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2012-03-05 08:00:00

STATESBORO, Ga., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for Our Troops (www.homesforourtroops.org), a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will present keys Saturday, March 10 to Army Staff Sergeant Scott Millican. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110912/DC65777LOGO) Staff Sergeant Millican was on his second deployment when he was left paralyzed and suffering from multiple fractures after the...

2012-03-01 11:24:00

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Early on the afternoon of February 29th, (around 5:00 AM EST), FMN Logistics, a leading freight forwarder on the Northern Distribution Network, managed a privately contracted 20-truck U.S. Military convoy of non-lethal cargo crossing the Tajikistan-Afghanistan Friendship Bridge from Sher Khan Bandar, Afghanistan to Nizhniy Panj in the former Soviet Republic of Tajikistan. With this movement, one of the major components of the US Military...

2012-02-20 05:39:00

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Srdja Trifkovic, has said that the US and Russia must work together to fight aggression in the world, despite the recent unveiling of the US' new Defense Strategy. Trifkovic said: "The Obama Administration's "Defense Strategic Guidance" (DSG) was unveiled on January 5 as part of the broader programmatic document, Sustaining US Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. Presenting the DSG, President Obama spoke of...

2012-02-06 20:45:00

USO Bagram East officially opened their doors Sunday, welcoming in hundreds of troops and marking the USO´s ninth center in Afghanistan- the second at Bagram Airfield. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 USO Bagram East officially opened their doors Sunday, welcoming in hundreds of troops and marking the USO´s ninth center in Afghanistan- the second at Bagram Airfield. Bagram Airfield is the second largest military base in Afghanistan and with 20,000 visits monthly, the Pat...

2012-01-31 13:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When U.S. military forces serving in Afghanistan watch the New England Patriots and New York Giants battle it out in this year's Super Bowl, thanks to the efforts of the Defense Logistics Agency, they can enjoy a wide variety of American home-styled finger foods. Items on the menu include: thousands of pounds of mozzarella cheese sticks, jalapeno poppers, chicken mini bites, chicken wings, pork and beef meatballs, turkey...

2012-01-26 13:35:00

By Andriy Tsintsiruk WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States' continued efforts to counter terrorism and secure reliable logistical networks for troops in Afghanistan have been a dominating factor in U.S.-Uzbekistan relations. Further, fluctuating U.S.-Pakistan relations have shifted the U.S. military's focus to Afghanistan's northern neighbor, Uzbekistan, which is a strategically important country for the viability of the Northern Distribution...

2012-01-23 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, and NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Weiner, a former Clinton White House spokesman and former senior congressional aide, and Senior Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates Richard Mann, prove Mitt Romney's statement is wrong that "any president" would have given the order that launched the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year. They contrast Bush's 2001 farming out a raid on bin Laden's 2001 Tora Bora location to the Afghanis who failed...

2012-01-17 09:35:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This month, a delegation of the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan led by Major-General Ramiz Najafov, Head of the Ministry's International Military Cooperation Department, visited Washington, D.C. to participate in the Bilateral Defense Consultations (BDC), a crucial element of the Azerbaijan-U.S. strategic partnership. The objective of the Consultations held annually, alternating between Baku and Washington, D.C., is to review a full range of...

2012-01-16 11:05:00

WOOD DALE, Ill., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR Airlift, an operating unit of Chicago based AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) reports that a helicopter carrying a crew of three employees was involved in an accident in Helmand Province, Afghanistan at approximately 10:45 a.m., local time, January 16, while conducting operations for the U.S. Department of Defense. The Company has confirmed that there were three crew member fatalities. The families of all three crew members have been contacted....

2012-01-02 08:00:00

Homes for Our Troops to Host Three-Day Build Brigade to Start New Tomball Home for Severely Injured Veteran Community of Tomball and General Contractor SpawGlass come together for Marine LCpl Daniel Peterson TOMBALL, Texas, Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for Our Troops (www.homesforourtroops.org), a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will hold a three-day Build Brigade in Tomball, Texas January...