Iranian Ships Turn…Is It Over? Maybe Not…

Help Sailors Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt


Last Sunday, the USS Theodore Roosevelt was dispatched to the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen ostensibly to deter or stop the flow of Iranian weapons and material support to the Houthi rebels that have taken control of Yemen by bloodthirsty aggression. Iran has been supporting those radicals who ousted the government through a campaign of terror last month and continue to send weapons, ammunition, money and other support to the rebels as fighting continues for the control of this troubled but strategically important country.

It has also been reported that a convoy of 9 Iranian ships, including 2 warships, were on a direct course toward Yemen, but not without having to get past the U.S. Navy carrier group. U.S. officials said the Iranians have diverted away from Yemen but may not turn back to Iran. It’s possible the Iranians might try to sail around the USS Theodore Roosevelt and into Yemen, but the U.S. ships are capable of intercepting them.

U.S. official: Iranian cargo ships turn away from Yemen
CBS/AP
April 23, 2015
 

WASHINGTON — The convoy of Iranian cargo ships that had been headed toward war-torn Yemen — possibly with advanced weaponry for Houthi rebels — has reversed its direction, a U.S. defense official tells CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.The official said it remains unclear where the nine-ship convoy may be headed now, whether back to Iran or toward another port.Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the Iranian ships might be carrying weapons to the Houthis, but he would not say whether the U.S. would forcibly stop and board one of the Iranian ships if it entered Yemeni waters.

Move America Forward has received requests directly from the sailors aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT and we’re preparing to send them a shipment of support – make a donation now to get your care package on board that shipment! Hurry!

Click here to donate now!


Please read this heartfelt and inspiring letter we recently received back from one of the sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Bear in mind the sailor is responding to our inquiry to confirm that we have the correct mailing address for them aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Move America Forward,That [address] is actually perfect! I’ve been in the Navy 2 years and 11 months. I lived in Anchorage, Alaska for 10 years and before that Minnesota, Twin Cities. I was born in Thailand near a refugee camp where a lot of my race were seeking refuge from the Vietnam War. I don’t know much about my own [past] because I grew up in the US since I was 1, and became a naturalized citizen. Well thats a lot about me already, I hope to get to know you and your supporters soon as well.AN  [Redacted]  Yang
T. Roosevelt CVN71 UNIT
FPO AE  [Redacted] 
When we first reached out, we had no idea this particular sailor had such a unique and powerful personal story. Her family were refugees forced to flee their homes in the face of Communist death squads during the Vietnam war. Like so many at the time, she was taken in by the United States, a bastion of freedom for people escaping the violent Communist revolutionaries running rampant in the Indochina Peninsula at the time.How inspiring that she was lucky enough to grow up FREE in the USA, the greatest country in the world, and she now serves and protects that freedom in the US Navy.
You can help bring a morale boost to the sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt by making a donation today. We are preparing a shipment headed directly for the troops aboard this US Navy Aircraft Carrier!! Hurry and donate NOW to increase the size of this imminent shipment!!! These items are impossible to find overseas, so for the troops who receive them, it’s like a little piece of home.


CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:

Coffee from Rogers Family Co.
Hot Apple Cider
Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate
Genuine Oreo Cookies
Gatorade
Painted Hill Beef Jerky
Planters Nuts/Trail Mix
Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels
Deodorant
Girl Scout Cookies
Lip Balm
Sunblock
John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs
“Support the Troops” Wristbands
Military OneSource Resource Packet
U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card
A Personal Note from YOU!

Volunteers Show Love for the Troops

Volunteers Show Love for the Troops


Yesterday a group of about 15 MAF volunteers worked hard to prepare over 500 more care packages for our troops on the front lines. It took hours for them to fill boxes up with coffee, cookies, candy and all the other great items that our troops will appreciate. Here are some great photos of our volunteers doing what they love and turning your donations into real support for the troops.

 


There are still over 15,000 American troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 in Iraq and growing. You can help them by making a donation! We need more generous donors to sponsor these boxes so we can ship them off to Afghanistan and Iraq!

