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Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude Continues to Support Large Number of Deployed Troops We Need Your Help! Operation Iraqi Freedom has officially transitioned to Operation New Dawn.  Yet, 50,000 Soldiers remain in combat-ready mode in Iraq, 100,000 troops are currently deployed in the Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan combat zone, and tens of thousands more are serving in the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Bosnia, Africa, the Middle East and other hot spots around the world. Operation Gratitude continues to sup...

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OUTWARD BOUND OFFERING FREE WILDERNESS EXPEDITIONS FOR VETERANS

Outward Bound, a 45-year old non-profit outdoor, adventure-education organization, is looking for veterans, interested in participating in fully-funded reintegration wilderness expeditions. Adventures are physically, mentally and emotionally stimulating and work to build the self-confidence, trust, and communication skills necessary to successfully return to their families and communities following war time service. Goals of the program are to provide a positive outdoor experience for militar...

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AVET Project

Hello and hope your doing well today. Well, we have 400 care packages ready to ship to our warriors but low on cash for shipping, so we are hoping you will come and invite your friends, neighbors, clubs, church to please help support AVET Project's Programs and Services. All donations can be made on our website and Sponsors please email your logo. In order to save printing we ask that you have your tickets on "Will Call" or I can email. Thank you again for supporting our past and present warr...

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Iraqi medics receive MEDEVAC training

Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq –Troops from Georgia and Kansas joined forces last month to give medical evacuation training to ten medics with the Iraqi Security Forces at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, near Kirkuk, Iraq. The course was facilitated by medics with 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry, 2nd Advise and Assist, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga.; flight medics with 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division,...

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Following in his family’s footsteps

DIYALA, Iraq — Major Tom Hanifen is continuing the tradition of sons serving in the U.S. Army. “It was never an expectation (to join the military) but just hearing the stories really made me want to join the ranks,” said Maj. Hanifen, the new officer in charge of Command Post South, (CP South) at Forward Operating Base Warhorse (FOB Warhorse), in Diyala Province. “I had an awareness of it…my earliest memories are going out with my dad on the weekend to go check up on the vehicles on the motor...

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Ninth Anniversary of Never Forget September 11, 2001 Ceremony, Eastlake, Ohio

This Saturday will be the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville. A public ceremony will take place in Eastlake Ohio, on Saturday September 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM to honor those Americans that lost their lives that day and their families that will never forget that morning. As American Airlines Flight # 767 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 AM, it appeared to be an accident until e...

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Tribute to Dpl Dustin Derga

On Thursday evening Sept. 2  (tomorrow) CNN Headline News “The Nancy Grace Show”  will be doing a tribute to my son Cpl Dustin Derga as part of their nightly Fallen Heroes segment. Dustin was with Lima Co 3/25 Marines from Columbus, OH. He was the first of 23 from the unit killed in action in Anbar Provence Iraq in 2005. The piece is scheduled to air at 8:55PM Eastern and then will repeat at 10:55PM. If you have an opportunity, please tune in. Dustin’s unit just deployed this past week to Afg...

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AMERICAN VETERANS TRAVELING TRIBUTE

AMERICAN VETERANS TRAVELING TRIBUTE PARTNERS WITH OPERATION GRATITUDE IN NATIONAL DONATION DROP-OFF PROGRAM Flint, TX - August 24, 2010 -  American Veterans Traveling Tribute ("AVTT") and Operation Gratitude announced today that AVTT will be an official drop-off site nationwide for donations to  Operation Gratitude, which annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deplo...

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III Corps command sergeant major visits COB Speicher

Command Sergeant Major Arthur L. Coleman, the command sergeant major of III Corps and Fort Hood, presents Pfc. Eferoghene Oghre, a medic with Task Force Odin, with a coin at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Aug. 10. Private First Class Oghre scored 402 on his physical fitness test on the extended scale. His quick reaction helped sustain a Soldier with a head injury until the Soldier could be transported to a medical facility.  Earlier that day, Command Sgt. Maj. Coleman...

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Rock band, Candlebox, performs for troops at COB Speicher

Photos and Article by Spc. Cassandra Monroe 135th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq – Guitar riffs sliced through the air as servicemembers and civilians lined up against the main stadium stage to see the rock band Candlebox perform at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Aug. 12. As this is the band’s debut trip to the Middle East, they’ve played shows in Kuwait, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and COB ...

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