Have you heard? Urgent request from troops!

 

Have you heard yet?We received an urgent direct request for supplies from the the U.S. Army Area Support Medical Company serving on he front-lines in Afghanistan (request letter below).I know that we don’t have to explain to you the important and vital role these medics play in the military.We need your immediate support so that we can take care of the guys and gals that take care of America’s bravest!

Thank you to those that have stepped up so far, but unfortunately, we have only raised $800 so far, and still need to raise $4,200 to reach our goal.

                      

This is no time to get caught up in the buzz about who’s leading in the polls. Politics can be interesting sure, but our troops overseas are much more important. They’re risking their lives RIGHT NOW to keep America safe, and we can’t forget that or be too distracted by the 24-hour news cycle! We must constantly keep reminding our troops that they are remembered, that they are valued and appreciated. We owe everything to our troops!

In the letter they wrote to us below, the medics talk about how hot it is over there during the Summer, 122 degrees! Most of us can’t even imagine what that feels like, let alone having to go out on patrol for 8 hours, carrying 60 pounds of gear. Luckily our care packages have several great items to help our troops keep cool, like sunblock, lip balm, Hoo-ahhs field towels and best of all Gatorade to turn that bottle of water into a tasty refreshing treat of a drink!

Here is the letter we received after contacting those medics deployed overseas



You would be surprised how many troops write back to us saying that the care package we sent was the only mail they had received all year. Spending a 6-12 month deployment overseas with little or no mail from home can be discouraging or even depressing. Don’t let our troops be forgotten!

 

Schumer Under Attack from His Own Party Over Iran Deal

Far-Left Libs Attack Schumer For Standing Up to Obama
Also: Pundits Supporting Iran Deal Trash Constitution

Last week New York Senator Chuck Schumer announced his opposition to President Barack Obama’s Iran deal for a whole host of reasons.In response to Schumer stepping out of line, the far-left has mobilized their legions of wide-eyed empty-headed base to attack Schumer and bully him to get with their program or face their wrath. 

 

Schumer cited several of the weaknesses in Obama’s deal, it gives Iran multiple ways of delaying inspections for up to 24 days, or tying up inspectors in red tape which would afford Iran plenty of time to hide what they don’t want inspectors to see.

Schumer also took issue with the $140 billion dollar cash windfall that Iran could use for whatever purposes they want. The fact that the agreement does nothing to curb Iran’s other terrorist-supporting activities, means most of that $140 would probably go towards continuing their multiple ongoing proxy wars destabilizing the whole Middle East.

Anti-War Donors Pledge To Withhold $8.3 Million In Potential Donations From Schumer, Iran Deal Opponents
More than 17,000 MoveOn members have said they won’t donate to anyone against the deal.
…In less than 24 hours since Schumer’s announcement, 17,636 members of MoveOn, a progressive advocacy group, have committed to withhold $8.3 million they would have contributed to Schumer and other Democrats who oppose the Iran deal, the group told The Huffington Post on Friday.Jessica Schulberg, writing for HuffingtonPost.Com
8/7/2015

The left is mobilizing their minions to strong-arm and threaten any Democrats who might be thinking of voting with their conscience. You must keep up your efforts all of you patriots and organizations out there who have banded together to oppose Obama’s suicidal nuclear deal with Iran.

We have had an effect but the battle is just beginning! We must fight back against the far-left’s many activists who will be trying to counter our efforts! Keep up the phone calls, the donations, the social media posts, the letters to members offices and everything else you are doing!

 

Make a Donation Today to Help MAF Keep
Up OUR Efforts to Stop Obama’s Iran Deal!


Journos who Favor Iran Deal Trash the Constitution and the Role of Congress in Order to Support Obama’s Crazy Deal with the Devil.

Liberals have become particularly nasty in their response to criticism of Obama and his Iran deal. So much so that they’re now willing to openly trash the Constitution and seem to favor the way Obama is circumventing the rule of law and take away the power of Congress to ratify treaties as laid out by our Founding Fathers.

