Proud moment visiting LCpl Casey Allison (picture taken by his Mom Kelly and emailed to us). We were at the Role III Hospital at Camp Leatherneck, AFG, on 28 January when Casey was severely wounded, along with a British Paratrooper (Casey was carrying his stretcher when he stepped on an IED). Now Casey is at Walter Reed NMMC and we were so proud and privileged to visit him, his Mom Kelly, his wife Mia and his daughter Ava. You can follow Casey's progress on his facebook page and by clicking on this picture. We have set up a page on our site for him. Get well Casey!!!
Some of our new Adoptees from our recent Mil Appreciation Tour in January with goodies they received from AaSP. Lookin' good guys!!! Stay safe please!
50 Bicycle Helmets and lights for our Marines!
TRX exercise gear for our Special Forces and other units
Healthy snacks for our Marines at Camp Leatherneck
K-cups and premium coffee and Keurig machines
Clothes (warm for winter) and school supplies for kids CLICK HERE
Deluxe razors/cartridges for Wounded Marines CLICK HERE
AaSP Visited Afghanistan and Improved Morale for our Troops and Coalition Forces from 20-29 January 2014! Here's a short video of the trip!
One of our most exciting visits was to a "Dustoff" unit that rescues Warriors from the field and Medevacs them out. They flew some flags for us on one of their missions while we were there and we got to see firsthand how our great military takes care of each other. (For more info click on image to view our Tour page!)
Since April 2003, we've been sending a bit of home to the brave men and women in our military to let them know America cares.
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, Inc. is recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a nonprofit public charity.
In 2012, 94.4% of every dollar went to the Troops! Check your charity's financials before you donate!
AaSP a designated CFC Charity (#66968) CLICK HERE for Approval Letter Federal Employees and our Military can now donate to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon through the Combined Federal Campaign! September is CFC launch month!
AaSP Unit Supports Children Our Operation Children Care has operated for years to support education and child welfare in Iraq and Afghanistan. We currently have several units in AFG that help the children. For more info on how you can help, click on the picture or click here.
We're all "a Twitter!" Follow us on Twitter @AASP_Kim. Kim is our Social Networking Manager and she's working hard to keep our fans up to date with fun and interesting facts!
We mourn all our Brave Warriors who paid the ultimate price. Because of them, we have the opportunity to live in this Great Nation! The Warriors below were from our units. God Bless them and their families and may they all find peace on their last watch.
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NOTE: If you are dropping off donation goods to AaSP, you MUST submit a completely filled-out Gift in Kind Form. We can NO LONGER ACCEPT PRODUCT DONATIONS WITHOUT A COMPLETED GiK FORM. Click here to download the form which can be filled out right on your computer and printed and included with the cartons you drop off or email the form to us.
You do not need the form if you ship directly to an adoptee or unit.
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon receives Awards
On September 12, 2010, NJ Gov. Chris Christie and NJ TAG MG Glenn K. Rieth, bestowed upon Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and its president, Alan Krutchkoff, the State of New Jersey Commendation Medal. The Citation reads as follows:
"For meritorious service in support of soldiers and family members of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during and after their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Krutchkoff's knowledge and dedication to selfless service has contributed greatly to the success of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His actions reflect great credit upon himself, the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and the great State of New Jersey." Signed Major General Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General
On June 1, 2010, COL Bertrand A. Ges,
U.S. Army Commander of Task Force Paladin, Bagram Field,
upon Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and its president, Alan Krutchkoff, the
Commander's Award for Civilian Service. The award reads as follows:
For exceptionally meritorious
civilian service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Mr.
Krutchkoff distinguished himself for outstanding performance in direct
support of combined Joint Task Force Paladin Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen
and Marines serving in Afghanistan. Displaying uncommon generosity, the
care packages you provided brightened the spirits of so many of our
service members during their deployment, exhibiting exceptional
kindness, your thoughtfulness conveyed warmth and happiness to our
people at a time of great significance to our Nation's history. We will
always remember your volunteer spirit and extraordinary support. Your
sense of service to all our troops reflected great credit upon yourself
and Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, Inc. Bertrand A. Ges,
COL, US Army, Commanding
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by NECO Saturday, May 8, 2010, to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon's President Alan Krutchkoff for the exceptional work of AaSP
In a dramatic, pageant-filled ceremony at the famed
U.S. historic landmark Ellis Island, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon was honored
for its work to improve the morale of United States troops. For over
seven years, AaSP has been supporting America's bravest in harm's way.
Features during the ceremony included a special presentation from the
Choir of the 82nd Airborne from Fort Bragg, NC.
On November 20, 2008, LTC Carlos Morales, U.S. Army Commander of the 63d Expeditionary Signal Battalion, bestowed upon Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and its president, Alan Krutchkoff, the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. The award reads as follows:
"For exceptional meritorious service in support of the morale and welfare of the soldiers and families of the 63d Expeditionary Signal Batallion during Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. Your sincere concern and care truly exemplify your selfless service."
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon is proud to display this award and will continue its mission to improve the morale of our troops in harm's way.
UNICO Grand Patriot of Americanism Award Presented to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon for 2009
On Saturday, Aug 2, 2009, UNICO National, the nation's largest Italian-American service organization, bestowed upon Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon the prestigious Philip Mazzei Grand Patriot of Americanism Award for 2009. CLICK HERE for more information on our news page.
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon is a member of the U.S. Department of Defense "America Supports You" network.