SALUTE 8 is on for 2021

It’s time to have some fun and help our wounded and disabled Veterans! SALUTE is a GO – October 21, 2021!  Only 250 people are allowed to attend. We will follow the NJ Government COVID mandates in effect in October to keep everyone safe. TICKET PRICES will remain the same as 2019 – $185 ea. […]


Subaru of America Share the Love

For the last seven years, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has been honored to be a local Subaru Share the Love charity for Liberty Subaru of Emerson, NJ.  The end of year 2019 event was no different and AaSP was fortunate enough to receive over $47,000 from Subaru of America and Liberty Subaru.  The monies will go to […]

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Super Bowl Party 2020

This year’s Super Bowl Party for the wounded/recovering Veterans at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Center was a great success.  AaSP joined Camp4Heroes, FDNY and the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Foundation and it was wonderful.  The game was exciting, we gave out lots of prizes, the food was terrific and everyone had a great […]


January 2020 Closeout Pack

Our Closeout Pack on Jan 28, 2020, was a successful way to close out inventory from Christmas that was still valuable to our Troops – and to make way for our new Spring inventory.  A team from Equity 3 Real Estate, led by Rob Delcalzo, Principal, staffed the pack along with some of our AaSP […]

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Walter Reed Xmas Party 2019

For the last 15 years or so, Captain “Woody” Woodall, retired Raleigh, NC, Fire Captain and President of Camp4Heroes, has put on a Christmas party at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).  Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has been a major sponsor of that party for years.  Helping AaSP with financial and gift donations are Unilever’s Military […]


Lara’s Xmas Pack

Every year, Lara Spina, one of our Trustees, gathers her friends and they buy Christmas presents for our Adoptees.  This year was no different and we had quite a selection of goodies to box up and send to our brave Men and Women serving overseas. The boxes were repackaged “as is” into corrugated cartons (with […]


2019 Holiday Pack

Another great Holiday Pack (Thanksgiving/Christmas) was held on 19 November at the Unilever warehouse in Cresskill, NJ.  In addition to the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon volunteers, a team from Just Born Confections, one of AaSP’s Benefactors, came from Bethlehem, PA, to help in the packing festivities.  Over 300 boxes were assembled with care and sent off to […]


SALUTE 7 a Great Evening

Salute to American Heroes 7 was terrific! Special thanks to all our Sponsors, Benefactors, Donors and Supporters! View the SHORT (1.5 min) VIDEO     This year’s Esteemed Honoree is Liberty Subaru of Emerson, NJ. Thanks to the DeSilva Family, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has been the beneficiary of Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” event every […]

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The Patriotic Pack – July 16/17

We had a special pack on Tuesday, July 16.  We didn’t have enough people to finish the pack on Tuesday so we asked folks to come on Wednesday and we did finish! (Above) – Every carton we packed contained a copy of Scott LoBaido’s “Liberty” prints (along with a special message he enscribed).  We’re pretty […]

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NJ Pack – 25 June

A special NJ Pack was held on 25 June.  Freshmen and Senior students of teacher Brendan O’Neill at Bergenfield (NJ) High School collected over three skids of healthy snacks, candy, gum, beef jerky, slim jims, soup and scores of boxes of personal care items for our NJ ARNG currently deployed overseas. Brendan’s students do this […]


GS Cookie Pack – Impact Day – 7 June 2019

—>> ABC-NY Video on this pack released Monday, July 8 <<—click on this sentence. On Friday, June 7, a team from Deloitte’s NY/NJ offices came to the Unilever Warehouse to pack Girl Scout Cookies from the Nassau County (NY) Girl Scouts and DHL Express out of its Kennedy Airport Gateway.  For the last several years, […]