This weekend in Politico, Sandy Berger, who was Bill Clinton’s old NSA adviser, wrote, “Rejection fundamentally shifts the balance of power on Iran from the president to Congress in a way that makes a future agreement virtually impossible to achieve. Voting no deprives this President, or a future president, of bargaining power over the Iranians.”

But if the Constitution states that Congress MUST ratify treaties that the President negotiates, it’s really a fundamental shift AWAY from the Constitution if the Congress is forced to just rubber stamp everything the President does. Berger talks about how this diminishes the President’s powers as if it’s a bad thing.

The whole point of the Constitution is to limit the powers of each branch of government because the founding fathers knew what kind of disaster could happen if one man has too much! Liberals just see our founding documents as an annoying impediment to their radical agenda.

On the website for Foreign Policy magazine, Jeffrey Lewis wrote, “…Congress is a ‘branch of government’ in precisely the same way that college basketball fans are a ‘sixth man.’ We don’t let fans call plays, other than as some kind of preseason stunt. I am not particularly interested in congressional views about the Iran deal.”

If your jaw doesn’t just drop at the arrogance and contempt dripping off his statement, it should have! Notice the sarcasm with which he puts ‘branch of government’ in quotes as though the legislature should not be considered equally as important to the President or the Supreme Court.

And why? Because the Congress is led by Republican majorities in the House and Senate and since they’re unwilling to go along with Obama’s horrible Iran deal, now this guy who ironically calls himself a wonk in his twitter handle, seems to think we don’t really need Congress anymore.

It’s disgusting how quickly these pundits want to throw away the institutions of government which we’ve relied on for hundreds of years because they want to ram their awful policies through without having to withstand critical analysis by representatives elected from the people to be our voice. No doubt, if this were the other way around, if we had a Republican president trying to pass something through a Democrat-led Congress, these same people would be screaming “The President has too much power anyways! Congress should really have the power!”

These are just a few examples of the all-out lies that the leftist media are willing to tell because they know Obama’s deal with Iran is unpopular. According to polls, two thirds of the American people oppose the deal, and only in a few polls where the questions are extremely biased show any sort of support for Obama’s deal at all. But Obama and his supporters in the mass media and the anti-military activist crowd will say ANYTHING to jam this through Congress for the sake of Obama’s legacy.

Donate now to help us keep fighting to stop Obama’s bad deal with Iran.

Obama Tells Recruiters to Take Off Uniform


Obama Administration tells recruiters to leave their uniforms at home.

In response to the Chattanooga terrorist attack, President Obama’s Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved new guidelines, telling military recruiters NOT to wear their military uniforms, in an effort to increase security. Their suggested response when our troops have been targeted is to have them hide…it’s a disgrace! Our troops are proud to wear their uniforms!

The military services have taken swift action to increase security after Thursday’s shootings in Tennessee, even closing some facilities and telling Marine recruiters not to wear uniforms in public.

Defense Secretary Ash Cater approved immediate steps taken by the military branches to increase security…

One of the steps Carter approved was Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s decision to have recruiters not wear their military uniforms for now, a defense official said. The recruiting command also closed down all offices within 40 miles of the facilities in Chattanooga and increased the force protection condition level from “Bravo” to “Charlie.”

On social media, this news immediately struck a chord with veterans and patriots alike. Former Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell posted this response on his Facebook page.

Just heard something about Telling Marines not to wear their uniforms at the recruiting centers for their own safety…?! I have to tell y’all I laughed out loud, if anyone thinks for one second a Marine is gonna take his uniform off because he cares about his safety or is scared of some [colorful expletive] walking in off the street and trying this again (WRONG) that’s not gonna happen, that’s not how we respond in the military when we get hit, we don’t take off our uniforms, drop our weps and run…

 …RIP brothers, your families will miss you, the country will mourn you, and those still wearing the uniform will never forget you.Txfrog

Many others have joined him in attacking the Obama Admin for this weak hearted half-measure. Our troops shouldn’t be made to feel afraid or ashamed of their uniform! Like Luttrell said in his facebook response, our troops don’t throw their weapons on the ground and run the other way when they see the enemy, they confront the evil and triumph over it. But our political leaders have LITERALLY taken away the weapons they need to fight back!

