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2013-05-02 12:20:47

U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Brian McCleskey Honors Patriot Award Winner Con-way Freight for Active Support of Veterans and their Families as Soldiers are Called to Serve DECATUR, Ala., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Brian McCleskey, a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, has served two tours of duty with the Army Reserve in Kuwait and Afghanistan. During those deployments, he was able to focus on his mission and leave concerns over his family's...

2013-04-25 08:23:44

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info  Russia fears the destabilising spread of radical Islam along its southern borders once Nato troops pull out of Afghanistan in 2014 . 'The Kremlin fears a possible return to the situation of the 1990s, when militant groups extended their activities from Afghanistan into central Asia, seriously devastating both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan," writes World Review expert Professor Stefan Hedlund....

2013-04-19 08:21:03

PA National Guard Pilot Served with Battalion Based at Fort Indiantown Gap HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Berks County to fly at half-staff on Monday, April 22, to honor U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder who was killed in Afghanistan on April 9. Yoder, 26, of Mohnton, and fellow Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman Chief...

2013-04-17 16:20:45

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As they searched for landmines and other unexploded ordnance at a Kabul, Afghanistan girls school, employees of Sterling Global Operations (SGO) knew their task was important, but its significance was amplified when a 15-year-old Pakistani girl was shot a few weeks later by Taliban terrorists because she wants an education. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/CL54289LOGO-b ) Malala Yousafzai started school again in March...

2013-04-15 23:02:35

Seven veterans with the Canadian Armed Forces´ Soldier On program will ride with American veterans in the Face of America from World T.E.A.M. Sports April 26-28. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Seven veterans from the Canadian Armed Forces´ Soldier On program have accepted an invitation to travel to Washington this month to participate in World T.E.A.M. Sports´ Face of America bicycle ride April 26-28. Sponsored in part by American Portfolios Financial Services,...

2013-03-06 08:21:09

ARLINGTON, Va., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Gracia Ramirez, a PAE employee who was killed in 2007 while deployed to Afghanistan, was honored with the Defense of Freedom medal in a ceremony held last weekend in Gilbert, Ariz. Ramirez was killed by a suicide bomber while supporting the U.S. Department of State Corrections System Support Program, through which she mentored, trained and advised prison officials within the Afghan corrections system and advocated for the humane treatment...

2013-02-26 08:31:56

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District (USACE-MED) has ordered more requirements under Versar's ongoing Personal Services Contract providing Afghan citizens to support the USACE construction program in Afghanistan. Two new modifications, requiring an additional 221 Afghan citizens, adds $7.6 million in funding to the contact that was awarded to Versar on September...

2013-02-05 08:21:32

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations has been awarded a contract to conduct demining and battle area clearance operations throughout Afghanistan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/CL54289-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/CL54289LOGO-b ) Some 700-1,000 Sterling Global Operations (SGO) employees will carry out the project, called Afghan-Wide Mine and Battle Area Clearance, which will safely and efficiently remove a...

2012-12-19 16:24:15

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IntraHealth International strongly condemns the killings of at least eight health workers--seven of whom were female--over the past several days in Pakistan. According to the BBC and other news outlets, at least eight polio vaccination workers and one driver have been fatally shot, leading UNICEF to temporarily suspend its program to eradicate polio in Pakistan. "These attacks on health workers who were providing essential humanitarian...

2012-12-10 12:26:43

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ANHAM FZCO announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has re-confirmed its award of the Afghanistan Prime Vendor Contract to ANHAM for Full Line Food Distribution for Afghanistan. DLA has also lifted the stop-work order as of December 7, 2012 and ANHAM FZCO has resumed its performance under the Contract. The company issued the following statement, "We have a long track record of successful operations under the most...