Army Mom Brings Cheer and Gratitude to Army Outposts in Afghanistan

Operation Hooah

While her son has been deployed to Afghanistan, one Army Mom created a cause called "Operation Hooah!"  Operation Hooah! sends care packages to soldiers deployed to the Forwarding Operating Bases (FOB) in the rugged outer reaches of Afghanistan, where they have no access to facilities. Here's the cool part: for the past year, every package sent through Operation Hooah was … [Read more...]

Deadly Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood

CORRECTION: This just in - 18:30 PST - shooter still alive but wounded. The gunman today in a deadly rampage that claimed 13 lives was identified as military doctor who feared an impending war deployment.  He wounded 30 others before he himself was shot and killed. This terrible tragedy is unbelievable. We fear sending our families off to strange soil in distant lands - … [Read more...]

Blasts in Southern Afghanistan Kill Eight U.S. Troops

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Source: KABUL — Eight American troops were killed in multiple bomb attacks Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month of the war for U.S. forces since it began in 2001. The eight deaths occurred during "multiple, complex" bomb strikes that also killed one Afghan civilian, the U.S. military said in a statement. Several troops were … [Read more...]

14 Americans Killed in Afghan Chopper Crashes

Just one day after 4 troops lost their lives in an Afghanistan helicopter crash, I was shocked to learn that we lost 10 more Americans in yet another helicopter crash. My heart was sobbing when I read the news and I cried all the way to work today, this loss was heavy on my mind and heart. At my workplace, not one person mentioned this tragedy. Not one person even … [Read more...]

Four US soldiers killed in helicopter collision

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Source: KABUL - Four American troops were killed and two injured Monday when two helicopters collided in southern Afghanistan. Hostile fire has been ruled out in the crash, a military statement said. U.S. military spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks said he did not have other details yet about the cause of the collision. Shanks said the injured had been evacuated … [Read more...]