FROM THE FIELD

SoA and Garrett Metal Detectors

Yesterday, SoA’s Jim, Isaac, and Rob, and SoA Advisory Board member Lt. Gen. Charlie Cleveland (former commander, US Army Special Operations Command), visited Garrett Metal Detectors in Garland, TX. Garrett has been a great partner to SoA, providing metal detectors to Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq. Their support has helped … Continued

Help Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal

Greetings, I recently returned from Nepal, where a US Army Team is working with local organizations to stop human trafficking. Human trafficking is a huge problem in a nation where poverty abounds, economic opportunity is lacking, and nearly 60% of people survive on less than $2 per day. The 2015 earthquake further marginalized rural communities … Continued

Update from the Road: Tajikistan

Earlier this year we told you about one of our projects in rural Tajikistan. In February, the Army Civil Affairs team in country had identified to SoA a need for student desks at a newly built school in the Garm District in rural Tajikistan. Coordinating closely with the team, we provided over 100 student desks … Continued

Alleviating suffering in Northwest Syria

After more than five brutal years, the civil war in Syria has surpassed a dreadful benchmark with well over 400,000 deaths and numerous more wounded. According to the Syrian Center for Policy and Research, 11.5% of the country’s population has been killed or injured since the war started in March 2011. The multifaceted civil war, … Continued

NPR Spotlights SoA’s Ukraine Radio Station

Spirit of America’s project to fund an FM radio station for Ukrainian soldiers resisting Russian aggression was recently featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. The radio station – Army FM – is a welcome contrast to the unrelenting Russian propaganda that normally monopolizes the airwaves. And it’s become a crucial player in a mounting information … Continued