send many packages to our troops overseas which included hygiene, snacks, coffee, gaming systems, board games and sporting equipment. Without your support, we would not have been able to provide these items.

Donations can be made at our Paypal or checks can be send to:
Adopt a US Soldier
PO Box 630887
Highlands Ranch, CO 80163

Donations:
Adam O.        In Memory of Erin Barbarito       Brenda C.    Elizabeth T.      Sandra H.      Marla D.      Eric C.      Jenny N.    Paige B.    Michael R.    Cassie S.      James R.  Alanna Y.          Jesse D.        Ombretta F         Tracy V.      John G.      CrossFit Eminence Of Thornton, CO       Party Central       Catherine M.      Sandra A.        Hannah H.      Terri G.
      The Bar Association of Frederick County, Maryland

Non of our 35 volunteers are paid. This is a strictly volunteer organization which works towards our mission:

To honor active US military personnel, Adopt A US Soldier is a 501c3 volunteer-based organization that connects supportive civilians with deployed troops and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to the brave men and women serving our nation and the world.

Adopt A US Soldier is a registered not-for-profit organization falling under the 501c3 jurisdiction with the United States Government. Registered in Colorado, the tax ID number for AAUSS is: 47-0950482

The picture below is from one of our units receiving some entertainment to help pass the time. Thank you again for your support to our military troops overseas.

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The USS Dwight D Eisenhower has returned home to the US!!!

We are very excited to report that the USS Dwight D Eisenhower has returned to the US this morning.  We are working hard to inform all supporters that this has happened. If you have not received and email from us, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name of your sailor and let us know if you would like to support another service member for the 6 to 12 months they will be deployed.

Thank you for supporting these men and ladies, and making their time away from home a little bit easier.

You can read more about their deployment and return here: The Virginian Pilot

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A Word From Our Troops

Thank you for taking the time to email me to check in! Me and everyone out here are doing well and I have gotten so many emails nda letters from people who are supporting us its amazing. Thank you for having such a great program for all of us deployed!

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All of them are great. They keep me some what sane lol. I thank you for everything y’all do there.

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Everything has been great so far. Sometimes I don’t have the internet access that I’d like, so it makes getting back in touch with you all difficult. I do appreciate what you all have done for me and it’s nice to know that we are appreciated. We don’t always get the appreciation that we need, even from our loved ones at home.

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Our experience has been wonderful! Such helpful and caring volunteers.

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My sponsors are great. They stay in touch to see how I’m doing. They share great stories with me and I do the same. I have already helped two people sign up for adopt a soldier. They already got sponsors. Thank you for your support.

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I have received nothing but outstanding support from all of your volunteers that has been assigned to me. They have either emailed me or have sent me actual personal letters, which are great. I responded to all of their emails, and letters, except for one, in which I will be sending a response next week. I have been busy the
last couple of weeks due to our missions, but your supporters are great, in which I definitely extend my gratitude.

I will post your flyers in the common areas of our Soldiers. Thank you again for your assignment of support personnel and for me to be adopted by your supporters.

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I just received another package from my supporters today! We had a few missed emails due to my strict GOV work-related account, but I have corrected that by adding the supporters as contacts. Aside from that, it is great being able to communicate with people from all over the World. Them giving us a glimpse of their lives and the freedoms we are protecting is really an eye-opener to several of my co-workers! It is a tremendous honor to serve our great Nation! For everything you ALL do in support of us, THANK YOU!

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Apologies if I am just now responding to your email, it’s been crazy busy these past few days. My supporter is great! I have received a wonderful package, I do appreciate y’all so much. You and your team who volunteer to do such great things to troops are just a blessing to all of us. We can’t thank y’all enough for all the things you do for us. We appreciate you greatly!

Again, thank y’all so much for the support. The things y’all do make our deployment bearable, knowing that there are people who support and appreciate us troops.

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I would like to say on behalf of the seabee units, thank you. It is nice to hear from volunteers and see their support. It is my first deployment and did not expect to receive all these items. It is a morale booster to see that people care about us and makes our lives easier when we can get things like soap, toothpaste, snacks, etc in environments where we do not have access to a store. From all of us, thank you.

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In reply to your email, the supporters are doing an outstanding job of supporting me and other service members here in Afghanistan. I personally have been getting emails and care packages in which I have been distributing out to the Soldiers here.
From our Command and especially myself, I thank all of the volunteer supporters for their thoughtfulness and gratitude. Thank you and your organization also for your time and consideration.

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Project Frontlines Support

We have received such a wonderful outpouring of support for Project Frontlines over the holiday season! 

