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OPERATION COOKIE – 2019

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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Save the Date – SALUTE7

Salute to American Heroes 7 is coming! Thursday night, October 17, 2019. A night of Pageantry, Patriotism and Entertainment. Same venue – The Royal Manor in Garfield, NJ. Last year, everyone had such a great time and this year will be no exception (we hope even better!). Only 375 Seats, (100 seats reserved for our […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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Xmas Presents Pack – 2018

On December 5, 2018, our volunteers, our Trustee Lara Spina, members of American Legion Post 21 of Cresskill, NJ, and folks from United Eventures helped pack up wrapped Christmas presents for our Troops. Lara and her friends had bought gifts for all our Adoptee units still in Theater and the wrapped gifts were picked up […]

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DHL 2018 Live Xmas Trees for Our Troops

Early December 2018 — It started at Dee’s Nursery in Oceanside, NY. Over 500 live Xmas trees were brought down from the Dee’s tree farm in Maine to their Nursery, where children from local schools, Veterans, Police officers, local Troop organizations and employees from DHL Express gathered to give them a great send-off to DHL’s […]

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Xmas 2018 Pack makes over 350 Boxes

On November 14, 2018, AaSP packed over 350 boxes for our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen. The Unilever Veterans Business Resource Group, Menasha Corporation, some MPs from the Teaneck, NJ, Armory, and Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon supporters made boxes and worked the assembly line. Volunteers staged goodies on tables, put letters and flyers into the boxes, worked […]

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Salute to American Heroes 6 – a great Success

We Got Your Six is the theme for most of what we do, but it was especially appropriate for our 6th annual Salute to American Heroes gala.  Salute is our primary fund raiser for our Operation Wounded Care – 100% of the net proceeds go to these programs.  100%.  The Salute gala was a night […]

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Memorial Pack delivers over 260 boxes for the Troops this Summer

On Wednesday, 29 August, 2018, we packed over 260 boxes for the Troops. We dedicated the pack as a Memorial Pack to ‘The Hustler 6’ who were killed in Afghanistan on 21 December, 2015. Christine Lemm, the wife of one of those killed, TSgt and NYPD Detective Joseph G Lemm, attended the pack. She brought […]

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Girl Scout Cookie Pack

On Friday, June 8, 2018, we packed 250 cartons of Girl Scout cookies from the Nassau County (NY) Girl Scouts and DHL Express.  Every year, DHL sends tens of thousands of boxes of cookies to our Troops, many to AaSP units.  They also provide AaSP with skids of cookies we send to ALL our Adoptee […]

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Easter Pack 2018

On March 15, AaSP volunteers packed 300 boxes for our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coasties.  Thanks to our Benefactors and Supporters, it was probably the best carton to date.  Every box contained a “plethora” of goodies – including Peeps, Mike and Ike‘s and Hot Tamales;  Unilever’s Suave, AXE and Dove products; fruit cups, 4Imprint coffee […]

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Salute to American Heroes 5

  Salute to American Heroes has been described by attendees as one of the best nights out they ever had. It is a gala filled with military pageantry, symbolism and patriots who love our Troops and wounded Veterans. Salute is a night of dinner, dancing, auctions and entertainment. Over 100 military attend, including brave men […]