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ASA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that links individual units in all branches of the military with communities across the country

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Adopt-a-Unit

 

The centerpiece of ASA's work is the "Adopt-a-Unit" program. We believe that a strong supportive connection between the young men and women of our armed forces and the civilian communities they serve is crucial to troop morale, ASA has committed itself to building and strengthening this link.

By coordinating with both civic and community groups, ASA facilitates "adoptions" between towns, cities, or counties and individual military units throughout the country. We work with all branches of the armed forces, including the National Guard, establishing adoptions between communities and units already interested in forming a partnership between communities and units that have no previous connection with each other. In some cases, a city is already "home" to a particular unit, and the municipality and unit may want to solidify this relationship in unique, personally meaningful ways. In other cases, a city or town wants to establish a strong, supportive connection with soldiers, sailors, or airmen in a unit not already affiliated with the community involved. Both of these situations result in rewarding, successful adoptions that are beneficial to everyone involved.

In addition to setting up the initial adoption, ASA provides the ongoing adoption support services needed to help make the adoption a success. If you are interested in more information about ASA's "Adopt-a-Unit" program, please follow the links on this page.


The Adoption Process

 

Whether you are a member of a unit or a resident of a community interested in the ASA Adopt-a-Unit program, you must provide us with certain information to begin the process. The first step is to fill out and submit either an Adoption Inquiry Form for Cities or an Adoption Inquiry Form for Units, depending on which side of the adoption you are coming from. Once you have filled out and submitted this form, we will contact you and send you an initial packet of information, which is the next step in the Adopt-a-Unit process.

 

In selecting communities for our Adopt-a-Unit Program, ASA asks that the adoption be agreed to and supported by town, city, or county government leaders. With this in mind we ask that the mayor or comparable civic official sign the Adoption Agreement Form and the Adoption Resolution. Please feel free look at these online, but do not fill them out or send them in until you have been contacted by us. Looking them over, however, will give you more information about the Adopt-a-Unit process.

 

 

 

Helpful Links to More Information

 

Ideas for adoption activities

 

News and information about current adoptions

 

ASA adoption support services

 

Adoption Inquiry Form for Cities

 

Adoption Inquiry Form for Units

 

Contact ASA

 

 

Forms (PDF):

 

Adoption Agreement Form

Sample Adoption Resolution

Unit Information Form

 

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