Christal Allen requested a PF unit for her work group at Yum Brand sent off 95 boxes to their unit.  Each box was marked F or M based on the content in each box.  They also some additional boxes for the unit.  Each box contained a card.

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Tanya Barsony of Foundation Bank/ McKenzie Banking Company in Paris Tennessee organized a drive to support a PF unit.  They sent 30 boxes that included Christmas decorations, stuffed stockings, and other various goodies.

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Cub scouts from pack 27 in West Monroe, LA shipped out 37 boxes. 

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Happy Holidays from us at Adopt a US Soldier

The holiday season has finally arrived. Packages are shipped and eyes are opening wide along with stockings hung by the bed frames! So many will be happy for those clean socks and warm blankets. And, I’m sure a few have snuck some sweets from their buddies rack too.

Thank you all who have made this season special for those overseas. AND THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the men and women who are making this sacrifice this holiday season!

Here are some words from overseas and pictures we received this week. Once again, thank you for making AAUSS what it is today. Enjoy time with family and friends!

Happy Holidays!
Debbie
AAUSS President

“Sorry that I haven’t answered before, I see my email once a week and sometimes none because of the time. We work 12 hours shift no day off, so after work, I just want to go to sleep or sometimes I don’t internet.
About my supporters, they have been good supporter. They have sent me a lot of stuff. I’m grateful πŸ™with them, also we keep in touch by email. They are so nice people.
Things in here are well so far, the time is going fast because we are busy every day and learning new things and getting experience not bad.
I have been shared “adopt a soldier” with some friends who are currently in Iraq and some here in Afganistan. It is a good idea have this organization for soldiers I have no complaints. I’m just grateful.
Have a nice day and thanks for your support and your good thoughts. Merry Christmas πŸŽπŸŽ„.”

“Things are going well, thank you. Just getting ready to celebrate Christmas! I do wish I could be with my family, but fortunately, I’m with my Marine brothers and sisters, and I’ve been able to see that love and support that people back home are willing to provide us with. I really appreciate the service that your program provides.”

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A Word From Our Troops

We have been receiving some wonderful comments from our soldiers about the support they are receiving from all of you.  We wanted to share so that you all know that you are making such a huge difference in their lives.

Sorry for the brevity but my down time is rare and I usually use it to sleep. I want to thank you for providing this service. It is truly remarkable to have strangers back home reach out and give us some cold comforts from home. Connecting people like that to us out here is truly a great cause and I have had nothing but great experiences so far. Thank you for what you do and who you are.

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The supporters that I have are great. They constantly reach out to me and ask if there is anything I need. They said they sent me some packages. Our mail system has been jacked up out here and I have not received the packages yet. I feel bad at times because lately I have not had the capability to reach back out to them. But they are nice people and I appreciate them caring enough to take time out of their days to support myself and my fellow comrades.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to reach out, its greatly appreciated.

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First I would like to say thank you all so much for all of the support. Everything with the sponsors that have emailed or mailed things out to me are great. I can absolutely say that they go above and out of their way to make sure they send exactly what I want and my favorite things. I have a few that have emailed me and they are just very easy to talk to, that person to talk to when you need it.

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I just wanted to send you a short response about your program. It has been really great and the personalized support from each person is awesome. I’ve been blessed with some great supporters. I’ve received a few packages and I really enjoy the letters/emails. It’s nice to have someone to actively write with while we’re out here. Hand writing letters is almost like a lost art especially with social media. That’s why I really like this program and thank you very much for hosting it

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Thank you for reaching out. I want to start off by saying thank you for all the support the guys and myself are getting. I get my letter every week and a few packages already. There isn’t a whole lot that I do need here. I’m a little used to it…it’s my 5th deployment. I just wanted to get all my guys signed up and show them how easy it really is and that there are people out there that care what we do. Keep up the great work….you guys have done so much for the uniformed services for years now and we thank you.

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All those who have contacted me are awesome. I feel like I’ve made a few friends and I look forward to hearing from them. It’s less lonely. I want to thank you all for volunteering and making the lives of those of us out here less stressful.

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You matched me up with some incredible people….The packages everyone sends light up my face and the guys in my unit love when I get packages from them because they know some goodies are in them. I’ve told everyone, actually our supervisor turned us all on to the idea, and some of the guys are part of this great AAUSS journey as well.
Thank you all so much for setting aside time to make sure we’re reminded of the joys of home. With technology how it is it’s still fairly easy to communicate to loved ones, but having complete strangers love and support you is just the icing on the cake. You, and your team are forever in our debt. We love you all.

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