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.
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!!
Often, we will send surprise boxes to units from the monetary donations we receive to brighten our service members’ day and provide recreational equipment to them. Today, one of those boxes was returned to our post office box due to the parcel size. Our post office did not catch it before we sent it.
We wanted to post the following:
Some zip codes have tighter restrictions on size than the standard allowed to an APO. We recommend checking them before you send a package even if it is an address you have sent to before. The USPS publishes updates on their website every 2 weeks, but you can check the restrictions for your Soldier’s zip code here:
The following have size restrictions on boxes as of today, April 2:
Here is the label placed on the customs form and what the box looked like upon return. Please chose your boxes and packing wisely. One time, we were told the contents were confetti by the time the soldier received it. Thanks for all your support to our troops. Keep sending letters even if you have not heard from your service member. You never know when that one letter makes the biggest impact.
When you register with us, we ask you to read through our guidelines. When you click to continue, you agree to these guidelines and to keep your soldier’s information safe!
If you are found in violation of these rules you WILL be removed from our database. You CANNOT post any vital information about your soldier on any social media including their name w/rank, where they are, their address, or any other information. Even if the FB group is private, you are still not allowed to give out your soldier’s information to other people. If your soldier has given you permission to share certain information that is different, but please DO NOT endanger our troops by giving out any of the information (Click to read more).
Karry, our West Virginia Ambassador, will be at the WW Woods & Water Expo 2016. The event will be located at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center in Summersville, WV. She will be there on Feb. 20, 2016 9 am - 7 pm & Feb. 21, 2016 12 pm - 5 pm. Stop by and sign a card for a soldier!
Friday, February 5th is Adopt A Us Soldier’s 11th Birthday! It has been an incredible ride. Thank you to all the wonderful supporters, ambassadors, volunteers, and of course soldiers that have made this program great. So in celebration here are some photographs of some of the soldiers that have been supported by this program and comments from soldiers as well!
I have had nothing but great experiences with your organization. Every time I deploy I sign up and every time I never have anything to complain about. The people that I get to meet are so nice and so supportive. They not only help me but send things for my guys that are out here with me. I would like to thank you guys for all that you do to support the soldiers that are out here.
Omg they are all great. All my support has been great, my soldiers and my self are happy, your guys have a great program, and all of you are blessed and love you guys in every way. Thank you for everything. I can’t say it enough.
This program is awesome! I appreciate all of the people that show their support to us by sending letters or emails or packages or whatever it may be. I appreciate all of it! There is one supporter that has written me many letters but it’s hard for me to get to a post office or anything like that to send actual written letters instead of emails.Many of the guys I work with do the same program and they love it as well. Thank you so much again!
I just would like to say that the Adopt a Soldier program has well exceeded my expectations and I must say I am a bit overwhelmed with the turnout of packages I get lol. It’s great to know that there are still kind and generous people in the world considering the state of the world these days. I’m a platoon sergeant over here and I let all my soldiers know to take advantage of this grand opportunity to interact with some of you kind people. I would just like to extend my deepest appreciation for all that you do. Happy holidays and may God bless you.
My supporters are amazing and couldn’t ask for anyone better. I really appreciate everything you guys do thank you so much. It helps so much and makes me happy that people care this much for what I do. I hope you had a great holiday!
All my supporters are doing amazing. Thank you so much. They are helping me get through the holiday season and this deployment with a smile on. All of my supporters are supper supportive. I had no idea how big this program was till I received a letter from a mother with four kids in England. My fellow deployers already have support (we pass good things around fast) signed up. Thanks a lot.
My supporters are great, and we get along great. A lot of them are my age so we have things in common and there’s a lot to talk about. They are all very nice and constantly email me and check up on me. Thank you for the organization you represent. It truly is a great organization that definitely helps moral through the troops!
Thank you for contacting me and for all the hard work you do for our Troops. So far, my supporters have been phenomenal. I regularly get emails and letters from them and they have gone above and beyond with care packages. It is incredible that people who have never met me put so much time and effort into ensuring that I have everything I need. I could not have asked for better supporters! I have shared the flyer with my Troops. Thank you again for all that you and AAUSS do for our country!
Thank you for all the support and the support from the volunteers is amazing! The supporters are very helpful and willing to assist me any way they can. The AAUSS truly brings smiles to everyone’s face out here. We have a few in my unit who are enrolled but I will spread the flyer so other troops can participate as well. Thank you very much for all you do. I hope you have a great New Year’s!
Thank you for checking up on me Debbie. I am definitely getting the support I need. It’s definitely made me feel a lot closer to home than I really am. It’s made things a lot easier too because I missed Thanksgiving, my birthday, this upcoming Christmas and New Year for the first time. I’ve also been living out of my sleeping bag for 2 months and one of the adopt a soldier volunteers gave me a blanket . It’s really helped. Thank you