Click here to donate now!


These care packages truly make a huge difference to the troops who receive them.
Here are some photos and messages from troops
who just recently received care packages from MAF.

Unit Cmdr. Says Care Packs Were Like Christmas

As you can see from attached photo, we received 17 more care packages. I’m sorry we don’t have any photos of the opening of boxes (which felt a little like Christmas) but we had a terrible photographer. Oh, wait, it was me! Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate folks thinking of us – there’s nothing like the comforts and tastes of home!

Best Regards,
Doreen
Task Force Shafafiyat

Army Wife and Mom Shares a Note with MAF

I am an Army Wife and Army Mom. My husband and my son are both currently serving in Afghanistan. The everyday struggle in keeping our family emotionally healthy & stable is a constant struggle. The boys appreciate everything they receive. It brightens up their day, and it reminds them they are appreciated and not forgotten.

Regards,
Mrs. Eaton

You can help bring a morale boost to even more troops by making a donation today. These items are nearly impossible to find overseas, so for the troops who receive them, it’s like a little piece of home.

CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:

Coffee from Rogers Family Co.

Hot Apple Cider

Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate

Genuine Oreo Cookies

Gatorade

Painted Hill Beef Jerky

Planters Nuts/Trail Mix

Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels

Deodorant

Girl Scout Cookies

Lip Balm

Sunblock

John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs

“Support the Troops” Wristbands

Military OneSource Resource Packet

U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition

Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card

A Personal Note from YOU!

ISIS Video Depicts Beheading of American President

Oh wow.

ISIS has just released a new propaganda video, a cartoon depiction of ISIS jihadists capturing and beheading President Barack Hussein Obama! The video is translated by MEMRI, a research organization that monitors and translates media from all over the Muslim world focusing on exposing propaganda that supports terrorist and anti-semitic ideology.

Hat tip goes to Pamela Geller for giving us a heads up. Go here to her blog for more commentary.

You have to wonder what ISIS has against Obama…I mean sure he has bombed them a little bit here and there, but not enough to hurt them and I guarantee it’s far less than the shock and awe they would have got if Bush was still president.

ISIS really ought to be grateful, they owe their very existence to President Obama. If he had not first, pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq and then chosen to stay completely out of the Syria civil war, ISIS would not even exist. Nor would they hold so much territory in Eastern Syria and huge parts of Iraq today.

MAF Connects to NFL Fans Deployed to Middle East

MAF Sends Extra-Special Gift to the Biggest 49ers Fan in Uniform

Earlier this year, Move America Forward sent an extra-special care package to a very dedicated football fan serving on the front lines. Inside this care package was a one-of-a-kind 49ers football and today we received confirmation that this timeless piece of pro-troop NFL memorabilia made it into the hands of this deserving troop!

 

Good Morning Sir/Ma’am!My friend and I here in the middle east sent you a request for a care package a few months back and I am emailing the pictures back to you of the wonderful gift I received!

I truly appreciate the care package that was sent.  It is organizations like yours that make this strenuous and stressful time away from family and loved ones a lot easier and I can’t thank you enough. Your gift will be cherished for generations.

Go NINERS!!!

Sincerely,

TSgt Shawn S.

F-16 EFS Munitions Specialist

We are very glad to help troops deployed overseas, especially with such an extra-special gift like this. But don’t forget there are still tens of thousands more troops still serving overseas and they need our help too!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEND MORE SUPPORT

TO OUR TROOPS ON THE FRONT LINES!

 

SPONSOR A CARE PACKAGE TODAY, OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL PACK

AND SHIP A BOX OF SUPPORT TO THE TROOPS ON YOUR BEHALF!

 

Congress Finally Asserts Authority Over Obama


“We have reached a bipartisan agreement that keeps the congressional review process absolutely intact, full of integrity,” – Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

Great news coming out today, as Congress finally stood up to Obama and passed legislation which would require Obama to allow the Senate to review the full text of his proposed agreement with Iran, and also preventing Obama from promising sanction-relief to the Iranians until AFTER the requirements are met. It potentially opens the door for Congress to kill the deal altogether, by holding up sanction relief.

