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.