This group of patriots supports the troops on the front lines in the theatres of war against terror across the globe. From the remote forward operating bases of Afghanistan to Iraq to Kuwait to Africa, or wherever our troops are serving at remote locations.

It all started with two retired sailors, one of whom at the time had a son who’d just deployed to the remote mountains of Hindu Kush at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Naray in Afghanistan as a Sniper with the 1-91st Airborne Cavalry Recon Platoon. That sniper is Staff Sergeant Nick Ranstad, who set the U.S. Army record with a 1.3 mile confirmed kill using a Barrett M107 .50 caliber during that deployment.

During Nick’s deployment to Afghanistan the group started to send boxes to his platoon, one of our best efforts was Christmas 2007 which resulted in over 250 boxes for the Platoon of treats; equipment, nice to have stuff; goodies; etc., etc. This soon led the Platoon referring to us as "Team Ranstad"- if the guys needed anything, they said “ let Ranstad know ... his Team" will help.”

We started this group to recruit for Team Ranstad as we could use all the help we can get and/or for those who would like to get directly involved in supporting our Troops and hopefully make life a little easier for them.

If you'd like to get involved, you may contribute if you don’t have time to put together a box, we’ll take care of it for you and get one off to one of the units currently being supported by the group. Contact us via email and we’ll get an address to you. If you do send a box please include a note in your box letting them know that you're part of Team Ranstad. They'll know and appreciate.

Almost 99% of any donation is put towards boxes to our troops.

If you are active duty and serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, please let us know if you need anything. Provide your APO/FPO, a little about your unit, what you do. For OPSEC reasons we no longer ask for unit photo's. If we can, we will add you to our list of units as soon as there is room. We try to support no more than 5-7 units at a time but are always open if there is an urgent request. i.e., the 1-91st once needed water purification tablets … we sent over 500 tabs immediately.


  • Team Ranstad is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, benefiting our military men and women serving in harm’s way. Being non-profit, any prize/monetary donation you make is tax deductible. Please contact Team Ranstad for additional information.

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