Please donate NOW to help us reach more patriots like you who want to support the troops and give our military men and women the same rights to self-defense that the 2nd Amendment guarantees for civilians.

To show our support for our military who want to WEAR THEIR UNIFORMS we are encouraging our twitter followers to tweet a photo of themselves wearing some type of camo and use the hashtag #thesecamosdontrun.


Show Obama that we believe asking recruiters to leave their uniforms at home is an insult! Our troops need guns to defend themselves!

 

Obama orders flags lowered…5 days later

 

President Obama has FINALLY ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the 5 troops killed in the Chattanooga terrorist attack.

Americans have been asking for days why Obama has not ordered flags to be lowered in remembrance of the 4 Marines and 1 Navy petty officer who were killed.

At a White House Press Briefing today, reporters asked WH Press Secretary Josh Earnest why it took them so long to order the flags lowered but he had no response.

It’s just another addition to the long list of ways that Obama has insulted the military community during his presidency.

 

Regardless of whether our military men and women are on a military base in Iraq or Afghanistan, Waco, Texas, or a strip mall anywhere in America, we have a duty to protect the safety of the troops.  Let’s start by letting our military keep their arms so they have the ability to protect themselves.

Most Americans have the right to have a firearm to protect themselves if they are in danger.  Why would we not give that same right to uniformed military personnel who clearly are in danger of attack by Islamic radicals?

This tragedy in Chattanooga should have been prevented.  Our policy of disarming troops should have come to an abrupt end after the Fort Hood Massacre in 2009, where we lost 13 troops. We must stop this practice of ‘GUN-FREE ZONES’ that make our troops vulnerable.

Please consider making a donation to help Move America Forward publicly fight to win the right for our troops to carry on bases and recruiting centers so that they aren’t caught in another gun-free zone! Click here to donate now!

Killer’s Family Comes Up with Excuses

Media, Killer’s Family trying to Turn
Terrorist Into One of the Victims

Predictably, no sooner has the dust settled after the Chattanooga terror attack is the media trying to change the story. The weekend’s headlines showed dozens of stories saying blaming the influences of drugs, alcohol, and deep psychological depression attributed to the multitude of problems that eventually drove this poor young man to kill. Not one word about radical Islam.

His extended trip to Jordan and his decision to lash out against the US Military? Well that’s still very unclear, according to the press. What they’re saying is that this kind and intelligent but troubled young man was running from his demons and became a victim along with the 5 servicemen he killed. At least, that’s what they want you to believe.

What about that trip to Jordan? His family claims it was to get him away from drugs and alcohol. But why did he have to go all the way to Jordan for that? Could it be that he met people there who encouraged him toward the path of jihad? What about his decision to attack a military target, are we to believe that is another coincidence? His family says he was depressed after being fired from his job at a nuclear power plant. Wouldn’t his former employer make more sense as the target of his rage instead of military personnel whom he never met? Not unless he had a different motive… like attacking America in the name of Jihad.

Here’s something that only a few reporters are talking about… Abdulazeez had a short-lived blog that talked about jihad, according to The Daily Caller, investigating the killer’s ties to radical Islam.

Abdulazeez wrote that the companions of Muhammad “fought Jihad for the sake of Allah. Every one of them had to make sacrifices in their lives and some even left all their wealth to make hijrah [the journey] to Medina.”

We’re not going to let the media change this into a story about mental health or gun control. This is about Islamic Terror! Our troops need to be well armed in order to fight back against maniacs like these who attack our troops here in the homeland!

Please donate NOW to help us reach more patriots like you who want to support the troops and give our military men and women the same rights to self-defense that the 2nd Amendment guarantees for civilians.

