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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, […]

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Tumbler/Peeps Fun Pack – May 2019

On May 21, volunteers gathered at the Unilever warehouse by 9am and prepared over 200 cartons to be sent to our Adoptee units overseas. We called it a “fun pack” because it consisted of really neat plastic tumblers from our Benefactors at Just Born Confections in Bethlehem, PA. Also included were: Just Born Easter Peeps […]



The Girl Scouts of Nassau County, NY, and DHL Express at Kennedy Airport in NYC, both combine their resources to get donated boxes of Girl Scout cookies to our Troops overseas. The event started at Girl Scout Headquarters In Garden City, NY, there was quite a crowd by 10am on 17 April. Soon, Bagpipers began […]

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22-13 Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention Mission

March 28/29, Fair Lawn, NJ —- Scott LoBaido, renowned American Patriot Artist, has painted the American Flag on rooftops and American Legion and VFW Posts in all 50 states. His passion for America is well documented. Now he has created a traveling art exhibit – “22-13” – in each of the 13 original colonies (states) […]


Spring/Easter 2019 Pack

Our main “all-adoptee” packs are a lot of work. The first part includes preparation, collecting all our adoptee names from all our sources (including follow-ups with our units to make sure they’re still in country). We have to request donations from our fabulous Benefactors like Inserra Shop-Rite Supermarkets of North Jersey, Just Born candy from […]