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June 30, 2008-
Arlington, VA -
ARLINGTON, VA – The Department of Defense has announced the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipients. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Fifteen employers nationwide are receiving the top honor for guard and reserve support. Learn More. Click here for State Farm's award announcement.
June 23, 2008 –
Soldiers at forward operating bases and isolated areas in Afghanistan are supplied and connected to the rest of the world by Jingle Air. The name comes from Afghanistan’s popular culture in which people often decorate just about all their possessions, including their transportation. Learn More.
Monday, June Jun 9, 2008
A US Navy destroyer operating in waters between Somalia and Yemen rescued a boat in distress in shark-infested waters which was loaded with about 70 people. Learn More.
On Memorial Day, we honor the heroes who have laid down their lives in the cause of freedom, resolve that they will forever be remembered by a grateful Nation, and pray that our country may always prove worthy of the sacrifices they have made.
Throughout our Nation's history, our course has been secured by brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. These courageous and selfless warriors have stepped forward to protect the Nation they love, fight for America's highest ideals, and show millions that a future of liberty is possible. Freedoms come at great costs, yet the world has been transformed in unimaginable ways because of the noble service and devotion to duty of these brave individuals. Our country honors the sacrifice made by those who have given their lives to spread the blessings of liberty and lay the foundations of peace, and we mourn their loss.
The United States sent another five military aircraft loaded with relief supplies to Burma today, and looks forward to the opportunity to send more, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today. Learn More.
May 5, 2008-
SupportOurTroops.Org, CFC#31529, has just shipped 36,000 tubes of free sunblock to the men and women in the U. S. Army serving in Iraq. $139,625 worth!
Let’s do for those who do for us!
“It’s time to show them how much we care” said Support Our Troops Chairman Martin C. Boire.
Sunday, May 4, 2008 -
Residents of Basra, Iraq have been returning to their daily lives and rebuilding their infrastructure in the city as well as other support services. The Basra Children's Hospital will open as a cancer treatment facility for children. Learn More.