101st Airborne – Adopted Troop

4th of July Letter Writing Campaign

With Independence Day just around the corner, this is a great time to write a letter or send a card to our City’s adopted soldiers! Youth artwork always sends a sweet message. Get your Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, clubs and church groups engaged. Please take a few minutes to say thank you to those who are committed to our independence by serving with the 101st Airborne, "Bastogne" Company. It is easy to do and means so much to these men and women who serve our country. Address your card or letter to "Dear Soldier."


: Letters must be received by City Clerk no later than Thursday, June 28th


: City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo


Call City Clerk's Office (650) 522-7040

4/26/2018 Update: Videos and photos from Operation Eagle Visit are now available here!

Review of 50th Anniversary Events

From March 23-25, 2018 three days of community-wide activities and special events celebrated and honored 50 returning veterans and current soldiers of the 101st Airborne. The events were part of "Operation Eagle Visit - Homecoming 50 Years", a collaboration of nine Peninsula cities that have adopted the 101st Airborne. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • 'Sore' with the Eagles - boot camp workout with the soldiers - view photos

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • Memorial Observance @ Golden Gate National Cemetery - view photos

Participating Cities with Adopted Troops

  • San Mateo - since 1968, A Company, 1-327 Infantry
  • Burlingame - since 2004, B Company, 1-327 Infantry
  • Hillsborough - since 2007, Headquarters Company, 1st Bridage Combat Team
  • Foster City - since 2012, Headquarters Company, 1-327 Infantry
  • Millbrae - since 2013, B Battery, 2-32 Field Artillery
  • Belmont - since 2016, C Company, 1-327 Infantry
  • Atherton - since 2017, B Company, 1-506 Infantry
  • San Bruno - since 2017, A Company, 1-506 Infantry
  • San Carlos - since 2017, D Company, 1-506 Infantry