Adopt-A-Vet Program

Adopt-A-Vet Program

The Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans supports the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan through a program we call “Adopt-A-Vet”

We accept donations of Goods from individuals and companies, package them, and send them directly to the troops that have requested them. We ship to troops regardless of their unit or station assignment. Most requests are received from requests cards that are supplied with packages to be distributed as widely as possible.

To purchase items, packaging materials and to pay for shipping, we accept monetary donations. If you would like to help us with this endeavor, click on the donation button below and make a donation. You may also send a check made payable to“Adopt-A-Vet” by mail to:

Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans
P.O. Box 372
Saint Albans, VT 05478

For more information, contact the Program Manager, Gale Messier

“Shortly prior to our mobilization, I visited the message board for the web site of syndicated radio personality Glenn Beck, and made a request that while we were away from our families, those who might be interested should seek out ways to support our families.In response to that request, your organization’s Secretary, Steven R. Deputy, made the generous and kind offer on the behalf of your organization to adopt our unit and to provide basic hygiene and comfort items, via the “card system” that you have used in the past, and cards were sent to us at Fort Hood. We have a supply of these cards in possession at our unit, waiting for our actual deployment to be distributed.
We are very grateful for this tangible show of support for our service; and it means even more coming from fellow veterans. Many of the men in our unit are veterans, who decided to join the Texas Army National Guard in the time after “9-11” – so we know what it is like to be in your shoes, just as you know what it is like to be in our shoes.”

“Received an email from Sean today. Well, I need to correct one thing, he is not from Texas; his unit is from Texas. He was born and raised on Long Island, NY, so he is a local as far as I am concerned. He stated he and his buddies enjoyed the snacks and hygiene items that were sent to them. He thanked me the the 3rd Armored Division Veterans who are supporting him.”

“Received a letter from Kathy she said, “Wanted to thank you for sending me packages, it`s very generous and much appreciated. You always send me what I need and that is awesome. I just thought I`d let you know it means a lot knowing people care.”

“Received an email from CPT John Murphy, thanking us for our support. He stated,” I can`t tell you how much we appreciate the snack items and juice boxes that we have received. It is difficult for some of our folks out here, out of the 13 people assigned to this unit, only the LTC and myself have been deployed before, so your packages and support have been a true morale boost to the younger soldiers who see that an organization like the A3ADV cares about them. For that, I will personally be forever grateful”.

“Thank you for all your support and generous gifts that you have donated to the soldiers and patients here at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq.  We receive most of the wounded soldiers (Marines, Army and Coalition soldiers) from throughout Iraq.  We also treat Iraqi civilians injured in action.Our mission, which is to conserve the fighting strength, is one of the most important missions in the Middle East.  When we receive wounded soldiers, they generally arrive without any of their possessions or comforts of home.  The food, clothing and other gifts sent by you and others are appreciated by all of our patients and staff.  I can not even begin to express to you our thanks for the time and efforts that you have put into sending us care packages.
Morale among our patients is high, and I would like to thank you for helping us keep spirits up.  These soldiers may be heroes to you, but you are angels to them.”

“Received an email from CSM Offord, he received the toothpaste. He stated ” The Soldiers were really thankful to know that we have the support of the American people back home! God Bless you and God Bless America!”