To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.
Monday, April 25, 2011
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Apologizes for the lack of posts, Mr. Murphy and his Laws have been busy causing havoc in my world. He will not keep Words For Warriors down though, we are excited to report that Words For Warriors will be attending the Milblog Conference where the Milbloggies will be awarded. After the conference we'll be visiting our Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed as well as discovering the the nations monuments in Washington D.C and surrounding areas. We hope to post updates during the trip of our many adventures. If you know of a must see in this area please share!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Nominations are being held from Wednesday, April 13 to Sunday April 17th. USAA will be awarding $250 to the winners at the 2011 Milblog Conference. Attendance at the conference is NOT required to nominate, vote, or acceptance of an award.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Words For Warriors whose mission statement is to encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices is going to visit the wounded in Washington D.C. the first week of May.
Why am I contacting you? Because the healing words, drawings, and poems from children is some of the most therapeutic, giving hope to those who are struggling. Words For Warriors is asking for teachers to take the time to have their classes make Get Well or Thank You cards, pictures, letters, or poems to be personally handed to the wounded at Walter Reed. The deadline for me to receive material to hand out is Monday, April 26th, 2011.
It is critical to remember American’s valiant volunteer force, which has sworn to protect our great nation year round.
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Monday, April 4, 2011
By Tech. Sgt. April Lapetoda, NTM-A
Many of the local children are eager to speak English, which they learn in school. While others also volunteer to escort troops between the compounds and walk side-by-side with their NATO friends.
Hamed is disabled and doesn't have use of his legs. He lays on a small, three-wheel cart, which sits about six inches off the ground with his legs folded under his chest and pushes himself around using his hands.
One Dutch officer saw this and looked to himself and his home country to see how he could make a change.
"Kabul is not a city where it's easy to get about, especially the way Hamed has been doing with his little cart," said Netherlands Army Maj. Edwin Kok, who is assigned to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan as a strategic planner. "I felt sorry for him moving around on his little cart. Using his hand with a shoe on it to propel his body cannot be good for his body."