Adopt A US soldier is staffed entirely by volunteers, just like you.
While each volunteer and supporter of soldiers deserves not only our thanks and appreciation, but the gratitude of the nation, these people keep AAUSS going behind the scenes. Here, you can meet and contact volunteers, administrators, and other key personnel of Adopt A US Soldier. While AAUSS numbers are over 1,000,000+ supporters, these key people have volunteered their time, talents, and efforts to help keep Adopt A US Soldier growing and functioning.
Geek Group, Webmaster, Web Designer, Computer Coder
Gladen has been the acting temporary webmaster for AAUSS since 2010 and is the key coder in the Geek Group which is a small group dedicated to building and maintaining the AAUSS website.
Texas Ambassador, Facebook Administrator
Ashleigh grew up in Texas and moved to Alaska when her dad got a new job. She pours everything she has into supporting her soldiers and our troops. Ashleigh grew up with a military family, dad, grandparents, cousins, and friends. She does a lot volunteer work with veterans, coaching, and working with Relay for Life. Right now, Ashleigh lives in the middle of Alaska, works in a small shop in town and an EMT. Eventually, Ashely would like to become a physical therapist!
Adopting a soldier, what a great idea! I began my journey in August of last year and it was love at first adoption for me. After a few messages from my soldier, many tears of joy and excitement, I shared him with my family and we all fell in love. That led me to start the recruiting drive around me to family, friends, co-workers (past and present), and 3 more soldiers to be adopted. I shared my soldiers with our youth cheer program and that just solidified my love of this organization and the mission of AAUSS. Let no soldier go unappreciated, and make them aware that they are not forgotten while they serve their country. Two of my soldiers went with us through our football season to every game via photo buttons, video messages and pictures to them. We even brought them with us to all the cheer competitions. They wrote inspirational messages to my team of cheerleaders before competitions that I tearfully read to the team before they took the floor. They were our inspiration, our motivation, and our good luck charm! What I have learned, is that I did not adopt soldiers, no, they adopted me. My soldiers make me want to be a better person, appreciate what I have in my life that is good. I love this organization and all the volunteers affiliated with the group.
Facebook, Website, and Florida Ambassador
Michelle Voges was born in Red Bud, IL and lives in Sparta, IL. She adopted her first soldier in June 2013. Michelle loves all kinds of crafts and creating. She owns her own business and helps to raise awareness by spreading the word about AAUSS everywhere she goes. A few of her family members were in the Military, as well as friends.
Hannah Catt is one of our Junior Ambassadors from the state of Indiana. She will be enlisting in the United States Navy in November. In order to do this, she is working hard to graduate early in May 2014 which is her Junior year. She comes from a military family and enjoys showing her support to our troops. Hannah has build very great lifelong friendships with almost all of her soldiers that she has adopted.
Jessy found AAUSS several years ago while searching for ways to send crocheted items to deployed service members. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her
life and so grateful she found a way to help our men and women who sacrifice so much for us. Jessy is a dispatcher for a local police department and has been working in dispatch
and public safety since 2004. She has a very spoiled, rescued German Shepherd Dog that she adores above all and inspires her every day to find joy and give love.
Nevada Ambassador and Facebook Administrator
Nicole adopted her first soldier last winter(2011), and the experience absolutely changed her life. She is married, lives in New York, and they are the proud parents of a one year old cat! Books are her absolute favorite thing in the whole wide world and her dream house would include a huge library. She has two degrees in English but is currently going to nursing school.
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Adopt A US Soldier
PO Box 630887
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PO Box 630887
Highlands Ranch, CO 80163
Have questions, stories to share or just a general comment, contact us on the link above!Debbie Charlton
AAUSS President, Adoption AdministratorTura Busse
AAUSS Vice President, Adoption AdministratorGina Bousson
Adopt a US Soldier Secretary and Adoption AdministratorKelly Corrado
Board of DirectorsSarah Durrant Kerley
Forums LeadKaryn Palminteri
Karyn is also known as Miss K on the forums.
Forum ModeratorMonz Gecain Jacki Wymer
Michigan AmbassadorJamie Hood-Posada
Board of DirectorsAshleigh Benson
Texas Ambassador, Facebook AdministratorBarb Hoefer Brenna Godfrey
Facebook, Website, and Florida AmbassadorMichelle Voges
Illinois AmbassadorHannah Catt
Indiana AmbassadorCandise Ortt Jessy King
Maine AmbassadorKatie Bradford
Minnesota AmbassadorMarjorie Pedersen Carol Dykstra
Nevada Ambassador and Facebook AdministratorNicole Underwood Jessica Kaml Aimee Stem