Here’s more:

Republican opponents of the nuclear agreement on the committee sided with Mr. Obama’s strongest Democratic supporters in demanding a congressional role as international negotiators work to turn this month’s nuclear framework into a final deal by June 30. The bill would mandate that the administration send the text of a final accord, along with classified material, to Congress as soon as it it completed. It also halts any lifting of sanctions during a congressional review and culminates in a possible vote to allow or forbid the lifting of congressionally imposed sanctions in exchange for the dismantling of much of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. It passed 19 to 0.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/us/senators-reach-deal-on-iran-nuclear-talks.html

President Obama said he will likely sign the bill, which seems to be a surrender on his part. During his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to veto any legislation that might throw a wrench into his Iran negotiations, such as new sanctions. While this bill is not extra sanctions, it does hurt Obama by tying his hands on sanction relief.

The fact that Obama isn’t going to veto this bill, or even fight it, shows that maybe Obama has had enough of a PR beating over his Iran deal. Democrats and Republicans have joined forces to oppose Obama and stop him from simply giving away concessions to the Iranians.

We still don’t know how bad his final proposal with Iran might be, but at least now Congress will have the right to review that deal. It’s not a total defeat for Obama’s bad deal with Iran but it’s a step in the right direction.

 

April Newsletter 2015 Edition

MAF Happy to be Invited to Attend Ribbon Cutting of New Veterans Service Center

Scott Raab, Move America Forward’s Outreach Director jumped at the invitation to be present to honor our Veterans at the Grand Opening of the new Veterans Service Center on March 25, 2015 at the new Mather, California location.

According to Scott, “Any opportunity to shine the light on our military veterans is a true honor, just being there to shake a hand or offer a willing ear for one of our brave veterans just makes my day!”

 



Every week the Post Office delivers another batch of Thank You notes from soldiers who’ve received packages through Move America Forward. Since some soldiers aren’t always able to send a thank you, we thought you’d enjoy reading some of their notes.

A thank you we received from TF Thunder while they were deployed:

Thank you very much for the items you sent us. We cannot be more grateful for people like you and your unwavering support for deployed Soldiers..I greatly appreciate your prayers and your thoughtfulness!

Respectfully,

1LT Susan. A.
TF THUNDER
Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Army Wife and Mom Shares a Note with MAF

I am an Army Wife and Army Mom. My husband and my son are both currently serving in Afghanistan. The everyday struggle in keeping our family emotionally healthy & stable is a constant struggle. The boys appreciate everything they receive. It brightens up their day, and it reminds them they are appreciated and not forgotten.

Regards
Mrs. Eaton



Unit Commander Says Care Packages Were Like Christmas

As you can see from attached photo, we received 17 more care packages. I’m sorry we don’t have any photos of the opening of boxes (which felt a little like Christmas) but we had a terrible photographer. Oh, wait, it was me! Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate folks thinking of us – there’s nothing like the comforts and tastes of home!

Best Regards

Doreen
Task Force Shafafiyat
CSTC-HQ ISAF

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A Big Easter Thank You!

Thanks to your support our troops received hundreds of Easter care packages. This year was a very successful Easter programs thanks to you!  It’s nice to know while we were all here at home celebrating with family and loved ones, thanks to the generous support of Move America Forward donors, many of our troops received a little taste of home.

Although we did not reach our ultimate goal by Easter Sunday, we did get very close. Overall we raised about $21,772 with a final goal of $25,000.

Thanks to you, our troops will still enjoy the hundreds of care packages we have sent and will be sending thanks to your donations. When you are on a six, nine, or even twelve month deployment, a care package from a total stranger back home means the world to you. We’ve received many letters from troops who told us that sometimes these care packages are the only mail they receive all year. They make an immense impact!


Although Easter is now behind us, the troops always appreciate a package from home complete with a personal note from you. Why not take the time to send a package now if you have not done so recently.