 

Regardless of whether our military men and women are on a military base in Iraq or Afghanistan, Waco, Texas, or a strip mall anywhere in America, we have a duty to protect the safety of the troops.  Let’s start by letting our military keep their arms so they have the ability to protect themselves.

Most Americans have the right to have a firearm to protect themselves if they are in danger.  Why would we not give that same right to uniformed military personnel who clearly are in danger of attack by Islamic radicals?

This tragedy in Chattanooga should have been prevented.  Our policy of disarming troops should have come to an abrupt end after the Fort Hood Massacre in 2009, where we lost 13 troops. We must stop this practice of ‘GUN-FREE ZONES’ that make our troops vulnerable.

Please consider making a donation to help Move America Forward publicly fight to win the right for our troops to carry on bases and recruiting centers so that they aren’t caught in another gun-free zone! Click here to donate now!

When tragedies like this happen, it’s important to remind ourselves about the mission of Move America Forward and why we do what we do. We are here, since 2004, to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND THEIR MISSIONS IN THE WAR ON TERROR until all of our troops come home.

MAF Media Coverage

MOVE AMERICA FORWARD AT CENTER OF DEBATE OVER ARMING TROOPS AT RECRUITING CENTERS


Friends,

We now find ourselves in the middle of a huge debate taking place in America that remains shocked and appalled by the murder of 4 U.S. Marines by another radical Islamic terrorist. Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire at a military reserve center where military regulations prohibit troops from carrying firearms. Because of this, the Marines who were under fire had no way to return fire, and 4 died.

Now MAF is asking why the Obama Administration and the Pentagon didn’t change the regulations back in 2009 when the Fort Hood Massacre happened, and there was a huge call by groups like MAF, as well as many prominent politicians, to pressure the administration to change this dangerous policy. Nothing was done.

Today, after submitting our ideas to the media again, MAF is at the center of a renewed debate about allowing our Armed Forces do what they are trained to do, be armed!

Here’s some of the media coverage we’ve been generating on this issue…to help save troops’ lives.

 

VIDEO: MAF Reacts to Chattanooga Terror Attack on News10 ABC

VIDEO: MAF Mentioned by CNN’s Brian Todd on Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer

Military Times: “Lawmaker wants to let military recruiters carry weapons”

AmmoLand: “Time to End Ban on Military Men & Women Defending Themselves”

We’ve got the ball rolling, but we’re just getting started.
Now we need YOUR help to keep up the momentum.Please donate NOW to help us reach more patriots like you who want to support the troops and give our military men and women the same rights to self-defense that the 2nd Amendment guarantees for civilians.

 

Regardless of whether our military men and women are on a military base in Iraq or Afghanistan, Waco, Texas, or a strip mall anywhere in America, we have a duty to protect the safety of the troops.  Let’s start by letting our military keep their arms so they have the ability to protect themselves.

Most Americans have the right to have a firearm to protect themselves if they are in danger.  Why would we not give that same right to uniformed military personnel who clearly are in danger of attack by Islamic radicals?

This tragedy in Chattanooga should have been prevented.  Our policy of disarming troops should have come to an abrupt end after the Fort Hood Massacre in 2009, where we lost 13 troops. We must stop this practice of ‘GUN-FREE ZONES’ that make our troops vulnerable.

Please consider making a donation to help Move America Forward publicly fight to win the right for our troops to carry on bases and recruiting centers so that they aren’t caught in another gun-free zone! Click here to donate now!

When tragedies like this happen, it’s important to remind ourselves about the mission of Move America Forward and why we do what we do. We are here, since 2004, to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND THEIR MISSIONS IN THE WAR ON TERROR until all of our troops come home.

