Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon is the Official Care Package Arm of the Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT)
We earned this trust by performance and dedication to our Special Forces, their security and well being. It is our honor and privilege to support them and receive financial support for this noble endeavor.
Watch a short 2:39 video providing a snap shot of what AaSP did in 2017. (See Below)
Thanks to the Cresskill Girls Basketball Team for their very fantastic basketball fundraiser, which netted over $4,000 for Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. The monies will be used for purchasing goodies for our March 15 pack! Thanks Coach McCourt and all the girls for this fabulous effort!!!!
Xmas presents continue to hit their targets. This one had a special pillow that was so popular it had to be raffled off! Thanks Ms. Red/White/Blue!
A Chaplain Team, one of our Adoptees, poses for Christmas camera
We completed our Thanksgiving/Christmas packing event on Thursday, November 16 and our Christmas Present pack on December 7 (See the video below). Packages are already landing on targets! (CLICK HERE for Pics from the event.)
From one of our Adoptees:
Greetings from Bagram Airfield. My name is Paul (redacted) and I am currently serving as the (redacted). This is my third tour in Afghanistan but this is the first time that I have received a Care Package from AaSP.
I am truly humbled and overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of your entire team, partners, and volunteers. This was an unexpected blessing of great proportion. I expected a care package or two from home but this was such a wonderful surprise! I shared the bounty of the blessings with my entire team and Airmen under my care. I must confess, I kept that amazing AaSP baseball cap and Billy’s Baseball for myself. They represent for me all that is good and wonderful about America and being an American.
It is my great honor to serve my country and its citizens. It is wonderful people like you, your partners, and volunteers that fill my heart with gratitude, pride and joy.
I have include a Christmas picture of my entire chapel team currently serving with me on this tour. It is a small token of my gratitude. Once again my heartfelt thanks to you, your partners, and volunteers. I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a peaceful and joyous New Year.
On 19 October, 2017, we held our fifth annual Salute to American Heroes to raise money for our Wounded/Recovering Veterans. It was an exciting and wonderful evening and we raised a lot of money for our Operation Wounded Care. 100% of the net revenue at Salute goes to programs to take care of Wounded/Recovering Veterans and their care givers. Thanks everyone for a great evening. (Click on image to see more pictures.)
C4H CABIN UPDATE:
It's Coming Along Great!
We've raised over $50,000 to build a cabin for our Wounded/Recovering Veterans at Camp4Heroes in Fairmont, NC. The Cabin (see above) is coming along GREAT! We'll keep you all posted on our progress. Thanks!
A One-Minute Snap Shot Video of Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon (AASP).
Music and Vocals Donated by Nationally acclaimed Warfighter Artist Soldier Hard.
CLICK ON IMAGE on left to visit site. Thanks David Bixler for your hard work!
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AaSP a designated CFC Charity (#66968) CLICK HERE for Approval Letter Federal Employees and our Military can also donate to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon through the Combined Federal Campaign! Help us help YOU!
(4-minute video is a snap shot of our accomplishments in 2016)
K-cups (1.0 and 2.0), premium coffee and Keurig machines
Always looking for tuna meals in foil packs; healthy snacks
Some of our fighters prefer Chewing Tobacco (Copenhagen Wintergreen Long cut most popular) and well as SKOAL mint pouches and premium Cigars
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 2015, 95.1% of every dollar went to the Troops! Check your charity's financials before you donate!
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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.
Thanks for visiting our site, launched appropriately, on Veteran's Day Weekend, 2006. Please come back often as we regularly add new material and change our home page every weekend. If you would like to become a Special Friend or participate in our projects, LET US KNOW. Thank you.
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.