David Criado

David Criado passed away on April 23, 2015, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. David was born in Lubbock, Texas, and graduated from Lubbock High in 1983 as a member of the TTU Mesa program. David was raised with a strong work ethic as a young man. He went on to join the USAF…

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A Note from the Board

Statement from the Board Regarding the Annual Report The Board of Directors of the Stronghold Freedom Foundation would like to release this statement to address the questions posed in our FB community: Our Financial Director completed our Annual Financial Report and sent it to every board member on January 3rd. Current board members received and…

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Nexus Letters

What is a Nexus Letter? A “nexus” is a link or connection between two or more things. The purpose of the NEXUS letter is to make the connection between your (the veteran’s) current medical condition and either a service-connected condition or to an event related to your military service. Ideally, a nexus letter would come…

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Do Not Take Us For Fools

by Mark T. Jackson My name is Mark T. Jackson.   I am an Army combat veteran, I am a Federal agent, and I am here to represent the fifteen-thousand veterans of K2 airbase in southern Uzbekistan.   Before I begin, I want to honor my brothers and sisters in the Capitol Police. I stand in solidarity with…

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Lauren Price

The Stronghold Freedom Foundation sends condolences to the family and friends of Lauren Price. Her passing underscores the fight she led and which we all now continue in her memory.  Lauren was an inspiration and a tireless advocate for veterans who were victims of toxic exposure. From Veteran Warriors: “Leading from the front, Lauren assembled…

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Kerry Self

Kerry Self was a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He retired from the US Air Force as a Major after 20 years of service to his country. He passed on April 3, 2018, he was 52 years old. He loved flying and after retiring went on to work as a pilot for Southwest Airlines.…

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Douglas “Doug” Tanner

Our friend, Johnny B, passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a true Airman, Mentor, Friend, Husband and Father. He is survived by his amazing wife, Debby, their two wonderful children Zach and Lily, his mother, sisters and countless friends that he has made throughout the years.

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Clayton Richard White

Clayton Richard White, was a devoted husband and an excited father-to-be when he passed away the morning of his 41st birthday. He left behind a wife, a daughter yet-to-be-born, parents, siblings, and many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Clayton was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania and enlisted in the United States Air…

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Our Advocacy Efforts

Every once in a while a true unsung hero emerges within a cause, someone who gives time and energy and never quits. That person is our own Mark Jackson. He will be pissed that we even mentioned him. Mark has lead our Advocacy Team for the last nine months or so. In that time he…

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John Michael Benner

Our friend, Johnny B, passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a true Airman, Mentor, Friend, Husband and Father. He is survived by his amazing wife, Debby, their two wonderful children Zach and Lily, his mother, sisters and countless friends that he has made throughout the years.

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