TRAGEDY AT MILITARY RESERVE CENTER

TRAGEDY AT MILITARY RESERVE CENTER

4  UNARMED MARINES KILLED IN GUN-FREE ZONE
1 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INJURED, SHOOTER DEAD

News has been breaking all morning about an active shooter on the attack at a multi-branch military reserve center in Chattanooga, TN. Details have been coming out slowly all morning, where at first we thought there were 5 people shot, now we are hearing reports from Fox news saying that 4 of the victims were US Marines and died from their wounds. One police officer was shot but as far as we know he is still hanging on in critical condition. Local authorities have stated that the incident is over and the shooter is dead.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims.

4 Marines reportedly dead in shooting attack at Tennessee Navy facility
Published July 16, 2015
FoxNews.com
The Marines were killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Naval Reserves Operations Center on Amnicola Highway, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Marilyn Hutcheson, who works at Binswanger Glass just across the street from the Naval Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway, said she heard a barrage of gunfire around 11 a.m.The shooting there came around the same time that a gunman in a silver Mustang opened fire at a Navy recruiting office in a strip mall some seven miles away, on Lee’s Highway. The shooter stopped in front of the recruiting facility, shot at the building and drove off, said Brian Lepley, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Ky.

Authorities will not comment on the shooter, whose name is Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who he was or what his motivations were. However there are some troubling bits of evidence coming out.

Our friend and pro-troop blogger Jim Hoft over at the Gateway Pundit blog posted this screenshot of an ISIS twitter account that has previously posted threats against western countries.

This twitter account posted a threatening photo of an ISIS member menacingly holding a knife and the post was made very shortly after the shooting occurred. The tweet also uses the hashtags #Chattanooga #USA and #ISIS.

As of yet we cannot conclude anything about the nature of the shooter or their motivation, it certainly does SOUND like an Islamic radical terrorist attack. The possible tie to the ISIS twitter account just compounds our concern for the safety of our troops especially the military recruiters.

MAF has been on the forefront of this issue since 2008 when we released our report about violence against military recruiting centers called “The Sedition Report”. We collected hundreds of incidents of violence against military personnel from around the country to show that this was a troubling and dangerous phenomenon. In studying the reports we found that all of the attacks were perpetrated by Islamic extremists, or just as disturbingly, by anti-military far-left Americans who lashed out at the military as a form protest against the war and wanted to discourage people from enlisting.

In addition to the attacks, there were also many more incidents of vandalism and disruptive protests like the one MAF fought against here in Berkeley, where CODE PINK was attacking the Marine military recruiting center. When Move America Forward held a press conference in Washington D.C. to release The Sedition Report to the world, CODE PINK even protested our press conference, being disruptive and had to be forcibly removed by security!

This shooting sounds just like all the attacks, protests and vandalism that we cataloged in the Sedition Report years ago, and it sounds just like the modus operandi of the far-left anti-war “peace” protesters like those Code Pink wackos.

This incident ALSO brings up memories of the Fort Hood Massacre perpetrated by the Nidal Hassan, a devotee of Islam who had recently been radicalized and turned to terrorism. Hassan killed 13 military personnel and injured 30 more when he opened fire in Fort Hood, and after that incident many in the political world asked why our troops were not allowed to carry guns on base. Move America Forward joined those who urged the Obama Administration to look into this issue and perhaps allow troops to carry weapons on base to protect themselves, but nothing was ever done.

It is tragic that the Reserve Center where today’s attack occurred was designated a “GUN-FREE ZONE” and our Marines were not armed. The only person who had a gun was the shooter who wanted to do harm. So we have to ask the question, does it make sense to designate military bases and recruiting centers as GUN-FREE ZONES? Does this protect those inside or just make them soft targets?

These issues will likely be back in the forefront of public discussion for the next few weeks and more details will emerge about this tragic incident. However regardless of what we learn, one thing is clear: our hearts are broken for the families of the brave Marines who lost their lives today, as well as the law enforcement officers who came to their rescue. Their sacrifices should not be diminished and they all ought to receive the same full honors as a soldier who died in Iraq or Afghanistan. They died defending their country.

This will be a very tough fight to win the right for troops to defend themselves on military bases and recruiting centers. But how many more incidents like this have to happen before our political leaders change the policy to let our troops arm and defend themselves just like every other American has the right to do?

