FROM THE FIELD

Help our troops stop ISIS recruitment in the Caribbean

Greetings, I’ve recently returned from Trinidad and Tobago, a beautiful but deceptively violent dual-island nation in the Caribbean. Despite its appearance as a relaxed seaside paradise, T&T contains widespread gang violence and an alarmingly high rate of ISIS recruitment. Meeting with our troops, we discussed how the driving factor for ISIS recruitment is not religion, … Continued

Support SoA in the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign

Dear supporters, As many of you know, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is an annual opportunity for federal employees (civilian, military, etc.) to support eligible nonprofits. The campaign runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15 each year. Spirit of America is a CFC approved charity (#52009). Any federal employee may contribute to SoA through the … Continued

How can entrepreneurship help America prevail?

Greetings, Last week, Spirit of America’s Founder and CEO Jim Hake joined Alexa Courtney, CEO of Frontier Design Group, and SoA Advisory Board Member Ambassador Rick Barton for a panel discussion on how entrepreneurship and American ingenuity can help stabilize violent conflict. Hosted at the George Washington University’s Elliott School by Young Professionals in Foreign … Continued

Help US soldiers restore peace to Somalia

Dear supporters, In the face of violent extremist organizations like al Shabaab and ISIS, our troops have made significant progress in helping local partners take back ground held by these terrorist groups in Somalia. One of the biggest threats to US troops in the region, however, are improvised explosive devices, strategically placed by violent extremists … Continued

Surf’s up, Vietnam

Dear supporters, I recently returned from a trip to Asia, where I was able to meet with US partners in three different countries, and add a significant chunk of miles to my frequent flyer program. My first stop was Okinawa, where I met with members of the US Army Civil Affairs and Special Forces soldiers … Continued