Flintlock 2019: Helping US troops strengthen partnerships across West Africa

Greetings, Last month, while traveling through West Africa to meet with American troops and diplomats in Mali, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, and Niger, I had the opportunity to attend Flintlock 2019. Flintlock is an annual Special Operations exercise designed to strengthen key regional partnerships, help counter violent extremism, and improve security throughout West Africa. It is … Continued

How do you defeat an idea?

Last month, Spirit of America worked with US military teams and their local partners to provide educational assistance to the children of Manbij and Ayn Issa, Syria, to overcome ISIS ideology and help make their struggle for a better future a bit easier. For over four years, innocent Syrians have suffered under the brutal oppression … Continued

Celebrating incredible women: Laos Buffalo Dairy

Greetings, March is Women’s History Month, when we celebrate the accomplishments of incredible women throughout our history up to today. As both a Navy sailor and a Spirit of America Program Manager, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many amazing women who have achieved great things for their families, their communities, or their entire nations. … Continued

Syria: ”a life or death difference”

Greetings, A few weeks ago, I wrote to you to share a very urgent need. In Syria, families fleeing ISIS’s last stronghold were forced out of their homes in the dead of night with nothing but the clothes on their back. They were not prepared for the cold, exhausting journey, without food or water. US … Continued