Please consider making a donation

to help Move America Forward publicly fight to win the right for our troops to carry on bases and recruiting centers so that they aren’t caught in another gun-free zone! Click here to donate now!

When tragedies like this happen, it’s important to remind ourselves about the mission of Move America Forward and why we do what we do. We are here, since 2004, to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND THEIR MISSIONS IN THE WAR ON TERROR until all of our troops come home.

Photo Received from Crew of Aircraft Carrier

Help Sailors Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Friends, as you know about three weeks ago the USS Theodore Roosevelt was dispatched to the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen to stop the flow of Iranian weapons and material support to the Houthi rebels that have taken control of Yemen by bloodthirsty aggression.

Move America Forward had received some requests directly from the sailors aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT and we sent some care packages their way.

Today, we received a reply back with this photo of the crew of the big aircraft carrier.

These sailors are still in the path of Iran’s Navy and we are now preparing to send more support – make a donation now to get your care package on board this shipment! Hurry! Click here to donate now!

 

Weeks ago there was a showdown when one convoy of up to 9 Iranian ships that seemed bound for Yemen turned around and went back to Iran after the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the waters near Yemen. We don’t know what those ships contained but clearly they did not want the US to know what was in those vessels.

Now Iran is saying they plan to send a new fleet to Yemen with humanitarian aid and that they will escort this fleet with Iranian warships to protect them from possible US intervention.

 

“Iran: Attack on Yemen-Bound Ship ‘Will Spark War in the Region’

BY: Adam Kredo
May 13, 2015 2:56 pm


Iranian military leaders are warning that any efforts to block passage of a supposed aid ship heading for Yemen “will spark war in the region,” according to multiple regional reports.
Iran will not permit its Yemen-bound ship to be inspected by any outside countries, a move that could complicate U.S. efforts to stop Tehran from smuggling weapons and other munitions to Yemeni rebels.The warning also was sent to the Saudi Arabian government, which is positioned against Iran in the fight raging in Yemen.”The countries involved in war against Yemen are no way allowed to inspect the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ship which is carrying humanitarian aid,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said in a statement on Wednesday published by the country’s state-run media.

These ships are purported to contain 2,500 tons of aid supplies, but we should be highly suspicious of that claim. A tactic that Iran has used before, claiming to be noble humanitarians sending aid, but secretly mixing guns and bombs into the supplies to help arm the insurgency.

Due to their past behavior we have every reason to suspect that Iran will try again with this new fleet, to smuggle weapons to the Houthis. We hope that the US works with Saudi Arabia to blockade this fleet until every box is inspected to make sure Iran is not doing it again!

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!

Mother’s Day Care Packages for Military Moms

 

There are only 2 days left until Mother’s Day, that means time is running out to sponsor a great Mother’s Day care package from Move America Forward!

Move America Forward is busy sending out care packages to our moms who are serving overseas to keep their families back home safe! People all around the country are coming together and making donations or doing whatever they can to help the troops overseas, especially the moms, since Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 10th!

It’s true that our military moms who are out there serving in Afghanistan will have no opportunity to be pampered by their husbands, or receive that construction paper, crayon-written, macaroni-glued Mother’s Day card from their kids.

Did you know that over 200,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan? Included in that number are over 85,000 mothers who said goodbye to their husbands, sons and daughters to go overseas and fight for their country.


By Petula DvorakAbout 220,000 women have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. About 40 percent of active-duty women, or almost 85,000, are mothers, according to a Joint Economic Committee report. And of those, at least 30,000 are single moms.That’s a lot of American kids who know that Mommy’s not going to make it to the dance recital, won’t be there for the birthday party and, to be perfectly truthful, might not come home at all.The multitasking mom – our worries, our woes, our spit-up-stained business suits and over-committed volunteering – is practically a walking cliche. But what about when Mom wears fatigues and a bad day means enemy gunfire?

