FROM THE FIELD

Veterans Day: Joining hands in common purpose

Fellow citizens, Please join us today in reflecting on the sacrifices made by Americans in service to our country. When President Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” in 1954, he spoke of all citizens joining hands in common purpose to recognize this sacrifice. The commitment to service and dedication to country exemplified by our … Continued

Reviving Dreams, One School at a Time

It was mid-July and summer was in full swing, but for many parents across the US, back to school season was on the horizon. Half a world away, American soldiers deployed in Syria shared the same anticipation, albeit for dramatically different reasons. For scores of families and their young ones in areas recently liberated from … Continued

Around the World in Less Than 80 Days

Hello from Mongolia, where my first official trip as the Asia-Pacific Project Manager is coming to an end. I’ve spent the last few days working closely with the US Embassy team here, and participating in a US-funded kindergarten opening on the Mongolia-China border, which you can read more about here. Now, I want to share … Continued

Help US advisors support counterterrorism efforts in Senegal

Dear supporters, US military advisors working in West Africa recently identified a key need with their Senegalese partner’s forensic lab. Because, as one advisor described, “the lab is currently using out-of-date laptops in various states of disrepair,” investigators are unable to properly collect and follow up on evidence from suspected terrorists. This need greatly reduces … Continued