We’d also like to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers who helped us pack up all those Easter package! We just couldn’t do this without you!

 

Congrats to Troopathon Alumni Coach K for Leading Duke to  his 5th Championship!

You can view Coach K’s Pro-Troop message here!

Calling all Troops!
Signing up to receive packages is easy!

If you are deployed or have the address of a deployed military member, you can click here for our Military Sign Up Center to sign them up to receive one of our great care packages loaded with plenty of the TLC our soldiers need to remind them that people back home support their mission.

If you prefer, just copy this link  [ http://www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/ ] Once the soldier has registered they’ll be eligible to receive packages and messages of support from caring Americans like you

Way to Go!!

Sponsors and family members have sent over 300 tons of goodies to our American soldiers through Move America Forward since we began our care package program over 10 years ago!


Sending a package? Don’t miss the opportunity to include your own personal message to go with your package! Whether it’s “We’ve got your back” or “Kick some backside” your troop will love reading the personal message you include with your package!

On Behalf of our K9 Troops and Their Soldier Partners MAF send a Great Big Thank You to Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital!

The team at Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Rochester, New York reached out to us  through staff member Deirdre Santos-Kaukeinen, LVT, to do a special K9 troop support package. We were so excited to work with them and help them reach our deployed K9’s and their handlers.

Thanks to Stone Ridge, in additional to all the regular goodies our troops enjoy receiving,  we were able to send out special K9 care packages on their behalf which  included Paracord survival dog collars, dog bandanas, Ruffwear collapsible water bowls and food sacks, and a few first aid kits as well.

According to Deidre, “Every year we participate in a Teamwork project; this year the theme is giving back to the community. The staff from our hospital in Rochester, NY identified showing appreciation to our active military as what they wanted to do. We also loved the idea of supported our troops and military canines at the same time.”


We were able to coordinate with Deidre to include their specialty items and to put together some great packages for our troops both two and four legged!

If you belong to a group that would like to do something special, we’d love to hear from you. Move America Forward tries our best to accommodate special company requests like these. If you need more info or have questions about doing your own program, contact Lisa Baron, our Director of Troop Support at Lisabaron@moveamericaforward.org.

 

 


I have been asked to contribute a new feature to our Monthly Newsletter. So I thought I would begin my very first one by telling you just a little bit about me. Many of you may know me through Monthly Smiles, and our Corporate Giving program. You may have spoken to me once or twice on the phone, or in the case of long-time supporters like Lucia U., Bud L., Larry M., Nancy H., or Tom D. to name a few, we may have spoken too many times to count over the years. Whether our acquaintance is brief or has deepened over the years to include chats about our children and spouses, I feel the impact of your staggering generosity and support of our troops each and every day. It humbles me and acts as a source of inspiration when I need a little boost.

I have always felt a calling to ensure our troops are honored and remembered. Perhaps it’s the fact that I was born on Veteran’s Day but more likely it is due to growing up listening to my father’s stories about his time as a Marine with the legendary First Marine Division during WWII.


Eugene J. Durk, USMC

Having fought and survived the grueling battles on Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Okinawa my dad was a living reminder of the sacrifices made by most American men of his generation. Tucked reverently in my dad’s steamer trunk alongside his uniforms and mementos lies a tear stained letter written to my father in 1945 from his sister June informing him of the death of her husband Richard at Luzon in the Philippians. Although the tears shed on this letter dried nearly 70 years ago, this silent testament is a stark reminder that many more were not as fortunate as my father who returned whole and intact and went on to spend 61 years married to the love of his life, my mother Joan, and to raise eight children who were lucky enough to call him dad.

I was fortunate enough to marry my husband Michael, the son of an Army Veteran in 1990. At the time I met him he was a plank owning member of the 110 ft. U. S. Coast Guard Island Class Cutter Attu.  My husband spent nearly 25 years on active duty as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. As a Caribbean Ninja as the crew called itself,  the Attu crew served on the front line on the war on drugs and had one of the best drug interdiction records in the Caribbean at that time.