We’ve received hundreds of notes from troops overseas talking about how difficult it is to miss holidays and birthdays while deployed. Imagine being halfway around the world, away from your son or daughter for the first time? This is the reality of our modern military family and as Americans it’s up to us to support those troops who bravely sacrifice so much to defend our freedoms.

Mother’s day will be especially tough for the thousands of moms still serving over in Afghanistan. It’s a dangerous job and they risk everything to do their duty.

This Mother’s Day we want to recognize all of our military Moms — those who are serving and the mothers of troops serving. Whether they’re putting themselves on the line to make a safer world for their children to grow up in, or sending their children off to keep America safe, military Moms know the meaning of SACRIFICE better than anyone. And we want to thank them this Mother’s Day.

Send a MOTHER’S DAY care package to our troops serving in Afghanistan. It’s the best way to say thanks to the Moms who gave us life, and the Moms who risk their own lives to protect our nation from threats of terrorism.

 


May 8th is VE DayVE Day is the day we celebrate Victory in Europe during World War 2. With Hitler dead and American and Russian troops overrunning Berlin, the German High Command finally signed an unconditional surrender on May 8th in Berlin.

Though we still had to fight on in the Pacific, the Victory in Europe was still a momentous day and celebrated all around the country.

Today we continue to celebrate VE Day as a reminder of the millions of Americans who sacrificed so much to fight the evil Nazi regime and their allies. WW2 vets and their families are gathering for parades, remembrances or other ceremonies around the country.

Take part in the celebrations or at least spend some time thinking about the monumental conflict and the people who fought so hard to keep America and the whole world free from tyranny.

 

 

We have some really awesome SPF 15 Sun Screen and SPF 30 Lip Balm by Sun Bum.This brand is great because they’re oil free and moisture-resistant, so when the soldier wearing them sweats, the sun screen won’t wipe off like with other brands.
There’s also the high quality Hooh-Ahhs field towels, with moisture in them so if troops do get sweaty or hot, they can take a refreshing field shower.These moisturized field towels are a thousand times better than flimsy wet wipes that are too small to be useful and often tear easily.
And don’t forget about the Gatorade mix so our troops can replenish some much needed fluid and electrolytes with a refreshing, cool, and great tasting drink!

 


With thousands of troops still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan they need our help to keep cool in the hot Middle Eastern sun!

Click Here if you want to send a package to our troops on the front lines that will include some thirst quenching Gatorade, Hooh-Ahhs Field Towels, Lip Balm and Sun Screen!

 

 

Introducing Beat the Heat Packages

Temperatures Soar
in Middle East

Care Package Items Help
Troops Stay Cool in the Sun!

We all know that this Summer is coming but over in the Middle East, the heat comes early and has already served up some scorching temperatures.

During the hottest months in Afghanistan temperatures reach well over 100 degrees in some regions. In Iraq it gets even hotter, up to 120 degrees !!!

According to a recent article in Army Times a soldier on extended foot patrol carries an average load ranging from 87 to 127 staggering pounds!

With this in mind Move America Forward is proud to showcase several products we include in the care packages designed to help keep our troops cool and deal with the extreme heat.

We have some really awesome SPF 15 Sun Screen and SPF 30 Lip Balm by Sun Bum.This brand is great because they’re oil free and moisture-resistant, so when the soldier wearing them sweats, the sun screen won’t wipe off like with other brands.
There’s also the high quality Hooh-Ahhs field towels, with moisture in them so if troops do get sweaty or hot, they can take a refreshing field shower.These moisturized field towels are a thousand times better than flimsy wet wipes that are too small to be useful and often tear easily.

 

And don’t forget about the Gatorade mix so our troops can replenish some much needed fluid and electrolytes with a refreshing, cool, and great tasting drink! 

With thousands of troops still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan they need our help to keep cool in the hot Middle Eastern sun!

Click Here if you’d want to send a package to our troops on the front lines that will include some thirst quenching Gatorade, Hooh-Ahhs Field Towels, Lip Balm and Sun Screen!

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!

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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!