Thanks from Afghanistan

February 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Thanks from Afghanistan

Soldiers’ Angels recently received this note from a Staff Sergeant on a PRT (Provincial Reconstruction Team) in Afghanistan.

Dear Soldiers’ Angels,

Thank you all very much for the package, especially the movies and MOOSE MUNCH (which was gone in less than a minute).

There are some times we get sad over here and think that people in the States don’t really care about us, so when we get something like this it really boosts our morale. So this package, it really means a lot. On behalf of PRT Panjshir, we’d like to say thank you and God bless.

Attached is a picture of us for the greatest organization ever–Soldiers’ Angels. You guys are the BEST! Thank you.

–SSgt R., US Air Force

PRTs are military teams that work with local government officials, U.S. government civilians and local military/police personnel to assist people in rebuilding or improving their neighborhoods. They spend a great deal of time away from the main bases and out in the countryside among the locals. This PRT, which is very isolated, received a large package from Soldiers’ Angels while waiting to be adopted by individual Angel volunteers.

As of this writing, there are 1106 Heroes waiting to be adopted. You can help.

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DOD identifies Ft. Lewis Army Casualties

August 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Posted in General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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Prayers go out to the family and friends of the  1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington for the loss of 

Capt. John L. Hallett III, 30, of California.


Capt. Cory J. Jenkins, 30, of Arizona.

Cpt. Cory J. Jenkins


 Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer, 38, of Trenton, Mo.

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 Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, 24, of Federal Way, Wash.

Federal Way High School grad killed in Afghanistan

RIP Brave Warriors. 


Hunches and Battle…

July 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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A very interesting read from the NYT.

In Battle, Hunches Prove to Be Valuable

By BENEDICT CAREY

Published: July 27, 2009

The sight was not that unusual, at least not for Mosul, Iraq, on a summer morning: a car parked on the sidewalk, facing opposite traffic, its windows rolled up tight. Two young boys stared out the back window, kindergarten age maybe, their faces leaning together as if to share a whisper.

The soldier patrolling closest to the car stopped. It had to be hot in there; it was 120 degrees outside. “Permission to approach, sir, to give them some water,” the soldier said to Sgt. First Class Edward Tierney, who led the nine-man patrol that morning.

“I said no — no,” Sergeant Tierney said in a telephone interview from Afghanistan. He said he had an urge to move back before he knew why: “My body suddenly got cooler; you know, that danger feeling.”

Read more  HERE

Image: A U.S. soldier on patrol in Mosul.

Erik de Castro / Reuters Patrol in Mosul

A Happy July 4th to all! 300 Ft. Lewis Soldiers return Home for the 4th!

July 5, 2009 at 8:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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FORT LEWIS – Over 300 soldiers of the 14th Engineer Battalion returned home to Fort Lewis to reunite with family and friends in time for the fourth of July.

The soldiers had just finished a 15-month deployment to Iraq Saturday, and military officials say they completed many successful missions during the tour of service, including those pasted below:

* HHC, FSC, and 570th Engr. Co. – Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) and the Forward Support Company (FSC) supplied security and logistical support while the 570th Engineer Company conducted route clearance patrols in northern and central Iraq. The 570th also completed the first iteration of the Iraqi Army Route Clearance Academy, where they trained 15 Iraqi Army Engineers over a 16-day course.

Read more and Watch the Video

Happy INdependence Day!

Happy INdependence Day!

1st Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Conference

March 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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If you are interested in attending this event, please email Julie at soldiersangelswashington@gmail.com  for more information and a registration form.  This is a wonderful learning opportunity in our own backyard!   Hope to see you there! 

 

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We invite you to join us at the 1st Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Conference, presented by the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services and the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council on: May 4, 2009, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Seattle Airport Marriott, 3201 S. 176th St., SeaTac, WA 98188. 

A registration form is attached. The conference fee is $35.00 per person (includes a meal). A confirmation with the final agenda and other details will be sent in April via email or mail. 

The goal of the conference is to provide opportunities for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), caregivers, advocates, and TBI professionals to increase their understanding of TBI, improve TBI programs, and improve collaborations in Washington State. 

The conference topics and confirmed speakers include: 

w TBI Model Systems, Kathy Bell, M.D., University of Washington Medical Center

w The Healing Power of Humor, Debbie Wooten, Comedian

w Yoga and Meditation for Individuals with TBI, Colleen Mehner, Instructor

w Advocacy 101: How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Loved One, Fred Langer,

   R.N., Esquire, Advocate 

w Soldiers & Veterans with TBI, Fred Flynn, DO, FAAN, Medical Director/Neurologist, TBI Program,

    Madigan Army Medical Center; Maryanna Karl, MS, MFTI, Regional Care Coordinator, DVBIC;

    Tara Stablein, LICSW, CCM, Polytrauma Social Work Case Mgr., VA Puget Sound.

w The TBI Council: Open Forum Interactive Discussion

w Speak Out! Advocating for Youth, High School SAMs (Self-Advocacy for Motion)      

   students from Eastern Washington

w TBI 202: Best Practices in Washington State

w And Others! 

Participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state. The conference will include exhibits from non-profit and for-profit organizations.  

To make lodging arrangements, please contact the Seattle Airport Marriott at: 1-800-314-0925 by April 13, to receive the conference rate ($108) or at www.marriot.com  Please make sure you mention you are attending the TBI Conference.  


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