Michael J. Baron, USCG (Retired)

During his time on  active duty as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Mike served in many vital roles from pollution and hazardous material response to drug interdiction and law enforcement and I am proud of his service to our country.

So, I am honored that I will have a forum to address more of our supporters through our monthly newsletter. I hope you enjoy reading my column and I would love to hear your thoughts and stories as well. If you have served or have family members who have served I would encourage you to allow me to share a story from you from time to time. 

We love our service men and women; after all, it is why we do what we do every day. I encourage you to share your pictures and stories with me, so I can help tell all the wonderful stories about our brave troops that deserve to be heard.

I hope I gave you something to smile about, so pour yourself a nice cup of coffee, or in my case a tall icy glass of sweet tea, count your blessing and have a great day!

Lisa

I would love to hear from you, even on our darkest days we all have blessings and I would love to share yours. Contact at lisabaron@moveamericaforward.org and use the subject line Count Your Blessings.

 



Not long after Liberals literally lost their minds over Tom Cotton’s open letter and the 47 Republican Senators who signed onto it. Now a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives, which including many Democrats (at least 120) who previously attacked Cotton, has done pretty much the same thing.
Washington (CNN) A veto-proof, bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Barack Obama warning him that any nuclear deal with Iran will effectively require congressional approval for implementation.A group of bipartisan senators have penned a bill mandating that any deal be reviewed and approved by Congress, but the House letter notes that lawmakers have another way to halt an agreement – by refusing to roll back sanctions.”Should an agreement with Iran be reached, permanent sanctions relief from congressionally-mandated sanctions would require new legislation. In reviewing such an agreement, Congress must be convinced that its terms foreclose any pathway to a bomb, and only then will Congress be able to consider permanent sanctions relief,” they write.The letter, which was signed by 367 members of the House and released Monday by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, follows a similar one, issued to Iran’s leaders and signed by 47 Republican senators, warning that any deal with Iran could be rolled back by a future president.

That letter sparked fierce criticism from Democrats, who said it was inappropriate meddling in delicate diplomatic talks and meant to undermine negotiations, and even some Republicans expressed reservations over the tactic.

CNN March 23, 2015

Though some might say this letter is different because X, Y, Z, they are not any different. The spirit is the same in both – a statement of fact that President Obama must seek the approval of Congress or his deal with Iran will never see the light of day.Democrats jumped all over Cotton for his letter, but their recognition of the truth now just proves that they were going after him because they saw an opportunity to score some political points. They were successful in getting the media machine to attack Cotton for his leadership on the Iran issue, but underneath the politics, many Democrats knew Cotton was right and that’s why they signed onto this new letter.

The issue of Congressional authority is even more pertinent now that Obama claims the Iranians have come to agreement. But just as soon as the administration announced breakthrough progress, cracks began to appear. For example, the Obama administration CLAIMS that Iran agreed to restrict enrichment to the first generation IR-1 Centrifuges which yield low concentrations of Uranium, but the Iranians claim they never agreed to such terms and would continue using IR-8 centrifuges that produce 20 times as much enriched Uranium. Obama also claimed that Iran agreed to completely end all research and development for the 10 years of the agreement, essentially extending their breakout period for as long. However, the Iranians immediately denied such claims and said they would continue researching for the 10 years of the agreement, ensuring that once the 10 years is up, they would very likely be in an advanced enough position to rapidly begin producing a bomb.

Clearly it looks like despite claims that an agreement was made, both sides differ entirely on what that agreement was, and negotiations likely broke down in the end. Both sides wanted to save face and buy more time. It seems we can’t trust either side, Obama, or the Iranians to tell the truth. MAF remains committed that Congress MUST have oversight over these murky negotiations where we can’t tell fact from fiction.

Drop in Monthly Support, We Could Sure use Your Help!

Monthly Smiles is a vital part of successfully supporting our troops during their deployments. Support has dropped out creating a hole in our Monthly Smiles Program which compromises our ability of fulfilling all the package requests we receive. We hate to say no to our troops or leave them empty handed, that’s where you come in.

If you would consider joining – or in some cases rejoining our Monthly Smiles Program we would love to have you.

Simply reply to this email with your budget in $25.00 increments and we will contact you to get you started up.

Our waiting soldiers would just love receiving one of our special packages stuffed full of goodies like beef jerky, gourmet coffee from Rogers Family Company and much more in your name.

Thank you for consideration and your support of our troops!

Congrats! Troopathon Supporter Coach K Wins 5th Duke Championship!


Troopathon Guest “Coach K” Wins 5th Championship as Duke Coach.
Congrats to Army Veteran and Pro-Troop Supporter

We just wanted to take a minute to congratulate our friend “Coach K” Mike Krzyzewski for an amazing job he did coaching the Duke University Blue Devils to their 5th championship in college basketball. Last night, Coach K’s team bested Wisconsin in the finals to secure their 5th championship 68-63.

Mike Krzyzewski is already a legend in college basketball, but he’s also distinguished himself as Coach of TEAM USA, our Olympic men’s basketball team who won the Gold in 2008 and 2012 with Coach K at the helm.

After enlisting in the Army he studied at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was Captain of the West Point Men’s Basketball Team in his Senior year. After serving as an artillery officer he retired from active duty and began coaching basketball full time. He coached the Indiana Hoosiers for one year, then returned to West Point to coach the Army Cadets before being named head coach of the Duke University team in 1980.

For the past 3 years Coach K has also been an enthusiastic supporter and participant in MAF’s Troopathon. His inspiring messages of support for the troops overseas have been a blessing to have and include in our annual Troopathon show.

Here is a clip featuring Coach K from last year’s show!

Head over to Coach K’s Facebook Page HERE and
THANK HIM for supporing our troops overseas!
You can also make your own contribution by sponsoring
a care package
for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan!

Happy Easter from MAF

HE IS RISEN – Happy Easter from Move America Forward

Patriot, all of us here at Move America Forward want to wish you a happy Easter and we hope you also join us in wishing our troops all around the world a blessed and joyous Easter Sunday. Let us remember that we have so much to be thankful for including each of our brave Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines. We are thankful to each one of them for the service and sacrifice they give for us and everyone in America.

We still have over 18,000 troops serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, on the front lines of the War on Terror. They’re out there away from their families on 6, 9, or even 12 month deployments. Can you imagine how difficult it must be to miss your family on Easter? Here is an excerpt from Chaplain Archbishop Broglio, in his Easter Message for the Troops.

Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the  Military Services, USA

Easter Message 2015

Let us be troubadours of joy and heralds of hope in the world of the military and medical centers administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, where there are so many concerns provoked by budget tightness, by downsizing, by the lingering hardship of war, and separation from loved ones.  We draw our joy and hope, not from external factors, but from the very faith in Jesus, the redeemer of humanity.

Click here to see more of the Archbishop’s Easter Message

Send a message of support with a care package to our troops this Easter. A care package from home is one of the most powerful expressions of love and support. If you have not donated yet, please consider making one today. If you have already donated or are unable to contribute, you can still help by spreading our message to your friends and family or spreading the word on social media.

 

Time is running out to help our troops! We have set a goal to raise $25,000 by today, but we are still thousands short of our goal.

So far we have raised almost $21,000 towards our goal – please make a donation today to help us reach our goal tonight!

The troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan need our help with supplies and care packages on this important holiday.

 

On this Easter Sunday, let us remember our brave men and women who are overseas defending the rights and liberties we so enjoy.

Please pray for our troops who are risking their lives every day.

EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:

 

 

 

Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,

Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card, A Personal Note from YOU!

10 Days Left Until Easter Sunday

EASTER ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY!

SEND PACKAGES NOW
WHILE THERE’S STILL TIME!

Our troops deployed overseas need our help! This Easter, Move America Forward has set a goal to send $25,000 in Easter Care Packages to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. So far we have raised $11,198 towards our goal, but now time is running out and only 10 days remain to reach our goal!

During this time, let us remember our brave men and women who are overseas defending the rights and liberties we so enjoy.

May we never forget that our freedom to celebrate Easter comes from the selfless acts of individuals from all walks of life who simply fight to keep America free and secure.

We ask that you join us in praying for our troops, that God will watch over them and protect them on their difficult deployments in Afghanistan.

As we reflect and give thanks for all the goodness in our lives, lets also remember those men and women who every day, are fighting to preserve our freedoms and liberties we so cherish.

During one of the most important religious holidays of the year our troops miss their families at home, so it’s extremely important to let our troops know that they have our support! For Easter, we’re including the classic Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies in each Easter care package! Of course we’re still including all the favorites like Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” jelly beans, Roger’s Family Company Coffee, Oreo cookies and much much more! Click here to donate now!

 


EASTER CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE:


Easter Marshmallow Peeps® Bunnies, Jelly Belly “Candy Diplomacy” Jelly Beans, Gourmet Coffee from Rogers Family Co., Hot Apple Cider, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Genuine Oreo Cookies, Gatorade, Painted Hill Beef Jerky, Planters Nuts/Trail Mix, Hoo-Ahhs Field Towels, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Coppertone Sunblock, John Ondrasik “For the Troops” CDs, “Support the Troops” Wristbands, Military OneSource Resource Packet, U.S. Constitution Pocket Edition,
Veteran’s Crisis Line Info Card,
A Personal Note from YOU!

Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so place your order now and help us reach 1,000 troops by Easter Sunday!

Troops Write Back to Say THANK YOU!

Some of the troops that YOU helped support with the Answer the Call campaign have written back to say THANKS! Troops from the Special Mission Wing (SOAG) have received the care packages and sent a short note back telling us how much it means to them to receive support from patriotic Americans back home!

Thank you Move America Forward for the awesome care packages. We have about 60 troops here at the Special Mission Wing in Kabul, Afghanistan from all of the services. We are training and advising Afghans only Special Operations Aviation unit. Our folks were extremely grateful for the taste of home and the cards and letters.

Thanks!
– G.L. [Name redacted for security]

After Attacking Cotton Letter, House Dems Sign Onto Pretty Much the Same Thing

Not long after Liberals literally lost their minds over Tom Cotton’s open letter and the 47 Republican Senators who signed onto it. Now a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives, which including many Democrats (at least 120) who previously attacked Cotton, has done pretty much the same thing.

Washington (CNN) A veto-proof, bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Barack Obama warning him that any nuclear deal with Iran will effectively require congressional approval for implementation.

A group of bipartisan senators have penned a bill mandating that any deal be reviewed and approved by Congress, but the House letter notes that lawmakers have another way to halt an agreement — by refusing to roll back sanctions.

“Should an agreement with Iran be reached, permanent sanctions relief from congressionally-mandated sanctions would require new legislation. In reviewing such an agreement, Congress must be convinced that its terms foreclose any pathway to a bomb, and only then will Congress be able to consider permanent sanctions relief,” they write.

The letter, which was signed by 367 members of the House and released Monday by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, follows a similar one, issued to Iran’s leaders and signed by 47 Republican senators, warning that any deal with Iran could be rolled back by a future president.

That letter sparked fierce criticism from Democrats, who said it was inappropriate meddling in delicate diplomatic talks and meant to undermine negotiations, and even some Republicans expressed reservations over the tactic.

CNN March 23, 2015

Though some might say this letter is different because X, Y, Z, they are not any different. The spirit is the same in both – a statement of fact that President Obama must seek the approval of Congress or his deal with Iran will never see the light of day.

Democrats jumped all over Cotton for his letter, but their recognition of the truth now just proves that they were going after him because they saw an opportunity to score some political points. They were successful in getting the media machine to attack Cotton for his leadership on the Iran issue, but underneath the politics, many Dems knew Cotton was right and that’s why they signed onto this new letter.

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